When Myth And History Merged Into Mystery

by Frost Giant

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about

In the Winter of 2011 I decided to start working on a goofy cover version of Adele's 'Someone Like You'. I had no idea at the time that this would be the song that opened doors for me and what would become the full band version of Frost Giant. After sharing my cover song around a bit, Ryan Dinwoodie, owner of Blasphemour Records and a friend going back to my early 20's, asked if I wanted to put out a CD. I was sitting on the First Veil tracks, but I was waiting for those to be redone with a live drummer. Still, the opportunity proved too tempting, and so I took two songs from First Veil, two new tracks I had been fiddling with, and the Adele cover and told Ryan to go for it.

In April of 2012, 'When Myth and History Merged Into Mystery' wss officially released. This was the first CD I had put out since 2003, and it represented a major milestone for me. Soon after that we began to get offers and inquiries about playing live. Later that year we would take our first gig playing at my old stomping grounds in New London, Connectictut, at the first (and so far only) Winter is Coming fest. We shared the stage with many great bands that night. Finally, after 6 years of trying to make something work, it was real.

The five original songs from 'Myth' have been slightly remastered here. Also included are four bonus tracks not available on the original release. 'Stars' and 'Song of the Dragonborn' were recorded in 2012 just as experimental works to see if I could translate the FG style into other types of heavy music. 'Hallelujah' was recorded in 2013 with the same thing in mind, given that in almost every version, it's a mellow song driven by vocals over a piano or acoustic guitar. 'Strange Kind of Love' is relatively recent. I recorded that in 2016 just because I love the original.

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released January 11, 2017

Matti Frost- drum programming, rhythm & lead guitar, bass, vocals
Jonathan Smith- guitar solo on My Life For Yours
'Someone Like You' originally recorded by Adele
'Hallelujah' originally written by Leonard Cohen
'Stars' originally written by Hum
'Strange Kind Of Lov' originally written by Peter Murphy
'Song of the Dragonborn' composed by Jeremy Soule, metal arrangement by Matti Frost

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Inspired by Norse mythology, epic metal, punk rock, and combined with an American hardcore attitude and mead-hall sing-along choruses, Frost Giant drops an icy hammer on everything trendy and weak. Frost Giant's music journeys through stories and lore, bringing to light the tales of old in a modern folk-metal context. ... more

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