Listen: Alexi Laiho Fronts Death Tribute Band at 2002 Memorial

13, 2001 after initially being diagnosed with brain cancer on his birthday in 1999. 4), news broke that Laiho had died the week prior at his home in Finland after enduring long-term health issues later in life. Certainly, the technical advances and melodic qualities of Death also left a profound impact on Laiho musically as well.Earlier this week (Jan. Alexi Laiho – Within My Mind – 1.3.2002 Nosturi, Helsinki, Finland
Source: Recordings of Children of Bodom’s Alexi Laiho Fronting Death Tribute Band in 2002 Emerge
Filed Under: Alexi Laiho, children of bodom, chuck schuldiner, deathCategories: News He was just 41 years old.Alexi Laiho Performs Death's "Defensive Personalities" With Evil Chucks Tribute BandNalle Österman · Evil Chucks feat. Alexi Laiho – Defensive Personalities – 1.3.2002 Nosturi, Helsinki, FinlandAlexi Laiho Performs Death's "Within My Mind" With Evil Chucks Tribute BandNalle Österman · Evil Chucks feat. Joe DiVitaPublished: January 7, 2021Cooper Neill, Getty Images / CombatShare on FacebookShare on TwitterRecordings from a 2002 memorial concert held in Finland for late Death mastermind Chuck Schuldiner have emerged, featuring the now late Children of Bodom legend Alexi Laiho on vocals.Schuldiner, who is largely regarded as the godfather of death metal, died on Dec. Less than three months after his passing, the metal community in Finland banded together to hold a memorial event, where Norther, Diablo, Morbid Dream and an all-star group dubbed Evil Chucks (adopted from Schuldiner's nickname) all performed.The Evil Chucks set found a rotating cast up front with Taneli Jarva (Sentenced, Poison Whisky), Jari Hurskainen (Gandalf, The Scourger) and Laiho each having their go throughout the night.Laiho, supported by Mitja Harvilahti (guitar, Moonsorrow), Janne Perttilä (guitar, Moonsorrow/Barren Earth), Oppu Laine (bass, Amorphis/Chaosbreed/Barren Earth) and Nalle Österman (drums, Gandalf/Chaosbreed), sang two songs off Death's 1990 album, Spiritual Healing — "Defensive Personalities" and "Within My Mind."Listen to both, which were recently uploaded to Soundcloud by Österman, below.The Bodom frontman possessed an ideal snarling mid-range growl to perfectly handle this era of Death, as Schuldiner's ever-evolving voice changed drastically in tone on successive album.

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