Blind Channel / Alive Or Only Burning (feat. Zero 9:36)






Finnish post-hardcore collective BLIND CHANNEL have released an alternative version of their latest single ALIVE OR ONLY BURNING, taken from the new album LIFESTYLES OF THE SICK & DANGEROUS out now via Century Media Records.

Listen to the album here:

The new version of Alive Or Only Burning features a frenzied rap from Pennsylvania rapper ZERO 9:36 among the potent riffs and explosive rhythm of the original track. The single comes after the band’s sold out UK headline tour, which was part of a full European headline tour throughout September, taking in Belgium, the Netherlands, France, Spain, Switzerland, Italy, Austria, the Czech Republic and Poland, which is now also completely sold out.


BLIND CHANNEL released their fourth album, LIFESTYLES OF THE SICK & DANGEROUS, in July and it quickly proved to be a huge hit, topping the album chart in their homeland for two consecutive weeks and reaching the Top 20 in Germany.


In the UK the album has been received with swathes of critical acclaim by the likes of Rock Sound (who featured the band as cover stars) Metal Hammer, Kerrang and many more.




“Rohkea rokan syö” or, to loosely translate this Finnish saying, “fortune favours the brave”, the band have focussed intently on their aim to take their infectiously ferocious nu-metal outside of Finland’s linguistic restrictions and this bravery is engrained within.  


Furiously fighting their way into the worldwide mainstream, the six-piece have always embraced their influences, from nu-metal iconoclasts to pop and hip-hop behemoths. That’s the key to their draw; they’re only interested in staying true to themselves while studiously searching for the keys to unlock the doors of success. 


BLIND CHANNEL knew that they had something to process into their music. Not only the “modern-day misery” plaguing the world, as singer Joel puts it, but also proving that they could deliver more than the crowd-pleasing anthem of Dark Side. LIFESTYLES OF THE SICK & DANGEROUS is a lashing, brutal, bravado, sincere and swagger-filled depiction of their lives, backed by their trademark and unforgiving “violent pop music”. As well as a nodding homage to the Good Charlotte track Lifestyles Of The Rich & Famous, it’s most importantly a statement of intent and an album proving to be both a huge success and a pivotal moment for the band.

BLIND CHANNEL were the most successful artist at the recent 2022 Finnish Grammy Awards where they received six awards including two for Dark Side (Song Of The Year and Most Streamed Song) and were also awarded Band Of The Year, Artist Of The Year (by public vote), Rock Band Of The Year and the Export Award – the latter testament to their rapidly rising international profile having spent almost the entirety of this year on the road throughout the US, the UK and Europe.



Joel Hokka – vocals and guitar

Niko Moilanen – vocals

Joonas Porko – guitar

Olli Matela – bass

Tommi Lalli – drums

Aleksi Kaunisvesi – samples, percussion, DJ