Callejon (band)

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Callejon
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Callejon performing live in Cologne
Background information
Origin Düsseldorf, Germany
Genres Metalcore
Years active 2002 (2002)–present
Labels My Favourite Toy, Nuclear Blast, Four Music
Associated acts K.I.Z
Website www.callejon.de
Members
  • Bastian Sobtzick
  • Bernhard Horn
  • Christoph Koterzina
  • Thorsten Becker
  • Max Kotzmann
Past members
  • Frank Walther
  • Simon Vohberger
  • Stefan Vohberger
  • Sebastian Gallinat
  • Sven Wasel
  • Thomas Buschhausen

Callejon is a German metalcore band founded in Düsseldorf, Germany in 2002. The band writes and sings the majority of their lyrics in German.

History[edit]

Callejon was founded in 2002. Their first release was a self-titled demo released in 2003. On 7 May 2005, the band released their EP Chronos. Their debut album, Willkommen im Beerdigungscafé, was released on July 7, 2006. Both albums were released through their label My Favorite Toy Records, which is based in Mainz.

In February 2003 the band went on a three-weeks promotional tour for their album Willkommen im Beerdigungscafé

In September 2007 they signed a contract with Edition TAKK, a publishing company associated with Sony/ATV Music Publishing Germany. With a tour in winter 2007 the EP Fauler Zauber Dunkelherz was promoted. After that drummer Sven Wasel was replaced by Bodo Stricker.

In May 2008 the band signed a contract with Nuclear Blast.[1] Their label debut Zombieactionhauptquartier contained 13 songs. It was produced by Eike Freese in Hamburg and was published on November 28, 2008.[2] The album features a song "Porn from Spain" with Nico from K.I.Z rapping as guest singer.

In March 2010 the band uploaded their third album Videodrom to their Myspace page. It was released on 3 April 2010 and entered the German Media Control Charts at No. 31. The Album is inspired by David Cronenberg's film Videodrome.[3]

Their album Blitzkreuz, produced by Colin Richardson, was released in June 2012. A video for the first single "Blitzkreuz" has been released on April 12.

With their album Man Spricht Deutsch they released an album consisting only of cover versions in January 2013.

Artwork[edit]

Singer Bastian "BastiBasti" Sobtzick creates all cover artwork of the band himself.[4] He has also designed artwork for releases by other bands such as Iconoclast by Heaven Shall Burn, Say Hello to Tragedy by Caliban and others.

Personnel[edit]

Current members
  • Bastian "BastiBasti" Sobtzick – vocals (2002–present)
  • Bernhard Horn – guitar (2002–present)
  • Christoph "Kotsche" Koterzina– guitar (2011–present)
  • Thorsten Becker– bass (2006–present)
  • Max "Kotze" Kotzmann – drums (2010–present)
Former members
  • Frank Walther – bass
  • Simon Vohberger – bass
  • Stefan Vohberger – guitar (–2007)
  • Sebastian Gallinat († 2010) – bass
  • Sven Wasel – drums (–2007)
  • Thomas Buschhausen – guitar

Discography[edit]

Callejon discography
Studio albums 5
EPs 2
Singles 1
Demo albums 1
Studio albums
List of studio albums, with selected chart positions
Year Album details Peak chart positions
GER
[5]
AUT
[6]
2006 Willkommen im Beerdigungscafé
  • Released: July 6, 2006
  • Label: My favourite Toy
  • Format: CD, digital download
2008 Zombieactionhauptquartier
  • Released: November 21, 2008
  • Label: Nuclear Blast
  • Format: CD, digital download
2010 Videodrom
  • Released: April 3, 2010
  • Label: Nuclear Blast
  • Format: CD, digital download
31
2012 Blitzkreuz
  • Released: June 16, 2012
  • Label: Four Music, Blacksome Music
  • Format: CD, digital download
9 32
2013 Man spricht Deutsch
  • Released: January 11, 2013
  • Label: Four Music
  • Format: CD, digital download
7 61
2015 Wir sind Angst
  • Released: January 9, 2015
  • Label: Four Music
  • Format: CD, digital download
5 24
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.
EPs
List of EPs
Year EP details
2005 Chronos
  • Released: February 2005
  • Label: My favourite Toy
  • Format: CD, digital download
2007 Fauler Zauber Dunkelherz
  • Released: December 1, 2007
  • Label: independent
  • Format: CD, digital download
Singles
  • "Phantomschmerz" (released 13 March 2009, Nuclear Blast)
Demo albums
  • Demo (2003)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CALLEJON - have signed with Nuclear Blast!". Nuclear Blast. 8 May 2008. 
  2. ^ "CALLEJON - Cover artwork, album title and tracklist revealed". Nuclear Blast. 5 September 2008. 
  3. ^ Studiobericht pressuremagazine.de
  4. ^ "Callejon Reveals New Album Details Online". metal underground. 
  5. ^ "Chartverfolgung / Callejon / Longplay". musicline.de (in German). PhonoNet. Retrieved 30 November 2013. 
  6. ^ "Discographie Callejon". austriancharts.at. Hung Medien. Retrieved 30 November 2013. 

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