Hopes of Freedom (Normandie, France)

𝐏𝐨𝐰𝐞𝐫 𝐅𝐨𝐥𝐤 𝐌𝐞𝐭𝐚𝐥
𝐇𝐨𝐩𝐞𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐅𝐫𝐞𝐞𝐝𝐨𝐦 est un groupe de Power Folk Metal, basé en Normandie. Dynamisant les sonorités Folks par la puissance du Power Metal dans un univers Heroic Fantasy, les compositions du groupe sont mélodiques, rythmées, épiques et énergiques.
Le projet est créé en 2007 par 𝐋𝐮𝐜𝐚𝐬 𝐋𝐚𝐦𝐛𝐞𝐫𝐭 (Chant/Guitare) vite rejoint par 𝐋𝐨𝐫𝐢𝐬 𝐁𝐫𝐢𝐱 (basse/chœurs). Le groupe joue partout dans la région, multipliant les concerts avec des groupes locaux, les tremplins et de plus grosses scènes, jusqu’en 2010 avec la sortie du 1er E.P. du groupe “𝐅𝐫𝐞𝐞𝐝𝐨𝐦 𝐒𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐦”. Le groupe est rejoint par 𝐂𝐥𝐞𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐋'𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐲𝐞𝐧𝐚𝐭 (Batterie/Choeurs), et 𝐓𝐡𝐢𝐛𝐚𝐮𝐥𝐭 𝐇𝐞𝐧𝐧𝐚𝐫𝐭 (guitare/chœurs). Grâce à ce Line-up fort, 𝐇𝐨𝐩𝐞𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐅𝐫𝐞𝐞𝐝𝐨𝐦 est prêt à enregistrer son 1er album éponyme auto-produit qui sortira via le label 𝐁𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐧𝐮𝐬 le 1er Décembre 2012. La notoriété du groupe grandit autant sur internet qu’en France et dans le monde. Enchaînant les scènes avec des groupes tels que Bukowski, Vulcain, Pat O’May, et après la sortie du clip “𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐂𝐚𝐥𝐥”, le groupe prépare son 2ème album “𝐁𝐮𝐫𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐒𝐤𝐲𝐟𝐚𝐥𝐥” auto-produit.
2016 s’annonce déjà comme une année mémorable pour 𝐇𝐨𝐩𝐞𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐅𝐫𝐞𝐞𝐝𝐨𝐦 avec un concert exceptionnel pour la sortie de “𝐁𝐮𝐫𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐒𝐤𝐲𝐟𝐚𝐥𝐥”, et la diffusion de leur nouveau clip “𝐎𝐟𝐭 𝐆𝐨 𝐀𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐲”. Le groupe enchaîne maintenant les scènes pour défendre les couleurs de leur nouvel album et aller à la rencontre d’un public grandissant.

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English :
Hopes of Freedom is a power folk metal from Normandy (France). Mixing the strength of the Power metal with various folk sounds, the compositions are very melodic, rich, fun, joyous and of an epic style. They are always inspired from fantasy world into which dragons, knights and other imaginary creatures and visions, securely find their places.
From the motivation of Lucas Lambert (Vocals/Guitar), Hopes of Freedom is created in december 2007. Quickly, Clement Simon (Guitar/Backing Vocals) and Jean-Cyril Montier (drums) join the lucas project, followed by Loris Brix (Bass/Backing Vocals) few months later. During 3 years, the band gigged around the Normandy with local bands, on showcases or bigger stages.
In October 2010, the band releases their first EP of 5 tracks. Few time later, in december 2010, Clément L'heryenat (Drums/Backing Vocals ) joins the band on drums and replaces Jean-Cyril. The following year saw Hopes of Freedom, armed with a new drummer, uphold the following they had earned by putting on some impressive gigs at renowned venues such as the 106 in Rouen, France and participating in larger music festivals in the Parisian suburbs.
In early 2012, Clement Simon leaves the band for professional reasons et let his place to Thibault Hennart (Guitar/Backing Vocals). Between january and july, the band works on the first album. In august 2012, Hopes of Freedom spend 2 weeks at « Wildpath Studio » (near Paris) to finalize their project. The 10 tracks of the eponymous album tell the story of a rebel warrior who has as destiny to save the kingdom from the evil forces. The album « Hopes of Freedom » came out on 1st decembre 2012.
During 2013, the band shared stages with notable French bands, such as Bukowski and Vulcain. The band also released their first video clip « The call » to celebrate the end of the year.
Membres :

Lucas Lambert : Vocals/Guitar
Loris Brix : Bass/Backing Vocals
Clément L'heryenat : Drums/Backing Vocals
Charles Demoulins : Guitar/Backing Vocals
Label : Brennus Music
- Human race is falling
- Mother Earth is dying
- And people are calling.\"

Fort de sa nouvelle condition, le Héros doit faire face au Dragon. Ce dernier, aidé par les Anciens Dieux, défait de manière cinglante son adversaire, qui réussit à fuir dans les bois, gravement blessé.

