Out Now! Finland’s Fantasy Metal EVERFROST “Winterider” via Rockshots Records
New Anime Video ‘Actraiser’
Finnish symphonic power metal band EVERFROST‘s second full-length album “Winterider” is finally out now as of September 6th via Rockshots Records.
In celebration of the release, the band is sharing their new anime-inspired video ‘Actraiser’here.
EVERFROST‘s new album ‘Winterider’ features 10 songs of winter spiced melodic metal elevated to the extreme this time around! The tracklisting includes the band’s first ballad, their fastest song to date and the first EVERFROST epic, clocking in at over 10 minutes.
The album is a unique undertaking for a metal/rock band, as it combines of a fully coherent manga comic and a conceptual album. The story features characters from their debut album “Blue Eyed Emotion”, and takes 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!
The band adds:
“Winterider launches the listener into the world of Everfrost once again for a new story. A brutal winter that came and never left is disrupting the peace in Everfrost, bringing panic and depressing times to the residents. The main characters fight against the cold and sorrow however in this defiant anthem, trying to enjoy their young adult life in a hidden city no one is allowed to leave from. The song features huge keyboard strings, catchy guitar riffs and an anime-esque chorus, not to forget guitar and keyboard solo dueling and powerful gang cries. The song is a ‘get up and go’ for anyone who needs it in hard times.”
“Winterider” is available in a Digipak Deluxe CD Edition with a 24-page booklet and includes a Manga Comic!
You can ORDER it now at the Rockshots Records Official Store here.
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2. Juhannus in January
3. Chainlace Angel
5. Cold Night Remedy
6. Above the Treeline (feat. Asim Searah from Wintersun)
7. Brandy and Antifreeze
8. Die Young (Kesha‘s cover version)
9. Darkwoods Drain Backwaters
10. A Whisper in a Frozen Tale
Mikael Salo – Lead Vocals
Markus Laito – Lead Guitar, Vocals
Benji Connelly – Keyboards
Jope ‘James’ Salminen – Drums
Allan C Hasanen – Bass|
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.