Oct 8th 2013
Changes in personnel
It is now time for everybody to know that Johannes Nygård, one of the founding members of Callisto, is no longer in the band. The reasons are musical and there are no personal issues involved.
It is beyond words what Johannes has contributed to the band during more than ten years. We want to thank him for building the band with us from the very start and wish him all the best in his future music projects.
At the same time we want to welcome our good old friend, Tero Holopainen, who has already been working with us for a good amount of time. Tero´s 'fingerprint' will be heard on our upcoming album as a full member of the band.
We will let you know as soon as there are more news to share on the new album.
March 5th 2013
The band is in the middle of pre-production. There are demos of 8-9 new songs tracked so far, all sounding fairly raw yet soon ready to be taken into the studio. The album will be recorded during 2013 in a yet unnamed studio(s). More news to follow...
Nov 12th 2012
New album in the works
Things go on slowly...but they do. The new album will be recorded in 2013. We have plenty of new material.
November 2012, Turku, Finland
Aug 12th 2012
Lutakko Liekeissä Festival 25th of Aug 2012
www.lutakkofestival.com - Be there if you can.
May 26th 2012
Callisto to play Norway´s SÅ 2012 Festival
Callisto have been confirmed to play SÅ 2012 Festival near Oslo, Norway, during the last weekend of July 2012. This will be the first show anywhere for Callisto since the massive 10 Year Retrospective in March 2011 and probably the one and only show the band will play in 2012. So Norway, come and greet after many many years...we are looking forward to finally come back.
April 5th 2012
Noir vinyl release date set - unreleased bonus track included
Noir - originally released in 2006 - will be released on double vinyl on the 23rd of May 2012 by Svart Records. The luxurious set will be limited to 300 copies on black wax and 200 on silver vinyl.
The vinyl version also features the track "Coming Aeons", which the band often played live at the time and recorded a demo version of, but decided to abandon eventually.
Pre-order will be launched at Svart Records shop on Monday 23th of April.
May 20th 2011
Currently taking an indefinite break for writing new songs for the next album & taking care of other things. As of today, it is very difficult to give any exact schedule. We will keep you all updated. Thank you for sticking with us!
May 1st 2011
Callisto Spotify playlist published
Consisting of songs picked by the members of Callisto, the playlist introduces individually as well as collectively influential tracks throughout the years. By signing up to the Callisto Spotify playlist you´ll be able to get a glimpse of the musical world that inspires Callisto. You can also find all Callisto´s own albums on the very same playlist. >>> Click to open the playlist. Check Spotify availability in your country at www.spotify.com
March 16th 2011
The 10-year retrospective show was by all means a great success. We want to express our sincere gratitude to everyone who took part in the event in any possible way. Extra thanks to BENEA REACH and KOLT who shared the stage with us in this special night. Photos, videos and 10-year merch are coming online.
THE RETROSPECTIVE SETLIST:
1.Dying Desire (2001)
4.Caverns of Khafka (2004)
8.The Fugitive (2006)
10.Dead Weight (2009)
11.Rule the Blood (2009)
12.New Canaan (2009)
14.Cold Stare (2004)
-Esa Klapuri (saxophone)
-Jonas Olsson (vocals & slideguitar)
-Kim Mäenpää (vocals)
January 25th 2011
CALLISTO 10 YEARS - RETROSPECTIVE AT TURUN KLUBI, 5TH OF MARCH 2011
Special guests: Benea Reach (NO) & Kolt
Press release by Fullsteam Records:
Highly esteemed in alternative rock and metal scene, Callisto will play a retrospective show at Klubi, Turku on March 5 to celebrate their 10th anniversary. Armed with special guest appearances, Callisto's set will be an extensive cross-section of the band's releases all the way from early 00s to today. In celebration of the event, there will also be some new merchandise available.
Founded in Kokkola in 2001, Callisto have released three full-lengths. Their latest album "Providence" was put out in 2009. Over the years, the band have gigged in Finland and the rest of Europe on a regular basis and also toured in North America. Currently, Callisto are working on material for their upcoming fourth album.
To celebrate the 10th anniversary, Callisto have invited some special guests to the event. Norwegian metal band Benea Reach, whose previous formation Selfmindead had a significant influence on Callisto's beginnings, will arrive at Klubi for their first ever Finnish show. The evening will be opened by Helsinki-based KOLT that also include members and friends significant to Callisto's life cycle.
