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Add to EJ Playlist A brief demo of the sonic capabilities of the Devi Ever Dream Mangler (hypedition). In no way is it a demonstration of my skills (or lack thereof) as a guitar player.
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Add to EJ Playlist A brief demo of the sonic capabilities of the Devi Ever Bit Mangler. In no way is it a demonstration of my skills (or lack thereof) as a guitar player.
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Add to EJ Playlist We're getting our real videos from NAMM together, so in the meantime here's a quick low-quality vid of Alexi Laiho and Janne Warman jamming at the ESP NAMM booth on Friday January 18, 2008.
Add to EJ Playlist The English Translation is shown below.
First question: "when you were first called and asked to write a song with just solos in it, were you like 'okay, no problem' or like 'what the fuck is this shit?'
Alexi:"actually they didn't even call me, they said it right to my face, not even behind my back. No, it was more like a why not type of thing. It was just weird that a big label does something like this.
The only negative thing in my perspective was that I was, I mean I am, kinda tied up with COB at the moment cos we're going to studio. But after all, one song came up pretty fast and easy."
-Alexi playing- "now we'll record and it's gonna go right" (from the guy at the table)
Alexi:"well this song had some riffs that I've made for my own pleasure at home. Just recorded some guitarstuff-"
Nino Laurenne interrupts:"whi ch you haven't approved to your own songs for COB!"
Alexi:"SHH! Haha..no, let's just say, for real, that they are riffs that cannot be used in COB-type-of music. Like just guitarwanking.. well, fuck, I'm talking a lot of shit, COB is guitarwanking. Well, anyways, that's not the point here. I had a few riffs but like I said before, I did this in quite a rush.
I had a thing that we started with and uhm..Tommi Lilman, a drummer I've played with for many years, I asked him to come with cos we can do stuff fast and effective and that fast the point here. Then we just went through the basics and the stucture of the song and then uhm..well I did pull a few guitar-thing out of the air even in uhm..even in the recording sessions. And it was fun and challenging for me because..
well for example some solos, I didn't have anything ready so I just played something and it was fun to do thing like this, not having anything ready. So it was challenging."
Somewhere around 2:40, Alexi playing. He stops.."I don't know" Hahha! "Let's listen to it"
Nino: "well the basic meaning of this album is not to make songs that no one can play. We've tried to get players that are from different kind of metalbands in Finland and if I understood correctly, I just heard, there's a karaoke version coming aswell. So basically all the solos are missing, there's just 2nd guitars, basses etc. and you can play on that whatever you want to. Faster and harder if you want to..or if you CAN."
Bald guy laughing, "Laiho had the best comment when he didn't get something right on the third time. 'Fuck..oh fuck..PERKELE! Aargh..what's wrong with them?! (pointing his fingers)"
Nino again:"they were guite fast sessions. Our goal was to have one guitarist per day. And this boxer thing was Euge who, after about half an hour of playing, started to complain about his ass getting sweaty.
Well, there's no other cure here but to take your pants of and uhm..play the banjo in your boxers. Literally. And what could be more fun..or relaxing.
Alexi:"so it's the same leather-stool that I sat on..and he just played there.."
Nino:"actually I think he played just before you did"
Alexi: "alright..well that okay, Euge is alright"
Nino:"some people are connected by things but maybe this album is connected by mutual ass-sweat..and that can be heard"
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Add to EJ Playlist A Finnish documentary and interview with Alexi Laiho, with lots of footage and guitar playing.
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TRANSLATION (by MrsHolliValo, thanks!):
Q: Can changes be expected in the music repertory of a metal man?
A: Not at this moment. I have played many different music styles for exampleI went to Ogeli ( I assume he's refering to a music school in Helsinki) at the moment the music is in my heart, that's what I want to do. And if I can do that for living it's perfect.
Q: Where comes the name wild child?
A: It comes from aspects that aren't related to music
Q: Do you have a life outside music, something totally opposite?
A: Well not really, everything I do has something to do with music. I don't do anything else and I don't even want to. Nothing else interests me much. That's it basically, I have three bands but of course I write all music to Bodom and it's the most important thing to me, the number one thing.
Q: Do you see yourself more as a music maker or a guitar player?
A: I maybe see myself more as a guitar player but on the other han d I see myself as a songwriter too, because that's what I do for Bodom, I've written all music as I said, and for these other bands too but I'd rather be seen as a guitar player than as a guy with a featherpen. if I compare my palying to our first album it has nothing to do with how I played there and I couldn't have played then4 example the solos I'm playing now.
I try develope my technique all the time I know my limits and how fast I am. I never try to do something I know I can't do. It doesn't make any sense. Lets say some guitar player has an idea in his head but the technique isn't good. That has been a traditional thin at least for me when I had played 2-3 years. I tried to play everything as fast as possible and it sounded a little shitty. I didn't realize then that if I played a little slower things I could play, I would sound a lot better.
Q: What would happen if Alexi had to quit playing?
A: I couldn't live without music or playing guitar, that's the truth. If I for example lost my hands for a lot of money or anything I couldn't live because it's (music) what I want to do, I don't want to do anything else. I can't think of anything else I'd want to do as much. There wouldn't be much other options than gallows.
Q: How lonely has guitar playing become?
A: I wouldn't call myself a hermit but of course if you have the spark of playing you have to give up many things to train a lot and you learn to know the guitar over the years.It's true that you develope a personal relationship with the guitar. If I feel that everything has gone wrong in life at least guitar won't ever do anything bad 2me. I've slept many times with the guitar. They are often social things. Not so much because of the guitar but because of the band I've had to give up friends and stuff. I've felt many times that I've wanted to go somewhere, bu I know that in couple of days is some thing or recording and I can't go I have to practice
Q: How does it feel when people are impressed with your playing?
A: It feels weird, I see myself as someone who takes influences instead of giving them. It feels really absurd. But on the other hand those kind of comments makes the thing worth it that at least I haven't trained for nothing and I've at least accomplished something. Of course it feels good but I can't understand that someone would take influences from me.
Q: What would be your all time dream as a player?
A: If we are talking about something that will never come true, it would be to get to play in Ozzy Osbourne's band.
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