Watch ALEXI LAIHO Recording BODOM AFTER MIDNIGHT EP Weeks Before His Death

Alexi Laiho in the studio

Ykä Järvinen, who directed, edited and produced BODOM AFTER MIDNIGHT‘s music video for the title track of the band’s Paint The Sky With Blood EP, has shared previously unreleased studio footage from the EP recording sessions, which took place in November 2020. You can check out the two short videos below.

The EP that was recorded in Finland, was intended to be followed by a full-length album later in the year — now embodies a whole new meaning and remains as the only work by BODOM AFTER MIDNIGHT. Paint the Sky with Blood is undeniable evidence of the late Alexi Laiho‘s artistic spirit and his extraordinary musical skills in synthesis with his absolutely talented bandmates Daniel FreybergWaltteri VäyrynenMitja Toivonen and live keyboardist Vili Itäpelto.

Laiho passed away on December 29, 2020 in his home in Helsinki, Finland. The 41-year-old had suffered from long-term health issues leading up to his death.

Alexi and drummer Jaska Raatikainen founded CHILDREN OF BODOM in 1993, and the band was one of the most internationally acclaimed metal acts in Finland up until their very last farewell concert in December of 2019. Last year Alexi Laiho put together BODOM AFTER MIDNIGHT, who recorded three songs and shot one music video, which will be released later on posthumously.

In a message accompanying the YouTube release of the second BODOM AFTER MIDNIGHT studio video, Järvinen wrote: “I have quite a lot footage from these BODOM AFTER MIDNIGHT studio sessions which never got released because maestro left this realm way too soon. I really don’t know if any more of this stuff will be released, but here’s another small clip I did edit over a year ago as a demo for the guys. I hope you enjoy it.”