Ghost Empire

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Ghost Empire
Artwork by Christopher Lovell
Studio album by Caliban
Released January 24, 2014 (2014-01-24)
(see Release history)
Studio (see Studios)
Genre Metalcore
Length 48:07
Language English, German
Label Century Media
Producer Benny Richter, Marc Görtz
Caliban chronology
I Am Nemesis
(2012)
Ghost Empire
(2014)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
About.com 4/5 stars[1]
Rock Sound 6/10[2]

Ghost Empire is the ninth studio album by German metalcore band Caliban, released on January 24, 2014 through Century Media Records. The album entered the German GfK Entertainment at #7, becoming Caliban's first top 10 album.

Tracklist[edit]

All lyrics written by Dörner, additional lyrics written by Richter and Görtz, all music composed by Görtz.

No. Title Additional lyrics Length
1. "King"     4:02
2. "Chaos – Creation"     3:30
3. "Wolves and Rats"     3:59
4. "nebeL"   Sobtzick 3:11
5. "I Am Ghost"     3:46
6. "Devil's Night"     4:23
7. "yOUR Song"     4:26
8. "Cries and Whispers"     3:55
9. "Good Man"     5:07
10. "I Am Rebellion"     4:21
11. "Who We Are"     4:09
12. "My Vertigo"     3:15
Total length:
48:07

Credits[edit]

Writing, performance and production credits are adapted from the album liner notes.[3]

Personnel[edit]

Caliban
  • Andreas Dörner – vocals
  • Marc Görtz – guitar
  • Denis Schmidt – guitar, vocals
  • Marco Schaller – bass
  • Patrick Grün – drums
Guest musicians
  • Bastian Sobtzick (Callejon) – vocals on "nebeL"
  • Christoph Koterzina (Callejon) – vocals on "Good Man"
  • Matt Heafy – vocals on "Falling Downwards"
Additional musicians
Production
  • Benny Richter – production, recording (at B.B.Serious Studios only)
  • Marc Görtz – production, recording (at Nemesis Studios only)
  • Marcel Neumann (We Butter the Bread with Butter) – co-production of "Chaos - Creation", "Wolves and Rats", "Cries and Whispers", "Who We Are", "My Vertigo"
  • Dominic Paraskevopoulos – recording (drums only)
  • Klaus Scheuermann – mixing
  • Olman Viper – mastering
Artwork and design
  • Christopher Lovell – artwork
  • Thomas Böcker – graphic design
  • Sandra Muequin – photography

Studios[edit]

  • B.B.Serious Studios – recording
  • Nemesis Studios – recording
  • LEVEL3ENTERTAINMENT – recording (drums only)
  • Hertwerk/nullzweistudios – mastering

Release history[edit]

Region Date
Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Australia, New Zealand January 24, 2014
Europe January 27, 2014
USA, Canada February 04, 2014

Charts[edit]

Chart (2014) Peak
position
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[4] 32
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[5] 184
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[6] 7
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[7] 51

References[edit]

  1. ^ Todd Lyons. "Caliban - Ghost Empire CD Review". About.com. Retrieved August 18, 2013. 
  2. ^ http://www.rocksound.tv/reviews/article/caliban-ghost-empire
  3. ^ Ghost Empire (liner notes). Caliban. Century Media. 2014. 
  4. ^ "Caliban – Ghost Empire" (in German). Austriancharts.at. Hung Medien.
  5. ^ "Caliban – Ghost Empire" (in French). Ultratop.be. Hung Medien.
  6. ^ "Longplay-Chartverfolgung at Musicline" (in German). Musicline.de. Phononet GmbH.
  7. ^ "Caliban – Ghost Empire". Swisscharts.com. Hung Medien.

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