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Kimberly Goss Biography
Kimberly Goss is the ex-wife of Alexi Laiho. She is an American singer and keyboard player, best known as the frontman and co-founder of the Finnish metal band Sinergy.
Goss began her career in music early, debuting as a singer for the underground band Avernus at the age of fifteen. She went on to write and publish her own underground extreme metal fanzine at the age of sixteen, interviewing widely recognized bands like Emperor, Darkthrone, Mayhem, and Bathory, to name a few.
At seventeen, she moved to Norway to pursue an offer she received to play keyboards for the Norwegian black metal band Ancient. After recording an album with them, they went on tour with Dark Funeral and Bal-Sagoth. Two days after the tour ended, she was also invited to play keyboards and sing backing vocals on Therion’s world tour in support of her album Theli. With Therion, she toured with bands like Amorphis, Sentenced, and My Dying Bride, as well as playing major European festivals like Dynamo Open Air.
In 1997 she was also asked to join Dimmu Borgir as a session keyboardist, where they toured to promote her album, Enthrone Darkness Triumphant. During the tour with In Flames in August 1997, she met guitarist Jesper Strömblad and together they formed the first incarnation of Sinergy. She moved to Sweden in 1998 to rehearse with the band’s first lineup and proceeded to record their debut album, Beware the Heavens.
She then went on to temporarily play keyboards for Children of Bodom during their 1998 European tour while her own keyboardist was busy with school. Soon after, she moved once again and moved to Finland, where together with original band member Alexi Laiho, they reformed Sinergy with Finnish musicians. Over the years, Sinergy has teamed up to tour with artists such as Nightwish, Angra, Dark Tranquility, In Flames, and Children of Bodom. They have also played some of the biggest metal festivals in the world, including Wacken Open Air.
Alexi Laiho was a Finnish guitarist, songwriter and vocalist. She was best known as the lead guitarist, lead vocalist, and founding member of the melodic death metal band Children of Bodom, and was also the guitarist for Sinergy, The Local Band, Kylähullut, and Bodom After Midnight, which formed just before her death.. Laiho had previously played Thy Serpent and Impaled Nazarene on occasion, as well as Warmen and Hypocrisy.
They released their debut album, Something Wild, later in 1997, and their reputation grew through successive albums, with the fourth album Hate Crew Deathroll (2003) becoming the first of the top six on the Finnish charts. Their success later went global, with 2008’s Blooddrunk reaching # 22 in the United States and the Top 50 in the United Kingdom, a rare achievement for a death metal release. They released 10 studio albums and two live LPs.
The group disbanded in 2019, playing a final concert in Helsinki in December of that year, with Bodom After Midnight forming thereafter. Laiho was also a member of the bands Sinergy and Kylähullut (Finnish for “village idiots”) and formed the Finnish supergroup Local Band in 2013. Early in his career, Laiho was a guest with Impaled Nazarene and Thy Serpent.
Kimberly Goss age
Kimberly Goss is 42 years old. She was born on February 15, 1978 in Los Angeles, California, United States.
Kimberly Goss and Alexi Laiho
Goss was in a long-term relationship and eventually married guitarist Alexi Laiho, who played lead guitar for both Sinergy and Children of Bodom (on which Alexi also did lead vocals). The couple separated in 2004, although they remain close friends. They both share identical tattoos of a snake wrapped around their ring fingers and also have the other’s initials tattooed on the upper left arms.
Cause of death
Alexi Laiho, frontman of the globally successful Finnish death metal band Children of Bodom, has died at age 41.
Her bandmates in her current group, Bodom After Midnight, announced the news, writing on social media: “It is with great regret and sadness that we have to announce the passing of Alexi Laiho. We are absolutely devastated and heartbroken at the sudden loss of our dear friend and band member. ”
A press release said that he had “suffered from long-term health problems during his later years.” His wife, Kelli Wright-Laiho, said: “Alexi was the husband and
most loving and magnificent father. Our hearts are eternally broken. ”
Among those who paid tribute was Alex Skolnick of Testament, who said Laiho “created new possibilities in extreme metal with technically sophisticated solos that stood alongside the best of the most popular metal genres.”