German metallers FREEDOM CALL, whose current lineup includes GAMMA RAY drummer Daniel Zimmermann, are putting the finishing touches on their new album, tentatively titled "Legend Of The Shadowking", for an August/September release. According to the band, "The basis of concept is an aristocratic person of the German history in the 19th century, which inspired us in writing lyrics and harmonies."The group adds, "There will be a couple of very fast and melodic speed hymns in the typical FREEDOM CALL style as well as some groovy, heavy mid-tempo songs which demand your headbanging. The melancholic side of FREEDOM CALL will be featured again in some of the songs as we already did on the 'Dimensions' album e.g. 'Blackened Sun'." In other news, FREEDOM CALL has parted ways with bassist Armin Donderer and replaced him with Samy Saemann from Karlburg. The band says, "[Samy] was temporarily playing the bass for FREEDOM CALL instead of Armin during the last year. From the beginning, Samy did good performances and we understood each other very well. After we found that Samy and FREEDOM CALL fit together in a musical and personal way we made him an offer and he didn't hesitate to join." Regarding the rumors that Zimmermann has left FREEDOM CALL in order to focus on his recording and touring activities with GAMMA RAY, FREEDOM CALL said, "The reason for [Daniel's] one-year absence [from the FREEDOM CALL live shows] was the world tour with GAMMA RAY in 2008. He was very busy doing many live shows all over the planet with GAMMA RAY. There were many overlappings of touring activities of both GAMMA RAY and FREEDOM CALL. For this reason, FREEDOM CALL decided to engage Klaus Sperling, the [current] SINNER drummer as a substitution for one year. At this point we want to thank Klaus for his great performances at the drumkit and the mega fun we had on tour." FREEDOM CALL's video for the song "Far Away" can be viewed below. The track comes off the melodic metal band's latest album, "Dimensions", which was released in April 2007 via SPV Records. Most of the CD was recorded at the FC studios in Nürnberg. The drum parts were cut at the Area 51 in Celle by Daniel Zimmermann with the help of Tommy Newton (HELLOWEEN, KAMELOT, VICTORY), who also mixed and mastered "Dimensions". The cover artwork was designed by Paul Raymond Gregory (SAXON, MOLLY HATCHET, BLIND GUARDIAN).
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