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, which is set for release on April 22nd.
Today marks the release of the title track, “Dystopia (feat. Christoph Wieczorek of Annisokay)”. The song is available to purchase on all digital platforms and the music video, which was directed by Witzki Visions, will premiere at 6pm CET / 12pm (noon) ET / 9am PT, HERE.
“’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,” states CALIBAN vocalist Andreas Dörner.
Apart from the digital album and a Ltd. CD digipak, the following vinyl colors are available to purchase:
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
Purchase the album bundles HERE.
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. A long running fixture in the European metal scene, CALIBAN have reemerged with a furious vision for these dark days. Welcome Dystopia.
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 who did Zeitgeister. Check out the band’s previously release music video for “Ascent Of The Blessed”, HERE.