Blinded Rain mixes the elements of hard rock and metal together with strong melodies in gothic atmosphere. Band´s sound also includes a bit of classical influences and female vocals. Vampire MCD contains five powerful songs that were recorded at Sundicoop Studio in Finland in September - October 2006. MCD was released on the 13th of December 2006 for promoting Blinded Rain´s next album that will come out by the end of 2007. The tracks of MCD have visited the playlists of many rock and metal music programs in several radios for example in Totalrock Radio/England, Radio FMR/France, Radio Rock and Ylex/Finland. Guitar player and singer Kaide tells about the influences and music:
- I have always listened to many kind of music and as long as the song is good the genre doesn´t matter so much. Though I´m very fond of heavy rock and metal in most of it´s forms there are also some pop/rock bands whose albums have been visiting my cd-player. For example a combination of songs from bands like U2, Hanoi Rocks, Him, David Bowie, Mötley Crüe, Thin Lizzy, Deep Purple, Iron Maiden, Children of Bodom, Nightwish and Within Temptation could be found from my personal collection CD. Maybe some of those bands influence can be heard on Blinded Rain´s music. And when you have born with a low and a bit dark singing voice it may bring out some comparisons to bands like Type O Negative too.
...the next album of this talented band will be a great hit !... 8/10 by Darkrock Brasil ( translated from www.darkrock.net )
...the beautiful background vocals of Kaisa Saari crowns this mcd that is very successful from all points of view… 4/5 by Stalkermusic Finland ( translated from www.stalkermusic.com )
...Vampire deserves your attention and I am already happy to know that the full album is coming... by Tinnitus Magazine Germany ( translated from www.tinnitus-mag.de )
The story of Blinded Rain began in 2004 when Kaide found himself wondering what to do with the bunch of songs he had written. After having made about 400 gigs in rock bands that there mostly playing cover songs he felt it really was a time to do something else. As the outcome the first line-up of Blinded Rain (Kaide, Tapsu on drums, J. Partanen on bass) was recording the first Blinded Rain album Time ? already in the beginning of 2005 (released 2005-10-14). The existing Blinded Rain line-up saw daylight in January 2006 (Leonard on drums, Günther on bass). New line-up started rehearsing for gigs and band noticed soon that music was moving to a bit heavier direction. Band was very satisfied with the new songs that arised and decided to enter the studio next autumn for recording Vampire MCD. At the moment Blinded Rain is writing new material to the next album.