Readers of the British music journal Total Guitar have voted Children of Bodom’s guitarist Alexi Laiho the world’s best metal guitarist. In earlier years the Finnish musician has also been voted best by, among others, Guitar World magazine.
Nearly 70,000 Total Guitar readers cast their votes and Laiho’s share was nearly 22 percent. He scored more votes than either James Hetfield of Metallica or Tommy lommi of Black Sabbath.
Total Guitar is Europe’s best-selling specialist guitar music magazine. The band, who originate from Espoo and who rose to worldwide fame, are appearing today at the Helsinki Ice Hall.