After announcing a 15th anniversary tour, power metal band Freedom Call has now revealed that they will also release a new compilation, a double disc with 18 songs, celebrating their 15 years of existence as a band, on April 29th, 2013 in Europe and May 7th in North America via SPV Records.

Their statement reads as follows: " We're very proud to announce, that Freedom Call will release a: best-of anniversary album out on 29 April 2013.

"15 years of Freedom Call, 15 years of top melodic metal with definite anthem potential: the German band surrounding vocalist/guitarist Chris Bay are set to release their anniversary offering, Ages Of Light, on 29 April 2013 (Germany: 26 April 2013, USA: 7 May 2013). 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, so get ready for a surprise!"

"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!"





Ages Of Light tracklist:

Disc I [Ages Of Light]

01. We Are One 04:57
02. Tears Falling 05:39
03. Freedom Call 05:33
04. Farewell 04:06
05. Metal Invasion [live] 07:10
06. Warriors 04:20
07. Land Of Light 03:54
08. Hunting High And Low 04:02
09. Mr. Evil 03:43
10. Far Away 03:19
11. Blackened Sun 04:39
12. Thunder God 03:31
13. Tears Of Babylon 03:38
14. A Perfect Day (live) 03:57
15. Hero On Video 03:42
16. Power & Glory 03:25
17. Rockstars 04:57
18. Back Into The Land Of Light 05:11

Disc II [Masqueraded]

01. Metal Invasion [metal folk version] 04:13
02. Mr. Evil [melodic reggae version] 04:10
03. Hero On Video [speed ska version] 03:48
04. Rockin' Radio [killerbilly version 03:55
05. Freedom Call [camp fire strumming version] 03:37
06. Age Of The Phoenix [power swing version] 04:25


Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Freedom Call
 
Posted: 23.02.2013 by Josh Gottret



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The Shape 1973 - 24.02.2013 at 13:28  
First disc a good place for people new to the band. The second disc, no, no and again no. Disaster waiting to happen. You could use it as a coaster or a frisbee I suppose, so not all bad.
Ellrohir - 24.02.2013 at 14:43  
I am seriously missing at least:

Hymn To The Brave
Warriors Of Light
Pharao
Flame In The Night
Turn Back Time (!)
Kings & Queens
Valley Of Kingdom
Torgo - 25.02.2013 at 04:48  
I second Ellrohir!! with Flame in the Night, Turn Back Time, and Hymn To The Brave being my top 3 favorites of Freedom Call! Im sure they at least cut out Hero On Video and give me one of those! =\

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