Guitarist Cede will leave FREEDOM CALL. New guitarplayer is not announced yet. Here is statement from Cede:
"After hundreds of beers, thousands of driven miles for rehearsals and gigs, endless moments of pure fun and great friendship within the band, plus months, days and never ending hours of thinking about my future, I took the decision to leave the Freedom Call camp.
Believe it: for me it was quite a tough thing to come up to Chris, Daniel, Ilker and Nils to tell them that I donТt feel like continuing shredding the guitar in Freedom Call anymore. On one hand it was a hard decision cause this line-up was pure Rock nТ Roll in my opinion, but on the other hand it was an easy decision cause I know that I couldnТt go on like this for me and my future.
So, why do I leave the band? As a lot of you know, IТm living in Switzerland and it takes me an unbelievable amount of time to play in Freedom Call, it just got too much for me, as I think I wanna give at least 100% and not only 90% to play in this band. Of course I still believe that without sweat, tears and engagement you wonТt get to any point in this business but I just figured out that I donТt want to be that much involved in music business anymore. I just wanna concentrate on one professional band and thatТs by far enough if youТre working eight-to-five besides the music-thing. Living in another country, playing in two bands, that is just too much to take for me.
Most important thing was to me, that Freedom Call respects and understands my decision. And IТm glad that they totally do. We still have a great partnership and friendship, we still got a lot of fun together. And thatТs what I really appreciate! ! !
So, thatТs all I can say about it at the moment. I want you, the fans, to fucking party on with Freedom Call, and I wish all the best to the guys in finding a new guitar player that will have as much fun in the band as I had with them.
You guys rock, and thank you so much for everything! You made my last 4 years a pure adventure ride :-)
Cheers and see you around!Ф