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The Rasmus team up with Eurovision’s Blind Channel for Dark Side cover

The Rasmus singer Lauri Ylönen joins Finnish Eurovision contestants Blind Channel on their song Dark Side…

The Rasmus team up with Eurovision’s Blind Channel for Dark Side cover
Words:
Nick Ruskell

Blind Channel were the Finnish band on Eurovision who sounded like an angrier Linkin Park. Remember, they were the ones who caused Graham Norton to suddenly keep saying ‘heavy metal’ more times than anyone has said ‘heavy metal’ in human history. Anyway, them.

Having returned home to Finland 301 points richer than they left, having come a very respectable sixth overall in the competition, the band’s frontmen Niko Vilhelm and Joel Hokka have teamed up with Lauri Ylönen of The Rasmus to do a cover of their own song, as part of Lauri’s Bedroom Sessions series.

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"Lauri and The Rasmus are hands [down] one of the most legendary Finnish rock exports,” they say of their hero. “I remember as a kid watching those black feathers on TV and jammin’ Dead Letters. When Lauri called me and asked for a collab we couldn’t say no."

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The Rasmus recently released a new single, Bones, and are planning to release their 10th album in 2022. They hit the UK and Europe later this year – catch them at:

October 2022

10 Germany Hamburg Markthalle
11 Germany Berlin Metropol
12 Poland Warsaw Proxima
13 Poland Krakow Kwadrat
14 Germany Leipzig Taubchental
15 Czech Rep. Prague Forum Karlin
17 Hungary Budapest BNMC
18 Austria Vienna Ottakringer Brauerei
19 Germany Munich Neue Theaterfabrik
21 Italy Milan Fabrique
22 Switzerland Bern Bierhubeli
23 France Paris La Maroquinerie
24 Luxembourg Esch-Sur-Alzette Rockhal
25 Germany Wiesbaden Schlachthof (Halfhouse)
27 Germany Cologne LMH
28 Holland Haarlem Patronaat
30 England Nottingham Rock City
31 England Manchester O2 Ritz

November 2022

1 Scotland Glasgow Garage
2 England Bristol O2 Academy
3 England London O2 Forum Kentish Town
5 Ukraine Kiev Mc Hall
6 Ukraine Lviv Malevich Club
7 Ukraine Odessa Musical Comedy Theatre
8 Ukraine Dnipro Shynnic House Of Culture
9 Ukraine Kharekiv Mekhanika
11 Russia Moscow Stadium
12 Russia St Petersburg A2

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