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Montreal, QC – March 14, 2019
Finland’s Fantasy Metal EVERFROST Posts Making of Video For Upcoming Album “Winterider”
Signs To Rockshots Records For Release Summer 2019
Since the release of debut album ‘Blue Eyed Emotion’, Finland’s EVERFROST have been active on the stage and in the studio bringing listeners the follow-up EP ‘Appetite For Candlelight’, single ‘Cold Night Remedy’ and live DVD ‘A Cold Night Out’. The band is now aiming to raise the bar from what an album experience is traditionally expected to be, with their second full length ‘Winterider‘ to be released via Rockshots Records this coming Summer 2019!
The album will feature 10 songs of EVERFROST‘s winter spiced melodic metal elevated to the extreme this time around! The track listing will include the band’s first ballad, their fastest song to date and the first EVERFROST epic, clocking in at over 10 minutes.
The album will be a unique undertaking for a metal/rock band, as it will be the combination of a fully coherent manga comic and a conceptual album. The story will feature characters from their debut album ‘Blue Eyed Emotion’, and will take them on a desperate journey to survive a never-ending winter! This type of album has never been attempted before, and the band is pulling out all the stops to provide you with a truly unique experience in the world of comics and music!
Keyboardist Benji Connelly began the demo-process for ‘Winterider’ in the summer of 2017 following the single release ‘Cold Night Remedy’, which will also appear on the album. By March 2018, most of the songs and story manuscript had been finished, as was mentioned in an interview with Musicalypse after their taped show at The Circus, Helsinki. As of September, EVERFROST has hit the studio and will be documenting the entire ‘making of’ process for ‘Winterider’, beginning with promo photoshoots lead by Tuonela Magazine’s Laureline Tilkin.
Watch their video on the making of ‘Winterider’ – http://bit.ly/Making_Of_WINTERIDER
Mikael Salo – Lead Vocals
Markus Laito – Lead Guitar, Vocals
Benji Connelly – Keyboards
Jope ‘James’ Salminen – Drums
Allan C Hasanen – Bass|
Label Website: http://www.rockshots.eu
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EVERFROST is a Finnish symphonic power metal band known for incorporating Japanese anime and manga influences into their visuals and storytelling with a winter flavor.
The band features vocalist Mikael Salo, guitarist Markus Laito, drummer Joonas Salminen, bassist Allan C Hasanen and keyboardist Benjamin Connelly. The music includes generous use of catchy melodies and heavy riffs, plenty of guitar and keyboard solos, a large instrumental variety from orchestral to electronic and energetic drumming. The vocals consist of operatic and power metal-inspired male vocals, occasionally including female vocals and harsh vocals as a contrast. The band’s lyrical themes deal with escapism, death/loss and fantasy.