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Friday, December 8, 2023

Blade released power ballad “Alone”

“Alone” is composed by guitarist Pekka Viljanen and the band refined it into its final format. Singer Pepe Tamminen found an idea for lyrics and melody during his journey in Lofoten Norway. The amazing landscape fits perfectly with the mood of the song and the singing part of the music video was also made there. Alone begins as an atmospheric ballad with acoustic guitar and cello followed by a catchy chorus which is typical for example Scorpions best ballads. The outstanding guitar solo mirrors perfectly the emotion behind the song. This song is dedicated to all who’ve lost their loved ones.

The song was recorded and mixed at Magnusborg Studios by Marko Kataja. Mastering was done by Svante Forsbäck, who is a well-recognized and trusted professional by many hard rock and heavy metal bands (Velvet, Rammstein, Ville Valo, Sonata Arctica, Sunrise Avenue, Michael Monroe, etc.).

Blade is a new Finnish hard rock band that differentiates from mainstream artists by its uniquely cheery and explosive sound.

The members of the band have been touring together as a cover band since 2016, playing well-known rock classics from Led Zeppelin to Guns and Roses for the ever-hard-rock-hungry Finnish audience. The idea of Blade’s material started to form in 2021, as all the band members dusted off the material they had collected in their drawers, cumulating ideas for songs on the new album. Even the most dedicated hard rock fan’s expectations will be met with this charged rock album.

The members of the band live between Helsinki, the capital city of Finland, and Lahti, where the band also practices together, drawing raw power from the beautiful and brutal nature surrounding the city.

BLADE’s debut album is scheduled to come out in 2023.

Line-up: Pepe Tamminen (singer), Pekka Viljanen (guitar), Jaakko Paljakka (guitar), Janne Viljakainen (bass and keyboard), and Henrik Hyöppönen (drums)

Photo: Pepe Tamminen