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Cales is an originaly pagan doom metal founded by guitarist Petr ‘Blackie’ Hošek from legendary Czech band Root around the year 1993. First song First Key was released at that time also. Two years later, first long-playing album Bonds of Togetherness was out, showing band in a very good pagan metal form.

In year 1998 together with album of his another band Entrails was released a promo of Cales-Mystery of Lost Equilibrium.

In 2001 The Pass In Time saw the light of day. At that time Skuny became the bands new singer, because original singer J.S. De Sed decided to spend all his time on his own band Dark Gamballe.

Around 2003, Cales changed their style to a more hard rock sound, leaving the trails of their pagan past behind for now. The album Uncommon Excursion is a mix of modern hard rock with a typically Blackie sounding guitar and good work by singer Skuny (also in Sad Harmony) and drummer R. ‘Evil’ Kostelnak (also in Root).

In 2007, the instrumental album called Savage Blood returned to the pagan past of the project.


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  • the_amek

    Together with Silent Stream of Godless Elegy's album "Behind the Shadows" and Beltine's "Bohemian Winter", "Pass in Time" is a highlight of Czech metal scene for me. :-)

    22 Mar 2012 Reply
  • Qlczas

    doesn't Matter What music TYPE it is!!! The thing that matters is... THIS BAND IS GREAT!!! Pass in Time is just great!!!

    29 Oct 2010 Reply
  • Scrambles27

    blackie absolutely slays me, his guitar work on the pass in time is one of my favorites, probably tied with don anderson on pale folklore

    28 Oct 2010 Reply
  • Vagar

    The Pass in Time - на этом альбоме прогрессивный паган дум например

    27 Oct 2010 Reply
  • lovesane

    What albums here are doom anyway? I listen to 2 albums and I don't find any doom there. And yes, that are melothrash and melodeath, dammit!

    19 Oct 2010 Reply
  • MetRONom666

    Sounds like Positive Doom Metal xD

    4 Sep 2010 Reply
  • BoiledInfection

    Melodic death? Thrash? What albums are you guys listening to? No sarcasm.

    9 Aug 2010 Reply
  • Loki-Afro

    where is this doom? O.o sounds like melo thrash metal

    28 Jun 2010 Reply
  • DWarsong

    since when?

    6 Jun 2010 Reply
  • Glop_Dworkin

    Sounds like melodic death metal :) Why "dooom"?

    28 May 2010 Reply
  • brutalnet

    Oh yeah, and On The Way (Tribal Essence) makes me want to drink from a stein with enormous horns on it.

    14 Dec 2008 Reply
  • brutalnet

    I am a HUGE fan of The Pass In Time and Savage Blood. I don't get the "doom" reference with Cales' music, at all, but regardless. I play the hell out of Cales on Brutalnet ( because simply stated, it's some of the best and most creative melodic rock in existence. Savage Blood was the best ten bucks I've spent in a LONG time. I read somewhere that it took Blackie three years to do the disc. Every second was worth the wait. I can't say enough good about Cales, especially stuff like Depredator, Wandering Phantom, Faces In The Walls, and The Last Winter Dance. Bravo, Cales, bravo. It's a shame that this music isn't better known.

    14 Dec 2008 Reply
  • Odinko

    blackie is maybe my favourite guitar player, his music is very inspiring....Cales is amazing!!!

    14 Nov 2008 Reply
  • DWarsong

    it´s funny when 1 guy is making 1/10 Cales scrobbles on :)

    15 Oct 2008 Reply
  • DWarsong

    We have to close Cales group cause of no interest.. Apologise to those who stand loyal..

    1 Oct 2008 Reply
  • DWarsong

    Some pics added

    15 Mar 2008 Reply
  • phYr

    The Last Winter Dance is such an amazing song! \m/

    5 Dec 2007 Reply
  • DWarsong

    Hi feel free to join :-).. Yep its the one just up ahead

    5 Nov 2007 Reply
  • DWarsong

    who tagged this punk rock? blackie would be proud of him rly

    26 Oct 2007 Reply
  • LordByssos

    Fucking Great!!!

    18 Oct 2007 Reply
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