Blind Channel release ‘Alive Or Only Burning (feat. Zero 9:36)’
‘ALIVE OR ONLY BURNING’ (FEAT. ZERO 9:36) NEW SINGLE RELEASED – LISTEN HERE
LIFESTYLES OF THE SICK & DANGEROUS NEW ALBUM OUT NOW LISTEN HERE
TOURING UK THIS WEEK
Chart-topping 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.
The new version of ‘Alive Or Only Burning’ features a new frenzied rap from Pennsylvania rapper Zero 9:36 among the potent riffs and propulsive rhythm of the original track.
The single comes as the band tour the UK this week. Their six date UK headline tour started at Bristol’s Thekla last night, they play the Cathouse in Glasgow this evening (13th) and have a London headline show at Islington Academy on Thursday (15th). Final remaining tickets are available at blindchannelofficial.com
Blind Channel released their fourth album Lifestyles Of The Sick & Dangerous in July 2022 which was quick to prove a huge hit. It topped the album chart in their homeland for two consecutive weeks, while it also went Top 20 in Germany. In the UK the album has been met by swathes of critical acclaim by the likes of Rock Sound (who feature the band as cover stars), Metal Hammer, Kerrang and many more.
The UK tour is part of an extensive European run. Full tour dates can be found below:
TOUR DATES September
13th – Glasgow, Cathouse
14th – Manchester, Rebellion
15th – London, O2 Academy Islington
16th – Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
17th – Birmingham, O2 Academy 2
19th – Antwerp, Kavka
20th – Tilburg, Poppodium 013
21st – Paris, Backstage By The Mill
23rd – Madrid, Sala Caracol
24th – Barcelona, Sala Bóveda
26th – Zürich, Plaza Club and Bar
27th – Milano, Legend 54
28th – Vienna, Chelsea
29th – Prague, Rock Café
30th – Kraków, Klub Zaścianek October
1st – Warsaw, Klub Hydrozagadka
Joel Hokka – vocals, guitar
Niko Moilanen – vocals
Joonas Porko – guitar
Olli Matela – bass
Tommi Lalli – drums
Aleksi Kaunisvesi – samples, percussion, DJ
FURTHER INFORMATION ON BLIND CHANNEL
“Rohkea rokan syö”, or to loosely translate this Finnish saying: “Fortune Favours The Brave”. Truly, none have been braver than Blind Channel. Focusing intently on their mission to take their brand of infectiously ferocious nu-metal outside of Finland’s linguistic restrictions this bravery is engrained within.
Furiously fighting their way into the worldwide mainstream, the six-piece have always been embracing their influences, from nu-metal iconoclasts to pop and hip-hop behemoths, it’s all a part of Blind Channel’s DNA. That’s the key to their draw, they’re only interested in sticking true to themselves while studiously searching for the keys to unlock the doors of success.
Blind Channel knew that they had something to process. Not only the “modern-day misery” plaguing the world, as 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 and swagger filled, sincere depiction of their lives, backed by their trademark unforgiving “violent pop music”. As well as a winking homage to the Good Charlotte track Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous, it’s most importantly a righteous statement of intent and a record proving a huge success and a vital record for the band.
Blind Channel were the most successful artist at the 2022 Finnish Grammy Awards (Emma Gala), where they received six awards, including two for ‘Dark Side’ (‘Song Of The Year’ & ‘Most Streamed Song’). They also were awarded ‘Band Of The Year’, ‘Artist Of The Year’ (by public vote), ‘Rock 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, Europe and UK.