Jun 8, 2022
The latest edition of The Loaded Radio Podcast features a talk with Olli Matela and Aleksi Kaunisvesi from the band BLIND CHANNEL.
BLIND CHANNEL is a post-hardcore band from Oulu, Finland who define their musical style as "violent pop". BLIND CHANNEL represented Finland in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2021 with the song "Dark Side". They won the selection with 54.3% of the vote (the highest in UMK history) and in May 2021 represented Finland in the contest in Rotterdam, Netherlands, finishing in sixth place with a total of 301 points. On May 19 2021, just days before their first performance at Eurovision, BLIND CHANNEL signed to Century Media/Sony Music.
On July 4, 2021, the band announced via social media that "Dark Side" is currently the most streamed Finnish song of 2021 with over 700,000 streams to date, beating out much bigger Finnish acts like NIGHTWISH and HIM.
BLIND CHANNEL will be releasing their fourth studio album, "Lifestyles Of The Sick And Dangerous", their first with Century Media, on July 8 2022.
In the discussion, we talk about the Eurovision 2021 experience, how the band operates and creates new music and how BACKSTREET BOYS get them pumped up before going on stage.
And in the second portion of the show, Loaded Radio's Johnny Rude joins us from Las Vegas, Nevada and we discuss the recent anniversary of the passing of legendary heavy metal vocalist Ronnie James Dio.