Roope Latvala to Chaoszine: “I have not been in touch with any of the Children Of Bodom guys after my split with the band”

Author Arto Mäenpää - 24.8.2021

Roope Latvala is a guitarist who doesn’t really need no introduction. Roope was one of the founding members of Stone, which was one of the first notable bands in the history of Finnish heavy metal and is also known as the former rhythm guitarist for the band Children of Bodom from 2003 to 2015.

As of late May 2015 just days before heading the studio to record “I Worship Chaos” Latvala got a message from Children Of Bodom camp that he is no longer a member of the band and he was later replaced by Finnish Swede guitarist Daniel Freyberg of Naildown and Norther. Latvala stated back then that he got “stabbed in the back” by his former band mates, while the band themselves said Latvala was not committed to the group, which included missing practices.

After getting fired from Children Of Bodom Latvala opened the bottle to handle his own depression and it took him a bit over a year to get back on track again but unfortunately he has not heard anything from his previous band or from it’s members ever since.

Chaoszine met up with Roope Latvala on August 15th at On The Rocks club in Helsinki, Finland and discussed about his split with Children Of Bodom, the death of Alexi Laiho and what kind of future plans he has around music. You can watch the entire interview fully below:

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