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Freedom Call

Formed: 1998
From: Germany
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Freedom Call News

Below is our complete Freedom Call news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Internal Bleeding Added To 70000 Tons Of Metal

New York death metal veterans Internal Bleeding, who are credited for bringing a "slam metal" style to the extreme genre, has been confirmed as the latest band to perform at next year's 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise, with fifteen more groups still to be announced. The cruise will set sail from Port Lauderdale, Florida on February 1st and head to the Grand Turk and Caicos Islands and back in a trek that will last until February 5th.

The current list of confirmed bands are as follows:

Aborted
Aeternam
Alestorm
Amberian Dawn
Battle Beast
Benediction
Benighted
Beyond Creation
Cannibal Corpse
Dark Tranquility
Die Apokalyptischen Reiter
Enslaved
Evergrey
Exciter
Exhumed
Freedom Call
Goatwhore
Gyze
In Extremo
Insomnium
Internal Bleeding
Korpiklaani
Kreator
Masterplan
Meshuggah
Metal Church
Naglfar
Necrophobic
Obscura
October Tide
Primal Fear
Rhapsody
Sabaton
Samael
Septicflesh
Sepultura
Sinister
Sirenia
Sonata Arctica
Swallow The Sun
Threshold
Voivod
Witchery
Wolfchant
Wolfheart

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Exhumed Added To 70000 Tons Of Metal

American death metal favourites Exhumed has been announced as the latest band to be announced for the original heavy metal cruise, 70000 Tons Of Metal. This addition takes the list of confirmed bands to 44, with 16 more bands still to be announced. The cruise will set sail from Port Lauderdale, Florida on February 1st and head to the Grand Turk and Caicos Islands and back in a trek that will last until February 5th.

The current list of confirmed bands are as follows:

Aborted
Aeternam
Alestorm
Amberian Dawn
Battle Beast
Benediction
Benighted
Beyond Creation
Cannibal Corpse
Dark Tranquility
Die Apokalyptischen Reiter
Enslaved
Evergrey
Exciter
Exhumed
Freedom Call
Goatwhore
Gyze
In Extremo
Insomnium
Korpiklaani
Kreator
Masterplan
Meshuggah
Metal Church
Naglfar
Necrophobic
Obscura
October Tide
Primal Fear
Rhapsody
Sabaton
Samael
Septicflesh
Sepultura
Sinister
Sirenia
Sonata Arctica
Swallow The Sun
Threshold
Voivod
Witchery
Wolfchant
Wolfheart

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Sirenia Confirmed For 70000 Tons Of Metal

Norwegian gothic metal act Sirenia are the latest band to be confirmed for the original heavy metal cruise, 70000 Tons Of Metal. This addition takes the list of confirmed bands to 43, with 17 more bands still to be announced. The cruise will set sail from Port Lauderdale, Florida on February 1st and head to the Grand Turk and Caicos Islands and back in a trek that will last until February 5th.

The current list of confirmed bands are as follows:

Aborted
Aeternam
Alestorm
Amberian Dawn
Battle Beast
Benediction
Benighted
Beyond Creation
Cannibal Corpse
Dark Tranquility
Die Apokalyptischen Reiter
Enslaved
Evergrey
Exciter
Freedom Call
Goatwhore
Gyze
In Extremo
Insomnium
Korpiklaani
Kreator
Masterplan
Meshuggah
Metal Church
Naglfar
Necrophobic
Obscura
October Tide
Primal Fear
Rhapsody
Sabaton
Samael
Septicflesh
Sepultura
Sinister
Sirenia
Sonata Arctica
Swallow The Sun
Threshold
Voivod
Witchery
Wolfchant
Wolfheart

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Amberian Dawn Added To 70000 Tons Of Metal

Finnish symphonic metal outfit Amberian Dawn has been announced as the latest band to be announced for the original heavy metal cruise, 70000 Tons Of Metal. This addition takes the list of confirmed bands to 42, with 18 more bands still to be announced. The cruise will set sail from Port Lauderdale, Florida on February 1st and head to the Grand Turk and Caicos Islands and back in a trek that will last until February 5th.

