FRIG(translated as cold from the Romanian language) is a band from Bucharest, Romania, and they craft their unique blend of metal and electronic music to create a new creative fusion of modern metal with avant-garde, doom, techno and industrial influences devoted to the theme of Cosmos.
The band strives to represent the frame of avant-garde metal music influenced by progressive and post-industrial metal styles that leaves the explorer band members open to experiment while still sticking to an eruptive sound.
‘genOm’, the band’s latest release, proposes one of the most ambitious projects of refreshing nature. It is well known that here in Romania the virgin forests disappear alarmingly, so basically with ‘genOm’ FRIG started a great campaign of reforesting the country. How does this work? All of these lead to a unique design and a biodegradable package, including exotic varieties of seeds, the necessaries instructions for plantation and a generated QR code for the final EP, for you to listen on Digital. Once you plant the seeds you get to look for a brighter, greener future.
‘genOm’ is known to have its inspiration from two different, yet inspiring areas. In the fields of molecular biology and genetics, a genome is the genetic material of an organism. It consists of DNA (or RNA in RNA viruses). The genome includes both the genes (the coding regions) and the noncoding DNA. The term genome was created in 1920 by Hans Winkler, professor of botany at the University of Hamburg, Germany. The Oxford Dictionary suggests the name is a blend of the words gene and chromosome.
The material also takes its name from Geosmin, a compound responsible for the earthy taste of beetroots and a contributor to the strong scent that occurs in the air when rain falls after a dry spell of weather or when soil is disturbed (its name is derived from the Ancient Greek geo- earth and osme – smell). It’s produced by various blue-green algae and filamentous bacteria in the class Actinomyces. What it’s truly amazing is that the human nose is extremely sensitive to geosmin and is able to detect it at concentrations as low as 5 parts per trillion.
Pre-order link for ‘genOm’: https://frigband.com/2020/05/17/pre-order-is-open-for-frigs-ep-genom/
1. Pillars of Creation
2. Australe (single)
3. Arise of Ganymede
5. Glacial Tarn (remix version)