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Long Distance Calling is a post-rock band from Münster, Germany, formed in 2006. The majority of their tracks are extended instrumentals.

Long Distance Calling
Long distance calling - live in frankfurt - 2010 - 1.jpg
Live in Frankfurt (2010)
Background information
OriginMünster, Germany
GenresPost-metal, avant-garde metal, progressive metal
Years active2006 – present
LabelsSuperball, Inside Out
Associated actsZodiac
Websitewww.longdistancecalling.de
MembersDavid Jordan
Janosch Rathmer
Florian Füntmann
Jan Hoffmann

Contents

HistoryEdit

Long Distance Calling collaborated with guest vocalists including Peter Dolving from The Haunted ("Built Without Hands" from Satellite Bay), John Bush from Armored Saint (ex-Anthrax) ("Middleville" from Long Distance Calling) and Jonas Renkse from Swedish metal band Katatonia ("The Nearing Grave" from Avoid The Light).

As of 2018, Long Distance Calling have released six full-length albums, including: Satellite Bay (2007),[1][2] Avoid the Light (2009),[3][4][5] Long Distance Calling (2011),[6][7][8] The Flood Inside (2013), Nighthawk (2014)[9] and Boundless (2018).[10][11] The band also released two demos and/or split-EPs: DMNSTRTN (2006) and 090208 (2008).

In 2008, the band played at the Rock am Ring[12] and Roadburn festivals. The group toured Germany in 2009.[13] In 2010, Long Distance Calling and Finnish death/doom band Swallow The Sun supported Katatonia during the New Night Over Europe tour.[14] They most recently supported Protest The Hero on their 2012 European tour. Off the back of the release of Boundless the band will be performing live at a number of European summer festivals, including Wacken Open Air 2018.[15]

MembersEdit

Current membersEdit

  • David Jordan – guitar
  • Janosch Rathmer – drums
  • Florian Füntmann – guitar
  • Jan Hoffmann – bass

Past membersEdit

  • Petter Carlsen - vocals

DiscographyEdit

Studio albumsEdit

Demos & split-EPsEdit

  • 2006: DMNSTRTN (Limited Demo-album)
  • 2008: 090208 (Viva Hate/Cargo Records, Split-EP with Leech)
  • 2014: Nighthawk (Avoid the Light Records)

Singles and music videosEdit

  • "Jungfernflug" (2008)
  • "Into the Black Wide Open" (2012)
  • "Tell The End" (2013)
  • "Getaway" (2016)
  • "Trauma" (2016)
  • "Out There" (2017)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "AllMusic | Record Reviews, Streaming Songs, Genres & Bands". AllMusic. Retrieved 24 May 2016.
  2. ^ "Long Distance Calling – Satellite Bay review – Metal Storm". Metalstorm.ee. Retrieved 20 October 2011.
  3. ^ "Avoid the Light - Long Distance Calling | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 24 May 2016.
  4. ^ "Muzik Reviews". Muzik Reviews. 20 May 2009. Retrieved 20 October 2011.
  5. ^ Album review by Stephen Toman. "Long Distance Calling – Avoid the Light". The Skinny. Retrieved 20 October 2011.
  6. ^ "Long Distance Calling – Long Distance Calling". The Midlands Rocks. 27 March 2011. Archived from the original on 18 November 2011. Retrieved 20 October 2011.
  7. ^ "Long Distance Calling – Long Distance Calling (Album Review) – Stereoboard UK". Stereoboard.com. 8 March 2011. Retrieved 20 October 2011.
  8. ^ Ray, John (4 October 2011). "Review of Long Distance Calling – Self Titled". Metal Review. Archived from the original on 29 September 2011. Retrieved 20 October 2011.
  9. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 8 February 2015. Retrieved 7 May 2015.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  10. ^ "Long Distance Calling". www.facebook.com. Retrieved 25 May 2018.
  11. ^ "ALBUM REVIEW: Boundless - Long Distance Calling - Distorted Sound Magazine". Distorted Sound Magazine. 30 January 2018. Retrieved 25 May 2018.
  12. ^ "Rock am Ring 2008 w Nürburgring (Nürburg) z dnia 6 VI 2008 – Last.fm". Lastfm.pl. 17 March 2008. Retrieved 20 October 2011.
  13. ^ "News | Long Distance Calling – Vorgeschmack auf das neue Album 09.03.2009 12:03". visions.de. Retrieved 20 October 2011.
  14. ^ "Long Distance Calling To Support Katatonia On Tour – in Metal News". Metal Underground.com. 27 August 2011. Retrieved 20 October 2011.
  15. ^ "Wacken Open Air - Bands / Billing". www.wacken.com. Retrieved 25 May 2018.

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