Monday, 14 December 2015

Everfrost Album Artwork Revealed, Updates, Release Info and More

The last two months have been very busy for the band, me and everyone involved in the new Everfrost album, Blue Eyed Emotion!

First of all the cover artwork for the album created by mangaka, Michiru Bokido was revealed. We totally love it and hope you like this poster featuring it and would love to hear what you think. Hopefully this gives you a view into the themes and story of the album, also the visual style of our winter metal music mixing metal with manga!

In mid November I had my own table at Kitacon in Kemi, Finland to promote the album. I was selling the poster and our older music as well as other fan products and merch for the band and album. We nearly ran out of flyers and it was awesome watching people getting their hands on the music and curious about our collaboration with Michiru! We had a great time and the whole con was a fun experience, seeing other artists and products, cosplays and events, plus it was really nice to see so many friends there.
Here's a photo of my table!

It was also time to make a new album update video so here is me being awkward in front of the camera talking about Blue Eyed Emotion and Michiru's new manganoke,Knight of Fae coming next year. There is also a teaser clip of our new song 'The Glades and the Cradle' which we wrote for the Knight of Fae anime trailer, let us know what you think!

This month the album release information was revealed including the tracklist, release date, distributors and more. The full post is available HERE or click the poster below!
Blue Eyed Emotion by EVERFROST will be available December 19
Album teaser video coming soon!

Sunday, 25 October 2015

Everfrost Single Updated and New Cover

My band, Everfrost have now released an updated version of the Silver Nights, Golden Dreams single we originally made available in December, 2014. The track was in its early stages at that point and as the release of our upcoming album, Blue Eyed Emotion comes closer we decided to update the single release with the track in its current form.
The final album version will of course be polished some more and remastered, but here is a closer look into the album’s progression. I hope you enjoy the song along with the two B-sides and new album artwork! This release is available exclusively on

Recently I also made a metal cover of 'Shocking Party' by the band A-Rise from the anime Love Live! School Idol Project. It is available to stream on Soundcloud and I made a cover video for it on Youtube.
I'm very busy with our upcoming album at the moment as we are aiming to have the mix ready by the second week of November and then send it for mastering. There will be more news and information on the album coming next month! 

Monday, 21 September 2015

Everfrost and Michiru Bokido Interview and Article


I have a big update about the upcoming Everfrost album and news about something very exciting we are bringing you!

The Blue Eyed Emotion album visually will combine anime/manga with our music to tell a story. I wouldn't call it a concept album but it is heavily story-based with characters who exist in the music and album visuals. I hadn't really seen this kind of thing done with anime and manga before outside of Japan so I wasn't sure how it was going to turn out. But then we were lucky enough to get a chance to work with professional Japanese mangaka, Michiru Bokido!

It turned out that he was beginning work on a brand new manga of his own called 'Knight of Fae' and throughout this process invented a new form of manga he dubbed, 'manganoke'. The manganoke concept is to present a coloured manga comic and make the reader feel as if they are reading an anime. This will lead to a fully animated anime trailer for the book and we were asked to compose a song for it!

I will talk more about the song later but it will be coming soon with the trailer release. The song will also appear on our upcoming album so the trailer release will be like the first official single for the album. This has brought Michiru very close to the band and our music and we're ready to announce that he will illustrate the story and album visuals of 'Blue Eyed Emotion'!

We appeared in an article as Everfrost with Michiru and were interviewed by Mitch Campbell about the album, collaboration and manganoke. Check it out below or here!

Friday, 7 November 2014

Album Drums in One Day

I did it! Due to limited funds and time we could only get one night in the studio for drums and thankfully I managed to drum the whole album in time.
It was only my friend, Harry and I in the studio with no one else. Luckily we ran into no problems and that studio was a dream to use. Unlike certain others...

We were at SAE institute and got to use their new Avid setup which was really innovative and quite efficient once we figured out how to use the Xmon interface. Good selection of outboard gear and pre-amps too.

I used a combination of gear from my own kit and my friend, Lloyd. Namely his Pearl Reference snare, K Hybrid cymbals and Pearl Masterworks floor tom. If anyone has been curious I use a 6 piece Pearl Vision series kit with a variety of trash for cymbals. Most of it is pretty average but sounds decent with good tuning and heads. The best gear I own is the shell pack and my Axis longboards, I guess. I was so glad when I could finally get those pedals. 

Our micing configuration was pretty standard. AKG D112 on the kick drum, SM57s on the snare and rack toms, Sennheiser 421 on the 14" floor tom, Shure Beta 52 on the 16" floor tom and the overheads were some AKG pencil condenser pair.. We couldn't even tell because there was so much tape and shit on them. All mics sent to the Avid pre-amps apart from the overheads which we used the Focusrite pre's on. And the right overhead is drooping in the photo, we did correct it before recording! 

I still haven't got around to removing the Skyhammer head from my kick drum.. xD
Overall the session went really smoothly like I said, most songs were done in one take and we actually finished early for the first time ever! The only struggle was hauling the drums and hardware up the stairs and cramming it in the elevator.
Thanks for reading about the album progress, it's coming together really nicely and I'll have more news about it soon.

Plus I recently did a cover of Equilibrium's song Waldschrein from their latest album, Erdentemple!