Circle II Circle
From: Tampa, FL, United States
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Below is our complete Circle II Circle news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.
Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.
White Wizzard has been confirmed for Rock Harvest II, a three-day concert which takes place at the House of Rock in White Marsh, Maryland in November.
The second annual Rock Harvest will be running from Thursday, November 7th to Saturday, November 9th in support of the police non-profit organization, Fallen Blue. Other bands performing alongside White Wizzard includes Heathen, Raven, Leatherwolf, Reverence, Circle II Circle, and Silent Rage. White Wizzard will be performing on Thursday, November 7th. Tickets for Rock Harvest II are available now at this location.
White Wizzard is due to release new studio album, "The Devils Cut," on June 3rd in Europe via Earache Records, and June 25th in the USA via Century Media/Earache Records. The album features artwork by Cameron Davis, who is known for his work as lead character designer and illustrator for the Guitar Hero video game series.
Catch the band live:
May 08 - Fullerton, CA - Slide Bar (w/ Cauldron)
November 07 - White Marsh, MD - Rock Harvest II More...
Circle II Circle, featuring former Savatage vocalist Zak Stevens, posted a new music video for "Seasons Will Fall." The song is the title track to the band's latest album, which was issued in January via earMusic.
Check out the video here:
Eternal Flight and Nightmare have announced they will be supporting Circle II Circle on an upcoming European trek in May and June. Dates and venues are available in the poster below, and further details can be found at the Circle II Circle Facebook profile. More...
Brave Words & Blood Knuckles today brings fans a preview of “Killing Death” from Circle II Circle. The track stream comes in anticipation of the band’s forthcoming "Seasons Will" Fall full-length, set for North American release via Armoury Records on January 29th, 2013 (next Tuesday).
Give the song a listen right here. The following press release was also issued about the album:
"Led by former Savatage vocaist Zak Stevens, the 12-track Seasons Will Fall promises to be the band’s strongest album to date both musically and sonically. Blending Stevens’ history and unique 'Savatage style' with the fresh sounds he’s meticulously developed with CIIC, Seasons Will Fall is a commanding fusion of metal and hard rock, powered by his passionate melodic rock vocals."
Stevens comments of the theme behind the "Killing Death" track: “The lyrics are basically about taking control of something that is detrimental or that may be shortening your life. It’s about ridding yourself of the things that you know are making your days numbered before they wind up actually killing you.”
Circle II Circle, featuring former Savatage vocalist Zak Stevens, posted a preview clip for the track "Diamond Blade." The song appears on the band's forthcoming LP "Seasons Will Fall," which is scheduled for release through Armoury Records, in conjunction with Hamburg, Germany-based earMUSIC, on January 25, 2013 (EU) and January 29, 2013 (North America).
The track listing for "Seasons Will Fall" is as follows:
1. Diamond Blade
2. Without a Sound
3. Killing Death
5. End of Emotion
6. Dreams That Never Die
7. Seasons Will Fall
8. Never Gonna Stop
10. Sweet Despair
12. Only Yesterday
Check out the "Diamond Blade" preview here: More...
Circle II Circle, featuring former Savatage vocalist Zak Stevens, posted an album preview for he band's upcoming LP "Seasons Will Fall," which was just announced at the end of November. The album will drop through Armoury Records, in conjunction with Hamburg, Germany-based earMUSIC, on January 25, 2013 (EU) and January 29, 2012 (North America).
The track listing is as follows:
1. Diamond Blade
2. Without A Sound
3. Killing Death
5. End Of Emotion
6. Dreams That Never Die
7. Seasons Will Fall
8. Never Gonna Stop
10. Sweet Despair
12. Only Yesterday
Check out the preview clip here: More...
