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FROSTTIDE are a three-piece melodic/folk metal band from Finland formed back in 2009. The band released their first EP “Dawn of Frost” in 2010 and won the “Year’s underground act 2011” award 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” saw the light of day on August 30, 2013 via NoiseArt Records. At the same time, the band joined the booking agency Rock the Nation. Soon after the release of Awakening, FROSTTIDE embarked to play in the mighty HEIDENFEST 2013 tour together with ENSIFERUM, TURISAS, EQUILIBRIUM & SUIDAKRA. 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.
FROSTTIDE’s 2nd album “Blood Oath” saw the daylight on February 27, 2015 via NoiseArt Records!
Straight after Blood Oath’s release FROSTTIDE joined the ONE MAN ARMY TOUR FINLAND with ENSIFERUM and later on the spring the band embarked on the PAGANFEST TOUR 2015 with WINTERSUN, TURISAS, HEIDEVOLK & OBSCURITY. After a successful tour in Europe, the band focused on playing live shows in Finland in cooperation with the booking agency Northern Solitude Entertainment for the rest of 2015 with exception of their first show as headliner abroad at the Bridge Blast Metal Festival in Herisau, Switzerland on September 26, 2015. Later that year FROSTTIDE played as a support act for CRADLE OF FILTH and NE OBLIVISCARIS at their show in Nosturi, Helsinki on November 21st.
In 2016, the band continued supporting their second album “Blood Oath” with live shows in Finland. Being no longer part of Rock the Nation and NoiseArt Records, FROSTTIDE became part of NEM agency’s roster for the booking of shows in Finland. The continuous touring within Finland led the band to play for the first time at the legendary TUSKA festival together with CHILDREN OF BODOM, TESTAMENT, BEHEMOTH & GHOST among other bands. On October 2016, the band parted ways with their lead singer/guitarist and bass player.
2017 marked the release of the new single “From Dusk to Ascend”, which features guitarist Juho Patinen on lead vocals and bass. This release is available digitally and includes the revisited version of the track ” Assault”, originally from their EP “Our Journey”. During the same year, despite of being working on the follower of Blood Oath, the band played two shows in Finland supported by two session musicians on guitar and bass
FROSTTIDE is currently working on their next release as a three-piece with guitarist and main composer Juho patinen on lead vocals. The band will embark on their first Japanese tour this spring together with TURISAS, BEAST IN BLACK and MORS SUBITA!
Juho Patinen – Guitars/Lead Vocals
Felipe Muñoz – Keyboards/Backing vocals
Joonas Nislin – Drums