Sudden Deaf is written about head trauma and an accident on the ice that sidelined vocalist/bassist Torstein Eriksen for almost a year. Crossing the borders of alternative rock, punk, hardcore and metal, Freedumb brings a catchy spiked mix to the table.
About the song: “I was out hanging posters and when I was going down from a concrete plateau I forgot that it was mirror-smooth. So I set off and jumped down and my legs disappeared beneath me. The fall did not hurt much, but I was a few millimeters from hitting the concrete edge so my concern was how close I was to a bloody affair. Continued to hang up posters, but quickly noticed that everything was not quite right. Went to the emergency room and they said I would get better in 2-3 days, but the form only got worse and worse. Every morning I woke up with a high constant tinnitus that got louder and more intense throughout the day. Life was turned upside down and concerts, rehearsals, screen time, driving and listening to music became impossible. It took almost a year before I could return to my normal life, but I feel that I have never been quite the same after the accident and that there are late injuries that I still struggle with to a certain degree” – Torstein Eriksen (vocal/bass/songwriter – Freedumb)
The previous album «Post-Modern Dark Age» came in the autumn of 2019 and the band’s concert activities to promote the album in 2020 were interrupted and a performance during Trondheim Calling in 2020 was the band’s last concert before everything closed down. In 2021, there were signs of life again from Freedumb and an alternative EP version of the debut album The Freedumb Curse (2010) was released in a limited edition on 12 »vinyl with a silkscreen cover. In September 2021, “Get Away” came as the first single from the upcoming album “Social Hangover” and the song received an overwhelming reception internationally in the alternative rock / punk / metal press.
Freedumb was started by Torstein Magnus Eriksen (Norsk Råkk, Friksjon), Ole Vanem (Knuste Ruter) and Thomas Walland Hansen (The Supervisors) in the winter of 2003 in Moss . 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 quit and Kim Trøbråten (Fork) joined. In 2016, the follow-up album “Feeding The Tapeworm” was released on Tonehjulet Kräftpest and Freedumb went on heir 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 started recording a new album with producer Hans Tømmerholen (Bits Between) in the summer of 2017 . In August 2017, Big Day Records released the single “Let it slide” which received 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) was announced as the new drummer.
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