Frozen Metal Thunder-1 is a compilation of 13 heavy music bands from Western New York and Southern Ontario, Canada initially released in 1991.
It was the first local music compilation to be released on CD in Buffalo, NY.
The late 1980's & early 1990's was a thriving time for metal bands in the Buffalo music scene. There were many venues that catered heavier, original bands such as The Skyroom (Rooftops), River Rock, Continental, Scrapyard, Icon, Sinbads (Blind Melons) and others.
Local bands such as Cannibal Corpse, Malevolent Creation and Snapcase were getting national record deals and inspiring a whole new crop of metal, thrash and hardcore bands.
Frozen Metal Thunder-1 is an excellent representation of the music of that era.
Some of the musicians from these bands went on to have successful careers with other well-known groups and national acts.
Publications such as Late At Night Magazine, Buffalo News, Artvoice and Night Life magazine added support to the scene as did local radio shows that gave air time to unsigned bands.
This was all before the age of the internet so bands had to work hard and be creative in order to promote themselves.
Siberia Sound Productions offered affordable rates and was accommodating to heavier bands. Many of the projects recorded there in early '90's were of the metal and hardcore genre.
Bill (Angst) from Late At Night magazine (and front-man of Real Rulers) suggested the idea of trying to get bands from the local scene together to co-opt the cost of doing a compilation.
Siberia Sound had been contemplating the idea of producing a project that could be released on CD. (In those days most bands could only afford to release their music on cassette) So the time was right to pool resources and make it happen!
There was a genuine spirit of cooperation between all the bands involved in the project and great support from the fans of the metal scene.
The first ten songs on FMT-1 were recorded & mixed at Siberia Studio in South Buffalo by engineer/producer Paul Petronsky on analog 8 track.
Artwork for the Frozen Metal Thunder-1 CD front and back covers was contributed by Loren Blattenberger.
Design and layout of the poster insert , talent coordination, outside sales and business management was handled by Lynn Petronsky.
Only 1000 copies of the CD were made.
The CD release party was held at the Scrapyard in downtown Buffalo where many of the featured bands performed to a packed house.
All 13 of the songs have been digitally re-mastered and are available here for download as an album for only $9.99. (there is a free 2 minute preview of each song)
There are a limited number of original Frozen Metal Thunder-1 CD's still available (which include the CD poster/sleeve and artwork from each band)
LIMITED TIME OFFER: If you download the album you can own a copy of the original CD for an additional $4.99 (postage & handling. Continental US customers only)
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