German metalcore outfit Caliban are gearing up for their new album, Zeitgeister, out this Friday (14th) via Century Media Records (pre-order here). We asked vocalist Andreas Dörner five things he learned about recording the new album during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The first thing I’ve learned during this pandemic was that I’ve lost a lot of power and strength in my voice. There are no shows, no rehearsals and that’s tragic. I do some lessons back home, but it’s not quite the same like being on the road all the time…so it took more time to get the result I could be happy with.
Other than that, it hasn’t changed much for us, because we always make our recordings in different studios. The only thing that was seriously different is that there were always only two of us, the producer plus one band member. You couldn’t just go to the studio to see how it was going.
A lot of processes had to be decided over the internet, which delayed the whole process as well.
On top of that, there was the psyche, or the time off that you couldn’t really enjoy because you could hardly do anything to compensate.
All in all, it was almost the same as always, only it felt completely different…but I’m very happy with the turnout of Zeitgeister.