Children of Bodom’s front man and guitarist, Alexi “Wildchild” Laiho, has been named both “best metal guitarist” and “best shredder.” Today, Realta Entertainment revealed this superstar as the eighth legend of BandFuse: Rock Legends, the music video game where legendary rockers transform players into real world guitarists, bassists and vocalists.

The newly released BandFuse: Rock Legends trailer featuring Children of Bodom’s song “Are you Dead Yet?”

“The musical path I have chosen has been amazing so far, and a new part of this journey is having the honor to be part of BandFuse: Rock Legends,” said Laiho. “Being able to deliver my thoughts on shredding technique in game – not in avatar form but as myself – makes an unimaginable impact on my desire to take part in this game. BandFuse: Rock Legends is a terrific way to learn how to blow minds, melt faces and play killer music.”

Laiho joins BandFuse: Rock Legend’s stunning group of super-talented rock legends. The seven other previously revealed musical luminaries include Slash, Bootsy Collins, George Lynch, Mike Ness, Zakk Wylde, and Five Finger Death Punch’s Zoltan Bathory and Jason Hook.

During his time with Children of Bodom, Laiho has been called the "Best Metal Guitarist" in the 2008 Guitar World Reader's Poll, and his guitar work on Children of Bodom’s 2003 release “Hate Crew Deathroll” earned the album a place among the magazine's "50 Greatest Guitar Albums" of all time. Laiho was also named "Best Shredder" at the 2005 Metal Hammer "Golden Gods" awards. Children of Bodom's enthralling mix of modern heavy metal, melodic hooks and instrumental acrobatics has solidified the critically acclaimed Finnish band as one of the most revered hard rock acts in the world. The band released its highly anticipated eighth studio album, "Halo of Blood," in June 2013, which landed on Billboard's Top 200 chart in the U.S.

Seamlessly connecting real guitars, basses and microphones to game consoles, BandFuse: Rock Legends empowers players to jam to a fully unlocked library of hit songs from rock to metal and punk to funk, featuring 55 massive genre-jumping songs from Slash, Maroon 5, Rush, The Strokes, Heart, Halestorm, Pearl Jam and more.

BandFuse: Rock Legends is rated T for Teen by the ESRB and will be published by Mastiff in North America on November 19, 2013, and by Hamster in Japan on December 19, 2013, on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 systems. A release date for Europe will be announced soon. To learn more about BandFuse: Rock Legends, please visit, ‘Like’ it on Facebook, and follow the game on Twitter.

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