Blind Channel is a fresh, energetic violent pop-band from Oulu, Finland, formed in 2013. National media predicted that Blind Channel is one of the most promising rock bands rising from Finland. The band’s distinctive production offers the listeners unique rap- and electronic compositions, and a feisty package of kicking guitar riffs, without forgetting tenacious pop melodies.
BC is known of their unique sound and energetic live shows. “Blind Channel – Instant party!”
Despite their young age they’ve played big festivals such as Provinssirock, Ilosaarirock, Qstock and Nummirock where they won the Wacken Metal Battle in Finland so they also played their first gig ever abroad in the world’s biggest metal festival in Wacken Open Air in Germany to over 6000 people. Last year they also won the biggest national band competition which was arranged by YleX, the biggest national radio station in Finland. Soon after that Blind Channel performed at massive Sziget Festival in Budapest Hungary. The band have also played hundred of sweaty club gigs including the support gigs with popular bands like Simple Plan (CAN), Amaranthe (SWE), Enter Shikari (UK), Machinae Supremacy (SWE) and Smash Into Pieces (SWE).
In 2015 Blind Channel released a very delicious cover of Ed Sheeran’s mega hit ‘Don’t’. All the medias were immediately very interested and the song was played on several radio stations all over the world. The song has almost 1,5M streams on Spotify. The band’s total streams on Spotify is about 3M.
Soon after that Blind Channel signed to Finnish record label Ranka Kustannus, a label owned by Riku Pääkkönen – The founder of Spinefarm Records, who has previously worked with artists such as Nightwish, Children Of Bodom and Sonata Arctica.
Pääkkönen: “There are many up-and-coming rock bands in Finland and Blind Channel stands in the frontline, bringing rock music back to the mainstream audience.”
Now the band have finished the recordings of their debut album with one of Finland’s most successful producers Jonas Olsson. Olsson has previously worked with artists like Amorphis, Poisonblack and Robin. The album was mixed by the infamous Jens Bogren who has worked with bands like Opeth, Amorphis, Soilwork, Between The Buried And Me, Dark Tranquillity and Katatonia. The first single ‘Darker Than Black’ from the upcoming album gained lot of attention by getting to the massive playlists of Spotify (Alernative Press and many more..) & YleX – radio playlist. The song was also on Top 50 viral songs in Finland and it has been streamed over 50 000 times within a month. The full-lenght debut album ‘Revolutions’ of Blind Channel was surely one of the most anticipated Finnish rock albums of 2016.
New songs after the debut album are already out on Spotify and YouTube. The video of the ‘Alone Against All’ -single was directed by Mr. Ville Juurikkala who also is known for his work with artists like HIM, Slash and Bullet For My Valentine.
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