The new line-up
Story continuity and references
The story-line, philosophy and general initiative that were the foundations of the 2001-2004 band is continued as if the past 16 years never happened, but we are certainly not ignoring the current state of affairs. On the contrary! We believe that our content is more relevant than ever. Killthelogo consciously uses a clear reference to the old logo (be it worn down by time and upside down) and the colour scheme of its predecessor.
The new killthelogo motto sounds as follows:
"This band seeks to help translate the drivers of social and political change to the larger public. As a branch in the wide scope of artistic expression, we want to be an extra and loud voice in the social debate and the 'separation of powers' that safeguards the balance in society."
Some cornerstones of our philosophy: #deconsume #livenatural #offthegrid. This project is all about consumer disobedience.
Digital single - 06 January 2021
‘Riot As One’ by killthelogo
(p) & © killthelogo under exclusive license to [PIAS] Recordings Belgium
- Produced by Jo Francken (jofrancken.be) & killthelogo
- Tracking by killthelogo at prunesandspoons.com, blackoutstudio.be & the garage
- Mixed by David Bottrill (davidbottrill.com)
- Mastered by João Carvalho (joaocarvalhomastering.com)
Cover photo by Valentin Salja via unsplash.com
Artwork by killthelogo
Credits video clip - Riot As One
Concept & video production by SETh production/Sven Leyemberg & killthelogo.
Camera, editing and post-production by SETh production/Sven Leyemberg.
CD Full length
This band had quite the run in the early 2000's. Here are a few highlights:
- 07 February 2002 - Vooruit - Support Alien Ant Farm:
Still in the studio finalising the album, we packed our gear to play this gig. Quite the launch for our new sound.
- 6 May 2002 - AB Brussels - P.O.D After Show:
This was a treat. A room, packed to the ceiling with party-people and a great multicam live-capture by TMF. This show got aired plenty afterwards. Great sound, superb camera-work.
- 11 May 2002 - StuBru Punt Uit Festival:
.calibre got amazing support from Studio Brussel in those days. This fest was a great experience, amongst many other great acts.
- 1 June 2002 - OzzFest Netherlands:
It may sound corny and Ozzy may be a bit of a laughing stock to some, but to us, the man is due eternal respect. Metal-heads will agree.
- 28 June 2002 - Rock Werchter - Main Stage:
High on the bucket-list of any musician, born and bred in Belgium. A lucky set of circumstances got us the opening slot of that year's Werchter festival. Definitely a memorable moment.
- 6 July 2002 - Graspop Metal Meeting:
Another metal-head's Walhalla with big guns like: Slayer, Machine Head, Biohazard, Slapshot, Integrity, Immortal, Cannibal Corpse, ...
- 12 July 2002 - Dour Festival:
In those days it was not so common for Flemish bands to be playing this fest. But there was a great scene for alternative music on these grounds.
- 14 August 2002 - Marktrock:
For some reason this is one of the kickers. This show left a mark and it also is the first show we ditched the in-ear monitoring. Back to the wedges, where we belong.
- 24 August 2002 - Pukkelpop:
Programmed on the skate stage, we brought along some friends and projected a list of hundreds of Belgian underground band-names. There is more to music than meets the ear.
.calibre emerged quite immediately out of our previous band facedown in 2001.
Please find a list of our concerts here (PDF).
facedown was bred from the underground hub 'De Lintfabriek' in Kontich but our drive for musical experiment quickly brought us to other cities and countries.
We played tons of shows all over the European mainland, the UK and we did a d.i.y.-organised tour following the US East Coast with the help of our local contacts there. That's what we did in the underground, we hooked each other up.
Please find a list of all our concerts here (PDF).