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Latest Freya News

Below is our complete Freya 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.

Freya Offering Free Digital EP

In anticipation of the band's new full-length, "Paragon of the Crucible," New York's Freya has teamed with Revolver Magazine to offer a free four-song digital EP.

Entitled "Ghost Echoes," the EP features two songs taken from the forthcoming album, as well as two covers (Nirvana and Alice In Chains) exclusive to this EP. The release also features unique artwork, created by visual mastermind and guitarist Brendon Flynn. Grab "Ghost Echoes" right here.

Freya will be releasing "Paragon of the Crucible" on November 5th via Holy Mountain Music (North America) and Deadlight Entertainment (Europe). More...

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Freya Streams New Track

Freya has teamed up with Terrorizer.com to premiere a new track from the "Paragon of the Crucible" album.

Check out the new songs "Colossus" in the player below, and the Brendon Flynn created artwork can be seen after the jump. "Paragon of the Crucible" sees release this coming November 5th, 2013.


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Freya Reveals "Paragon Of The Crucible" Art

Freya has revealed the cover artwork for new album "Paragon Of The Crucible." The art was created by Brendon Flynn and is available below. You can also check out Freya's music over at the band's Facebook profile here.

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Freya Announces New Live Shows

This February Freya will hit the road with fellow New Yorkers in Letter to the Exiles (Strike First/Facedown Records) for a short Northeast trek. Both bands have recently entered the studio to record their respected forthcoming full lengths.

Freya, which is working on the follow-up to 2010's "All Hail The End" (Victory) teamed up with producer Jason "Jocko" Randall (The Red Death, If Hope Dies) at More Sound Studios. You can watch the second webisode from Freya below.

The band's upcoming tour dates are as follows:

Feb 09 - West Chester, PA - The Note
Feb 10 - Wilmington, DE - Mojo 13
Feb 11 - Elmira, NY - Elmira VFW Post 901
Feb 12 - Syracuse, NY - The Lost Horizon (w/ Scale the Summit and Elitist)*
Feb 13 - Brooklyn, NY - Club Europa
Feb 14 - TBA
Feb 15 - Portland, ME - Port City Music Hall
Feb 16 - Hartford, CT - Webster Theater
* = without Letter to the Exiles More...

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Freya Posts Studio Video Update

Freya has begun tracking the new album "Paragon of The Crucible" at Moresound in Syracuse, NY with Jocko Randall. The band has now checked in with the first studio video update, which you can watch below. "Paragon of the Crucible" will be the follow-up to "All Hail the End" (reviewed here).

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Freya Recording New Album

Syracuse, NY's Freya has entered Moresound studio today to begin the recording process for the band's upcoming new album. Freya has now revealed the title of the album will be "Paragon of the Crucible," and that drums will be tracked with Joseph Murphy. "Paragon of the Crucible" will be the follow-up to "All Hail the End" (reviewed here).

For more on Freya, head over to the band's official Facebook profile at this location. Freya's lineup is as follows:

Karl Buechner (vocals)
Brendon Flynn (guitar)
Thom Turner (guitar)
Joseph Murphy (drums)
Brett Walts (bass)

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Lionheart Joins The Hatewear European Tour

Lionheart has joined the Hatewear European tour, which also features, SWORN ENEMY (Centrury Media), FREYA (Victory Records), and CDC (Filled With Hate
Records). The latest Hatewear 2009 tour dates are as follows:

