“I choose to live by the notion that the entire globe is our playground.” – Alexi Laiho
When a punk rocker’s attitude to life is combined with dazzling technical know-how on the electric guitar, a larger-than-life story begins to unfold.
Relentless practice, horror movies, and vintage cars. Hard rock and even harder partying. These are the elements that Alexi “Wildchild” Laiho is known for. In his candid biography, the best metal guitarist in the world reveals for the first time what he loves, what he hates, and what he fears.
Chaos, Control & Guitar—a veritable “Hitchhiker’s Guide to Alexi”—is the only authorized biography of the founder and frontman of Children of Bodom and Bodom After Midnight.
Petri Silas has been writing about music for a quarter of a century. Spanning over 15 years, his professional and personal relationship with Alexi Laiho makes him a uniquely placed ghostwriter for the book.