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Caliban to record album of covers

Monday, February 7, 2011 11:29 PM PT / 6,039 views

German metal/hardcore band Caliban has announced plans to record an album of cover songs this month. The group has issued the following update: "It's time for some exciting news: we're heading towards the studio in a week's time to record cover songs! Our friend and producer Benny Richter will be keeping an eye on us again and we're hyper excited about how the results are going to sound like. We're not revealing the secret of which songs we will be covering exactly, (yet!), but if you visited our last European Winter Tour you might have catched us performing Rammstein's 'Sonne,' which will be one of the 10 songs we are recording. Talking about the other 9 songs, we chose from the very best classics and milestones of our youth, but we will also surprise you with some more current cover songs. And we promise, we're not just sticking to one genre! Of course we want to keep you as close as possible to the production process and there are going to be pictures and even a special Caliban TV episode recorded at the studio. "If you're wondering when this jewel will be available to you, we will have to ask you to practice patience until April/May. We assure you, it's worth waiting."


Godfatherofsoul 2/7/2011 11:31:02 PM


Kevl 2/7/2011 11:34:21 PM

Taking songs without breakdowns and putting in breakdowns. Brilliant!

nilorthenile 2/7/2011 11:35:00 PM

jesus christ.

destroyerofpoon 2/7/2011 11:35:06 PM

Was this band really all that popular to begin with?

linkinpark 2/7/2011 11:36:15 PM

Didn't they already record every As I Lay Dying off Frail Words Collapse and Shadows Are Security?!?!

jca 2/7/2011 11:36:37 PM

I'd like to hear this

sgd54 2/7/2011 11:37:06 PM

Kewl maybe they'll be the 800th band to do paint it black.

ampsonhigh 2/7/2011 11:54:31 PM

contractual obligations are a bitch

metal_bob 2/8/2011 12:03:41 AM

Man, it'll be sweet to see all the songs ruined by shitty clean vocals and breakdowns.

duluth_corsage 2/8/2011 12:22:32 AM

Terrible band, die already

needssalt 2/8/2011 12:44:41 AM

1. this band IS a cover band. 2. cover albums never work. impending van is flipped

chris_of_tyrants 2/8/2011 1:15:46 AM

Last game of the season, can't hold anything back..

towerofsluts 2/8/2011 1:46:57 AM

I catched them

itschillman 2/8/2011 2:26:37 AM

i miss vent/shadow hearts era caliban

ugly_old_guy 2/8/2011 2:49:26 AM

"hyper excited"

dot357 2/8/2011 3:27:52 AM

Stealing riffs from a.o. Sepultura and KsE wasn't enough??

HBDad 2/8/2011 3:56:04 AM

Three trends need to die in music, (1) instrumental tracks, (2) useless intro tracks, and (3) cover songs. All 3 of these things wind up being skippable filler like 99% of the time.

arty_mcfarty 2/8/2011 6:03:22 AM

"If you're wondering when this jewel will be available to you"........l0l

m00k 2/8/2011 6:25:04 AM

jca 2/7/2011 11:36:37 PM I'd like to hear this

foulmouth 2/8/2011 7:42:05 AM

Caliban playing Rammstein!?! *swoons into oblivion*

topman 2/8/2011 8:37:12 AM

Caliban playing Rammstein!?! *swoons into oblivion* --- fcking lol

conduit 2/8/2011 9:11:09 AM

The well is dry, that's if there was anything in there to begin with.

streetsofrage86 2/8/2011 9:52:11 AM

Oh god, I love Caliban but this is a horrible idea. Only band to ever pull off a successful cover album is Evergreen Terrace, pretty sure no on will ever do a good one again.

Drifter 2/8/2011 10:06:48 AM

you are the only one who thought that Evergreen Terrace's cover album was 'successful'. It might have been salvagable, if all of the songs had been performed by someone other than Evergreen Terrace.

impendingdouche 2/8/2011 10:14:29 AM

Acai is stoked.

thisheartscoma 2/8/2011 11:11:00 AM

I don't see how such an innovative band (early 2000) became this.......

LoydChristmas 2/8/2011 11:31:13 AM

If you can listen to Opposite From Within and not hear As I Lay Dying riffs to a tee, you are an idiot.

ShaolinLambKiller 2/8/2011 1:28:39 PM

shit band. shit idea. waste of money and time for all

arsonaut 2/8/2011 1:54:24 PM

HBDad 2/8/2011 3:56:04 AM Three trends need to die in music, (1) instrumental tracks... if you dont like anything instrumental, then you dont actually like music

kefka 2/8/2011 1:54:37 PM

Sonne is a decent song but Caliban hasn't been a good band since Shadow Hearts. Not interested.

ckk 2/8/2011 9:07:10 PM

this band needs to fck off already

joshuamiasma 2/9/2011 6:36:23 PM

Does the singer still wear eyeliner? Doesn't matter and neither will this record.

xdedicationx 2/10/2011 2:06:57 PM

Just go back to making great records like VENT!!!!

YouGotScanned 2/10/2011 4:01:42 PM

Please, for the love of god, everyone, stop acting like As I Lay Dying invented this sound. For one thing, Caliban was doing it first. As mentioned earlier, "VENT" was a perfect record at the time (in the year 2000).

BFH138 2/20/2011 10:27:56 PM

rammstine really ????

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