A couple of months after the release of their split with BARABBAS, DU FÖRTAPPADE, I.Corrupt.Records is happy to announce the vinyl release of Кальк’s second studio album. The synths-driven screamo band from Kiel, Germany, uploaded their newest effort on May 8th already and it’s now getting a proper vinyl release which will see the light of day on July 31st. Check out our first feature posted back in 2017 HERE and find more details below.
Кальк (chalk in English) is a three-piece screamo band from Kiel, Germany, which was born in 2016. Philipp (Guitar) and Hannes (Drums) had played in a screamo band named Chuck Bass together for a long time before. Anna (Vocals & Synths) was mostly in metal bands before but decided to quit the scene due to its toxic masculine tendencies.
At some point in the beginning of the band’s life, the members were half-joking around the idea and finally added synths to their sound which is only one part that makes them so special. Another thing which stands out is the fact that due to Anna’s heritage most songs are sung in Russian (hence the band’s name and album title in Cyrillic script).
Кальк’s self-titled debut LP had been more of a straight-forward, short aggressive punk record with only a minimal use of synths accents here and there. For their new album “Олень на вершине холма” (“A deer on top of a hill”) Кальк developed their sound toward a classic screamo style while also creating more room for the synths which are becoming an equally important instrument, almost being a melodic counterpart to Anna’s fierce vocal works, the noisy guitars and powerful drums.
𝐿𝑦𝑟𝑖𝑐𝑎𝑙𝑙𝑦 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑎𝑙𝑏𝑢𝑚’𝑠 𝑡𝑤𝑒𝑙𝑣𝑒 𝑠𝑜𝑛𝑔𝑠 𝑑𝑒𝑎𝑙 𝑤𝑖𝑡ℎ 𝑠𝑜𝑐𝑖𝑎𝑙 𝑡𝑜𝑝𝑖𝑐𝑠 𝑙𝑖𝑘𝑒 𝑟𝑒𝑙𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛𝑠ℎ𝑖𝑝𝑠, 𝑓𝑒𝑚𝑖𝑛𝑖𝑠𝑚, 𝑚𝑖𝑠𝑜𝑔𝑦𝑛𝑦 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑟𝑎𝑐𝑖𝑠𝑚 𝑖𝑛 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑤𝑜𝑟𝑙𝑑’𝑠 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑏𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑚𝑒𝑚𝑏𝑒𝑟’𝑠 𝑑𝑎𝑖𝑙𝑦 𝑙𝑖𝑓𝑒.