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Metal News for January 4, 2021

Last updated on June 14, 2021 at 10:54 AM ET

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5 news articles posted on this day.

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Ex Children Of Bodom Frontman Passes Away

Alexi Laiho, former frontman of Finnish metal band Children Of Bodom, has passed away at the age of 41. A statement from Children Of Bodom reads as follows:

"One of the most renowned guitarists in the world, Alexi Laiho, has passed away. The musician, most notably known as the front man of Children of Bodom, died in his home in Helsinki, Finland, last week. Laiho had suffered from long-term health issues during his last years.

"More than 25 years of friendship. We lost a brother. The world lost a phenomenal song writer and one of the greatest guitarists of all time. Memories and Alexi’s music will live forever.

"Our thoughts are with Alexi’s family during this difficult time.

"-Henkka, Janne and Jaska"

Furthermore, his Bodom After Midnight bandmates have posted the following message:

"It is with heavy hearts and great sadness that we have to announce the passing of Alexi Laiho. We are absolutely devastated and heartbroken for the sudden loss of our dear friend and band member. Our journey together as a band had only just begun so there’s no words to describe the shock and the bottomless grief that all of us feel.

"May your soul rest in peace, you will be eternally missed. We love you brother.

"Our deepest condolences go to his family. No further announcements nor interviews will be given at this time. We kindly ask to respect our need to process and go through this terrible situation in privacy. Thank you for your understanding and support.

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Bleed Premiere New Song "Burn Serpent"

New Jersey's slam/death metal outfit Bleed premiere a new song named "Burn Serpent". The track taken from their forthcoming new self-titled EP, which will be out in stores January 8, 2021.

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Malakhim Premiere Pre-Release Full-Album Stream

Umeå, Sweden-based black metal band Malakhim premiere the pre-release full-album stream of the band's impending new album "Theion". The record will be out in stores January 8th, 2021 via Iron Bonehead Productions.

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Nihtymne Premiere Full-Album Stream Of New Album

Argentinian black metal unit Nihtymne premiere the full-album stream of the band's brand new self-titled album, which was released released on December 29th, 2020 via Bandcamp.

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Noen Hater Oss Premiere New Song "Liksvøpet"

Stavanger, Norway-based black metal duo Noen Hater Oss premiere a new song entitled "Liksvøpet", taken from their upcoming new album "Siste stopp skjærsilden", which will be released on CD in January by Nykta Records.

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