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
MembersSebastian "Sushi" Biesler
Kevin Ratajczak
Daniel "Danskimo" Haniß
Pascal Schillo
Daniel Klossek
David Friedrich
Past membersMichael "Micha" Malitzki

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

Metalcore is a fusion genre combining elements of extreme metal and hardcore punk, that originated in the late 1980s. Among other styles blending metal and hardcore, such as crust punk and grindcore, metalcore is noted for its use of breakdowns, which are slow, intense passages conducive to moshing. Other defining instrumentation includes heavy guitar riffs often utilizing percussive pedal tones and double bass drumming. Vocalists in the genre typically perform screaming, more popular bands often combine this with the use of standard singing, usually during the bridge or chorus of a song. However the death growl is also a popular technique within the genre.

Castrop-Rauxel Place in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

Castrop-Rauxel is a former mining city in the eastern part of the Ruhr Area in Germany.

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 support act for groups like Bakkushan, Callejon, Ohrbooten, We Butter the Bread with Butter and Neaera.

EMP Merchandising also known as EMP Merchandising Handelsgesellschaft mbH, Large Popmerchandising, and Sweden Rock Shop is a German-based music mail order and merchandising store. The company distributes a quarterly catalog to customers. In a 2003 report the Osnabrück Chamber of Commerce considered the company to be the largest mail order business for Heavy Metal and Hard Rock music in Germany. In September 2018, Warner Music Group acquired EMP from Sycamore Partners.

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On 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 the Geki Rock the group toured China and Russian Federation. [2] In October and November 2012 Eskimo Callboy was 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] On the last show of the tour at Live Music Hall in Cologne on November 10, 2012, nine fans got hurt after pieces of the ceiling fell down in the moshpit area. [4] The concert was stopped and rescheduled on 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 on that time. [5] [6]

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Callejon (band) band

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Cologne city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

Cologne is the largest city of Germany's most populous federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia and the fourth most populous city in Germany after Berlin, Hamburg, and Munich. With slightly over a million inhabitants within its urban area, Cologne is the largest city on the Rhine and also the most populous city both of the Rhine-Ruhr Metropolitan Region, which is Germany's largest and one of Europe's major metropolitan areas, and of the Rhineland. Centred on the left bank of the Rhine, Cologne is about 45 kilometres (28 mi) southeast of North Rhine-Westphalia's capital of Düsseldorf and 25 kilometres (16 mi) northwest of Bonn. It is the largest city in the Central Franconian and Ripuarian dialect areas.

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

Düsseldorf Place in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

Düsseldorf is the capital and second-largest city of the most populous German federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia after Cologne, as well as the seventh-largest city in Germany, with a population of 617,280. At the confluence of the Rhine and its tributary Düssel, the city lies in the centre of both the Rhine-Ruhr and the Rhineland Metropolitan Regions with the Cologne Bonn Region to its south and the Ruhr to its north. Most of the city lies on the right bank of the Rhine. The city is the largest in the German Low Franconian dialect area. "Dorf" meaning "village" in German, the "-dorf" suffix is unusual in the German-speaking area for a settlement of Düsseldorf's size.

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The band started recording their upcoming 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 whole Germany supported by Annisokay. We Are the Mess peaked on 8th place in Germanys official longplay charts and on 64th place in Austria. Currently the band is touring throughout Japan to promote their album. [10] In March the band will tour Europe supported by Iwrestledabearonce, Her Bright Skies and To the Rats and Wolves. [11]

We Are the Mess is the second studio album by German metalcore band Eskimo Callboy. The album was released on January 10, 2014 through Redfield Records. The album was entirely produced by Kristian Kohlmannslehner. It features two guest appearances on the album, including BastiBasti of Callejon and former Hollywood Undead singer Deuce on the track "Jagger Swagger".

