I en litt kryptisk melding melder Chris Bay at hans tidligere kollega i Freedom Call, trommeslager Dan Zimmermann (ex-Gamma Ray, ex-Iron Savior), er tilbake i ringen etter 10 års fravær. Hva denne tilbakekomsten innebærer er usikkert; om det er snakk om et nytt prosjekt eller en gjenforening i Freedom Call, sier ikke meldingen noe om.
…do you remember this amazing drummer and one of my best friends?
Good news are in the house…coming soon! –Chris Bay
Freedom Call har vært uten trommeslager etter at Timmi Breideband forlot bandet midt i M.E.T.A.L.-turneen – kun 7 måneder etter at han ble med i bandet.
PowerMetal.no: I must also ask about Dan Zimmerman, who appears on the new album. What’s the story here and where have he gone? Has he quit playing professional? Are you still in touch, and how was it to have him onboard again? He was the co-founder of Freedom Call, I’m I right?
Chris: Dan is still one of my best friends and I’m in constant contact with him. For our 20 years anniversary it’s a «must be» that he is part of the new album. He’s still an «emotional member» of the band and it feels great to have Dan back on this album M.E.T.A.L.
I formed Freedom Call together with Dan in 1998 and we wrote and produced all albums until 2010 as a team, I’ll never forget that period in my life.
He’s still playing in a local metal band, here in Nürnberg/Germany. He settled down with his family and he’s doing great in this role. That is much more important for me that he’s happy in his life, than to have him as a drummer. (excerpt from interview with Chris Bay, 2019)