BiografieBoth originally hailing from the Ruhr Area, the largest agglomeration in Germany, modern metal force CALIBAN and Century Media Records are finally worldwide partners in crime after being neighbours for years and already co-operating for CALIBAN's last album "The Awakening" for North America. After Heaven Shall Burn and Maroon Century Media Records is delighted to welcome CALIBAN and hence being a home for the trinity of German modern metal.

CALIBAN's new album "Say Hello To Tragedy" marks a fantastic start for this new global partnership and impressively unites an aggressive, ferocious metal punch with emotive melodies and choruses. Through the course of the record you can discover thrashing viciousness, blasting speed and crushing breaks as well as harmonic clean vocals resulting in an opus rich in contrast and diversity. Songs like the murderous opener "24 Years", "Caliban's Revenge" or "No One Is Safe" prove that CALIBAN have developed into an unrivalled modern metal beast captivating the listener with raging heaviness and catchy melodies to equal terms. The album's concept deals with the question which tragedies happen nowadays or could have been prevented, if people would just open their eyes and at least care a bit about their neighbours, relatives and the world in general. Some songs are entirely fictional whereas other ones refer to real life dramas like the Fritzl case.

"Say Hello To Tragedy" was produced by Benny Richter, co-produced by guitarist Marc Goertz and mixed by Killswitch Engage guitarist Adam D - the same team directing the previous "The Awakening" that hit the German Media Control Charts on #36.

Formed in 1997, CALIBAN is one of the few German bands who managed to build up an international status in recent years. In North America they toured with labelmates God Forbid, The Red Chord, I Killed The Prom Queen and many more and also stopped at North American Festivals such as Hellfest (Syracuse) and New England Metal and Hardcore Festival. They toured Japan with Killswitch Engage and Shadows Fall, played the Beast Feast as well as visited Indonesia, Malaysia and last, but not least Australia as part of the Gigantour with Megadeth, Soulfly and Arch Enemy. Apart from several headline runs they were part of numerous European tours with bands such as In Flames and Devil Driver, Machine Head or Kreator. Also, it doesn't come as a surprise that you could watch CALIBAN on countless European festivals such as With Full Force Festival (D), Graspop Metal Meeting (B), Summerbreeze (D), Rock am Ring/Rock im Park (D), Wacken Open Air (D) as well as the prestigious Nova Rock (A) and Download Festival (UK). Recently they supported Machine Head and their acquaintances Killswitch Engage on selected shows.

To present their brand-new album "Say Hello To Tragedy" live, CALIBAN will play at several festivals this summer and are confirmed to headline the Beastfest European tour 2009 with labelmates Suicide Silence and Maroon as well as Emmure and After The Burial in October/November 2009.Quelle: - Caliban (EP)

1999 - Promo

1999 - A Small Boy And A Grey Heaven

2000 - Caliban Vs. Heaven Shall Burn-The Split Program

2001 - Vent

2003 - Shadow Hearts (Promo)

2003 - Shadow Hearts

2004 - The Beloved And The Hatred (Single)

2004 - The Opposite From Within

2005 - The Split Program II (w/ Heaven Shall Burn)

2006 - It's Our Burden To Bleed (Single)

2006 - Nothing Is Forever (Single)

2006 - The Undying Darkness

2007 - Life Is Too Short (Single)

2007 - I Will Never Let You Down (Single)

2007 - The Awakening

2009 - Caliban's Revenge/24 Years (Single)

2009 - Say Hello To Tragedy

2011 - Coverfield (EP)

2012 - I Am Nemesis

2014 - Ghost Empire



Freitag 22.06.2007
Man kann sich zweifellos über den zwischen melodisch und hart pendelnden Stil der deutschen Metalcore-Vorreiter CALIBAN streiten, unstrittig ist allerdings, dass es das Quintett stets schafft, hochklassige Qualitätsware abzuliefern, wie auch im Falle des neuen Werkes "The Awakening".


Coverfield - Cover
Coversongs sind immer eine schöne Möglichkeit, um Einflüsse und Vorlieben einer Band aufgezeigt zu bekommen.
Ghost Empire - Cover
Ursprünglich hatte ich vor, dieses Review mit einer kleinen Stichelei in Richtung der nunmehr endgültig abgeebbten Metalcore-Welle zu starten, aber das wäre sinnlos gewesen, denn CALIBAN spielen anno
Say Hello To Tragedy - Cover
CALIBAN gehören zu den Bands, die man aus Prinzip schon nicht mehr gut finden darf, was wohl auch auf den großen Erfolg der Ruhrpott´ler zurückzuführen ist.
The Awakening - Cover
Klammert man die Armeen von Nachahmern, Mitläufern, Kopier-Hiwis, Neppern, Schleppern und Bauernfängern aus, dann bleiben auf deutschem Boden primär zwei führende Metalcore-Bands übrig: HEAVEN SHALL B