"Say Hello To Tragedy", the seventh album from the German metalcore band CALIBAN, sold around 550 copies in the United States in its first week of release, according to Nielsen SoundScan. (Note: Internet/digital sales **ARE** included in the SoundScan totals.) The CD landed at No. 97 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.
As previously reported, "Say Hello To Tragedy"entered the German Media Control chart at position No. 36. The LP also debuted at No. 71 on the official Download chart.
"Say Hello To Tragedy" was released in Europe on August 24 via Century Media Records (one day later in the U.S.). The follow-up to 2007's "The Awakening" was once again produced by Benny Richter, co-produced by guitarist Marc Goertz and was mixed by KILLSWITCH ENGAGE guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz.
"Say Hello To Tragedy" is available in the following formats:
* CD jewelcase
* Limited digipack with alternative dyecut cover plus two bonus tracks ("Forsaken Horizon" and "Between The Worlds", recorded live at Germany's With Full Force festival in 2008) and CD enhancement ("24 Years" live clip, interview, photo gallery)
- LP + CD (the entire limited-edition CD)
- Digital download
CALIBAN previously stated about the new CD, "With the new songs, we are taking things to the next level from 'The Awakening'  just in a more extreme way! We now mixed even more old stuff with new elements! If you thought 'The Awakening' was heavier than the other albums we released before, then wait until you hear the new one! The mood of the album will generally be a bit 'darker,' and more somber as the album title might let you suggest. Some of the songs will probably hit you like a rock, haha! Also, the vocals changed a little bit again, especially the clean vox; we will still have them, but in a different way. They're going more together with the screaming and won't be that separated most of the time, which makes everything way more interesting!"
The group added, "This time we worked really long and hard to get the 12 new tracks together, we never 'trashed' so many songs, parts and ideas as we did for this album, not because they were bad. We just thought we can do better, that was only possible because we had much more time on our hands compared to the previous albums. This way we could pick the best 12 songs out of like 20 or something. We just can't wait for everybody of you guys to hear the new tracks!! And hope you like them as much as we do!!"
The artwork for the new CD was created by Basti Basti of CALLEJON, who has previously worked with such bands as HEAVEN SHALL BURN and WAR FROM A HARLOTS MOUTH.
"Caliban's Revenge", the new video from CALIBAN, can be viewed below.