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Blind Channel enthusiastically describes their music as “violent pop.” One listen to their bombastic and melodic nü-metal revival reveals the Finnish band delivers on that promise.
“We are Blind Channel, the Backstreet Boys of the metal scene,” they like to say. “A nü-metal boy band from the North. We like our riffs heavy and our live show epic and explosive.”
Already a sensation in Europe and the United Kingdom, Finland’s biggest contemporary rock export adds “world domination” to their “to-do” list with the captivating Exit Emotions. “DEADZONE” already broke into Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Airplay chart upon arrival. The band’s fifth album is a brilliant follow-up to Lifestyles of the Sick & Dangerous, the 2022 album Kerrang! recommended to fans of Bring Me The Horizon, Linkin Park, and Hollywood Undead. Songs like “Flatline” and “Happy
Doomsday,” and “Die Another Day” reach beyond the confines of metalcore and alt-rock with a combination of pop hooks and crushing riffs.
The massive hit “Dark Side” amassed over 71 million streams on Spotify alone after being selected to represent Finland in 2021’s Eurovision Song Contest. The track went to No. 1 on various European chart
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