Alcatraz Line up: 2022
Electric Callboy undoubtedly takes the prize for this year’s most atypical band name at a metal festival. As their popularity has soared in recent years, protest against their former band name was growing because it was derogatory towards the Inuit people. Much to their credit they took the criticism to heart and changed their name to Electric Callboy earlier this year. Electric Callboy is a six-man outfit from the German Ruhr area that plays a mix of metalcore and electronic music, also known as electronicore. They’re not trying to reinvent metal and they’re not afraid of a little self-satire. They don’t take themselves too seriously and all they want is to show the fans a good time, something their 200,000 Facebook followers certainly appreciate. Their relaxed attitude is one of the reasons why they are so successful: three of their albums (‘We Are the Mess’, ‘Crystals’, ‘The Scene’) made it onto the top ten album chart in Germany and they’ve toured with the likes of Papa Roach and 5FDP. If you’re into metalcore-based experimentation then Eskimo Callboy may well scratch your itch.