The intro guitars remind a bit of old HIM distortion, but then silence comes and Lauri’s voices is accompanied but strings…. and aside from being reminiscent of all the collaborations with Apocalyptica, my mind went straight to one of my all time favorite songs of theirs dating back to the album Into, “Last Waltz”. But as the song flows on, there are also heavy vibes from their album Black Roses and those words, “black roses” are even entwined in the lyrics. The song is a bit fragmented in my opinion, stops and starts, heavy distorted guitars that fall off abruptly into the delicate gothic victorian strings. I like all the elements and am really happy to hear the whole band again (after the last few albums that seemed to drag Lauri’s solo electronic pop album out and out). That dark gothy vibe that drew many of us in and held fast through at least three albums (not to mention the similarity of the music video to the US verison of In The Shadows video…. the one that personally started me on this journey)… but also this newish raw, heavy, almost metal sound that you can hear in fits and start (also here and therein their Eurovision single “Jezebel”). I feel like the band has new life blown into them, and I am very eager to see what else is coming!
IANAI is a mysterious multi-instrumentalist project from Jaani Peuhu (Swallow The Sun), which includes collaborations from members of HIM, Massive Attack, Sisters of Mercy and The Rasmus. Through Jaani’s vision and the impressive array of guests, it is no surprise this debut album ‘Sunir’ embodies many sounds and influences, taking you on a beautiful, transcendent journey. ‘Sunir’will take listeners through the instrumentation of Scandinavia, Africa, Asia, the Middle East and South America and beyond.
The second Semi-Final of the Turin 2022 Eurovision Song Contest took place last night. Finland’s representative, The Rasmus, kicked off the evening with a spectacular show which earned the band a spot in tomorrow’s Grand Final in the world’s largest music competition.
In Thursday’s Semi-Final, a total of 18 countries competed for one of the 10 remaining spots in the finals. In the Grand Final on Saturday, a total of 25 countries will battle it out for the grand prize. Of the finalists, 20 made it through from the Semi-Finals and five directly. See a full list of all the finalists here.
After being crowned the winner of Finland’s Eurovision selection contest, Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu (UMK), THE RASMUS are set to represent Finland in the Eurovision Song Contest 2022!
The multi-platinum selling rock band will be the first act to perform at the second semi-finals on May 12th, at 8pm BST. If they successfully make it to the top 10 of the 18 participating acts, they will qualify for the grand final taking place in Turin on May 14th. During the finals, fans can vote for The Rasmus via phone, SMS and through the official Eurovision app. Fans can watch the show on BBC One.
THE RASMUS are set to represent Finland in the Eurovision Song Contest in Turin in May 2022!
On Saturday night, The Rasmus were crowned the winner of Finland’s Eurovision selection contest, Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu (UMK), after delivering a knockout performance which won over both the international jury and Finnish public, earning the band a landslide victory with 310 points.
Last week, multi-platinum selling Finnish rock band The Rasmus revealed they will compete in Finland’s annual Eurovision selection contest, Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu (The New Music Competition). The response from the media and the band’s fanbase following Wednesday’s announcement has been enormous, with The Rasmus peaking at #11 in the UK as a trending topic on Twitter and making national headlines in both the UK and in their native Finland, where the band were featured in all major media outlets, including TV and the country’s biggest newspaper.