FRETERNIA - SWEDISH POWERMETAL!
Metal ensemble founded in 1998 by guitarists Tomas Wäppling & Patrik von Porat during the first wave of Swedish Powermetal alongside bands like Hammerfall, Nocturnal Rites o Lost Horizon.
In 1998 the split cd "Swedish Metal Triumphators Vol1" was released by LNP. The split also features LNP labelmates Persuader.
The debut album "Warchants & Fairytales" saw the light of day in year 2000, released by LNP. Songs like "Guardians Of The Night", "The Woods Of The Elvenking" and "Dragonsong" among others made this a very solid album.
In 2002 Freternia released the concept album "A Nightmare Story" on Arise records. "Grimbor The Great", "Shadowdancers", "Requiem" and "New Hope" are considered to be some of the highlights by the fans.
After a short break Freternia signed to Greek label ROAR - Rock Of Angels Records and "The Gathering" (mixed and mastered at The PanicRoom) was released 14/6-19. The album with new drummer Oskar Lumbojev and bassplayer Nicklas von Porat has received a lot of positive feedback and high scores in reviews.
Through radioshows and official videos the music gets constant air/playtime as well as on the digital platforms such as YouTube and Spotify where digitally remastered editions of "Warchants & Fairytales" and "A Nightmare Story" is available. (ANS releasedate 27/9-19)
In fast, aggressive, yet melodic Metal spiced with temposhifts and clever leadguitars delivered by Caparison guitarist Patrik von Porat, the band has built a strong foundation for singer Pasi Humppi. With his unique voice and wide register Freternia gets instantly recognized. Pasi possesses a charismatic stageprescence and loves to interact with the crowd. A liveperfomance with Freternia ensures neckache and sore throats.
Among others Freternia has performed at Sweden Rock Festival. Club Dunois, Paris (France) with Metalium, Persuader, Morifade and Shadowkeep. Sticky Fingers Top Floor, Gothenburg (Sweden) with support act.
Pasi Humppi - Vocals
Tomas Wäppling - Guitars
Patrik von Porat - Guitars
Nicklas von Porat - Bass
Oskar Lumbojev - Drums
"Working on the recordings of a second conceptalbum Freternia's ambition is to start touring in spring 2020".
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