Philipp Bernhard better kown as Calipo is a new and upcoming lyrical HipHop/Rap artist from Germany. With his heartfelt lyrics, passionate vocals, driving beats and a healthy sense of self-irony his music speaks for itself. He writes his music from a very honest and personal perspective, crafting engaging stories about his own life and experiences. To catch the listernes and guide them directly into the lyrics, so they can relate and reflect the songs to themselves, is one of his most important goals.
Calipo was born on December 5, 1990. He discovered his passion for music as he was only ten years old, playing the guitar and doing vocals. As a child born and raised in the 90s, his main influences were many artists of the Rock, Metal and Rap genres like Limp Bizkit, Eminem, Slipknot, Dr. Dre, Korn, Snoop Dogg, Metallica, Wu-Tang Clan and Deftones just to name a few.
Calipo was in the Metal scene for the last 10 years and played in many bands since his teenage years. He gained a greater degree of prominence with his first professional band called For These Moments from 2010-2012. Calipo is best known as the frontman and vocalist of his last band Neberu (2012-2018) which was signed to Redfield Records a German independent Metal and Rock label. They quickly made a name for themselves with releasing their first ever EP "Impulsions" in 2013. Critics called them "the best up-and-coming artist in the German Metalcore scene". Years of touring Germany and Europe followed. In 2016 Neberu released their highly anticipated debut album "Point Zero" which stylistically was a mixture of technical/progressive modern Metalcore and Numetal combined with dark atmospheric sounds and really personal depressive lyrics. Critics said the album sounds like "2000s emo bands made a baby with modern djent bands". Big Slipknot and Korn influences couldn't be ignored. Neberu split up in 2018.
After all this years in the Metal scene and a two years break from the music business, Calipo is finally back and tries something different this time. Now he acts out his love for other music genres and shows the world that you can do everything you want to and you can do any music you love. Change the game and do whatever you want to. Don't stay in old climes just because the people outside want you to do. Do it for yourself. Do it for your health. Do it for the love, it's something to be proud of.
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