Eskimo Callboy

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Eskimo Callboy
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Eskimo Callboy playing at Reload Festival in Germany, 2015.
Background information
Origin Castrop-Rauxel, Germany
Genres
Years active2010–present
Labels Redfield Records
Radtone Music (Japan)
Universal Music (2015) Century Media Records
Website www.eskimocallboy.de
MembersKevin Ratajczak
Daniel "Danskimo" Haniß
Pascal Schillo
Daniel Klossek
David Friedrich
Nico Sallach
Past membersMichael "Micha" Malitzki
Sebastian "Sushi" Biesler

Eskimo Callboy is a German metalcore band formed in Castrop-Rauxel in 2010.

Contents

History

Eskimo Callboy live at Wacken Open Air 2016 Eskimo Callboy - Wacken Open Air 2016-AL3227.jpg
Eskimo Callboy live at Wacken Open Air 2016

The first self-titled EP was self-released in 2010 and was distributed via EMP. Later the band re-released the EP via their actual recording label Redfield Records. The band was a support act for groups like Bakkushan, Callejon, Ohrbooten, We Butter the Bread with Butter and Neaera.

At festivals, the group shared stage with acts like Casper, Distance in Embrace and Rantanplan. In 2011 they played at Traffic Jam Open Air and Mair1 Festival. Their debut album, Bury Me in Vegas was released on March 23, 2012 worldwide via Redfield Records. [1] Between September 28 and September 30, 2012 the band toured in Japan on the Geki Rock Tour. After Geki Rock the group toured China and Russian Federation. [2] In October and November 2012 Eskimo Callboy was a support act alongside the Electro duo WassBass (founded by Nico of K.I.Z) for Callejon on their Blitzkreuz Tour, which lead through Germany and Austria. [3] At the last show of the tour, at Live Music Hall in Cologne on November 10, 2012, nine fans were injured after pieces of the ceiling fell down in the moshpit area. [4] The concert was stopped and rescheduled for February 23, 2013, at E-Werk in Cologne. The band did not appear on the new date because they were touring alongside The Browning, Close to Home and Intohimo through Europe during that time. [5] [6]

On November 17, 2012, the band announced after a concert in Düsseldorf that they were parting ways with their drummer Michael Maletzki; he was replaced by David Friedrich. In April 2013 the band toured the United States for the first time alongside Kottonmouth Kings and Deuce. [7] In August 2013 the band made an appearance at Wacken Open Air [8] , as well as on the Geki Rock Tour in Japan. The band was nominated for the Up And Coming (best newcomer award) at the German Metal Hammer Awards, held in Berlin on September 13, 2013, which they won. [9]

The band started recording their fourth album at Kohlekeller Studios together with producer Kristian Kohlmannslehner in autumn of 2013. The album, which is entitled We Are the Mess , was released on January 10, 2014 via Redfield Records and Warner Music Japan. The band played five release shows in Germany supported by Annisokay. We Are the Mess peaked in 8th place on Germany's official long-play charts and in 64th place in Austria. The band toured in Japan to promote their album. [10] In March of that year, the band toured Europe supported by Iwrestledabearonce, Her Bright Skies and To the Rats and Wolves. [11]

In August 2019, the band released a new single, Hurricane, for their upcoming fifth album. The new album, titled Rehab, will be released on November 1, 2019. Following the release of Rehab, the band will embark on their Rehab European Tour 2019. [12]

On February 12, 2020, the band announced through their social media appearances that the previous singer "Sushi" will no longer sing for the band. On the same day "Sushi" announced his new project called "Ghostkid". As "Ghostkid", "Sushi" will soon be working on their own music, which will continue to be based in the metalcore scene.

On 24 April 2020, frontman Kevin Ratajczak announced on YouTube that the search for a new singer is over. After an application phase, a video followed on June 4, 2020, announcing that Nico Sallach (former lead singer of the band To the Rats and Wolves) would be the new lead singer of the band. Furthermore, Eskimo Callboy announced a new EP at the same time.

Musical style and influences

The band's musical style can be described as a mix of metalcore, comedy rock, and post-hardcore with electronic music. The band's style is influenced by techno, so it can be called electronicore. The musicians named bands like Asking Alexandria and Attack Attack! as their musical influences. Their singer stated that the musicians don't feel like being a part of the "hardcore music scene". [13]

The lyrics deal with themes like getting drunk, parties, and sex. [14] The band call their music "Porno Metal" (English Porn Metal). [13] Users of German music portal Allschools criticized the music of Eskimo Callboy as being misogynistic, homophobic, and misanthropic. [15] In an interview with the German FUZE magazine, vocalist Sebastian Biesler meant that the lyrics only use clichés in a satyrical way. [16] In German Metal Hammer magazine, the reviewer gave the band a positive critique. He wrote, "this is why Eskimo Callboy is fun because they dismiss themselves and let ruling the fun". [17]

Band members

Current members

Former members

Timeline

Eskimo Callboy

Discography

Studio albums

YearTitlePeak positions
GER [19] AUT [20] SWI [21]
2012 Bury Me in Vegas
2014 We Are the Mess 864
2015 Crystals 65470
2017The Scene614
[22]
89
2019Rehab16

EPs

Music videos

YearTitleDirector(s)
2010"California Gurls" (Katy Perry cover) [23] Oliver Schillo
2011"Is Anyone Up?" [24] Unknown
2012"Muffin Purper-Gurk" [25] Eskimo Callboy
2013"Cinema" (Skrillex/Benny Benassi cover) [26] Oliver Schillo & Pascal Schillo
"We Are the Mess" [27] Eskimo Callboy & Oliver Schillo
2014"Final Dance" [28] Tommy Antonini & Eskimo Callboy
2015"Crystals" [29] Eskimo Callboy
"Best Day (ft. Sido)" [30] Unknown
"Baby (T.U.M.H.)" [31] Unknown
2017"The Scene (feat. Fronz)" [32] Eskimo Callboy
"MC Thunder" [33] Pascal Schillo & Oliver Schillo
"VIP" [34]
2018"Shallows" [35] Christian Ripkens
2019"Hurricane" [36] Unknown
"Nice Boi" [37] Unknown
"Prism" [38] Unknown
2020"Made By America" [39] Christian Ripkens
"Hypa Hypa" [40] Pascal Schillo & Oliver Schillo
"Hate/Love" [41]

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