Highly regarded blackened hardcore band CALLIGRAM have announced their debut LP and signing to Basick Records. Askesis - set to be released on November 24 - is a viciously dark and atmospheric ride through bleakened lands of sonic destruction, a sound that has already seen the band championed by Metal Hammer, Terrorizer, and more.
To celebrate the news, the band streamed new video 'Scourge' via Metal Hammer. Watch it here now:
Askesis is certainly a record that’s suitably deserving of such a grandiose introduction. Led by the Italian Matteo Rizzardo’s tortured shrieking vocals, Calligram are a band not for the faint of heart. However, like all good musicians, Calligram know when to hold back as much as push forward.
The London-based band are true testament to modern music’s global outlook: Italian, Brazilian, and French nationals creating an album of impressive heft. For fans of Impaled Nazarene, Belphegor, Behemoth, and more Askesis is not an album worth missing out on.
Forming in 2011, Calligram's first release as Calligram was 2016's Demimonde, mastered by Alan Douches (The Dillinger Escape Plan, Every Time I Die, Darkest Hour). Calligram quickly caught the attention of Metal Hammer, Terrorizer, Punktastic & Kerrang! Radio's Alex Baker, amongst others, supporting Downfall of Gaia, Wolfbrigade, and toured around the UK and Europe.
Askesis was recorded in February 2017 at the Ranch Production House with Lewis Johns (Rolo Tomassi, Svalbard, Employed To Serve) & mastered by Audiosiege's Brad Boatright (Trap Them, Mutoid Man, NAILS).
Catch the band live:
Friday 3rd November at The Red Lion, Bristol w/ LINK & Regret
Saturday 4th November at Fuel Cafe Bar, Manchester
Wednesday 15th November at the Cowley Club, Brighton w/ Vorvan & Yards
Thursday 16th November at the Dev, London w/ Vorvan
Friday 17th November at the Dugout, Margate (No Vorvan)
Saturday 18th November at Embers, Carlisle w/ Vorvan
Sunday 19th November at The Meatlocker, Leeds w/ Vorvan
Saturday 25th November at TBC, London w/ Survivor Gargles Fest
24th-25th March 2018 at Temple of Boom, Leeds w/ Dreadfest
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