An Indie/Rock/Experimental band from Taytay, Rizal PH. ~
With a combination of the bright out bursting voice of vocalist Michi Uy, the warm and upbeat grooves rendered by drummer Chris Casi (formerly Parola) and bassist Mico Lirio (formerly Oremuz), and guitarist Jm Belen and Basti Andaya's ambient but technical overtones. While going through various name and member changed, instrumentally the band was slowly evolving and maturing into the melodic outflow of energy they presently are. They just happened to collide to create music that they're passionate about.
SPECIAL THANKS TO:
Jack Daniel's The JD Set Philippines Family.
Indie Band News Family.
Art Paper Production Family.
Sir Pol Calinawan of Bandstand.PH.
Oremuz and Vehement Records.
- Jack Daniel's The JD Set Philippines Top 13
- Jalajala Battle of the Bands Grand Champion (Rizal)
Back in 2006, Michi from "Lunula" and her college friends from UE (tonyo, otcho, paulo and magi) decided to formed a band which they named "Falling Suicide", During that time, Zeus was the acting manager. They went through various gigs in the metro with Oremuz and other bands from Taytay, Rizal like White Resemblance, Parola, Heavymeal, Blacktears & etc. But in October on that same year, they parted ways for personal issues.
In July of 2008, Magi and Zeus decided to bring back the band, asking Michi to join the group to continue what they've started. But this time, they changed their name to "FREJA". From the greek methology "Freyja" which means The Goddess of Love, War and Fertility. Deion and MJ came in to fill the missing pieces and they labeled their music as Experimental/Happy Hardcore. November 29, they had their first gig at freedom bar in QC. And from that year, the list of invites increased until they had their first 3-Track Demo CD which includes (Isabel, Magdalene & Celiene).
But for the second time, due to their musical differences and lack of time for the band, Michi decided to changed the lineup of members. They had their last gig together on June 12, 2009. (It's hard on her part but she must do something to keep the band going!).
Starting from scratch! With the help of her husband, Mico Lirio (former member of Oremuz, Parola, Brando Braganza), they started to create a new tune. A new foundation to establish their long time dreams, to perform on stage and to recognize their kind of music which all of us will remember...
July of 2009, Freja arise with its newest members. Chris "Pakis" Casi (former member of Parola, Brando Braganza), Jm "Tahong" Belen (former member of Brando Braganza) and Basti Andaya. They retained the name Freja but they changed its spelling into "FREIA". :)
Magi Loleng: 2006-2009
Otcho Masiglat: 2006
Rolando Antonio: 2006
Paulo Añada: 2006
Zeus Ong: 2007-2009 (X2M Ten to Midnight)
Deion Garcia: 2007-2009 (Mejokaiko)
Mj Pollero: 2008-2009
Kym Macalintal: 2009 (Mejokaiko)
James Plofino: 2009 (Mejokaiko)
Dondon Pia: 2009 (Milky Summer/Auditory Nausea)
-Feb 4 "JD Set"@ B-Side, Makati
-Feb.18 "JD Set" @ Club Dredd, Eastwood
-Feb.26 @ Bela Bar, San Juan Manila
-March 18 "JD Set" @ Casa Nami, Makati
-April 2 @ Freedom Bar, Anonas QC
-May 7 @ Bagong Ihaw, Shaw Blvd. Mandaluyong
-May 27 @ Freedom Bar, Anonas QC
-May 28 @ Bagong Ihaw, Shaw Blvd. Mandaluyong
-June 11 @ Casa Nami Surf Pub, Makati
-July 16 @ Himakas Bar, Makati
-July 23 @ Malate District Bar, Nakpil St. Malate
-August 13 @ Headstock Bar, Marikina
-September 3 @ MTC Plaza, Montalban Rizal
-September 17 @ Last Home, Mandaluyong
-September 24 @ Freedom, Anonas QC
-Jan.8 @ Cuerdas Bar, Pasig (POSTPONED)
-Jan.16 @ Freedom Bar, Anonas QC
-Jan.23 @ Freedom Bar, Anonas QC
-Jan.27 or 28 @ Freedom Bar, Anonas QC
-Jan.30 @ Ten02 Bar, Timog Ave QC
-Feb.3 @ Freedom bar, Anonas QC
-Feb.16 @ Dayo Bar, Betty-Go Belmonte QC
-Feb. 19 @ Taytay GYM, Taytay Rizal
-Feb. 27 @ Sumulong High, Taytay Rizal
-March 13 @ Tahong's BDAY, Taytay Rizal
-March 18 @ 6 Undeground, Ortigas Pasig
-April 24 @ Jikiris Bar, Taytay Rizal
-June 12 @ Freedom Bar, Anonas QC (CANCELLED)
-July 3 @ Guerilla Radio Bar, Pasig
-August 20 @ Club Dredd, Eastwood Libis
-August 21 @ ROAA Studio, Mandaluyong City
-September 26 @ Jalajala, Rizal
-October 1 @ Freedom Bar, Anonas QC
-November 6 @ Headstock Bar, Araneta Ave.
-December 11 @ Headstock Bar, Araneta ave.
-Mar.5 @ Nine Mile Bar, QC
-Apr.2 @ Nine Mile Bar, QC
-Apr.16 @ 6 Underground, Ortigas Pasig
-Apr.24 @ Center for Arts, Timog QC
-June 12 @ Cuerdas Bar, Pasig
-July 10 @ Nine Mile Bar, QC
-Aug.29 @ Cuerdas Bar, Pasig
-Sept.5 @ Floydrose Bar, QC
-Sept.18 @ Mayamot National Highschool, Antipolo Rizal
-Sept.26 @ Nine Mile Bar, QC
-Oct.1 @ 6 Underground, Ortigas Pasig
-Oct.9 @ Nine Mile Bar, QC
-Oct.24 @ Capones, Makati
-Nov.25 @ Freedom Bar, Anonas QC
-Dec.9 @ 6 Underground, Ortigas Pasig
-Nov.29 @ Freedom Bar, Anonas QC
Freia is without a shadow of a doubt a band that you should look out for.
The right fix of metal, hardcore and purely rock and roll just for you by Freia.
You'll never get bored with them and has outstanding musicality.
The poetry on their songs are clearly seen as every line of every song had my head thinking and thinking what Freia wants us to ponder.
Their passion in music making transcends through their tunes. I am still waiting for new tunes from this band…Continue
A lot of bands influenced us but we still enjoy mesmerizing our own experiences, our own mistakes, giving us the urge to pull ourselves to the world of the underground music. Providing us our skills and our talents to prove to everyone that we’re not just an ordinary band, but a group extraordinary people helping out the crowd to realize that every man/woman has the right to become. We don’t want to be dictated on how were supposed to sound or act. The freedom of sharing what you’ve got and…Continue