After Intoleranz German metalcore vets CALIBAN are releasing a brand-new track, ominously entitled “nICHts”, from their upcoming album, Zeitgeister, that is due to be released on May 14th, 2021. Make sure to check out the new video below.
Andy Dörner comments: “Who am I, where do I belong? Disorientation, hopelessness, fear, helplessness – the feeling of depression, feelings that can have multiple reasons. It’s feelings that many of us can relate to, especially these days and during the ongoing pandemic. ‘nICHts’ is dealing with these really dark places that are reflected by our protagonist who is dreaming about taking his own life.” What is really important to the band though: “Suicide is not a solution. If you feel like you are getting lost in these feelings, there are people ready to help you. Please reach out.”
It took CALIBAN recording a cover of RAMMSTEIN’s “Sonne” to realize that their native tongue was a seamless fit with their time-tempered collision of punishing riffs and Andreas Dörner’s urgent vocals. With fans hungry for the Essen-borne quintet to record an album exclusively in German, the band simply said: “Why not?” and Zeitgeister was born.
11 genre-defining LPs deep into their career, the band’s vision for the album came naturally – a career retrospective and deep-dive into CALIBAN favorites that haven’t had a live airing in some time. Formed in 1997, CALIBAN’s legacy has been a tireless one, touring the globe and sharing stages with the likes of KREATOR, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE and DARK TRANQUILLITY just to mention a few Zeitgeister was a welcome homecoming.