Freedumb is building up speed and picks up from the success of their latest single Get Away, with a blast from the past in the form of a LP release of The Freedumb Curse – Reversed. The material was recorded in 2008, but was never released in this version. These songs are rawer sounding and also mixes between lyrics in English and Norwegian.
During the pandemic, it naturally become difficult to play fast hardcore punkrock together. In the downtime, a folder suddenly appeared with The Freedumb Curse EP (2008). The album contains the first version of The Freedumb Curse that was recorded and planned to be released in late summer 2008. The release comes on an exclusive 12 “in 50 copies from Oslo Vinyl Freseri in both black and transparent edition. The cover is a new version of the original The Freedumb Curse which is silkscreen printed by Loco Mosquito.
While original The Freedumb Curse (2010) album sounds far more thrash/punk, the EP version has a 2000s classic punk rock sound, as on previous releases. Recorded in 2008 in the legendary Endless Tinnitus when it was in the backyard of Schweigaardsgate 44. The songs were recorded during a good period for the band and I would say that I prefer some of these versions to those that were recorded for the album.
Freedumb is based in Østfold, Norway and started in the winter of 2003 in Moss by Torstein Magnus Eriksen (Norsk Råkk, Friksjon), Ole Vanem (Knuste Ruter) and Thomas Walland Hansen (The Supervisors). In 2010, “The Freedumb Curse ” came out on Tonehjulet Kräftpest, and Freedumb was selected for PYRO on NRK’s rating “Top 10 most promising bands in 2010”. The following year, guitarist Thomas Walland Hansen quits and Kim Trøbråten (Fork) joins. In 2016, the follow-up album “Feeding The Tapeworm ” was released on Tonehjulet Kräftpest and Freedumb released their most comprehensive Norwegian tour. At the end of the tour, Ole Vanem throws in the drumsticks and in the winter of 2017, Petter Cindahl (Bits Between / Your Epitaph) became the new drummer in Freedumb.
The band will start recording a new album in the summer of 2017 with producer Hans Tømmerholen (Bits Between). In August 2017, Big Day Records will release the single “Let it slide” which will receive rave reviews and sneak onto several official Spotify playlists. In October 2017, the shocking news came that Cindahl had passed away and the band was put on hold. In the spring of 2018, Arne-Magnus Fjelle (Blodstrupmoen) will be announced as the new drummer. The band starts fresh with brand new material that lays the foundation for the upcoming album “Social Hangover” (2022). During the winter of 2019, work will be completed on the recordings from 2017 and the album “Post-Modern Dark Age” will be released in September 2019 on Big Day Records. Freedumb promotes the album with concerts in Norway and Denmark in the autumn of 2019 and the band plays at Trondheim Calling 2020 in February before Covid19 darkens all concert stages in March 2020. In the spring and summer of 2021, Freedumb releases remastered recordings of “2 wrongs make 1 right”, a 7 “split release with Göttemia from 2008 and The Freedumb Curse – Reversed which is the first draft of the debut album which was planned for release in the autumn of 2008.