️🎶 Masters of The World
Les Anciens Dieux sont de retour ! La totalité des rois ne tarde pas à rentrer dans le rang laissant ainsi une impunité totale aux oppresseurs qui tiennent leur revanche.

- “Hey! Here we are, Gods of power, Dragon’s masters,
- Pain for pleasure and we kill without measure.
- We rape mother, behead father, tortures youngsters.
- We’re Gods of hate, now forget your own fate!”

️🎶 ️Run Away
Blessé, le Héros se réfugie au plus profond d’une des forêts du royaume. Il se questionne quant à la prophétie et aux intentions de la Voix Sacrée. Humilié par le Dragon, il doute de lui et de son véritable destin... jusqu’à ce que cette fameuse Voix lui reparle, ravivant sa foi.

- “Now wake up!
- You must find your will!
- Your beliefs!
- Recover them!
- Now you fight!”

️🎶 Death Should We Falter
Malgré lui, le Héros est devenu une légende, symbole de l’opposition contre le joug des Anciens Dieux. Un groupe rebelle traverse alors le royaume pour le rejoindre et le convaincre de les mener au combat pour écraser la tyrannie.

- “We take our swords my friends,
- It’s time to gather the last rebels,
- The Ancient Gods reign must end,
- Send men to ring the Deliverance Bell!”

️🎶 The Call
Le Héros est désormais à la tête du groupe rebelle et les rangs renégats grossissent un peu plus chaque jour. Chacun s’arme et se prépare à affronter les Anciens Dieux et leur terrible Dragon dans la bataille finale qui approche.

- \"We are calling for freedom,
- We will save the kingdom,
- We will mark our history,
- We will defeat our enemy.
- No one will stop us,
- No one will forget us,
- With you the fight begins,
- Our hopes will win!”

️🎶 Hopes of Freedom
Le combat commence.
D’un côté, le Héros mène le groupe rebelle et toutes ses nouvelles troupes, animés et transcendés par la Voix Sacrée..
De l’autre, les Anciens Dieux, le Dragon, les Rois et leurs fidèles.
Les uns combattent pour la liberté, les autres pour la tyrannie. L’affrontement est sanglant.
Se retrouvant une nouvelle fois face au Dragon, le Héros lui enfonce son épée violemment en plein coeur.
La mort du Dragon entraîne l’affaiblissement des pouvoirs des Dieux.
Le Héros restaure ainsi la Paix et la Liberté.

“Never again will mankind wander from the light. Thanks to your courage, you have restored Peace and Freedom.”

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🇬🇧: Hey guys! Tonight the last part of our explanations about our story!

📖 Our story continued years after the Sacrifice of the Mother Firedrake bringing Peace at the end of Burning Skyfall…

Many fights started within the land due to Men’s warlike nature. They fought each other, following their own Kings’ orders.
But Humanity couldn’t imagine that those fights were increasing the power of a far more important threat.

🎶… And The Manuscript Unfolds
The story began in the middle of a battlefield…
From the top of the mountain, a tyrannic Warrior King was contemplating the slaughter in front of him.
But a young man, recruited against his will, refused to obey.
As a punishment, he saw his wife being murdered before being sent back to fight in many battles.

🎶Your Life In My Hands
The influence of the Tyrannic King on his men was total. For him, they were only pawns which he moved as it pleased him.

“- You are a pawn.
- One of mine.”

Suddenly, a voice came from nowhere and echoed in the young man’s head, told him he had a heroic destiny. He had to flee from his condition to prepare himself to fight the Ancient Gods who were back after years of banishment.

🎶Through The Winds And The Rain
He decided to desert the battlefield, flee to get ready to accomplish his destiny.

- “And I run, night and day,
- Through forests, over mountains,
- And I run, through the winds and the rain.”

🎶Ride In The Sky
To accomplish his destiny, the young man who became a Hero, had started to strengthen himself, to draw experience from past trials that would lead him to a total freedom, to his rebirth.

- “I don’t feel any sorrow,
- When I’m above the earth,
- I don’t think about tomorrow,
- ‘Cause I’m living my rebirth.”

One morning, the Sacred Voice came back and sent him to his first adventure.

🎶The Fight
War still raged in the Kingdoms and the Ancient Gods sent their Dragon to bring fear and impose their domination.

\"- And the world is crying
- Human race is falling
- Mother Earth is dying
- And people are calling.\"

Powered by his new condition, our Hero had to face the Dragon. But helped by the Ancient Gods, the Dragon defeated his enemy who escaped in the wood, seriously wounded.