The current list of confirmed bands are as follows:

Aborted
Aeternam
Alestorm
Battle Beast
Benediction
Benighted
Beyond Creation
Cannibal Corpse
Dark Tranquility
Die Apokalyptischen Reiter
Enslaved
Evergrey
Exciter
Freedom Call
Goatwhore
Gyze
In Extremo
Insomnium
Korpiklaani
Kreator
Masterplan
Meshuggah
Metal Church
Naglfar
Necrophobic
Obscura
October Tide
Primal Fear
Rhapsody
Sabaton
Samael
Septicflesh
Sepultura
Sinister
Sonata Arctica
Swallow The Sun
Threshold
Voivod
Witchery
Wolfchant
Wolfheart

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Threshold Added To 70000 Tons Of Metal

British progressive metal veterans Threshold are the latest band to be announced for the original heavy metal cruise, 70000 Tons Of Metal. This addition takes the list of confirmed bands to 41, with 19 more bands still to be announced. The cruise will set sail from Port Lauderdale, Florida on February 1st and head to the Grand Turk and Caicos Islands and back in a trek that will last until February 5th.

The current list of confirmed bands are as follows:

Aborted
Aeternam
Alestorm
Battle Beast
Benediction
Benighted
Beyond Creation
Cannibal Corpse
Dark Tranquility
Die Apokalyptischen Reiter
Enslaved
Evergrey
Exciter
Freedom Call
Goatwhore
Gyze
In Extremo
Insomnium
Korpiklaani
Kreator
Masterplan
Meshuggah
Metal Church
Naglfar
Necrophobic
Obscura
October Tide
Primal Fear
Rhapsody
Sabaton
Samael
Septicflesh
Sepultura
Sinister
Sonata Arctica
Swallow The Sun
Threshold
Voivod
Witchery
Wolfchant
Wolfheart

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Voivod Added To 70000 Tons Of Metal

Canadian progressive thrash metal legends Voivod are the latest band to be announced for the original heavy metal cruise, 70000 Tons Of Metal. This addition takes the list of confirmed bands to 40, with 20 more bands still to be announced. The cruise will set sail from Port Lauderdale, Florida on February 1st and head to the Grand Turk and Caicos Islands and back in a trek that will last until February 5th.

The current list of confirmed bands are as follows: More...

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Veonity To Support Freedom Call

Veonity will head out for a European tour starting on February 7th, 2017. Following recent gigs with Sabaton, this Veonity will be supporting power metal group Freedom Call across Germany, Sweden, and Switzerland. After wrapping up that trek, Venocity will make an appearance at Vicious Rock Festival in Sweden on July 8th.

The band is still promoting latest album, "Into The Void" (available from Sliptrick Records), a record that brings out the best of Veonity’s energetic, glorious, and guitar driven metal. See the band live on these tour dates:

07 Feb | Köln (DE) | Underground
08 Feb | Aschaffenburg (DE) | Colos-Saal
09 Feb | Hamburg (DE) | Knust
10 Feb | Erfurt (DE) | From Hell
11 Feb | Pratteln (CH) | Z7
12 Feb | Stuttgart (DE) | Club CANN
14 Feb | München (DE) | Backstage
15 Feb | Nürnberg (DE) | Hirsch
16 Feb | Bremen (DE) | Tivoli
17 Feb | Bochum (DE) | Matrix
18 Feb | Berlin (DE) | Badehaus
01 Mar | Gothenburg (SWE) | Sticky Fingers
02 Mar | Stockholm (SWE) | Klubben
04 Mar | Finspång (SWE) | Hugo

08 Jul | Trollhättan (SWE) | Vicious Rock Festival More...

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"Ana" Charity Album Announced

Into The LimeLight Records just issued this statement about an impending charity album set for release next year:

"We are over the moon to announce that we will release the album for the 'Ana - Metal For Charity Project; in 2017. As a label we want to do one project each year for charity and this is such a fantastic cause.

