CALIBAN

Metalcore / Melodic Metalcore • Germany
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Caliban, a metalcore band, was formed in Germany in 1997 under the name Never Again.

After 6 months of playing together, the band recorded their first two songs for a compilation, which was never released. The songs were sent to several record labels, and Lifeforce Records was the first to offer the band a record deal. The band's first self-titled MCD came out in the summer of 1998. To promote the CD, Caliban played many shows all over Europe and a few support shows for bands like Morning Again, Earth Crisis, and Cro-Mags.

After their European tour, in 1999 Caliban entered the studio to record their first full-length CD, entitled A Small Boy and a Grey Heaven. The CD received favorable reviews in many big zines and many smaller hardcore and metal zines. The band was described as a mixture of Slayer, Poison the Well, and Hatebreed.

Vent came out in April 2001.
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CALIBAN Discography

CALIBAN albums / top albums

CALIBAN A Small Boy and a Grey Heaven album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
A Small Boy and a Grey Heaven
Metalcore 1999
CALIBAN Vent album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
Vent
Metalcore 2001
CALIBAN Shadow Hearts album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
Shadow Hearts
Metalcore 2003
CALIBAN The Opposite From Within album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
The Opposite From Within
Metalcore 2004
CALIBAN The Undying Darkness album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
The Undying Darkness
Metalcore 2006
CALIBAN The Awakening album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
The Awakening
Melodic Metalcore 2007
CALIBAN Say Hello To Tragedy album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
Say Hello To Tragedy
Metalcore 2009
CALIBAN I Am Nemesis album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
I Am Nemesis
Metalcore 2012
CALIBAN Ghost Empire album cover 4.50 | 2 ratings
Ghost Empire
Metalcore 2014
CALIBAN Gravity album cover 4.50 | 2 ratings
Gravity
Metalcore 2016
CALIBAN Elements album cover 4.58 | 2 ratings
Elements
Metalcore 2018
CALIBAN Zeitgeister album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Zeitgeister
Metalcore 2021

CALIBAN EPs & splits

CALIBAN Caliban album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
Caliban
Metalcore 1998
CALIBAN Caliban vs. Heaven Shall Burn - The Split Program album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
Caliban vs. Heaven Shall Burn - The Split Program
Metalcore 2000
CALIBAN Caliban vs. Heaven Shall Burn - The Split Program II album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
Caliban vs. Heaven Shall Burn - The Split Program II
Metalcore 2005
CALIBAN On Tour April '05 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
On Tour April '05
Metalcore 2005
CALIBAN Eastpak Antidote Tour album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Eastpak Antidote Tour
Metalcore 2007
CALIBAN Beastfest European Tour 2009 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Beastfest European Tour 2009
Metalcore 2009
CALIBAN Coverfield album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
Coverfield
Metalcore 2011
CALIBAN Alive In A Glass Cage album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
Alive In A Glass Cage
Metalcore 2016

CALIBAN live albums

CALIBAN demos, promos, fans club and other releases (no bootlegs)

CALIBAN Advance Tape album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
Advance Tape
Metalcore 1999
CALIBAN Two Song Sampler From Shadow Hearts album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
Two Song Sampler From Shadow Hearts
Metalcore 2003
CALIBAN It's Our Burden to Bleed album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
It's Our Burden to Bleed
Metalcore 2006
CALIBAN Caliban's Revenge / 24 Years album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
Caliban's Revenge / 24 Years
Metalcore 2009

CALIBAN re-issues & compilations

CALIBAN Memoirs (2009-2017) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Memoirs (2009-2017)
Melodic Metalcore 2017

CALIBAN singles (8)

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The Beloved And The Hatred
Metalcore 2004
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5.00 | 1 ratings
Nothing Is Forever
Metalcore 2006
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5.00 | 1 ratings
Life Is Too Short
Metalcore 2007
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5.00 | 1 ratings
I Will Never Let You Down
Metalcore 2007
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0.00 | 0 ratings
Mein Schwarzes Herz
Metalcore 2016
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brOKen
Metalcore 2017
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Ich Blute Für Dich
Metalcore 2018
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Intoleranz
Metalcore 2021

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CALIBAN Reviews

CALIBAN Elements

Album · 2018 · Metalcore
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Caliban have been creating quite a noise in the metalcore scene since their inception in the late Nineties, and with the quintet managing to keep the same line-up together for fifteen years now is quite an achievement. Here they are back with the follow-up to 2016’s ‘Gravity’, and they seem to have increased the intensity in all areas. “’Elements’ is a logical progression from the last album,” says guitarist Marc Görtz. “But we definitely expanded the range of music we wanted to incorporate on ‘Elements’. It’s going in extremely different directions. It’s heavier, but also more melodic. Also, Andy is doing all the vocals—harsh and clean—on the new album.” This last is a change, as those duties are normally shared between Andreas Dörner and guitarist Denis Schmidt with competing styles, but here Dörner provides both melodic and gruff. Görtz says that when he started putting together the initial riffs for the album he was trying really hard not to listen to any other music so that he wasn’t influenced, but bands such as Meshuggah, Whitechapel and Trivium all seem to have made their way into his psyche.

It is the intensity that really blast out of the speakers and pins the listener against the far wall – if ever the States want to militarise music then they should look to this album to start with. That the band go between incredibly light and tremendously heavy only emphasises the difference between the two styles. They can keep it low and groove-ridden, suddenly knocking down the guitar tuning, or keep it riff-laden as if they are a new Cannibal Corpse before becoming a next generation Linkin Park. This is all over the place, so much so that one never knows quite where the musical journey is going to lead, except that it will be a fractured and enjoyable road to get there. Caliban are showing no sign at all of slowing down, and this may just be their finest release yet.

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