Finnish hard rock act BLADE have released a new single, power ballad “Alone,” from their upcoming debut album, which will be released via Inverse Records.
“Alone” was composed by guitarist Pekka Viljanen and the band refined it into its final format. Singer Pepe Tamminen found an idea for the 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, typical of, for example, the SCORPIONS‘ best ballads. The outstanding guitar solo mirrors the emotion behind the song perfectly. The song is dedicated to everyone who’s lost a loved one.
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, known for his work with 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 ‘N’ ROSES for the ever-hard-rock-hungry Finnish audience. The idea for 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.
Pepe Tamminen (singer)
Pekka Viljanen (guitar)
Jaakko Paljakka (guitar)
Janne Viljakainen (bass and keyboard)
Henrik Hyöppönen (drums)
Watch the music video: https://youtu.be/dd9B-zLh4IU
Listen to the single on music services: https://push.fm/fl/blade-alone