Behind The Scenes Of Blind Channel’s ‘DEADZONE’ Video

Finnish chart-topping nu-metallers Blind Channel have released their newest single ‘DEADZONE’ along with an accompanying music video – and here we share some exclusive behind-the-scenes of how it was all put together.

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The band’s latest track further realises the band’s ‘violent pop’ ambitions, with catchy hooks, an anthemic chorus, and the electronic effects.

Have a watch of its brand-new video below.

Describing the new track, the band have said:

“’DEADZONE’ is one of our favourite songs we’ve ever written. It’s a song about reaching the point of no return.

“You gotta make a choice, to give up or keep going. ‘DEADZONE’ is the moment of absolute uncertainty. We’ve been there. Maybe you’ve been there as well.”

“We wrote this song in Los Angeles with the rock-writer-legend Johnny Andrews, who’s written hits forThree Days Grace and Apocalyptica.

“During those sessions we managed to combine our musical DNA from the early 2000s rock music with everything we love in mainstream music today. The music video was inspired by the true story about the formation of Blind Channel ten years ago.”

The track was also mixed by Grammy-nominated engineer Zakk Cervini, whose credits include Blink-182, Machine Gun Kelly, and Yungblud).

When forming Blind Channel back in 2013 in the city of Oulu, in the North of Finland, vocalists Niko and Joel Hokka, drummer Tommi Lalli, guitarist Joonas Porko and bass player Olli Matela, plus the later addition of keyboardist Alex Mattson, all knew it was all about going big or going home. 

When they were told to sing in their native tongue, they refused. It was simply never an option. The doors that closed only made them want to persevere even more to make themselves known. This is exactly what they did when they found their way onto the largest stage in Europe: Eurovision. Blind Channel played to the masses on the continent with the fiery nu-metal charge of ‘Dark Side’ back in the 2021. 

But Eurovision isn’t the crux of the band’s story and the six-piece have always been embracing their influences, from nu-metal iconoclasts to pop and hip-hop behemoths.

“In Finland, we’ve got the most-streamed song,” Joel says. “We play huge festival shows, huge headline shows for thousands of people. All the big labels are saying that ‘You guys have made it, I was wrong’ and we’re like ‘Yeah, here we are!’ But what happens next?’” 

“We need to show the people in Germany, UK, the United States, and every European country. There’s a lot of work to do for sure but we’ll be enjoying this sweet revenge. It’s not enough yet!”

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