"This charity project has been founded by Marius Danielsen and Anniken Rasmussen. With an impressive all star lineup we will raise money for cancer research. The full 100% of the incoming money will go to this project. There will be two songs by the all-stars:

1. 'Ana' written by Marius and Anniken
2. 'Holy' Diver cover

"There will be also some songs on the CD donated by participating bands. The first band donating a fantastic song is Monster from the Dutch metal legends Martyr. More information will follow soon."

The album's full lineup will include: More...

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Freedom Call Streaming Full Album

Freedom Call will release new album "Master of Light" (reviewed here) this Friday via SPV/Steamhammer, but today a full album stream comes online. Listen to all of the happy metla opus "Master of Light" in its entirety below.

1. Metal Is For Everyone
2. Hammer Of The Gods
3. A World Beyond
4. Masters Of Light
5. Kings Rise And Fall
6. Cradle Of Angels
7. Emerald Skies
8. Hail The Legend
9. Ghost Ballet
10. Rock The Nation
11. Riders In The Sky
12. High Up More...

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Freedom Call Proclaims "Metal Is For Everyone"

Freedom Call released a music video for the new song "Metal Is For Everyone." The song is the opening track from the upcoming new album "Master of Light," which is set for release on November 18th via SPV Records. The video clip features fans from around the world singing the chorus.

"Master Of Light" was recorded at the band's own Little Sun Creek Lounge studio near Nuremberg with Chris Bay and Stephan Ernst. A review for the album can be read at this location.

The track listing:

1. Metal Is For Everyone
2. Hammer Of The Gods (streaming here)
3. A World Beyond
4. Masters Of Light
5. Kings Rise And Fall
6. Cradle Of Angels
7. Emerald Skies
8. Hail The Legend
9. Ghost Ballet
10. Rock The Nation
11. Riders In The Sky
12. High Up

Check out the clip here: More...

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Freedom Call Reveals New Album Details

Good news for all those who didn't get enough light during this, in meteorological terms, rather mixed summer. The coming of the light is near... from the 18th of November 2016, the arrival of "Master Of Light" will put brighten the mood with the familiar positive Freedom Call aura.

Front man Chris Bay promises: "Our fans can look forward to a whole dozen new songs which once again present the different aspects of our melodic metal with lots of fast-paced numbers but also progressive references and balladesque moments. There's bound to be something for every Freedom Call fan."

The album was recorded at the band's own Little Sun Creek Lounge studio near Nuremberg with Chris Bay and Stephan Ernst and features the following track listing:

1. Metal Is For Everyone 4:52
2. Hammer Of The Gods 3:11 (streaming here)
3. A World Beyond 5:54
4. Masters Of Light 5:29
5. Kings Rise And Fall 4:02
6. Cradle Of Angels 5:03
7. Emerald Skies 3:39
8. Hail The Legend 3:58
9. Ghost Ballet 3:07
10. Rock The Nation 3:11
11. Riders In The Sky 4:15
12. High Up 3:03 More...

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Freedom Call Unleashes The "Hammer Of The Gods"

German power metal act Freedom Call issued a new single and lyric video for "Hammer of the Gods." The song is taken from the band's upcoming new album to be entitled "Master of Light." The release is expected later this year via SPV/Steamhammer Records.

Freedom Call will be appearing at the annual (and sold out) ProgPower USA festival in Atlanta, GA in September.

More information on "Master of Light" is expected soon. Check out "Hammer of the Gods" here:

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ProgPower USA Announces 2016 Lineup

Glenn Harveston, promoter for the annual ProgPower USA Festival, announced the lineup for the 2016 edition of the Atlanta, Georgia event. Next year marks the 17th installment and will be headed by a U.S. exclusive performance by Fates Warning featuring original vocalist John Arch performing the 1986 classic "Awaken the Guardian" marking the 30th anniversary of the release.