🎶Masters of The World
The Ancient Gods are back. Quickly, all kings stepped in line, leaving total impunity to the oppressors who finally got their revenge.

- “Hey! Here we are, Gods of power, Dragon’s masters,
- Pain for pleasure and we kill without measure.
- We rape mother, behead father, tortures youngsters.
- We’re Gods of hate, now forget your own fate!”

🎶Run Away
Injured, our Hero found refuge deep in one of the forest of the kingdom. He wondered about the prophecy and the meaning of the Sacred Voice. Humiliated by the Dragon, he had doubts about him and his real destiny, until the voice talked to him again, bringing his will back.

- “Now wake up!
- You must find your will!
- Your beliefs!
- Recover them!
- Now you fight!”

🎶Death Should We Falter
Our Hero reluctantly became a legend, a symbol of the opposition against the yoke of the Ancient Gods. A group of rebels crossed the kingdom to join him and convinced him to be their leader in the fight to crush tyranny.

- “We take our swords my friends,
- It’s time to gather the last rebels,
- The Ancient Gods reign must end,
- Send men to ring the Deliverance Bell!”

🎶The Call
The Hero was then the leader of the rebels and numbers were growing day by day. Everyone got armed and prepared himself to face the Ancient Gods and their terrible Dragon in the coming Final Battle.

- \"We are calling for freedom,
- We will save the kingdom,
- We will mark our history,
- We will defeat our enemy.
- No one will stop us,
- No one will forget us,
- With you the fight begins,
- Our hopes will win!”

🎶Hopes of Freedom
The battle began.
On the one side, the Hero led the rebels armed and powered by the Sacred Voice.
On the other side stood the Ancient Gods, their Dragon, the kings and their armies.
The first fought for freedom, the second for power and tyranny. The battle raged and was bloody.
Once again, our Hero faced the Dragon but this time, he stroke its heart with his sword.
The Death of the Dragon caused the weakening of the Ancient Gods’ powers.
And so our Hero brought Peace and Freedom back.

“Never again will mankind wander from the light. Thanks to your courage, you have restored Peace and Freedom.”">
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Bienvenu à toi l'ami ! ️🎸

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🇬🇧: Mesdames et Messieurs, we are very proud to present you tonight who will be the next \"best Folk Metal Power Guitarist of all time\" by our side.
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️👏👏👏️🎉Charles Demoulins!️🎉👏👏👏️

Welcome to you friend! ️🎸

©Marion Cano Photographe">
- Betrayers might be enraged
- Evil Gods are in the past
- The order is outcast”

️🎶 Toward the Last Daybreak:
And so the sun was shining again. Men found their freedom back since Gods were not here to dictate their behavior anymore.

“- Since the war is over
- Love is growing stronger
- People are living well together”

The five divinities would remain locked in their celestial cages as long as men would live together in perfect harmony.
But through years, Men’s warlike nature came back, weakening the spell that kept the Gods in jail.

We could sometimes hear the Rebellious God from his Holly Voice.

“All is not lost… I’ve hope that one day, I will find the one destined to be a true hero…”">
Une très bonne route à toi Thib ! <3

Thibault : \"Ce n'est pas sans regrets que j'ai dû prendre cette décision...
Je tiens à adresser d'énormes remerciements à mes trois acolytes pour m'avoir permis de prendre part à cette aventure qui fût riche en experiences et en bons moments!
Merci également au public, pour votre énergie et votre soutient.
Love u all guys.
Gonna miss u les boys!\"

Plus d'informations sur la suite dans un prochain \"chocolat\" ;)

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🇬🇧: Sometimes in the advent calendar, some chocolates are less tasty than others. It is today...
We are sad to announce the leaving of Thibault after 5 years of great collaboration. But we respect his decision and wish him success for his new projects. We will keep in mind these 5 years of concert, fun, beers but also deep and constructive discussions about the band.
Nevertheless he will always belong to the ”Hopes Family” and we are leaving on excellent terms.
Good luck to you Thib ! <3

Thibault: ”It is not without regrets that I have made this choice…
I want to thank my buddies for this adventure filled of great experience and unforgettable moments.
I also want to thank the public for your energy and support during these 5 years.
Love U all guys !
Gonna miss U ! ”

More informations concerning the future in an upcoming ”chocolate” ;)

Photo: Marion Cano Photographe">

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🇬🇧: Well... this is not the cover of our 3rd album!
Some probably remember but for the others, you have before your eyes the cover of our very first production! A 5 tracks EP named \"Freedom Storm\" which was released in 2010. Visuals have evolved since that period! 💿">

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