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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". [12]

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Post-hardcore is a punk rock music genre that maintains the aggression and intensity of hardcore punk but emphasizes a greater degree of creative expression initially inspired by post-punk and noise rock. Like post-punk, the term has been applied to a broad constellation of groups. Post-hardcore began in the 1980s with bands like Hüsker Dü, Black Flag, and Minutemen. The genre expanded in the 1980s and 1990s with releases by bands from cities that had established hardcore scenes, such as Fugazi from Washington, D.C. as well as groups such as Big Black and Jawbox that stuck closer to post-hardcore's noise rock roots. In the 2000s, post-hardcore achieved mainstream success with the popularity of bands like My Chemical Romance, AFI, Hawthorne Heights, The Used, At the Drive-In and Senses Fail. In the 2010s, post-hardcore bands like Sleeping With Sirens and Pierce the Veil achieved success and bands like Title Fight and La Dispute experienced underground popularity.

Electronic music is music that employs electronic musical instruments, digital instruments and circuitry-based music technology. In general, a distinction can be made between sound produced using electromechanical means, and that produced using electronics only. Electromechanical instruments include mechanical elements, such as strings, hammers, and so on, and electric elements, such as magnetic pickups, power amplifiers and loudspeakers. Examples of electromechanical sound producing devices include the telharmonium, Hammond organ, and the electric guitar, which are typically made loud enough for performers and audiences to hear with an instrument amplifier and speaker cabinet. Pure electronic instruments do not have vibrating strings, hammers, or other sound-producing mechanisms. Devices such as the theremin, synthesizer, and computer can produce electronic sounds.

The lyrics deal with themes like getting drunk, parties, and sex. [13] The band call their music "Porno Metal" (English Porn Metal). [12] Users of German music portal Allschools criticized the music of Eskimo Callboy as being misogynistic, homophobic, and misanthropic. [14] In an interview with the German FUZE magazine, vocalist Sebastian Biesler meant that the lyrics only use clichés in a satiric way. [15] 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". [16]


Band members

Current members

Former members

Timeline

Eskimo Callboy

Discography

Studio albums

YearTitlePeak positions
GER [17] AUT [18] SWI [19]
2012 Bury Me in Vegas
2014 We Are the Mess 864
2015 Crystals 65470
2017The Scene614
[20]
89

Extended plays

Music videos

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References

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  2. ibanez.de: Eskimo Callboy on tour
  3. partyausfall.de: CALLEJON - Band auf Blitzkreuz Tour im Oktober 2012 (German)
  4. Marco Götz: Metal Hammer : Callejon: Verletzte und Konzertabbruch nach Decken-Einsturz - Tour-Ende mit Schrecken(German)
  5. partyausfall.de: ESKIMO CALLBOY - GET DRUNK OR FUCK OFF EURO TOUR 2013 mit THE BROWNING, CLOSE TO HOME und INTOHIMO (German)
  6. metal.de: Get Drunk Or Fuck Off Tour (German)
  7. pollstar.com: Kottonmouth Kings ‘Fight To Unite’
  8. Wacken Open Air: Eskimo Callboy
  9. Sebastian Kessler: Metal Hammer : Gewinner und erste Fotos der METAL HAMMER AWARDS 2013 (German)
  10. Frank Engelhardt: FUZE Magazine #44 (March/April 2014): Eskimo Callboy: Metal-Atzen, pages 22-23 (German)
  11. Dark Lord: Stormbringer.at : ESKIMO CALLBOY, I WRESTLED A BEAR ONCE, HER BRIGHT SKIES, TO THE RATS AND WOLVES - Europa Tour Dates! (German)
  12. 1 2 Thomas Renz: FUZE Magazine Nr. 33 Apr./Mai 2012, page 37: Reviews
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  14. allschools.de: ESKIMO CALLBOY bei Redfield Records (German)
  15. Bandbiographie bei Redfield Records
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  26. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_DmGH5SZzk
  27. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qrWPKu37H1E
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