Finnish hard rock band BLADE release stunning new single and video from upcoming debut album


“Column of Fire” is the second single from BLADE’s debut album, which is scheduled to come out in summer 2023. This powerful hard rock song originated from drummer Henrik Hyöppönen’s composition and riff, and the entire band refined it into its final format. Pepe Tamminen found an idea for lyrics about a witch-hunt and forbidden love at the end of the 14th century. The theme fits perfectly with the mood of the song, which varies from an atmospheric ballad to a punchy chorus – and certainly leaves no one cold. The main element of the song is a catchy guitar riff that hits your senses at the very beginning.

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 like RAMMSTEINVille ValoSONATA 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 ‘N’ ROSES for the ever-hard-rock-hungry Finnish audience. The idea for BLADE’s own 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 for 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.


Pepe Tamminen (singer)
Pekka Viljanen (guitar)
Jaakko Paljakka (guitar)
Janne Viljakainen (bass and keyboard)
Henrik Hyöppönen (drums)

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