Highly diverse and dramatic art rock from Finland
With an unexpected range of influences from Pink Floyd and Alice in Chains to Iron Maiden, Depeche Mode and far beyond, Helsinki-based Frozen Factory have created a truly personal rock sound that’s attracting – among others – fans of established 70s, 80s, 90s and 00s rock legends.
Full of detailed arrangements, storytelling, running themes and surprising twists, the band is building a strong catalogue mostly consisting of album-orientated art rock – the kind that many old-school fans have never given up searching for and newer listeners will be delighted to discover.
Driven by a twin attack of heavy and light guitars that’s often mixed with thoughtful, surreal keyboard work, Frozen Factory’s prog, alt-rock and metal fusion makes for wildly immersive soundscapes – expertly backed in the studio by powerhouse drummer Marianne Heikkinen.
Leading the way on vocals, British-born singer Stephen Baker is dynamic and melodic with a clean delivery that’s both technically and stylistically sophisticated – making full use of a wide vocal range that extends to the kind of highs you’re used to hearing from legends like Bruce Dickinson.
On the live stage, the songs are performed with energy and emotion, hitting a sweet spot between prog rock elegance and a rawness found in genres like grunge and classic metal.
Creatively led by songwriters, Stephen and bassist-keyboardist-producer Tomi Hassinen, Frozen Factory has been highly active in the studio, with major releases in 2020 (Planted Feet), 2021 (The First Liquidation EP) and 2022 (Of Pearls & Perils). In 2023, the band is releasing X number of standalone singles while putting the finishing touches on a new album, details of which will be announced later in 2023.
Frozen Factory is: Stephen Baker (Vocals) and Tomi Hassinen (Producer/Bass), plus special performances from Zsolt Szilagyi (Lead Guitar), Johnny Koivumäki (Rhythm Guitar), Marianne Heikkinen (Drums).
Latest Album: Of Pearls & Perils (2022)
Latest Single: Peace, Love, Beer & Rum (2023)
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Other streaming: https://li.sten.to/frozenfactory