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. Today marks the release of the title track, “Dystopia (feat. Christoph Wieczorek of Annisokay)”.
While the song is out on all digital platforms the matching video clip, that was directed by Witzki Visions, will be available at 6pm CET / 12pm (noon) ET / 9am PT under the following link: https://youtu.be/1tpZ-5pwpQw
Andreas Dörner (vocals) comments the track: “’Dystopia’ is about the world being fake. Who are you in this world, or especially in the technological / digital age behind our screens where you can be anyone. The song is feat. Christoph Wieczorek of Annisokay on vocals.”
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 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 the USA
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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”.
The band previously released a clip for “Ascent Of The Blessed”:
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