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Having sold over 35,000 copies of their debut, Stairway To Fairyland, FREEDOM CALL’s tour with SAXON, ANGRA and EDGUY turned into a triumphal march. The tour culminated with memorable shows with SAVATAGE and SKEW SISKIN in August 1999 as part of the Popkomm music fair in Cologne. The band played almost fifty shows in 2000 and proved their worth at various festivals, like the Wacken Open Air 1999 and 2000.
Their second release, Crystal Empire, even surpassed the debut’s success. The sales figures increased, and even before the album was available, Freedom Call were invited to the Metal Fest in Bologna, Italy, the Metal Days in Switzerland and delivered an unforgettable performance at the STRATOVARIUS / RHAPSODY show in Bourges, France.
Following the release of Crystal Empire, Freedom Call embarked on a 63-day European tour with HAMMERFALL and VIRGIN STEELE that took them through Scandinavia, Holland, Germany, Austria, Hungry, France and Spain, among other countries.
June 2002 saw the arrival of the third Freedom Call recording, Eternity” followed by an extensive tour with BLIND GUARDIAN. During that time period they recorded Live Invasion. At the same time, Freedom Call established themselves as a headlining act in their own right and they were celebrated as the stars of the Wacken Road Show 2004 night after night.
The Circle Of Life saw the integration of more modern and unusual arrangements into the band’s sound, extending the musicians’ sonic range – an element which their album, Dimensions, also benefits from. With both albums they toured extensively with bands like RAGE and DRAGONFORCE.
In 2010 the new album, Legend Of The Shadowking, saw the light of day. The album is based on the story of King Ludwig II and charted in Sweden and Finland. In February/March 2010 Freedom Call embarked on a huge European tour together with GAMMA RAY and in May 2010 with AXEL RUDI PELL. Afterwards they played over 40 gigs on festivals and as a headliner. After nearly 15 years of existence and approx. 200,000 albums sold it was time for the first DVD which was shot by the end of 2010 in Pratteln, Switzerland.
Both the CD and DVD packages include the entire live show from Pratteln, Switzerland. The second disc of the DVD set includes interviews, a A Day In The Life Of Freedom Call featurette and much more. The limited edition 2 CD/2 DVD deluxe package contains both CD’s, both DVD’s and a deluxe A1 Poster.
‘We Are One’
‘Tears Of Babylon’
‘Queen Of My world’
‘Out Of The ruins’
‘Hunting High And Low’
‘Merlin – Requiem’
‘Merlin – Legend Of The Past’
‘A Perfect Day’
‘Land Of Light’
‘Hymn To The Brave’
Live, recorded on December 29th, 2010 at Z7 in Pratteln, Switzerland
Running time: approx 110 min
In addition to the release of Live In Hellvetia, Freedom Call will also be releasing their latest studio album, Legend Of The Shadowking, in a limited edition double gatefold format. The album will be on blue colored vinyl and includes one bonus track.
To The Metal! European Tour 2010
with Freedom Call
Kulturbolaget, Malmoe, Sweden
March 25, 2010
Reviewed and live pictures by: Anders Sandvall
Nocturnal Dimension Tour
6/9 – 2007
Reviewed by: Anders Sandvall
Pictures by: Anders Sandvall
Guitarist Cedric “Cede” Dupont
Interview by Chaosankh
Interviewed on Wednesday March 21, 2007
Rage & Freedom Call
The 24th of March 2006
Metal-Rules.com interview with Dan Zimmermann: Drummer for Gamma Ray & Freedom Call
Interviewed by EvilG,
July 24 2000
One of my personal favorites and one of the most respected power metal bands is Gamma Ray. The thunder behind Gamma Ray is the great drummer Daniel Zimmermann who joined Gamma Ray prior to the release of their 1997 album Somewhere Out In Space. Since that time, Dan has also been a part of Iron Savior and now the glorious Freedom Call. Thanks to the awesome people at Noise Records, I was given the chance to speak with Dan about his pre-Gamma Ray bands, what Gamma Ray is currently doing and information on his other band Freedom Call.