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How The Ghost Became

by Freakangel

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    2CD limited edition reissue - in jewelcase, with 16-page booklet and outer O-card.
    Includes exclusive CD2 "What The Ghost Became" containing 6 previously released plus 6 previously unreleased remixes.
    Strictly limited to 100 hand-numbered copies worldwide.

    01 Make Me Disappear (AL ARD Remix)
    02 In The Witch House (VALHALL Remix)
    03 Insight (NITRO/NOISE Remix)
    04 Death Walks With Us (SIRUS Remix)
    05 In The Witch House (RITUALZ Remix)
    06 Giving Up The Ghost (DEVIL-M Remix)
    07 Make Me Disappear (COMA. Remix)
    08 In The Witch House (NOIRE ANTIDOTE Remix)
    09 Giving Up The Ghost (OCEAN BLACK Remix)
    10 Death Walks With Us (PANIC LIFT Remix)
    11 In The Witch House (SERAPHIM SYSTEM Remix)
    12 Giving Up The Ghost (KILL THE SLEEPER Remix)

    Includes unlimited streaming of How The Ghost Became via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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    edition of 100 
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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Limited first edition on CD, in hardcover digibook with integral 16-page lyric booklet bound in.

    Includes unlimited streaming of How The Ghost Became via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 5 days
    edition of 300 
    Purchasable with gift card

      $16 USD or more 


  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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      $9 USD  or more




>>>UPDATE 2019:

Originally issued in hardback digibook format, Freakangel’s lethal 2017 broadside of industrial metal “How The Ghost Became” reaches the final iteration of its physical form…in a new hand-numbered double-disc edition complete with 6 all-new and previously unreleased remixes!

Coming Halloween 2019 in 2CD jewelcase format with outer O-card, the original album is augmented for this limited edition re-release by the exclusive CD2 collection “What The Ghost Became” – which rounds up remixes from the now nearly sold-out singles “In The Witch House” and “Death Walks With Us” (by SIRUS, VALHALL, RITUALZ, SERAPHIM SYSTEM, PANIC LIFT and NOIRE ANTIDOTE) and fuses them into an unholy hybrid with fresh meat from Italian overlords of industrial black metal AL ARD, NITRO/NOISE, DEVIL-M and more…


After 3 full albums, 3 EPs and the live DVD “The Show Of Violence” on Belgian label Alfa-Matrix, we are pleased to welcome Estonian outfit FREAKANGEL to the DWA fold for the release of their new album “How The Ghost Became” – a move that also marks somewhat of a musical departure for FREAKANGEL, taking them further into industrial metal than ever before.

Frontman D.Darling and DWA are of course far from strangers – with DWA having released both his SUICIDAL ROMANCE album “Shattered Heart Reflections” and FREAKANGEL’s dark electro debut “The Faults Of Humanity” under license for Asia-Pacific several years ago. And under the FREAKANGEL name, DWA has previously tapped Dmitry for what ultimately became an entire album’s worth of remixes, compiled and reissued as part of the “DWAXxX” 10CD retrospective box-set at the tail-end of 2013.

Over the past several years, FREAKANGEL have toured relentlessly around Europe – mutating in the process into a full four-piece live rock act, and acquiring an ever-increasing number of fans (and tattoos). Aside from numerous headline performances, they have also appeared at a huge number of industrial and metal festivals like Resistanz (UK), Wave-Gotik-Treffen and Dark Munich (DE), Hard Rock Laager (EE), Summer Darkness (NL), Castle Party (PL), Lumous and Findustry (FI) alongside acts like COMBICHRIST, LORD OF THE LOST and most recently RAVE THE REQVIEM.

“How The Ghost Became” seems almost light years removed from the dark electro sounds of FREAKANGEL’s 2010 debut “The Faults Of Humanity” – finally taking what has now become a full band firmly into metal territory, and quite definitively so. Dmitry’s singing, now freed from distortion, has never sounded so powerful nor his vocal range so wide – and no album has ever come this close to capturing the full ferocity of FREAKANGEL’s live performance.

Songs like “Make Me Disappear” have probably more in common with MOTIONLESS IN WHITE or MARILYN MANSON than anything remotely considered “electronic” – while those hoping for a more four-to-the-floor groove will find that fused with this super-heavy new FREAKANGEL sound in songs like the album opener “Witness The Fall”. Even a passing nod to the club-friendly FREAKANGEL of old is included in the form of the groovy “Giving Up The Ghost”- where the band perhaps take one last dance on the graves of what they once were.

Undoubtedly this is FREAKANGEL’s finest hour – and as such fully warrants the deluxe treatment that only DWA’s superlative hardcover digibook format can provide. Fittingly then, the first 300 CD copies of “How The Ghost Became” come in digibook complete with 16-page integral booklet bound into the inside left of the hardcover. The outstanding cover and interior booklet artwork comes from Russian-based Mayhem Project Design - capturing perfectly the dark oppressive atmosphere of the album’s music in its monochromatic tones and broken text.

With “How The Ghost Became”, FREAKANGEL have fashioned an album of rare beauty where raw and emotional rock sits smoothly alongside electronic elements to form an entirely organic-sounding whole – and one which adds up to so much more than the sum of its parts. Setting a formidable new standard in industrial metal, this is an album that even FREAKANGEL themselves may find hard to follow!


released February 3, 2017

Lyrics by D.Darling
Music by D. Darling and Art
Programming by D. Darling
Drum programming by D. Darling and Roman D.
Recorded at White Light Studio, Tallinn, Estonia
Mixed and mastered by Max Gerasyonov at Usoundworks Studio, Cherepovets, Russia
Artwork by Mayhem Project Design, St.Petersburg, Russia
(p) + (c) 2017 DWA


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