Armoury Records, in conjunction with Hamburg, Germany-based earMUSIC, will release the sixth studio album from American metallers Circle II Circle this Winter. The following press release was issued about the album:
"Led by former Savatage vocalist Zak Stevens, the 12-track 'Seasons Will Fall' promises to be the band’s strongest album to date both musically and sonically blending Stevens’ history and unique 'Savatage style' with the fresh sounds he’s meticulously developed with CIIC — a commanding fusion of metal and hard rock, powered by his passionate melodic rock vocals. From the howling guitar riffs of 'Diamond Blade' and 'Killing Death' to the energetic sound of 'Never Gonna Stop,' the album contains everything you want from a heavy rock album.
"EarMUSIC/Edel and Zak Stevens have enjoyed critical acclaim and commercial success together over the years with Savatage’s Dead Winter Dead (1995) and The Wake of Magellan (1997), true milestones of hard rock/heavy metal and some of the highest charting metal success stories of the ‘90s."
Comments Stevens of the new label home and forthcoming full-length: “With earMUSIC releasing our sixth album, we are exactly where we need to be at this point in our career. We have the right album along with a fantastic new label. The timing of all this will take the upcoming world tour to an entirely new level. We are very much looking forward to the release of Seasons Will Fall. This is an album that will strongly define the identity and place of hard rock and heavy metal music in the world today.”
"Seasons Will Fall" will be released in North America via Armoury Records on January 29th, 2013. The track listing is as follow: More...
ProgPower USA kick off show promoter Nathan “The SwordLord” Block announced the annual festival's kick off show for 2013 to be held on Thursday September 5, 2013. The video below reveals that the headlining act will be Luca Turilli's Rhapsody, with an extended two hour set, along with Circle II Circle, featuring Zak Stevens (Ex-Savatage), who will play the entire Savatage LP "Wake of Magellan." The opening act will be Sacramento progressive band In the Silence.
The announcement reads as follow:
"The time has finally come to reveal who will be playing the Kick-Off Show for 2013. To say that I am beyond excited would be the understatement of the year!
"I want to thank Wayne, Jen and of course Glenn for all of their help in getting this epic video made and posted. I think that it is a fantastic prelude for what is to come.
"Tickets will go on sale on Saturday, November 17. There will be a rather large incentive to buy your tickets *early*, so watch the forum and website for more details on that date.
"I guarantee that this Kick-Off Show will be one for the record books. In fact, I am SO confident of this that I am going to offer a 50% discount on the 2014 Kick-Off Show for everyone that purchases a ticket to the 2013 show. Yes, you read that right. If you purchase a ticket to Kick-Off 2013, you will be able to get into Kick-Off 2014 for HALF PRICE. No tricks, no gimmicks. I am beyond excited for everyone I have on this bill and I know they are going to put on a terrific show. I want every single one of you to be there.
"The doors are a little early because the mid-card and headline bands both have very, very special extended sets. The middle band will be playing 90 minutes and the headliner will be playing for 135 minutes! Everyone is going to get the maximum amount of music for their hard-earned dollar.
"I am looking forward to hearing your feedback on this line-up. I have been working very hard on it for many weeks now. I think it is a fitting way to start out the 14th year of the greatest metal festival on the planet. I look forward to sharing the evening with all of you.
For the music,
Nathan “The SwordLord” Block
10 Years Under the Sword
Independent Metal Promoter, 2002-2012" More...
U.S. power metallers Circle II Circle (with former Savatage member Zak Stevens on vocals) will release their first ever career retrospective "Full Circle - The Best Of" on July 20th. The retrospective includes highlight tracks off the band's five studio albums, many b-sides, bonus tracks, and rare songs. All tracks have been remastered for this compilation, and the track listing is as follows:
1. All That Remains
2. Who Am I To Be
3. Consequence Of Power
4. Watching In Silence
5. Dead Of Dawn
6. Into The Wind
7. In This Life
8. Out Of Nowhere
10. Blood Of An Angel
11. Heal You
12. Open Season
14. Out Of Reach
1. Every Last thing (Edit)
2. The Circle
4. Take Back Yesterday
5. The Middle Of Nowhere
6. Soul Breaker
7. Darkness Rising
8. Into The Wind (Acoustic)
10. Symptoms Of Fate
12. Watching In Silence (Live)
13. Burden Of Truth (Acoustically Enhanced)
14. Against The World
15. Evermore (Live)
16. Strung Out More...
Jon Oliva's Pain, led by the Mountain King himself, will play the classic Savatage release "Hall of the Mountain King" (1987) in its entirety along with Savatage guitarist Chris Caffery (Trans-Siberian Orchestra) at next years Bang Your Head Festival to be held in Balingen, Germany from July 13-14, 2012. The performance will mark the album's 25th Anniversary. The band will also perform some songs from Doctor Buther, the defunct project of Oliva and Caffery.
