VOCALS & GUITARS
KEYBOARDS & BACKING VOCALS
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. In the fall of 2016, due to personal differences, the band parted ways with singer/guitarist Joni Snoro and bass player Lauri Myllylä.
FROSTTIDE is currently working on their new album as a three-piece with guitarist and main composer Juho patinen on lead vocals. The band is supported by two session musicians on the live shows.