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Freedom Call

About Freedom Call

Ever since their founding in 1998, Freedom Call has been a leading band in the Power Metal scene that was rapidly growing in Europe, and they have seen a lot of that success out of the 2000’s.

Founded and led by German vocalist and producer Chris Bay, they released their first album, “Stairway to Fairyland”, the following year in 1999. In the same year, an EP named “Taragon” was released. While not selling extremely well since they were a young band and were still trying to get their name out there, their first two publishes did set a tone that the band kept since: powerful harmonic sound and a focus on themes of joy and optimism.

Some of their biggest success came in 2002 with the release of their third studio album, “Eternity”. This was the first publishing produced by Chris Bay rather than Charlie Bauerfeind, and was a large success. Most big-name Freedom Call songs are most likely from this album. Since 1999, they have released 12 albums in total, and 9 of them have been studio albums.

They are often seen as the leaders of a sub-genre of Metal called “Happy Metal” because almost every song by them set such a mood of happiness in their listeners. The band members liked this and used it as one of their mantras: “The Happiest Metal Band on Earth”.

LINEUP
Chris Bay – Founder, Vocalist, Guitarist (1998-date)
Lars Rettkowitz – Guitarist (2005-date)

FORMER MEMBERS
Sascha Gerstner – Guitarist (1998-2001)
Cédric “Cede” Dupont – Guitarist (2001-2005)
Ilker Ersin – Bassist (1998–2005, 2013–2018)
Armin Donderer – Bassist (2005-2009)
Samy Saemann – Bassist (2009-2013)
Dan Zimmermann – Drummer (1998-2010)
Klaus Sperling – Drummer (2010-2013)
Ramy Ali – Drummer (2013-2018)