Tickets to the forthcoming show cost 10€ + possible handling charge and they are available at Tiketti, www.tiketti.fi
December 18th 2010
To the stage again
First show in six months, at the legendary Club Tavastia, this time with Crib45 and Oranssi Pazuzu. Click on the poster to view it in full size. You can buy tickets on www.tiketti.fi
October 7th 2010
Back on track
Callistochaos.com was offline for nearly two weeks - technical issues. Now we´re back online! Our apologies for the downtime.
Meanwhile, the band has been recovering from August´s festival rush and slowly starting the writing process of 4th studio album. However, new selected shows and tours, such as a special 10-year anniversary event, are in plans for 2011. We will keep you updated on everything.
August 20th 2010
Summer Breeze Festival
After playing last December´s Roarfest in Nuremberg, Callisto now returns to Germany and Summer Breeze Open Air Festival in Dinkelsbuehl, Bavaria. Showtime is Saturday 21st of August, 4:50 pm at the Party Stage. See you there.
Also big thanks to everyone at Czech Republic´s famous Brutal Assault Festival. It was one of the biggest audiences and most memorable festival performances the band has been privileged to do.
July 10th 2010
Callisto confirmed for Brutal Assault Festival
Callisto has been confirmed to play at the Brutal Assault Open Air Festival in Josefov, Czech Republic, 12-14th of August. Check the festival website for further schedule information and tickets. See you there!
June 22nd 2010
Corner Rock Festival
Callisto will be headlining Corner Rock Festival in their old hometown Kokkola, Finland on the 7th of July 2010. Stay tuned for more European summer festival announcements.
May 27th 2010
Callisto forced to cancel shows in Turku and Helsinki
Due to sickness, unfortunately we are forced to cancel the show in Turku on 27th of May and the show in Helsinki on 28th of May. The Ocean & Ef are doing their shows as planned. We are truly sorry but there was no other option. Thanks to everyone who came out to see us in Tampere. We hope the best for The Ocean & Ef for these two remaining shows in Finland.
May 17th 2010
Callisto to play DBTL festival
It is now confirmed that Callisto will join the roster of this year´s legendary Down By The Laituri festival in Turku, Finland. The show is outdoors, taking place on 31st of July in "The Area", just by the Aura River in the city center. Tickets and more info: www.dbtl.fi
May 6th 2010
"In Session" multicam live video released
As a possible live dvd teaser a multicam video of the song "In Session", performed at Tavastia, Helsinki in 2009, has been released online by Zzopmusic productions, zzopmusic.com. View the video below or visit Callisto Myspace or Facebook.
March 16th 2010
Callisto, The Ocean (GER) and EF (SWE) to tour Finland in MayFor years we have been in talks with The Ocean, in order to share the stage - now it is finally happening. The last time we played with EF was in 2004, so it was about the time to team up with them, as well. The dates and venues are:
>> May 26th Klubi, Tampere
>> May 27th Klubi, Turku
>> May 28th Dante´s Highlight, Helsinki
The tickets can be purchased in advance in Tiketti online ticket store. If you are in Finland in May, see you then!
December 22nd 2009
Providence tour is over
Safely back home in Finland after 10.000 kilometers on the roads of Europe. Thank you everyone who came to see us on tour or supported us in any other way.
Callisto crew wishes everyone a peaceful christmas time and happy new year.
December 15th 2009
Pisa show moved to Bologna
The show in Pisa, 17th of December, has been moved to Bologna, Italy. This happened for reasons beyond the band´s control. The venue in Bologna is called "Lazzaretto". See you there!
December 10th 2009
Callisto to play Summer Breeze Festival 2010
Callisto has been confirmed to play at the Summer Breeze Festival 2010 in Dinkelsbühl, Germany. The festival will take place between 19th and 21st of August 2010. Further information on showtime etc. will be announced later on. Check www.summer-breeze.de.
November 20th 2009
Hamburg, 5th of Dec confirmed
November 10th 2009
European tourdates updated
New tourdates has been added to the upcoming European campaign in December. Check out the dates and come visit us if you live close - and even if you live far away. More shows will be still confirmed, so we will keep you updated.