It was reported earlier that former Savatage vocalist Zack Stevens and Circle II Circle will perform Savatage's "Wake of Magellan" LP with Caffery at Wacken 2012 in August.
In other Jon Oliva's Pain news, Oliva and drummer Chris Kinder continue to demo songs for the next JLP album and the follow up to the 2010 release "Festival." In the latest update on the band's Facebook Page, Kinder states: "As for the 'band,' we have made no decisions on anything at this point. The first objective right now is the songs. So, we will continue the process as we have done since 'Maniacal Renderings' which is basically Jon's ideas and me crafting them into working songs and then we will worry about the rest of the details. Everything and everyone else involved with work itself out in the very near future. It's just nice to finally be back on that horse and riding a new wave of music for a JOP release in 2012."
Power/progressive metal band Circle II Circle, which features ex-Savatage singer Zack Stevens, announced that it will perform the entire Savatage LP "Wake of Magellan" (1997) along with special guest guitarist Chris Caffery (Savatage, Trans-Siberian Orchestra) at the sold out Wacken 2012 event in August 2012.
After appearing at the upcoming Winestock festival in Germany on July 16th, Seven Thorns will be supporting Circle II Circle in July and August. The band's upcoming shows are as follows:
July 16 Winestock Festival/Germany
July 21 Siegburg/Germany @ Kubana
July 24 Uden/Netherlands @ De Pul
July 28 Osnabruck/Germany @ Ballroom
Aug. 02 Hamburg/Germany @ Silver (Wacken Warm Up Festival)
Nov. 18 Bremer Metal Festival/Germany (headliner)
You can also check out the Seven Thorns music video for "Liberty" by heading over to this location.
American power metal band CIRCLE II CIRCLE, featuring vocalist Zak Stevens of Savatage fame, are currently touring through the Midwest US, which is in support of their latest album "Consequence Of Power." The band will play Kenosha, Wisconsin tonight on their way to the final two shows in Chicago and Cleveland.
Stated Zak Stevens from the road this week, "We're still cruising along playing shows in the Midwest in Ohio, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota in November and December to finish off our initial world tour in support of our new CD Consequence Of Power. We'll be touring out across the U.S. supporting the new album throughout 2011. We're looking forward to seeing all our fans across the country in the coming year and we're very excited about the worldwide response to the new record."
Remaining CIRCLE II CIRCLE Midwest US tour dates are as follows:
12/04/2010 Hattrix Bar - Kenosha, WI
12/10/2010 Nitecap Chicago - Chicago, IL
12/16/2010 The Phantasy Nite Club - Cleveland, OH
Circle II Circle has been working hard on their highly anticipated 5th studio album "Consequence of Power". Check out LoudTrax.com to read a studio diary written exclusively by the band. The album is set for a Fall 2010 release.
An excerpt from the studio diary is as follows:
"Went into SWEET SPOT studios & started setting the drums up for CONSEQUENCE OF POWER. I am really looking forward to it because I really like this studio. Working w/ the owner Jim Fox, is always a treat. I always like to go in early, the night before and stretch out new drum heads on my custom Joey Jordison double bass kit. This kit is set up a lot different than most drummers and tuned a lot lower than most, consisting of 10” & 12” drums on the far left a 13” drum in the middle and a 14” on the right w/ a 13” Pork Pie metal screamer snare. My cymbals consist of a variety of brands Zildjian, Sabian, & Meinl. The cymbals are also set up a little stranger than the average drummers set up consisting of a set of 13” hi hats on the left and a set of 14” hi hats on the right. An 18” china on the right and an 18” china on the left. Two 18” crash cymbals in the center right & center left position and two 16” crash cymbals on the outside. The ride cymbal placement is low center right." More...
