FREYA, the Syracuse, New York-based band fronted by Karl Buechner (EARTH CRISIS, PATH OF RESISTANCE), has inked a deal with the French label Deadlight Entertainment for the European/Asian release of its forthcoming album, "Paragon Of The Crucible". The cover artwork for the CD Was conceived by Brendon Flynn and can be seen belowCommented Deadlight Entertainment's Alex Martinez: "We are truly honored to welcome FREYA to our family. They posses an extremely high quality of songwriting and musicianship. All that music coupled with Karl's lyrics and vocals makes for an intensely epic sound! Working with FREYA was a no-brainer, especially because Karl's work has been a huge inspiration for our bands PRIMAL AGE and MARTYRS." "Paragon of the Crucible" will be released later this year by Holy Mountain Music in America and Deadlight Entertaiment internationally. A song from the CD, "Serpentine", featuring a guest solo by Paul Waggoner of BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME, can be streamed using the SoundCloud player below.
Commented Paul: "I was truly honored to be asked to be a part of this record, and the 'Serpentine' track specifically. I have great respect for the FREYA guys and their musicianship, and it was a real privilege to be able to add my little touch with a guitar solo. Ultimately, this song is a balance of heavy, aggressive riffing and emotive, driving melodies. So it was my goal to encapsulate the overall vibe of tune by creating a part that added some contrast, but one that was still complementary to the music and vocals."
FREYA has been crushing it out for more than ten years. They released three full-length albums and a split with Victory Records. The follow-up to 2010's "All Hail The End" was recorded with Jason "Jocko" Randall at Moresound Studio in Syracuse New York. Delving deep and giving a unique re-imagining to classic thrash and death metal, FREYA builds an epic post-apocalyptic wasteland where enormous beasts have destroyed the Earth and left man to create myths to explain the scarred world around them. On top of the destructive riffing, melodic and more progressive textures have been added to create an intense and vibrant setting. FREYA is: Karl Buechner (vocals)
Brendon Flynn (guitar)
Thom Turner (guitar)
Joseph Murphy (drums)
Brett Walts (bass)