Japan's Metal Moment Podcast recently caught up with FREEDOM CALL frontman Chris Bay at the Metalfest in Plzen, Czech Republic. Check out the interview below:
Freedom Call released their anniversary offering, Ages Of Light, on April 26th in Germany. It will be issued on April 29th throughout the rest of Europe and May 7th in North America.
Ages Of Light is a best-of double album full to the brim with the 18 most important songs from the band’s history, plus a bonus CD entitled Masqueraded featuring six Freedom Call tracks in a new, unusual guise. The stylistic range includes folk, reggae, rockabilly, ska and swing!
Ages Of Light combines not only the essence of the best songs from the seven Freedom Call studio recordings to date, but also marks a meeting of various former and current band members. Along with Chris Bay and guitarist Lars Rettkowitz, three different drummers can be heard on the bonus tracks: founder member Dan Zimmermann, his successors Klaus Sperling, and Ramy Ali, whom fans know from the most recent Freedom Call tour. The two bassists, Samy Saemann and original band member Ilker Ersin, and guitarist Cede Dupont, who was part of Freedom Call between 2001 and 2005, are also featured.
“It was great fun to work with old and new friends alike at the studio, turning previously typical Freedom Call numbers into unusual songs,” Chris Bay explains, stressing that the group will commence working on a new studio album after the tour in spring 2013: “But first we want to celebrate our anniversary in style!”
Tracklisting for Ages Of Light
'We Are One'
'Metal Invasion' (live)
'Land Of Light'
'Hunting High And Low'
'Tears Of Babylon'
'A Perfect Day' (live)
'Hero On Video'
'Power & Glory'
'Back Into The Land Of Light'
CD 2 Masqueraded:
'Metal Invasion - Metal Folk Version'
'Mr. Evil - Melodic Reggae Version'
'Hero on Video - Speed Ska Version'
'Rockin' Radio - Killerbilly Version'
'Freedom Call - Camp Fire Strumming Version'
'Age of the Phoenix - Power Swing Version'
Freedom Call have the following live dates scheduled:
29 - Seefeld/Besenfeld, Germany - Harry's Full Metal Party
26 - Rotenburg/Wümme, Germany - Metal4Splash Festival
17 - Santiago de Chile, Chile - ProgPower South America
26 - Staffordshire, England - Scarfest 2013
11 - Budapest, Hungary - Club 202
12 - Vienna, Austria - Aera
26 - Bergheim, Germany - Bürgerhaus (special guest for Queensrÿche)
27 - Ludwigsburg, Germany - Rockfabrik (special guest for Queensrÿche)
For more info visit Freedom-call.net