12.02. Frankfurt - Nachtleben (Germany)
13.02. Bochum - Zwischenfall (Germany)
14.02. Haarlem - Patronaat (Netherlands)
15.02. Eindhoven - Dynamo (Netherlands)
16.02. Paris - Gibus (France)
17.02. Nantes - Le Ferrailleur (France)
18.02. Durango - Plateruena (Spain)
19.02. Lisbon - Mans Ruin (Portugal)
20.02. Madrid - Sala Live (Spain)
21.02. Barcelona - Sala Mephisto (Spain)
22.02. Montpellier - Secret Place (France)
23.02. Rillieux La Pape (Lyon) - Salle O Totem (France)
24.02. Colmar - Le Grillen (France)
25.02. Stuttgart - Landes Pavilion (Germany)
26.02. Solothurn - Kofmehl (Switzerland)
27.02. San Giorgio in Bosco (Pd) - La Gabbia (Italy)
28.02. Pinarella di Cervia (Ra) - Rockplanet (Italy)
01.03. München - Feierwerk (Germany)
04.03. Copenhagen - Loppen (Denmark)
05.03. Hamburg - Logo (Germany)
06.03. Magdeburg - Blow Up (Germany) + FINAL PRAYER
07.03. Mons - Maximum HC Fest (Belgium) + CRUSHING
08.03. Sheffield - Cooperation (Great Britain)
09.03. Leeds - Rios (Great Britain)
10.03. Edinburgh - Studio 24 (Great Britain)
11.03. Plymouth - White Rabbit (Great Britain)
12.03. Middlesbrough - Crown (Great Britain)
13.03. London - Underworld (Great Britain)
14.03. Antwerp - Trix (Belgium)
15.03. Rotterdam - De Baroeg (Netherlands) + BORN FROM PAIN
16.03. Köln - t.b.a. (Germany)
17.03. Saarbrücken - Garage (Germany)
18.03. Weinheim - Café Central (Germany)
19.03. Hof/Zedtwitz - Fernverkehr (Germany)
20.03. Vienna - MFF Festival @ Gasometer (Austria)
21.03. Salzburg - Spring Metal Festival (Austria)
22.03. Prague - Chmelnice (Czech Republic)
23.03. Ostrava - Tancima (Czech Republic)
25.03. Berlin - SO 36 (Germany)
26.03. Bydgoszcz - Estrada (Poland)
27.03. Wroclaw - Firlej (Poland)
28.03. Chemnitz - AJZ (Germany) + BORN FROM PAIN
29.03. Schweinfurt - Alter Stattbahnhof (Germany)

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Sworn Enemy Announces 2009 European Tour Dates

Sworn Enemy will kick off their over 40 dates long European headlining tour on February 12, 2009. As support acts Freya feat. Karl from Sworn Enemy's labelmates Earth Crisis, who will release their new album via Century Media in April 2009, Lionheart and CDC will accompany SWORN ENEMY guaranteeing total mosh pit insanity all over Europe!

Furthermore, the band has finished the recordings of their new, still untitled album with producer Tim Lambesis (As I Lay Dying) who already worked with Sworn Enemy on their previous two releases.

The tour dates can be viewed below. More...

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Freya Announces New Members

Syracuse, New York band Freya, featuring Karl Buechner of Earth Crisis, has announced the addition of three new members to their band. Joining the group is Brendon Flynn (War Of Attrition) on guitar, John Sullivan (War Of Attrition) on guitar, and Graham Mitchell (ex-The Red Death) on drums.

Meanwhile, the group has debuted a new pre-production track, which can be heard here.

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Freya Posts Latest Video Online

Freya (ex-Earth Crisis) have posted the video for their track "Suffer Not One" online here.

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Freya Announces New Members

Syracuse metal/hardcore band Freya, featuring Karl Buechner and Erick Edwards of Earth Crisis, has officially confirmed the addition of guitarist Jeddie Gentile and bassist Mike LaGrow. Both Jeddie and LaGrow were previously members of The Last Season and Jeddie actually joined Freya as a full-time member in February.

Meanwhile, the band recently shot a video for "Suffer Not One" with Rich Stahle of UVTV. According to the band "It went very well and we can't wait to see the finished product. It was a new experience for some of us." The video will debut in several weeks, but photos from the shoot are online here.