+ NOV 22nd Athens, GRE @ Rodeo Live Club
+ NOV 23nd Athens, GRE @ Rodeo Live Club
+ DEC 4th Groningen, NL @ Simplon
+ DEC 5th Hamburg, DE @ Headcrash
+ DEC 6th Tilburg, NL @ 013
+ DEC 10th Uster, CH @ Rock City
+ DEC 12th Wroclaw, POL @ ODA Firlej
+ DEC 13th Budapest, HU @ Durer Kert
+ DEC 15th Milan, ITA @ Magnolia
+ DEC 16th Torino, ITA @ United Club
+ DEC 17th Pisa, ITA @ La Centrale
+ DEC 18th Bolzano, ITA @ Petrarca, Pippo Stage
+ DEC 19th Nurnberg, DE @ Roarfest
October 7th 2009
Second show in Athens + Roarfest in Germany
The band will be performing two shows on consecutive days in Athens, Greece on 22nd and 23rd of November. The venue is the legendary Rodeo Live Club on both dates. A festival show has been also confirmed in Nurnberg, Germany - Roarfest. See shows for new tourdates. More to be announced!
October 1st 2009
Live video from Moscow, Russia
Thank you for everyone who showed up at the first ever Callisto shows in Russia. And big thanks for Stop the Silence agency for inviting us there. Video credits: Toki / Tokivideo.
September 9th 2009
European tour in December - Italian shows announced
Callisto will launch an extensive European campaign in December, of which four Italian dates are now announced. Stay tuned for more dates in different countries. For everyone who will not find his or her country on the list we can only say we would be glad to visit every possible country if it was possible.
September 7th 2009
Win tickets to Slowmotion
August 30th 2009
Providence vinyl now available in the US
You can now purchase Svart Records´ new Callisto album on vinyl in allthatisheavy.com webstore. We are talking about a limited edition of only 700 copies with deluxe gatefold sleeve. Also includes an MP3 dwnload coupon. Thanks Allthatisheavy & Svart for taking the vinyl accross the ocean.
August 18th 2009
Shows in Greece
Callisto will be performing live at Rodeo Live Club, Athens, Greece on 22nd of November 2009. Another Greek date is still to be announced, so stay tuned.
For the band this is the first time in beautiful Greece. The visit is special because it was already postponed twice this year, thus the band is looking forward to this visit even more. See you in Athens!
August 3rd 2009
Callisto to play in Russia
Two shows have been confirmed in St. Petersburg and Moscow. The dates and venues are as follows:
+ Sep 26th The Place, St. Petersburg
+ Sep 27th Ikra Club, Moscow
Both venues hold a capacity of 600 people. These shows are the very first ones for Callisto in Russia. Needless to say we are very excited about this opportunity. More countries to be announced...
July 10th 2009
Video report from Tuska Festival
Take a look at a Brazilian video report from the Tuska Festival in Helsinki, June 26th 2009 (Callisto, Gojira, Neurosis, Rotten Sound etc.)
July 2nd 2009
Ruisrock showtime 6:30 pm.
On 3rd of July 2009 Callisto is playing at the mighty Ruisrock festival in Turku. The showtime at the Converse stage is 6:30 pm, thus all the spectators are adviced to arrive early. You can also see Neurosis, Slipknot, Children of Bodom etc. on the very same day.
June 22nd 2009
A wedding celebrated.
Recently we were glad to celebrate another Callisto wedding. Ulla & Ariel got married a couple of weeks ago. Congratulations!
June 8th 2009
Athens show cancelled
The year of misfortune continues. Recently we were informed that the show in Athens, Greece, on 13th of September 2009, has been cancelled due to unexpected production issues in Greece.
This is totally beyond us, so we have no other choice than once again express our deepest apologies for everyone who was waiting for us in Greece. This is unfortunate because the show was already postponed once. We sincerely hope we can make this up for everyone as soon as possible, although we had no part in this cancellation.
Thank you for understanding.
May 26th 2009
New album out now in the U.S.
Paper Tiger AV and Fullsteam Records have been working full steam on, thus the new album "Providence" is out now in the U.S. Check out from your local record store. If you can´t find it there you can always order online. Click here for US & Canada webstore!
