Alexi "Wildchild" Laiho (born April 8, 1979) is the lead guitarist/vocalist of Children of Bodom. He also plays in Sinergy and Kylähullut. He has played with Thy Serpent and Impaled Nazarene on occasion in addition to Warmen. Originating from the town of Espoo, Finland, Alexi began his musical training at the age of five by learning the viola. However, influenced by the music his sister listened to (heavy metal music bands such as W.A.S.P.