These 4 Germans to Bring ‘Happy’ Heavy Metal to Bangkok

Photo: Freedom Call Official / Facebook

BANGKOK — Is heavy metal sometimes, ya’know, just too heavy? Instead of being cast into a black pit of darkest darkness, ever thought it would be nice if the abyss just smiled back?

Pump your fists this September to a less nihilistic form (it’s called “happy metal”) when four German smiling metal soldiers stomp into the capital for a concert.

“We are a happy metal band, and we are making happy music,” frontman Chris Bay growled (joyously) in a November interview with Vice music channel Noisey.

Classifying their own music as “happy metal,” Freedom Call will shoot beams of positive energy live in Bangkok as they take concertgoers on a musical metal riot (of glee). Never heard of’em? Start by listening to “Metal is For Everyone,” “Hammer of the Gods,” or “Union of the Strong.”


They deny being Christian metal.

Tickets purchased online are 890 baht and will be sold for 990 baht at the door. The band will perform a 90-minute gig at 8:30pm on Sept. 9 at The Rock Pub, a rock-focused music bar on Phayathai Road which can easily be reached via BTS Ratchathewi exit No. 2.

Freedom Call was formed in 1998 by frontman Chris Bay. It has nine studio albums.