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 48:04
Language English, German
Label Century Media
Producer Benny Richter, Marc Görtz
Caliban chronology
I Am Nemesis
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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 Media Control Charts at #7, becoming Caliban's first top 10 album.

Tracklist

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

No. Title Additional lyrics Length
1. "Sing"     4:02
2. "Khoas – 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:
48:04

Credits

Writing, performance and production credits are adapted from the album liner notes.[3][4]

Personnel

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

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

Release history

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

Charts

Chart (2014) Peak
position
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[5] 32
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[6] 184
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[7] 7
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[8] 51

References

  1. Todd Lyons. "Caliban - Ghost Empire CD Review". About.com. Retrieved August 18, 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. http://www.rocksound.tv/reviews/article/caliban-ghost-empire
  3. Ghost Empire (liner notes). Caliban. Century Media. 2014.CS1 maint: others (link)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. iTunes Store
  5. "Austriancharts.at – Caliban – Ghost Empire" (in German). Hung Medien.
  6. "Ultratop.be – Caliban – Ghost Empire" (in French). Hung Medien.
  7. "Longplay-Chartverfolgung at Musicline" (in German). Musicline.de. Phononet GmbH.
  8. "Swisscharts.com – Caliban – Ghost Empire". Hung Medien.

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