The complete lineup, which was revealed after Anathema's set this past Friday, September 11th, is as follows:

Friday (September 9, 2016):

Fates Warning (USA) "Awaken the Guardian" in its entirety with John Arch. - a U.S. Exclusive
Scar Symmetry (Sweden)
The Gentle Storm (Netherlands)
Freedom Call (Germany)
Vanishing Point (Australia)
Ascendia (Canada)

Saturday (September 10, 2016):

Devin Townsend (Canada) with special guest, Anneke van Giersbergen
Haken (UK)
Refuge (Germany)
Green Carnation (Norway) ("Light of Day, Day of Darkness" in its entirety. - a U.S. Exclusive)
Serious Black (Multinational)
Savage Messiah (UK)

In addition, 2016 will see the Midweek Mayhem and Kick Off Shows merge into the main festival, to be known as ProgPower USA Days 1-4. Going forward, Wednesday's show will be a joint presentation of Milton Mendonca of Infinity Concerts and Nathan Block of Swordlord Productions and Thursday will feature three bands, each a selection of the three promoters, all of which will be the caliber of band that could headline any day.

Tickets will be sold separately for the first two days (Wed/Thur) and then the second two days (shown above). The first ticket sales for Days 3-4 (lineup above) will go on sale via Ticketmaster on October 3, 2015. Tickets for Days 1-2 go on sale go on sale November 7th (more info coming). More...

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Freedom Call Releasing "666 Weeks Beyond Eternity"

2014 saw Freedom Call heavily playing on the "Light Over The Beyond" tour, supporting the "Beyond" album.

With the return of founding member, bassist Ilker Ersin, and the addition of "drum wizard" Ramy Ali, an unstoppable force has been created and the band is already back at full steam in 2015.

Freedom Call now declares a very unusual and hellish anniversary: 666 weeks since the genesis of "Eternity." This occasion will see the re-release of the 2002 album "Eternity," in a very special 2 CD digipak edition with tons of bonus material, including the brand new hymn "666 Weeks Beyond Eternity."

"Eternity - 666 Weeks Beyond Eternity" will be released in Scandinavia on April 22nd, in Germany on April 24th, in Europe on April 27th and in the USA on April 28th as a 2 CD digipak version and download through SPV/Steamhammer. More...

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Freedom Call Releases "Union Of The Strong" Video

German power metal act Freedom Call released a music video for the new track "Union of the Strong." The song is the opener of the forthcoming new album "Beyond," which is set for release on February 24th (EU) and March 4th (USA) via Steamhammer/SPV Records.

The track list for "Beyond" is:

1. Union Of The Strong
2. Knights Of Taragon
3. Heart Of A Warrior
4. Come On Home
5. Beyond
6. Among The Shadows
7. Edge Of The Ocean
8. Journey Into Wonderland
9. In The Rhythm Of Light
10. Dance Off The Devil
11. Paladin
12. Follow Your Heart
13. Colours Of Freedom
14. Beyond Eternity

Check out "Union of the Strong" here: More...

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70,000 Tons Of Metal: Day Four

I woke up with a four alarm hangover….it was my birthday! For the second year in a row, I just couldn’t believe that I would spend it in such “majesty on the seas” with bands I admire and musicians I worship. I rose after just 4 ½ hours and reached for the knife that felt buried in my left temple. A quick look out the porthole of the room revealed a cloudy, foggy and rainy day. I stumbled to the shower and managed to get ready for the first show – Atrocity on the pool deck. I took the elevator to floor 11 to get some breakfast and I peaked through the back stage door (just out the elevator) and the rain was torrential. Ok…how is this going to work? More...

