After releasing their single ‘Flatline’ last February, which was accompanied by extensive touring-activities (EU Headline Tour / I Prevail EU-UK Tour / Electric Callboy Stadium Tour), Blind Channel are back with another banger entitled ‚Happy Doomsday‘.
The new single shows the band in a sophisticated way which can be clearly described as ‚violent pop‘. Catchy, addictive and contemporary!
You can stream the new single HERE!
Nico (vocals) comments as follows:
”The time around writing this song was a time of continuous bad news for us. Every day felt like another end of the world, which turned into a joke in the studio: ‘Happy Doomsday to you’. Frustrated, we noticed that panic only leads to more panic and wrote this song as an alternative, to sit back and enjoy the ride until all the hardships turn to yesterday’s news. The song gave us a good time, and we hope it can give that to others as well!“
BLIND CHANNEL are currently touring the USA with Lacuna Coil on their West Coast Tour 2023. The band also performs on major European festivals this year.
FESTIVAL SUMMER 2023
7.6. – Caribana Festival (SUI)
8.6. – Nova Rock Festival (AUT)
10.6. – Saaristo Open Festival (FIN)
11.6. – Download Festival (UK)
16.6. – Graspop Metal Meeting (BE)
24.6. – Full Force Festival (GER)
29.6. – Evil Live Festival (POR)
30.6. – Resurrection Fest (ESP)
15.7. – Ipppodrome Snai San Siro, Milan (ITA) – TBA
21.7. – Seinäjoen vauhtiajot (FIN)
11.8. – Back to School, Särkänniemi (FIN)
12.8. – Himos Metal Festival (FIN)
17.8. – Reload Festival (GER)
18.8. – Rock the Lakes Festival (SUI)
19.8. – Tapiola Festival (FIN)
“It took me eight years to become an overnight success” – this line, buried away in Blind Channel’s fourth album, Lifestyles Of The Sick & Dangerous, is where their uncompromising journey finds its continuation. When forming in 2013 in Oulu, Finland, vocalists Niko and Joel Hokka, drummer Tommi Lalli, guitarist Joonas Porko and bass player Olli Matela (plus the later addition of DJ/percussionist Alex Mattson) knew that it was all about going big or going home. This is exactly what they did when they found their way onto the largest stage in Europe: Eurovision, after competing in the Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu (UMK), Finland’s annual contest to discover their entry. Winning the spot, by the largest landslide the competition has seen, Blind Channel captivated the continent with their fiery nu-metal charge: “Dark Side”.
However, Eurovision isn’t the crux of Blind Channel’s story. This stepping-stone that saw them take to that hallowed stage, was just that: a gambit towards the bigger picture. While it did allow them to amass even more followers, they had already been building a fervent fanbase over the years, thanks to their three previous albums: Revolutions (2016), Blood Brothers (2018), Violent Pop (2020).
Lifestyles Of The Sick & Dangerous takes the next step, offering a swagger-filled, sincere depiction of their lives, backed by their trademark unforgiving “violent pop music”. A winking homage to the Good Charlotte track “Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous”, it’s most importantly a righteous statement of intent – this is only the beginning.
BLIND CHANNEL line-up:
Joel Hokka – Vocals
Niko Vilhelm Moilanen – Vocals
Joonas Porko – Guitar
Olli Matela – Bass
Tommi Lalli – Drums
Aleksi Kaunisvesi – DJ, Percussion
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