“It’s not about a real virus like Corona, but about ideas planted in our heads that spread like one and eat us from the inside out”, says Andreas Dörner (vocals) about the song and video that are both featuring Marcus Bischoff of HEAVEN SHALL BURN on vocals. “Moreover, it is a concentrated charge of more than 20 years of friendship, a real metal mixture that will wreck your neck.”
When the gates of the world slammed shut in 2020, German metal spearheads CALIBAN focused their energies in the studio. The results were nothing short of prolific: at first, “Zeitgeister”, a collection of classic CALIBAN songs re-done in their native German, but more importantly, a brand-new album, “Dystopia”, that is due for a release on April 22nd, 2022.
Around the release CALIBAN will play four selected release shows in Germany:
DYSTOPIA RELEASE TOUR 2022
Special Guest: Neverland In Ashes
21.04.22 Bendorf – Stadthalle
22.04.22 Jena – F-Haus
23.04.22 Essen – Turock
24.04.22 Karlsruhe – Stadtmitte
Apart from the Digital Album and a Ltd. CD Digipak the following vinyl colours are available:
- black LP & Poster
- 300x white-black marbled LP & Poster available at CM Distro Wholesale EU & EU Onlineshop
- 300x transparent blue-black marbled LP & Poster available at EMP
- 500x black-blood red splattered LP & Poster available at Impericon
- 500x transparent pink-black marbled LP & Poster available in the USA
- Check here for options incl. bundles: https://caliban.lnk.to/dystopia
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The approach to “Dystopia” was instinctive and organic. The result was simply darker and heavier. A state of the world address and a sign of these locked-down times. The band members worked in relative isolation, not being able to meet up for writing sessions. Ideas were passed around via the internet. Yet, the anxiety and angst they were all feeling came through. Hence the opening line of the album title track and war-cry: “Welcome Dystopia – Come show me who you are!” Amidst the anger and sonic wreckage, there’s still a ghost of hopefulness as the band searches for identity, solidarity and ultimately rising from dystopian ashes.
“Dystopia” was produced by Benjamin Richter (Moonspell, Emil Bulls) and guitarist Marc Görtz as well as co-produced by Callan Orr (Dream On, Dreamer), The eye-catching artwork was crafted by the creative team of Season Zero that already did “Zeitgeister”.
A long running fixture in the European metal scene, CALIBAN have reemerged with a furious vision for these dark days. Welcome “Dystopia”!
Andreas Dörner – Vocals
Marco Schaller – Bass
Denis Schmidt – Guitar
Marc Görtz – Guitar
Patrick Grün – Drums