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Calico Jack: From the Golden Age Of Piracy

Calico Jack – Calico Jack

The band Calico Jack have these band interests Alcohol, Beer, Rum, Gin, Grog “a la Monkey Island”, Martini shacked not stirred!

In the seventeenth century, the Caribbean seas were infested with the worst scum humanity had ever produced, an absolute threat to be foiled and eradicated. But some might say that the pirates were nothing but free men, who had managed to escape from the shackles of authority and just exercised their right to sail free all over the world, in search of legendary treasures and unknown islands. With self-titled record, Calico Jack pays homage to these mythical figures and to this era that entered the imagination of everyone worldwide, with a series of tracks combining the primordial power of metal, which is fierce, fast and aggressive as a buccaneer crew ready for boarding, with the dreamy melodies of Celtic folk, played in the album by fiddler Laura Brancorsini (Furor Gallico), which can be heard on board of those same galleons. The track 𝖂𝖍𝖊𝖗𝖊 𝕳𝖆𝖙𝖍 𝖙𝖍’ 𝕽𝖚𝖒 𝕲𝖔𝖓𝖊? (𝖔𝖋𝖋𝖎𝖈𝖎𝖆𝖑 𝖛𝖎𝖉𝖊𝖔)

Among stories of blood and revenge Sharkbite Johnny, alcoholic and reveler hymns Grog Jolly Grog, obscure sea legends The Secret Of Cape Cod and an epic suite dedicated to the story of Calico Jack, the album wants to bring the listener into the Golden Age of Piracy, making it walking the plank with a cutlass pointed at his back. The tracks 𝕿𝖍𝖊 𝕾𝖊𝖈𝖗𝖊𝖙 𝖔𝖋 𝕮𝖆𝖕𝖊 𝕮𝖔𝖉,

Calico Jack, also known as Captain John Rackham, was a notorious prowler of the seas, hanging out on the Caribbean Sea during the Golden Age of Piracy. He’s famous for creating the Jolly Roger, the pirate flag by definition, and for having had in his crew the two greatest pirate women ever, Anne Bonny and Mary Read. The track Caraibica,

Calico Jack band was founded in 2011 by the brothers Toto (rhythm guitar) and Caps(drums) with the aim of merging legendary 80s heavy metal with modern Scandinavian folk metal, wrapping everything in a maritime atmosphere, inspired by folk songs and sea shanties of the Anglo-Saxon tradition.The crew was joined immediately by Dave (Fiddler), Giò (singer) and Ricky (bass). After some adjustments Melo (solo guitar) also joined the band.

In 2012, the band performed in various clubs and pubs around Milan. In November 2012 the First self-produced demo was released, with the help of the band’s friend Marco Burla. In June 2013 Calico Jack entered the Frequencies Studio of Monza to record an EP entitled. Panic In The Harbour containing 4 brand new songs that combine the power of classic heavy with a massive amount of alcoholic folk. The EP was released on October 5th. In a short time the EP received numerous positive reviews both Italian and foreign and in

November the band is offered a contract by Nemeton Records, for management and booking activity, whose signature was officially announced in January 2014. The band has the opportunity to promote their new release, performing around Italy and in festivals such as Sinistro Fest and Mediolanum Folk Fest. In 2015 Giggi replaces Ricky on bass and Calico Jack joined the roster of Ronin Agency having the opportunity to perform in many other dates in northern Italy, opening among others for Negura Bunget, Diabula Rasa, Storm Seeker, while at the same time starting to work on new songs.

Between 2016 and 2017 the band decided it was time to record their first full-length at the Elnor Studio of Davide Tavecchia, with the collaboration of Laura Brancorsini (Furor Gallico) for the violin parts, and then at the Twilight Studio of Mattia Stancioiu(Labyrinth, Crown Of Autumn) for mixing and mastering. The live activity in

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Om Ulf Backstrøm (2941 Artikler)
Mitt hovedfokus er musikk som er basert på progressiv tenking. Jeg er på ingen måte ensporet innen musikksmak, i likhet med intensjonen bak prog. Sjangerbegrepet er egentlig temmelig uinteressant annet enn til å gi en pekepinn om hva slags musikk det er snakk om i en anmeldelse. Jeg søker god musikk for å utfordre meg som lytter. God musikk til å trigge mine musikalske smaksløker, og til å sette i gang mine refleksjoner. Da er sjansen stor for at jeg utvikler meg og lærer, noe som bør være drivstoff for et hvert menneske. Fordi det å lære og utvikle seg er noe som tilfører livet en nødvendig porsjon "krydder". Slikt krydderet finner man blant annet i musikk. Ikke overraskende mener jeg at progressiv musikk har den fineste "smaken". På den annen side kan musikk med eller uten progressive elementer være godt nok til hverdags. Til fest derimot holder bare rendyrket prog! Må jo også få med at jeg rimelig kritisk, og jeg mener at det lages mye prog som er i beste fall uinteressant, og faktisk mye som er pinlig dårlig. Heldigvis oppveies dette av ekstremt dyktige aktører som for eksempel: Flower Kings, Mostly Autumn og White Willow, for å nevne noen tilfeldig valgte.
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