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Circle II Circle

Formed: 2000
From: Tampa, FL, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Circle II Circle News

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.

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Circle II Circle Begins Work On New Album

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.

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Line Up Announced For Triton Power Cruise 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.

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Crimson Glory Announces ProgPower Guest Vocalists

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...

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Circle II Circle Issues Tour Road Report

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!!!"

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Circle II Circle Announces Headlining Tour

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...

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Vougan To Record Live Performances For DVD

Carlos Zema traveled to Brazil to rejoin his Vougan band mates earlier this year for Porao do Rock, the country's largest independent rock festival. Still in Brazil, the band will be recording a live DVD performances during two concerts on November 14 & 15.

The first will be a charity event for the non-governmental agency, Amisrael, an organization known as "The Messengers of Peace." This performance will be an "unplugged" recording. The second performance, at the Atlanta Music Hall in Goiania, Brazil will be be a full-blown, live, concert video. Other bands performing include, Andre Matos (Angra/Shaman), Mindflow, Heaven's Guardian, Refine, and Dynahead.

The DVD will be packaged as a double live video, and will include plenty of extras. Some of the confirmed guests include, Andre Matos (Angra/Shaman),
David Shankle (Manowar / DSG), and Bill Hudson (Cellador/Powerquest/Circle II Circle).

All DVD sales proceeds will go to Amisrael in an effort to support world peace. Sponsorship opportunities to help finance this charitable project are available. Interested parties should contact admin[AT]metalmusicpromotions.com with the subject: SPONSOR.

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Circle II Circle Announces New Guitarist

Florida metallers, Circle II Circle, welcomes guitarist Bill Hudson (known from Power Quest, Cellador and The Supremacy a.o.) to the band.

Circle II Circle commented: "We're sad about parting ways with Evan, but the addition of Bill into the band is gonna keep us going strong. We start our North American tour with Jon Oliva's Pain and Manticora September 20." More...

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Circle II Circle Post New Song Online

"Fatal Warning," a new track from CIRCLE II CIRCLE — the band led by ex-SAVATAGE singer Zak Stevens — is available for streaming at this location. The song comes off the group's new album, "Delusions of Grandeur", which is scheduled for release on April 25 via AFM Records. The CD will be issued as a regular jewel case, a limited edition featuring bonus material, and on picture vinyl.

"Delusions of Grandeur" (cover artwork) track listing:

01. Fatal Warning
02. Dead Of Dawn
03. Forever
04. Echoes
05. Waiting
06. Soul Breaker
07. Seclusion
08. So Many Reasons
09. Chase The Lies
10. Every Last Thing

Digipack bonus material:

11. Revelations (live video clip)
12. Stay (audio)

CIRCLE II CIRCLE will release a new four-track single on March 28 via AFM Records. Entitled "Every Last Thing", it will include a non-album and a live video clip.

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Circle II Circle Reveal New Album Details

CIRCLE II CIRCLE, the band led by ex-SAVATAGE singer Zak Stevens, will release its new album, "Delusions of Grandeur", on April 25 via AFM Records. The CD will be issued as a regular jewel case, a limited edition featuring bonus material, and on picture vinyl.

"Delusions of Grandeur" (cover artwork) track listing:

01. Fatal Warning
02. Dead Of Dawn
03. Forever
04. Echoes
05. Waiting
06. Soul Breaker
07. Seclusion
08. So Many Reasons
09. Chase The Lies
10. Every Last Thing

Digipack bonus material:

11. Revelations (live video clip)
12. Stay (audio)

CIRCLE II CIRCLE will release a new four-track single on March 28 via AFM Records. Entitled "Every Last Thing", it will include a non-album and a live video clip. More...

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Circle II Circle Announce Brazilian Tour Dates

CIRCLE II CIRCLE, the band led by ex-SAVATAGE singer Zak Stevens, will play four shows in Brazil in June:

June 12 - Curitiba/PR - Opera1
June 13 - Campinas/SP- Hammer Rock Bar
June 14 - Sao Paulo/SP - Hangar 110
June 15 - Rio de Janeiro/RJ- Bar do Tom

CIRCLE II CIRCLE will release its new album, "Delusions of Grandeur", on April 25 via AFM Records. The CD will be issued as a regular jewel case, a limited edition featuring bonus material, and on picture vinyl.

Check out the cover artwork at HeavyLaw.com.

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Chris Caffrey, Zak Stevens To Play Nightmare Fest

On Saturday March 22nd, Nightmare Metal Fest will be host to a very special show by Chris Caffery and Zak Stevens (SAVATAGE, DR. BUTCHER) also known greatly for their work with TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA and CIRCLE II CIRCLE. These two long time musical friends will reunite in the area of SAVATAGE's inception and will be performing a special set that may include songs from their SAVATAGE years, DR. BUTCHER and or other interesting moments of musical collaborations.

