Highly regarded blackened hardcore band CALLIGRAM have announced a spring headline tour following the release of their acclaimed LP Askesis (November 24, Basick Records).
25.03 Dreadfest, Leeds, UK
28.03 The Underworld, London, UK (supporting Birds In A Row and Coilguns)
31.03 DIY Cafe Lille, France
01.04 Koerspeerd Bruge, Belgium
03.04 MCP Apache Music, Fontaine L-Eveque, Belgium
04.04 DB's Utrecht, Netherlands
05.04 Music City, Antwerp, Belgium
Askesis 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, Noisey, Terrorizer, and more.
Purchase Askesis: http://music.basickrecords.com/album/askesis
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 under their current moniker 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).