FROSTTIDE are a three-piece melodic/folk metal band from Finland formed back in 2009. FROSTTIDE released their first EP called “Dawn of Frost” in 2010 and won the “Year’s underground act 2011” trophy at the Finnish Metal Awards. The band played shows as a support act with KORPIKLAANI as well as performing at “Nummirock 2012 Metal Festival” together with the likes of SABATON, FEAR FACTORY among other bands. The band released their second EP “Our Journey” – again single-handedly in 2012.
The first full-lenght album called “Awakening” was released on 30th of August 2013 via Noise Art Records. Same time Frosttide signed booking agency deal with ROCK THE NATION. Soon after the release of Awakening, FROSTTIDE embarqued to play in the mighty HEIDENFEST 2013 tour together with ENSIFERUM, TURISAS, EQUILIBRIUM, SUIDAKRA + extended show bands. In the beginning of 2014, the band was back on the road supporting ENSIFERUM on their Unsung Heroes Tour France. After a successful tour in France, FROSTTIDE played few shows in their home country Finland along with KORPIKLAANI & FINNTROLL.
2nd album “Blood Oath” saw the daylight 27th of February 2015!
Straight after Blood Oath’s release FROSTTIDE joined the ONE MAN ARMY TOUR FINLAND with ENSIFERUM and later on the spring PAGANFEST 2015 with WINTERSUN, TURISAS, HEIDEVOLK, OBSCURITY + extended show bands
Valfreya from Montreal
Black Death Epic Folk Symphonic Metal
The world needs heroes now more than ever. In the shape of Montreal’s larger-than-life metal warriors VALFREYA, it has them! And in their striking vocalist Crook, they have their own Valkyrie!
In 2009, vocalist Crook wanted to play something akin to folk metal, but even more aggressive and fast paced. Orchestral and death metal with a hint of folk music, VALFREYA have released two well-received EPs (‘First Chronicles’ and ‘Acoustic Chronicles’), an impressive 2012 debut album entitled ‘Path To Eternity’ via Maple Metal Records and have just unleashed their second ‘Promised Land’ independently on January 13, 2017.
Just as you hear on record, VALFREYA promises the fans a unique live experience. What you hear on the album is what you get on stage. All vocals, whether clean or screams, are done by the band members both in studio and live. They dress in a fantasy-like Viking fashion to go with their story-telling, which gives an interesting visual aspect, while delivering the instrument-playing with precision. VALFREYA has shared the stage with Arkona, Dark Tranquility, Nekrogoblikon, Necronomicon, Koorpiklaani, Moonsorrow, Tyr and Insomnium.