Long Distance Calling formed in 2006 in Münster. Their melancholic tracks, usually lasting five or more minutes, are mostly instrumental, but some of them feature guest vocalists: Peter Dolving from The Haunted (Built Without Hands, album Satelite Bay) and Jonas Renkse from Katatonia (The Nearing Grave, album Avoid The Light). Long Distance Calling have released two singles and three full-length albums, all of which were received very positively by critics: Satellite Bay (2007), Avoid the Light (2009) and Long Distance Calling (2011). In 2008 the band played at the Rock am Ring and Roadburn festivals; the band toured Germany in 2009. In 2010, Long Distance Calling and Finnish Swallow The Sun supported Katatonia during the New Night Over Europe tour. They most recently supported Protest The Hero on their 2012 European tour.