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Freya Film 'Suffer Not One' Video

FREYA, the Syracuse, New York-based band featuring former EARTH CRISIS members Karl Buechner (vocals) and Erick Edwards (guitar), has announced the addition of guitarist Jeddie Gentile and bassist Mike LaGrow to the group's ranks.

In other news, FREYA has filmed a video for its track "Suffer Not One" with director Rich Stahle. The clip is a performance video shot in two separate sections — outdoors in a old roofless garage and in the band's rehearsal studio. The song is currently available for streaming at FREYA's MySpace page. Check out photos from the "Suffer Not One" video shoot at this location. More...

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Unholy To Enter The Studio To Record Debut

Lambgoat Records recently signed Syracuse, NY metal band Unholy. The group features former Godbelow vocalist Danny Johnson in addition to guitarist Jonathan Dennison, who has done time in a host of notable bands, including The Promise, The Path Of Resistance, Santa Sangre, and Another Victim. Dennison is also a current member of When Tigers Fight. Formed in 2004, Unholy released an EP with Closed Casket Activities last year.

The band will enter Moresound Studios with Jason Randall (Ed Gein) this week to begin recording their full-length debut, titled "Blood of the Medusa." The effort will feature guest vocals from Karl Buechner (Earth Crisis, Freya) and Human Furnace (Ringworm) and is slated to hit streets on May 8th. In the interim, you can check out two tracks from their EP here.

Meanwhile, Unholy will hit the road this spring in support of the effort. Before then, you can catch them live at the Maryland Metal and Hardcore Festival on January 27th in Baltimore, MD.

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Freya Finish Writing Songs, Give More Updates

Freya, consisting largely of ex-Earth Crisis members, has issued an update:

It's been a busy time for Freya. Dennis Merrick, formerly of EXC, has joined us and played his first show in Ogdensburg NY. The band sounds stronger than ever. We had a great response and are looking forward to playing there again next year. We had some awesome shows with If Hope Dies, Enough is Enough, Yesterday Tomorrow, and Number 2. Look for some show dates with freya and If Hope Dies this winter/spring.

Karl just got back froma tour with A Perfect Murder where he filled in on vocals. They toured throughout Quebec and Ontario with Tears From the Sky. Karl had a great time with APM and is thankful for all the kind words from the fans he met up there. While in Canada he met with Mercedes from Kittie. Her company, Poison Black, Now sponsors Freya as well as Motive Clothing Company and Eblood from Europe.

Straight edge legends Damnation will be recording in the next couple of months, and Karl will be doing some guest vocals with Mike DC. Earth Crisis toured the States with them back in the day and we had an awesome time together. Erick has recently recorded the former members of American Nightmare's new band as well as White Out and The Unholy.

This winter PETA2 will be having a benefit festival in Boston. So far the roster is Shadows Fall, First Blood, and Freya. The Struggle to Survive video we did with them has recently reached its 100,000 mark and is going into its second print this month.

We are finishing writing songs for the new album and will tour after "Lift the Curse" is released.

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A Perfect Murder Complete Recording 'Unbroken'

Canada's A Perfect Murder spent a good portion of February in New Jersey at Trax East studios recording their Victory Records debut with Eric Rachel. Recording has been completed and the album, entitled "Unbroken," will hit streets in July. The record will consist of fourteen new songs and features a guest vocal appearance from former Earth Crisis, current Freya frontman, Karl Buechner. According to the band, the album is "a lot more faster, a lot more brutal, [and has] a lot more "old metal" feeling."

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Syracuse New Year's Day Hardcore Show Details

The annual Syracuse New Year's Day Hardcore Show is happening this Thursday. Lots of awesome bands including Throwdown, Bane, Most Precious Blood, Walls Of Jericho, The Promise, Stabbed By Words, Freya, and more are all playing. Advance tickets are only on sale until Wednesday (12/31/03).

Show details can be found here and advance ticket ordering can be found here.

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