Children of Bodom’s Alexi Laiho To Perform with 100 Guitarists in Helsinki


Alexi LaihoChildren of Bodom guitarist/vocalist Alexi Laiho has been commissioned to compose a song for the Helsinki Festival in his home country of Finland, and apparently his symphony of choice is a group of no less than 100 guitarists.

Far be it for me to poke holes in a great idea, but I can’t imagine how one would get 100 amplifiers onto one stage, power them, and then coordinate a performance of all those people together. I can barely get 5 people together for band practice once a week! Nonetheless, the excitement lies in the possibility of failure, and even a failure of this magnitude would be very cool to watch. I hope it works exactly how he imagines it to.

If you are interested in participating, and think you have the chops, the instructions at say to learn the riff in the video below and submit it to the site, and then pray that Alexi likes it, because you could be picked to play alongside him at the Helsinki Festival on August 14th.

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