Edge Nordic festival is coming up this September and we wanted to introduce you to a few of the bands that will be playing in Helsinki and/or Bergen! First up is Eskimo Callboy from Germany!
1. First off, tell us a bit about yourselves?
Hey, we’re Eskimo Callboy from Germany. We’re a group of six and we all live in a town called Castrop-Rauxel which is located in the western part of Germany. We started this band in 2010, and since then enjoy the fuck out of any minute on tour!
2. For anyone who hasn’t heard your music before, can tell us a little bit about your sound?
That’s pretty hard to say since we don’t set limits to our songwriting. There are a lot of hard parts including screams and breakdowns, but we also like singalong choruses with a lot of electronic elements. I think we’re somewhere in between Behemoth and Backstreet Boys.
3. Have you ever played in Finland before? If so, what’s your best/worst memory there? If not, is there anything you’re interested in or excited about in playing there?
No, we’ve never played in Finland before. But that’s the exact reason we’re so excited for this festival. We love to travel new countries and meet new people.
So we’ve had these Russian tours before, and we drank as many different vodka brands as possible. But we know the vodka game is strong in Finland, too. So, there’s some precious liquids to examine.
Also, we love saunas! There’s nothing better than relaxing in a sauna with your boys after a hard day on tour. Maybe we can make that happen in Finland, since they’re popular for their saunas.
4. How familiar are you with the other bands at Edge Nordic? Will you be seeing any bands you’ve never seen before, and if so, who are you most excited to see?
Of course, we know the guys in WBTBWB. They’re from Germany too and we also took them with us on one of our former tours. Great guys. And we also know the guys in Adept from several festivals we played together. To me, this sounds like we already have a good party squad for a festival.
But we’re always pleased to meet new bands in general. I personally would like to check out Lacuna Coil’s show [ed: in Bergen]. Not my exact type of music, but some bands you just have to see when you get the chance to. No excuse.
5. What do you think of this style of festival, with two locations in two countries?
I think this is a great idea. We’ve played some festivals before with a good diversified line up. And then it happened many times that people from other countries wrote us messages like, “What a cool festival, wish I could be there”… and now it’s possible. For at least two countries. A lot of people that love music and festivals are willing to travel and accept long journeys to see their favorite bands. And [Edge Nordic] just made it a bit more comfortable for them. Good work!
6. Do you have any words for potential viewers about the upcoming shows?
I’m pretty sure, the people will have a great time at this festival. We can’t wait to play our show. One of the last summer festivals for us this year, and I’m sure we’re gonna take this chance to have a great party on stage again. So come see us live, even if you’ve never heard about us before.
For details from Nosturi, click HERE!
For details on Facebook (Helsinki), click HERE!
For details on Facebook (Bergen), click HERE!
For tickets to the Helsinki event, click HERE!
For tickets to the Bergen event, click HERE!