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With almost 10 years going strong, FREYA branches out with the heaviest and most progressive record to date :"Paragon of The Crucible. A companion piece to 2010's "All Hail The End", the heavy and complex sound only goes further with more intense mood-scapes and destructive riffing. A leap forward in every way for frontman Karl Buechner and the boys.
FREYA is no stranger to the masses. In 2003, the band released As The Last Light Drains, an album blending melody and crushing heaviness. They were interviewed on Headbangers Ball and their video to the title track single was in rotation for months. They also released a split recording with label mates The Hoods in 2004. An inspired Peta2 made a video for the anti vivisection anthem from the release entitled "Struggle To Survive" which was featured on their Save 99 DVD compilation, introducing them to over 100,000 fans.
In 2007, FREYA released Lift The Curse. According to Alternative Press, it ís the kind of music that can start prison riots. The album received praise in a multitude of press sources with the understanding that the record was one of the most powerful and captivating releases of that year. Lift The Curse debuted as the second most added album on college metal radio. The album ís infectiously heavy single "Suffer Not One" received rotation for months on Music Choice, XM, and Sirius radios.
In October of 2009, the band offered "All Hail The End". A megalithic statement in the new direction of Freya. Making a definitive statement in the style and sound of the band, they drew from new influences like Katatonia, Bolt Thrower, Morbid Angel and Testament. Featuring Buechner's fantastic and devastating lyrics and delivery. This new sound IS Freya. Continued on in 2012 in the new record "Paragon of the Crucible". Featuring Paul Waggoner on the track "Serpentine", these are songs that take you on a journey through a wasteland of melted glass and ruined cities of a post apocalyptic world.
With this incredibly tight line-up and truly EPIC songs, Freya is ready to steam roll further into the metal realm and into the ears of metal fans of every sub-genre!