Hi, we’re Frozen Factory from Southern Finland. Our detailed and thoughtful songs mix key ingredients from alt-rock, prog and metal, often hinting at our biggest influences like Pink Floyd, Iron Maiden, Alice in Chains and Depeche Mode. Every song is crafted individually and as part of the album/EP it belongs to, because we will always believe that the whole experience is important. We love the stage, we rock the stage, and we want to meet you at our gigs, so go and check out our dates. We released our debut album ‘Planted Feet’ in 2020 and followed that with a suspiciously large eight-track EP in 2021. We’ve got new music coming in 2022, so get ready! Biography Frozen Factory started spontaneously in December 2018 as four men joining a sound engineer in Lahti, Finland, to enjoy a free studio day. There was no real plan and no expectations, only rumours of good music penned by Tomi Hassinen, the band’s bassist and a composer with crazy piano skills. Tomi’s old pal, Asa Nyman, and online contact, Ozzy Slant, joined to lay down the guitars and vocals. Ultimately, the result was a three track self-titled single. Tomi and drummer, Eetu Pesu, felt sure their future was as a band. Asa and Ozzy however, couldn’t continue in their roles. The release of singles ‘Ruthless’ and ‘Stay Forever’ on YouTube in March 2019, coincided with Tomi’s online search for a singer. British singer, Stephen Baker, answered almost immediately. After drinking tea with Tomi, Stephen quickly wrote the lyrics for ‘The Truth is So Dead’ and recorded it over Tomi’s demo track using his trademark high belting vocals. Stephen and Tomi seemed destined to team up, and in the following days, demos with a new deeper sound began to emerge. Frozen Factory was soon planning a debut album themed around humanity’s painful struggles, and the band added Mici Ehnqvist on lead guitar, who’s a long-time friend of Tomi’s and a brilliant musician. The band spent the rest of 2019 recording ‘Planted Feet’ while filming music videos as possible. Thier first live performance as at Vernissa in Vantaa, Finland. The gig was filmed in full and it’s available to watch here. ‘Planted Feet’ came out on 12th June 2020 after two single releases. Eetu parted ways with the band in 2020 due to him living far from the band’s base in Helsinki. Marianne Heikkinen came into the picture after Stephen found her drumming videos online. Marianne joined the band in July, swiftly performing live and recording new material. In May 2021, Frozen Factory released ‘The First Liquidation EP’, an 8 track record that clocks in at under 30 minutes. The band consider it to be a short experimental project rather than an album, and it marks a development into more emotional themes, providing a bridge to the second album. In late 2021, Johnny Koivumäki joined the band as their second guitarist. Johnny’s been involved with Stephen in a cover band, and now partnering with Mici, he brings the wall of guitars the band’s been dreaming of. Album two is being finalised right now, and should appear on your radar by mid to late 2022.
Music is therapy for us. Writing helps us handle our thoughts about the world and playing is fun and relaxing. It gives us an outlet for all the dark and light energy that we collect daily.
Our music dream is to connect with other people all over the world, record lots of music and to play lots of shows. Are you gonna join us?
We'd make sure that everyone gets an equal opportunity to be free and happy.
Personally and this is Vocalist Stephen writing here, the most memorable song from my childhood is Land Of Confusion by Genesis. Great start, banging riff, brilliant lyrics, and amazing video.
Frozen Factory's members like a lot of bands, but the names that usually pop up are Pink Floyd, Iron Maiden, Alice in Chains, Muse, and Depeche Mode. We do not limit ourselves at all by genre or era though.
We're driven by completing songs that we personally enjoy. The ideas come from our everyday lives and the experiences that we hear about from other peoples lives.
We want to say that meaningful music is worth stopping for and paying attention to. We'd like every listener to take the time to go deeper into the songs, like we do with our favourite music.
All of our members enjoy being on stage. Seeing an excited audience and having them sing, move and make eye contact with you is a special feeling.
It would be great to see music being highly valued again. There is too much pressure to give music away for free these days.
Drooble is full of fans who look for more than just a throwaway song. It's great to see a community where people are joined by a true love of music.
Our biggest frustration is the journey of growth. We'd love to be achieving our biggest goals already, but it takes time and effort to get there!
We're looking at ways to give back, now that we have some years behind us (only Marianne is under 30). We'd like to help younger artists from time to time.
It's important to develop all kinds of media and communication skills. You need to be multi-skilled in this environment so your budget goes further.
Wheel, Overhead and Astral Bazaar are some great picks from Finland.