The band toured a lot over Europe and performed at many events including festivals like Wave-Gotik-Treffen (Germany), Dark Munich Festival (Germany), Essen Original (Germany), Summer Darkness (Netherlands), Castle Party (Poland), Resistanz (England), Lumous (Finland), Hard Rock Laager (Estonia) and lots of club shows in Germany, Russia, Switzerland, Chech Republic, Poland, Finland, Sweden and etc.
Freakangel has released three albums via Belgium label Alfa Matrix: “The Faults Of Humanity”, “Let It All End” and “The Ones To Fall”. Their fourth album “How The Ghost Became” was released via Japan based label DWA.The band also released two DVDs “The Faults Of Humanity: live”, “The Show Of Violence” and three digital EPs “Porcelain Doll”, “The Book Of Violence” and “Into The Fire”.
After 3 full albums, 3 EPs and the live DVD “The Show Of Violence” on Belgian label AlfaMatrix, we are pleased to welcome Estonian outfit FREAKANGEL to the DWA fold for the release of their new album “How The Ghost Became” – a move that also marks somewhat of a musical departure for FREAKANGEL, taking them further into industrial metal than ever before.
Over the past several years, FREAKANGEL have toured relentlessly around Europe – mutating in the process into a full four-piece live rock act, and acquiring an ever-increasing number of fans. Aside from numerous headline performances, they have also appeared at a huge umber of industrial and metal festivals like Resistanz (UK), Wave-Gotik-Treffen and Dark Munich (DE), Hard Rock Laager (EE), Summer Darkness (NL), Castle Party (PL), Lumous (FI) alongside acts like COMBICHRIST, BATUSHKA, AT THE GATES and others…
“How The Ghost Became” seems almost light years removed from the dark electro sounds of FREAKANGEL’s 2010 debut “The Faults Of Humanity” – finally taking what has now become a full band firmly into metal territory, and quite definitively so. Dmitry’s singing, now freed from distortion, has never sounded so powerful nor his vocal range so wide – and the no album has ever come this close to capturing the full ferocity of FREAKANGEL’s live performance.
Songs like “Make Me Disappear” have probably more in common with MOTIONLESS IN WHITE or MARILYN MANSON than anything remotely considered “electronic” – while those hoping for a more four-to-the-floor groove will find that fused with this super-heavy new FREAKANGEL sound in songs like the album opener “Witness The Fall”. Even a passing nod to the club-friendly FREAKANGEL of old is included in the form of the groovy “Giving Up The Ghost” – where the band perhaps take one last dance on the graves of what they once were.
With “How The Ghost Became”, FREAKANGEL have fashioned an album of rare beauty where raw and emotional rock sits smoothly alongside electronic elements to form an entirely organic-sounding whole – and one which adds up to so much more than the sum of its parts. Setting a formidable new standard in industrial metal, this is an album that even FREAKANGEL themselves may find hard to follow!