Joining his ESP players Alexi Laiho and Henkka T. Blacksmith in the world-renowned Finnish metal band Children of Bodom, ESP is happy to welcome Daniel Freyberg to our family of artists. Daniel began playing with Children of Bodom in 2015, and was officially made a member of the band at the start of 2016. Previous to joining Bodom, Daniel was best known for his work in the Finnish melodic metal act Naildown. He’s also a good musical partner for frontman Alexi Laiho, with his precise riffs and speedy soloing.
“ESP guitars are exactly what I’ve been looking for,” says Freyberg. “Superior quality, great tone with perfect feel. Best guitars I’ve ever had.”
Children Of Bodom is a melodic death metal band from Espoo, Finland. Formed in 1993, the group currently consists of Alexi Laiho (vocals, lead guitar), Janne Wirman (keyboards), Henkka Seppälä(bass), Jaska Raatikainen (drums) and Daniel Freyberg (rhythm guitar). In total they have released nine studio albums, two live albums, two EPs, two compilation albums and one DVD.
The band’s third studio album, Follow the Reaper, was their first album to receive a Gold certification in Finland, and since then, all seven of the band’s studio albums have acquired the same status. In Finland, Children Of Bodom has released three consecutive albums that debuted at number one on Finnish album charts, and has also seen chart positions on the United States Billboard 200.
The band has incorporated many different musical styles, leading critics and fans to label them as melodic death metal, power metal, and thrash metal. They are one of Finland’s best selling artists of all time with more than 250,000 records sold there alone.