Interview with Daniel Zimmermann, Freedom Call  (April 13, 2005)

First, congratulations with your new album "The Circle Of Life". Are you satisfied with it?
Daniel - Yes, we are. For us it is a step forward. It was worth to take our time to let the songs develop. I think we made the best out of our song ideas!

If the music of Freedom Call was an emotion, which one would it be?
Daniel - Happiness.

What bands inspire you to write music?
Daniel - Music in general, bands from all styles. Helloween had a big influence on us!

What is your favorite song on "The Circle Of Life" and why?
Daniel - "Hero Nation" - great groove, progressiv arrangement, goes through a lot of feelings.

Could you explain the artwork for "The Circle Of Life"?
Daniel - The "Circle Of Life" is an ancient relict, the sun calendar of the Celtic People. It fits perfectly to the title. In the middle we added our zodiac signs and our bandlogo!

How did you get your name Freedom Call?
Daniel - The name should be something positiv, something which reflects our music. It was like so often, the same old story, two guys sitting in a bar, drinking beer and doing brainstorming about their own band and fooling around with several band names! I think it was me who came up with the name!

Some people call Freedom Call cheesy, how do you react to that criticism?
Daniel - I never heard that somebody considers FC as cheesy. What do you mean with cheesy?

With so many Power Metal-bands releasing albums, don't you fear that Freedom Call might actually drown in that wave?
Daniel - No

What kind of music do you listen to at home?
Daniel - I listen to all kinds of music, whatever affects my heart. I depends on the mood I'm in.

I wonder, if you might make a all-time albums Top 5?
Daniel - Don't know, never thought about that! Maybe after another 15 albums doing the same over and over again!

Alright, to come to the end: What is your favourite question about Freedom Call that you haven't been asked yet, but would still like to answer?
Daniel - Don't know

Freedom Call - The Circle Of Life

Album out on Steamhammer Records.

Click on the album cover to see more info on Freedom Call.