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Formed: 2000
From: Turku, Finland
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Callisto News

Below is our complete Callisto news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

Callisto Releasing New Single

Since the band's 2004 debut, "True Nature Unfolds," Callisto has sought out new ground in the post-metal genre.

Now, Callisto returns after five years of relatively quiet existence with a new single for Svart Records, entitled "Backbone."

Having gone through some minor lineup changes, the band is back in the limelight with "Backbone," available at all digital outlets this Friday, November 14th, with the fourth album, "Secret Youth," on the horizon, as well, set to be released on January 30th, 2015, also through Svart Records.

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Callisto Announces New Album Details

Finnish band Callisto, perhaps best known for post-metal classic "Noir" (2006), has announced the band's fourth album shall be titled "Secret Youth."

The band is putting finishing touches to the mix with producer Jonas Olsson, who also worked on the group's previous albums. Due to delays with the process, the album will be released on January 30th, 2015 instead of November 2014, as originally planned.

Callisto's "Secret Youth" will be the band's first release with new label home, Svart Records. Guitarist Markus Myllykangas describes the forthcoming album as "a tighter and less progressive affair" than its predecessor, "Providence" (2009).

For the album covers, the band is working with renowned Finnish photographer Juha Metso, whose somber black-and-white photography the band feels suits the music perfectly. Svart Records will announce the album cover and tracklisting for "Secret Youth" shortly.

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Callisto To Release New Album

Finnish band Callisto, perhaps best known for the post-metal album "Noir" in 2006, has joined forces with Svart Records.

A new album - the band's fourth - will be recorded in the summer, and released in November of this year. The band also comments:

"Callisto and Svart Records have agreed on a deal that will put the band’s fourth, yet-unnamed album out in November 2014. A long, nearly 12-year journey with Fullsteam Records has thus come to its end. It is also time to take new directions booking-wise.

"From now on, Callisto will be booked by Nem Agency, both domestically and internationally. The band has been working on their upcoming album sporadically for a good while now, taking a hiatus from touring. Callisto's first scheduled show this year is Germany’s Freakstock Festival in August. The band is now taking booking requests for a Finnish tour in November/December 2014 and abroad from January 2015 onwards."

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Callisto To Release Third Album With New Vocalist

Callisto's third album Providence will be released in Finland on February 18th. The album’s debut single Covenant Colours is now streaming on the band’s MySpace.

The single and the album will also be the debut for the band’s new vocalist Jani Ala-Hukkala (Pofony), whose screaming and clean vocals mark a new element in the band’s sonic palette. None of the original members have left the band, and Callisto’s former vocalist Markus Myllykangas continues with the band as a guitarist.

After a year’s hiatus in touring, the band returns to the stage at Estonia’s Green Christmas festival on December 12th along with Volbeat and Dark Tranquillity.

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More Tuska Open Air Details Revealed

Tuska Open Air Metal Festival has added more international and Finnish acts to the 2005 roster. The line-up is almost complete with only 1 more artist to be added for Saturday afternoon as well as the winner from the band contest at Rotonde-Festival, France, which is to be held later this spring. This year's Tuska-Festival is more international than ever, with nearly half of the artists coming from abroad. The evening clubs will most likely see some international action as well.

New additions in Finnish professionalism will be represented by Apocalyptica, whose cello metal is witnessed way too rarely on their native soil. Apocalytica just recently supported Rammstein on their European tour and appeared stateside on a few selected dates.

German precision and universal greatness is brought to you by the mighty Gamma Ray. The band last appeared on the bill at Tuska 2000 and have since built their fanbase by selling out club shows on a regular basis.

Other additions include up-and-coming death metallers Amoral, Finnish-singing Stam1na and Viikate, as well as Callisto who are about to embark on a European tour in a few weeks.

The search continues for one more, either domestic or foreign artist.

Ticket sales for Tuska 2005 start on Friday April 1st. Three-day ticketcosts 67 euro, one-day ticket 32 euro. Go to www.lippupalvelu.fi to purchase tickets.

Current Tuska 2005 line-up reads as follows: More...

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High On Fire UK Tour Changes

High On Fire have slightly altered the schedule for their upcoming UK tour. The tour dates are:

March 26 - Milton Keynes Woughton Centre
March 27 - Exeter Cavern
March 29 - Peterborough Met Lounge
March 30 - Bradford Rio's
March 31 - Glasgow Nice 'N' Sleazy
April 1 - Manchester Hop & Grape
April 2 - Wrexham Central Station
April 3 - Liverpool University
April 4 - Nottingham Rock City
April 5 - Birmingham Bar Academy
April 6 - London Highbury Garage
April 7 - Aldershot West End Centre

They'll be supported by US art-noise crew Callisto and the UK's Winnebego Deal.

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Earache Records and Callisto Make Deal

Earache Records has now confirmed the completion of a licensing and distribution deal with Finnish metal/hardcore/sludge outfit Callisto and their current label Fullsteam Records. The deal will see Earache issue a new edition of Callisto's latest album worldwide in February 2005.

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Paradise Lost To Headline Green Christmas Festival

PARADISE LOST have been confirmed to headline Green Christmas, the biggest Estonian winter rock festival, set to held December 18, 2004 at the new Rakvere Sports Hall. Acts scheduled to perform at the event include:


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