It all started back in 2002 when Kurt Vereecke decided to make his dream come true by recording an AOR and melodic rock album. During the recordings more and more musicians got involved in the Frozen Rain project, including some of Kurt's personal idols such as Tommy Denander (Radioactive), Steve Newman (Newman) and Daniel Flores (Mind's Eye).
Being familiar with Kurt's music for many years through the introduction of his friend Robert Pancur of Target Records, Gregor Klee signed Frozen Rain to his newly founded label Avenue Of Allies Music. With a company that shared Kurt's musical vision and the love for AOR, melodic rock and Westcoast music Frozen Rain had found a perfect home. The first album came out in April 2008 and was very well received all over the world.
You can read several reviews here.
When Kurt met guitar player Rik Priem at the end of 2007 both knew right away they had found the perfect songwriting partner. At the same time Kurt's brother Hans Vereecke decided to pick up his drum sticks again. Keyboard player Jurgen Vitrier and bass player Vincent De Laat (who both played on the first album too) joined the guys and the new Frozen Rain was born. The only thing they still needed was a singer with a very powerful voice to sing on the second album.
It was Kurt's friend Pierpaolo 'Zorro' Monti who suggested Kurt to try out German singer Carsten 'Lizard' Schulz who had just done an amazing job on the Shining Line album. Kurt started talking to Carsten and presented him the new songs. Carsten was very interested to work with the band and the last missing link was found. You can hear the result on the second Frozen Rain album 'Ahead of Time'.