TUOMAS HIRVONEN (FROZEN LAND): “The Third Album, I Doubt There’ll Be A Eurodance Track”

Frozen Land band photo
Photo: Hank J Newman and Fotolab Studio Italy

Frozen Land is an up and coming Finnish Power Metal band that is the brainchild of guitarist Tuomas Hirvonen. Having just released their second full-length album “Out Of The Dark” on Massacre Records, Tuomas sat down for a chat with Metal Express Radio’s Bryce Van Patten. The topics ranged from why he was driven to form Frozen Land, recording techniques, his fondness for Eurodance, and a lot more.

Frozen Land is

Tony Meloni – Vocals
Tuomas Hirvonen – Guitars, Backing Vocals, Vocals on tracks 8 & 9
Aleksi Salomaa – Bass
Antti Sorsa – Keyboards
Aki Kuokkanen – Drums


  • Bryce Van Patten

    Bryce is an audio engineer and a graphic designer here at Metal Express Radio. From the day he purchased his first album (Machine Head by Deep Purple), he has had a passion for heavy music, which has influenced his whole life. Bryce is from the great Pacific Northwest in USA, and has played in metal bands like Babylon, Holy Terror, The Wild Dogs, Warhead and Egypt through the 80s. He had his first interview for the Portland, Oregon publication The Rock Rag with guitarist Paul Gilbert in his Racer X days. Then he was honored to get to have drinks, and talk for an hour with the legendary Dan McCafferty of Nazareth for his second interview. In 2013, he spent an amazing hour talking to Andi Deris of Helloween, which was the high point of his heavy metal journalism.   In the year 2001, he formed Man in Black Music Publishing. They released recordings by several local bands, and in the spirit of the old Metal Massacre compilations, he created a 2-album series called The Defenders of Metal. The albums featured classic styled Metal bands from all around the world, with bands from Australia to England, and from Argentina to Russia. Currently, he is the producer/creator/vocalist of the Metal band The Black Tuesdays.

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