- Artist: Frozen Rain
- Label: Lion's Pride Music
- UPC: N/A
- Genre: Hard Rock
- Release Date: 12/11/2023
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Frozen Rain emerged from the visionary mind of Belgian songwriter Kurt Vereecke, a creative odyssey that would transcend borders and genres, leaving an indelible mark on the rock landscape. Through collaboration with iconic musical figures and an unyielding commitment to melodic excellence, the band has cemented its reputation as a beacon of artistry and innovation. Inaugurating the journey, Frozen Rain's debut album arrived in 2008, a platform that allowed Kurt to join forces with his personal idols, luminaries such as Tommy Denander (Radioactive), Steve Newman (Newman) and Daniel Flores (The Murder Of My Sweet). This collaboration of creative minds culminated in a captivating sonic tapestry that resonated worldwide, instantly earning its place in the annals of rock history.
In 2012 Frozen Rain ventured forth with sophomore endeavor "Ahead Of Time". The band had by then evolved into a true international phenomenon, poised at the crossroads of innovation and tradition. This chapter featured Carsten Lizard Schultz, a vocal virtuoso celebrated for his contributions to Domain and a multitude of other renowned bands. The album, augmented with bonus tracks exclusive to its Japanese release, solidified Frozen Rain's global presence and sonic excellence.
As the narrative unfolds, the band's third opus "One Mile From Heartsville" graces the scene as Frozen Rain embraces a new chapter under the aegis of the esteemed Lions Pride Music record label. Rooted in the purest AOR tradition, this album weaves together resplendent melodies and infectious singalong choruses. The infusion of new talents is evident, with guitarist Jens Ambrosch and vocalist Lars Edvall spearheading the sonic charge. Lars's versatility extends beyond his vocal prowess, as he crafts captivating compositions under the moniker "Beatlife", enriching the album's sonic tapestry.
A pivotal moment arises as Frozen Rain's musical odyssey intersects with the legacy of Roy Nichol, the eminent drummer of April Wine, a Canadian institution renowned for chart topping hits like "Just Between You And Me", "I Like To Rock" and "Roller". The collaboration adds a dynamic layer to the album, resonating with both authenticity and innovation. The roster of guest luminaries continues with Fran Alonso, guitarist of Spanish AOR ensemble Hackers and guitar maestro Roger Ljunggren (T'Bell, Niva), enhancing the album's multifaceted sonic landscape.
Frozen Rain's journey is an amalgamation of creative vision, global resonance and relentless pursuit of melodic excellence. As the band navigates the ever-evolving contours of rock music, they remain steadfast in their commitment to pushing boundaries and crafting music that transcends time and borders. With "One Mile From Heartsville", Frozen Rain continues to redefine the rock narrative, weaving a harmonious tapestry that captures the essence of their journey thus far while blazing an exciting trail into the future.
Frozen Rain - One Mile From Heartsville (CD) (2023) (Lion's Pride Music)