LOUDER FEATURES: Eurovision Metal Moments
Eurovision is known for glitter, pyro and all things over the top but what it's also loved for is its ability to host bands of all genre's successfully. Europe has produced some of the best metal acts around and Eurovision is no stranger to a moment so ahead of tonight's ESC we remind you of some of our favourite moments to have sprung out over the years.
The one artist that has to headline this piece is Finland's 2006 entry and WINNER Lordi, the group formed in the 90s but rose to fame in the early 2000s with their song "Would You Love A Monsterman?". The band entered into 2006's competition and smashed it with their song "Hard Rock Hallelujah" and it's probably one of the most memorable moments of the competition.
Hatari were Iceland's 2019 entry and my god did they make an explosive statement. They were Rammstein on acid, with their smoke, leather and layers and though they may have entered Söngvakeppnin 2019 as a joke they made some damn noise in the final, 10th place cannot be snubbed!
AWS (pronounced ah-vi-esh) represented Hungary in 2018, the post-hardcore band have been going for a few years and cite bands like Linkin Park as an influence. Their sound is progressive and their track "Viszlát nyár" uses strong metal riffs. Popular in the Hungarian metal scene the band have a couple albums and years of touring under their belt.
Blind Channel roll it all the way back to noughties metalcore nostalgia with their track "Dark Side" it's become quite a hit with audiences. Now I can't predict if they'll win, but they're destined for great things which has been seen with their signing to Century Media Records. There's great talent and potential and I can't wait to see how they grow from their spot on Eurovision 2021.