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Blind Channel Performs Their 2021 Eurovision Track “Dark Side” At idobi Radio Studios

Blind Channel Dark Side

Recently, the Finnish nu-metal six-piece Blind Channel stopped by the idobi Radio Studios to grace our space with several stripped-back performances, including their August 2023 single “DEADZONE.” Additionally, the group stripped back their 2021 Eurovision Song Contest track, “Dark Side,” which earned them the sixth place of the competition. 

​​The ensemble—consisting of founding members Joel Hokka (vocals), Niko Moilanen (vocals), Joonas Porko (guitarist), Olli Matela (bassist), and Tommi Lalli (drummer)—welcomed Aleksi Kaunisvesi (percussionist) in 2020. In a seamless display, the group effortlessly unravels the heavily layered track, all the while preserving its grandeur essence, bursting with thunderous production. It’s clear why the group selected this track to perform at Eurovision.

Watch more: Blind Channel Strips Back “DEADZONE” At idobi Studios

In the studio session version, the gripping core of their breakthrough single “Dark Side” remains intact, having garnered an impressive 71+ million streams on Spotify since its release in 2021. Stripping away the layers of robust electronic embellishments, the song undergoes a metamorphosis, revealing a raw, unfiltered energy that still exudes the group’s middle-fingers-up attitude, punctuated by the haunting vocals delivered by Hokka and Moilanen. Watch Blind Channel perform a deconstructed rendition of their Eurovision 2021 performance track, “Dark Side,” below.

Blind Channel will embark on the EXIT EMOTIONS European Tour ahead of their performances at Welcome To Rockville in Daytona Beach, FL, and Sonic Temple in Columbus, OH. You can purchase tickets to see them live here.

Tour Dates: 

  • March 23—Berlin, Germany 
  • March 24—Leipzig, Germany 
  • March 26—Stuttgart, Germany 
  • March 27—München, Germany 
  • March 28—Frankfurt Am Main, Germany 
  • March 29—Bristol, United Kingdom 
  • March 30—Wolverhampton, United Kingdom 
  • March 31—Glasgow, United Kingdom 
  • April 2—Manchester, United Kingdom 
  • April 3—Nottingham, United Kingdom 
  • April 4—London, United Kingdom 
  • April 5—Antwerpen, Belgium 
  • April 6—Amsterdam, Netherlands 
  • April 8—Paris, France 
  • April 9—Zürich, Switzerland 
  • April 11—Bilbao, Spain 
  • April 12—Madrid, Spain 
  • April 13—Barcelona, Spain 
  • April 15—Milan, Italy 
  • April 16—Wien, Austria 
  • April 17—Prague, Czech Republic 
  • April 18—Wrocław, Poland 
  • April 19—Warsaw, Poland 
  • April 20—Gdańsk, Poland 
  • April 22—Copenhagen, Denmark 
  • April 23—Stockholm, Sweden 
  • April 24—Oslo, Norway 
  • April 27—Tampere, Finland 
  • May 12—Daytona Beach, FL @ Welcome to Rockville 2024
  • May 19—Columbus, OH @ Sonic Temple Festival 2024 
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