Interview: Daniel Freyberg (Guitars/Backing Vocals) of Crownshift (Video/Audio)

With members of Nightwish, Children of Bodom, Finntroll and more, Crownshift boast world-class pedigree and heritage. The Finnish melodic death metallers will release their self-titled debut album on May 10th, 2024, via Nuclear Blast.

One of 2024’s most hotly anticipated albums, Crownshift’s self-titled debut finally arrives with all the force of a meteorite crashing into the planet. Showcasing a modernised take on melodeath, with some early Children of Bodom influences and touches of Soilwork/Scar Symmetry. Id all you want is high-flying and head-banging melodeath in simple anthemic form, then this album will deliver.

You can read our full review of the album here.

We spoke to guitarist and backing vocalist, Daniel Freyberg about the debut album. Talking about the journey to this point, the moments when Crownshift became its own thing, the buzz surrounding them, the excitement around playing live, proving that Crownshift is not a side project, and so much more.

Buy Me a Coffee at

Watch/listen to the full interview via:

Soundcloud | Spotify | Apple Podcasts | YouTube


Website | Facebook | Instagram | TikTok


  • Carl Fisher

    Owner/Administrator/Editor/Writer/Interviewer/YouTuber - you name it, I do it. I love gaming, horror movies, and all forms of heavy metal and rock. I'm also a Discworld super-fan and love talking all things Terry Pratchett. Do you wanna party? It's party time!