Markus Freiwald

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Markus Freiwald (2013)

Markus "Makka" Freiwald (* 19th March 1971 in Dortmund ) is a German Metal - drummer .


Freiwald started playing drums at the age of 15. His first band was Despair , where he played together with the later founder of the Century Media label Robert Kampf and the later producer Waldemar Sorychta . After three studio albums, the band broke up in 1993. A year later Freiwald joined the band Voodoocult after their drummer Dave Lombardo could not go on tour. In 1995 Freiwald played on the last, self-titled voodoo cult album before the band broke up. In 1997 Freiwald played on the first and only album by the Bochum band Flaming Anger . Freiwald then played on three albums by the Dortmund hip-hop musician Lee Buddah . In addition, Markus Freiwald was active as a live and studio drummer in various bands, including Kreator , Lacuna Coil , Rotting Christ and Rumble Militia .

In the early 2000s he retired from the music business and sold his drums. In 2010 Markus Freiwald joined the band Sodom and succeeded Konrad "Bobby" Schottkowski . Freiwald released three studio albums with Sodom. In 2017 Sodom were recognized as the best German band at the Metal Hammer Awards . In January 2018, Sodom singer Tom Angelripper split from Freiwald and guitarist Bernd Kost . According to their own information, Kost and Freiwald were informed of their sacking via a WhatsApp message. Kost and Freiwald then founded the band Bonded .

Markus Freiwald is married. After retiring from the music business, he retrained to become a software developer . He now works in logistics at Century Media and looks after retail.


with afterblood
  • 2013: Of Unsound Minds
with Tom Angelripper
  • 1998: A drop of happiness
with Lee Buddah
  • 1997: half-cut
  • 1998: hot summer
  • 2000: Primacy Midi
with Bonded
  • 2020: Rest in Violence
with Despair
  • 1988: History of Hate
  • 1990: Decay of Humanity
  • 1992: Beyond All Reason
with Flaming Anger
  • 1997: Biosphere II
with Sodom
with voodoo cult
  • 1995: Voodoo cult

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. a b c d Holger Stratmann: I wanted nothing more to do with the music business . In: Rock Hard , September 2016, page 19
  2. METAL HAMMER AWARDS: The 2017 winners + live gallery. Metal Hammer . Retrieved December 25, 2019 .
  3. SODOM Guitarist And Drummer Were Fired Via WhatsApp. , accessed December 25, 2019 .