CIRCLE II CIRCLE, led by former front man of SAVATAGE, Zak Stevens, has begun laying down tracks at Sweet Spot Studios for the recording of it’s 5th album entitled "Consequence Of Power." The second concept album for the band, "Consequence Of Power" has been described as, “a melodic power metal album catering to all fans from the old SAVTAGE era to all CIRCLE II CIRCLE European fans and breaking new ground for an all new fan base in America.” The release is expected for Fall of 2010 through AFM Records.
According to Stevens, “It’s been a hell of a ride so far, but it seems like just the beginning for some reason. People are really appreciating the purity of real hard rock & metal music these days since the genre became somewhat out of focus within the music industry the last five years. The demand for our style of music has roared back from fans, both young and old, on the history behind the band. We hear the calling and we continue to move forward. CIRCLE II CIRCLE will take you on a musical journey like no other rock/metal band. We will deliver a monumental evening of rock and roll power every night on tour. Don’t miss it!” The band’s line up consists of Zak Stevens (vocals), Andy Lee (guitar), Mitch Stewart (bass/keyboards) and new drummer Johnny Osborn, formerly of DR BUTCHER.
CIRCLE II CIRCLE recently signed a management deal with VENOMM and is currently booking for the POWER TOUR 2010/2011 due to begin his summer.
CIRCLE II CIRCLE, featuring former Savatage singer Zak Stevens, has just started recording their 5th album. The album, entitled "Consequence Of Power," will be the band's 2nd concept album. The album is expected to be released in Fall 2010.
The first U.S. Triton Power Cruise will take place on the Carnival Imagination on April 30th - May 3rd, 2010 and will launch from Miami, FL. The currently announced line up will consist of Jon Oliva's Pain, Evergrey, Crimson Glory, Seven Witches, Circle II Circle, Vougan, and Eumeria. Further information on the cruise can be found here.
Crimson Glory is pleased to announce that they have confirmed the following special guest vocalists to perform with them during their headlining set at ProgPower USA X:
Wade Black (Crimson Glory/Leatherwolf)
Zak Stevens (Savatage/Circle II Circle)
Lance King (Pyramaze/Balance of Power)
Nils K. Rue (Pagan’s Mind)
Chris Salinas (Zero Hour/Power of Omens)
Ronny Monroe (Metal Church)
Andy B. Franck (Brainstorm/Symphorce/Ivanhoe)
Sean Peck (Cage)
Danilo Herbert (Mindflow)
Joakim Brodén (Sabaton)
Michael Eriksen (Circus Maximus)
David Vanlanding (Crimson Glory/Michael Schenker Group) More...
Florida metallers Circle II Circle have issued the following tour update:
"Holy SHIT are we having fun out here!!! Hanging with alot of our old friends and making a bunch of new ones, too! The shows have been going GREAT! We would like to thank ALL you fans who have come out to the shows already! ESPECIALY those of you who have been following us to a few places so far!
"We are in Switzerland at the moment.....Pratteln to be exact. Just did our sound check here at the Z7 and are about to eat the long awaited meal that they always seem to prepare for us! The guys in Pure Inc and Tempesta will be joining us tonight for some partying....Looking forward to that as well!!! I guess that's pretty much it for now....We are drinking, smoking, laughing, sleeping a little and rocking a LOT! HOPE TO SEE YOU ALL SOON!!!
"METAL FUCKING TO YA!!!"
Florida metallers, Circle II Circle, have issued the following update regarding their upcoming tour:
"We can gladly announce the first confirmed 18 shows of the CIRCLE II CIRCLE Headlining European Tour 2009 - aptly titled 'Delusions Of GrandTour 2009'"
"Support on the entire tour will come from Denmark's MANTICORA and UK/Italy's POWER QUEST. " More...