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Footage Of 70,000 Tons Of Metal Available

With the 2014 installment of 70,000 Tons of Metal in the books, footage of various bands filmed by Metal Underground.com is available for viewing below. Road Reports for the first three of four days of the event can be seen here:

70,000 Tons of Metal Report - Day One

70,000 Tons of Metal Report - Day Two

70,000 Tons of Metal Report - Day Three

Check out various footage here: More...

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70,000 Tons Of Metal Finalizes Lineup

UMC, the promoters for 70,000 Tons of Metal, announced the final band just as the floating festival sets sail today. It was no surprise as Germany's Atrocity was named. The band makes up the majority of Leaves' Eyes, who are also on the cruise, and both acts will set out on a North American Tour with Moonspell this weekend right after the cruise returns to Miami on Friday morning (see tour dates here).

The sold out event will set sail at 4:00pm today from Miami with a stop at Costa Maya, Mexico on Wednesday before heading back to Miami on Friday morning. Metal Underground.com will also be onboard to provide daily reports on all of the festival activities.

The final lineup is as follows:

Atrocity
Bonfire (playing "Fire Works" in its entirety)
Carcass
Cripper
Cynic
Dark Tranquility
Death: DTA Tours
Death Angel
D.R.I.
Fear Factory
Finntroll
Freedom Call
Gloryhammer
Haggard
Hatesphere
Izegrim
Keep of Kalessin
Leaves' Eyes
Massacre (playing selections from the upcoming new album "Back From Beyond") More...

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70,000 Tons Announces 2 More Acts; Reports Sellout

UMC, the promoters for 70,000 Tons of Metal, announced two of the final three acts as the final weekend before the floating festival sets sail in three days (Monday, January 27th) has arrived. California's Nekrogoblikon and Tampa death metal act Massacre were welcomed onboard in the last 24 hours.

Massacre will be performing some songs from their forthcoming album "Back From Beyond" during the band's two sets.

In addition, UMC reported that the event has sold out, however there are still single tickets in shared cabins still available. For more information, head on over to www.70000tons.com. The cruise dates are from January 27, 2014 to January 31, 2014 - with the destination set as Costa Maya, Mexico, which was voted on by the fans. Metal Underground.com will also be onboard to provide reports on all of the activities.

There is at least 1 more band to be announced (it is unknown whether any add on acts will be announced as have been in past years) and the current lineup including the latest is as follows:

Bonfire (playing "Fire Works" in its entirety)
Carcass
Cripper
Cynic
Dark Tranquility
Death: DTA Tours
Death Angel
D.R.I.
Fear Factory
Finntroll
Freedom Call
Gloryhammer
Haggard
Hatesphere
Izegrim
Keep of Kalessin
Leaves' Eyes
Massacre (playing selections from the upcoming new album "Back From Beyond") More...

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70,000 Tons Of Metal Names Three New Acts

UMC, the promoters for 70,000 Tons of Metal, launched another volley of acts for the upcoming floating festival, which sets sail in 11 days: New Jersey's Swashbuckle, Norway's Keep Of Kalessin and International act Twilight Of The Gods.

For Swashbuckle, it will be the band's second appearance on the cruise and Twilight of the Gods appeared on the first cruise as a Bathory tribute band and will pay homage to Quorthon in one of the band's two sets this year.

The cruise will take place from January 27, 2014 to January 31, 2014 - with the destination set as Costa Maya, Mexico, which was voted on by the fans. For more information, including booking your trip - head on over to www.70000tons.com.

Swashbuckle, Keep Of Kalessin and Twilight Of The Gods join the previously announced acts, with 3 more bands still to be announced:

Bonfire (playing "Fire Works" in its entirety)
Carcass
Cripper
Cynic
Dark Tranquility
Death: DTA Tours
Death Angel
D.R.I.
Fear Factory
Finntroll
Freedom Call
Gloryhammer
Haggard
Hatesphere
Izegrim
Leaves' Eyes More...

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