May 14th 2009
Callisto confirmed to play Ruisrock 2009
Callisto has been confirmed to play at Ruisrock festival in Turku on Friday 3rd of July 2009. Other artists playing on the same day are Neurosis (USA), Slipknot (USA), Mokoma, Magenta skycode etc. Find more info on www.ruisrock.fi
May 5th 2009
The U.S. pre-order is up
Important news for the American people: Callisto's new home in America is Paper Tiger AV, which will be releasing the new album Providence in the U.S. in cooperation with Fullsteam Records on 26th of May 2009. The album will be distributed by Redeye Distribution.
You can find Paper Tiger on papertigerav.ning.com. There is a pre-order already up and running!
May 4th 2009
Callisto confirmed to play Provinssirock 2009
Callisto has been confirmed to perform at the mighty Provinssirock festival in Seinäjoki on Sunday 14th of June 2009. Other artists playing on the same day are Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds (AUS), Editors (UK), Vesa-Matti Loiri and Joose Keskitalo & Kolmas Maailmanpalo to name a few. Find more info on www.provinssirock.fi
April 29th 2009
EUROPEAN TOUR CANCELLED DUE TO ACUTE SURGERY
We are sad to let you know that we are unfortunately forced to cancel all the shows in Europe between 1.-15.5.2009.
The vocalist Jani Ala-Hukkala has been acutely operated in the hospital, due to seriously infected cecum appendix. The situation is not critical but he is under strong medication and constant control.
Now it is obvious that Jani will not be able to work at least for the upcoming 3 weeks. His elevated CRP requires close monitoring and running more tests over the weekend. At this point we can only hope he will eventually get better and experience full recovery.
We feel very bad for all the promoters & friends who have done a lot of work for this tour, not forgetting all the people who were coming to see us live and will now be disappointed because of this. The feeling is mutual but at the moment our main concern and greatest interest is Jani's recovery.
We hope that this doesn't mean that all hard work goes to waste but wish that we could reschedule the tour in the future with better luck. Our deepest apologies for all. Some things are beyond control and we simply have no other choice.
April 28th 2009
New website launched
Callistochaos.com has now experienced the long waited facelift and the new site is up and running. The main focus of the service is informative, thus most of the social action is happening in social network services which you can find linked in the footer. The new website is designed and built by Ville Kaisla of www.villekaisla.com on the basis of Martin Kvamme´s artwork.
April 25th 2009
Today´s show in Hämeenlinna cancelled!
Due to even more unexpected health incidents the band is forced to cancel today´s show at Suistoklubi, Hämeenlinna. Without vocals and the second guitar it is impossible to play, so there will be attempts to find a new date for this show. We apologize this unfortunate situation. Check back for possible new date for this show.
April 24th 2009
Temporary changes in the lineup.
Due to unexpected health issues and conditions in personal schedules the band will perform the shows in Lahti and Hämeenlinna (24th and 25th of April) with only 5 members, missing one of the guitars and having a session musician in the bass guitar.
The lineup will get back to normal as the band launches the Providence European tour on 1st of May in Nijmegen, Holland. Thank you for everyone who showed up at Tavastia, Helsinki last night.
March 27th 2009
American release date set.
And finally the release date for American people. The new album Providence will be released in the US on 26th of May 2009. The album will be released by Fullsteam Records and distributed by Redeye Distribution.
Providence is also available on iTunes. You can purchase it here ->
March 12th 2009
New press photos uploaded.
More new press photos (by Miikael Närhi) have been uploaded to the media section. New website is also coming up soon.
March 03rd 2009
The vinyl has arrived.
A 12" gatefold LP of the new album Providence is now out on Svart Records. You can order the grandeur from the Svart Records webstore for 16 euros + shipping. They ship worldwide.
The package should also be in the record stores of Finland later on this week. The following distributors are also taking care of the job: PHD Canada Distributing LTD (Canada), PIAS Records GmbH (Germany), Rough Trade Distribution (Belgium & Netherlands).
February 26th 2009
Top 40 album chart.
The new album Providence has climbed up to the 23rd spot on the Finnish top 40 album chart on its first release week. Being the first official chart position for Callisto, this week is a milestone of its kind in the Callisto timeline. Thank you for all who have (and will) buy the album.
February 18th 2009
Album in stores today.
The cd is now officially out (Finland & Sweden). March 27th will be the day in Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxemburg and Canada. For American people there is still new information coming up. We will get back to this as soon as possible. About the rescheduled vinyl release date, check out the news below.