Here is the line-up for the Nightmare Metal Fest so far:

FRIDAY, MARCH 21, 2008 - Doors at 6pm
CAGE
DISASTERPEACE (featuring Wade Black –Crimson Glory and Pete Blakk of King Diamond)
ORDER OF NINE
SACRED DAWN
SHADES OF TWILIGHT

SATURDAY, MARCH 22, 2008 - Doors at 12pm
CHRIS CAFFERY & ZAK STEVENS and friends
X-THIRTIEN
AVIAN
WARMACHINE
DIMENSION
POWND
SIX MINUTE CENTURY
(Dinner break )
FAST TAKER
DECEPCION
NEGATIVE 1
SEVENTH BURNING
CHAOS ARCADE

The festival takes place at the Bourbon Street Nightclub, located at 4331 US Hwy 19, New Port Richey Florida 34652 (25 Minutes from Clearwater; 30 Minutes from Tampa).

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New Circle II Circle 4 Track Single Due in March

CIRCLE II CIRCLE, featuring ex-SAVATAGE vocalist Zak Stevens, will release a new four track single via AFM Records on March 28th. Entitled 'Every Last Thing', it will include a non-album and a live video clip. The full length studio album Delusions Of Grandeur will be released on April 25th. The album will be issued as a regular jewel case verion, a limited edition featuring bonus material, and on picture vinyl.

As previously reported, CIIC will team up with JON OLIVA'S PAIN and MANTICORA for a North American tour. Dubbed the Global Intrusions tour, this will mark the first time vocalists Jon Oliva and Zak Stevens have toured together since their days in SAVATAGE in 1999. More...

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Circle II Circle Cancel North American Tour

Intromental Management, which represents CIRCLE II CIRCLE (the band led by ex-SAVATAGE singer Zak Stevens), has issued the following statement:

"It is with extreme disappointment and reluctance that we must announce that CIRCLE II CIRCLE will not be participating in the previously announced North American tour scheduled for the spring of 2008 with CIRCUS MAXIMUS and MANTICORA. Due to reasons beyond the band's control, the new album, 'Delusions of Grandeur', will not be released to coincide with the tour as previously planned. Intromental Management, AFM Records, and CIRCLE II CIRCLE have agreed unanimously that it would be in the band's best interest to focus all resources and effort on completing the new record and properly promoting it prior to touring. While we cannot announce anything at the moment, we are beyond excited at the potential tour partners for the band both Europe and North America in 2008.

"The previously announced North American 'working vacation' will continue as planned with CIRCUS MAXIMUS stepping up into the headline slot and a third band added to the opening slot. Expectations for both bands on this tour are completely realistic. However, they are dedicated to getting out on the road in North America, spreading the word, and performing special, exclusive sets for their North American fans. A revised tour schedule will be released in the immediate future."

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Circle II Circle Sign With Intromental Management

CIRCLE II CIRCLE, led by ex-SAVATAGE vocalist Zak Stevens, has signed a worldwide deal with Intromental Management.

"I'm thrilled to be working with a band that has not only established their reputation in the metal scene as a premiere talent, but is poised to take it to the next level with our help. I have been a fan of Zak's ever since his days in the mighty Savatage when I first heard Edge of Thorns", said Intromental's Managing Director, Claus Jensen.

Adds Stevens, "We're very excited about the limitless potential that this cooperation presents for us. Intromental's reputation and professionalism is outstanding. Their new partnership with Glenn Harveston directing operations in the USA was also a major factor in our signing with Intromental. We're looking forward to great things to come." More...

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Savage Circus Cancel Tour and Issue Statement

SAVAGE CIRCUS comment on the cancellation of the last days of the European Tour with CIRCLE II CIRCLE:

"Hi Everybody,

"Unfortunatly our bass player (Yenz Leonhardt) is faced with a massive muscle contortion in his shoulder resulting from ongoing overtaxing during rehearsals and touring. Being in pain from the very first minute of the tour his condition worsened day by day and finally reached a point where he had to see a doctor specializing in sports injuries. In Milano Yenz wasn't able to move his head anymore... The Doctor called him off duty immediately and gave him 20 (in words: TWENTY!) painkiller shots in the neck and spine. Even though the doc forbid Yenz to even look at a bass guitar for at least a week, he decided to play that last show in Hamburg at the Ballroom." More...

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Circle II Circle and Savage Circus To Tour Europe

CIRCLE II CIRCLE and SAVAGE CIRCUS are joining forces for a European trek in April.

Dates for the tour, also featuring support from TOMORROW'S EVE, include:

April
7 - Flensburg, Germany at Roxy
8 - Osnabrück, Germany at Bastard Club
9 - Adelsheim, Germany at Life Factory
10 - Pratteln, Switzerland at Z7
11 - Villach, Austria at Volkshaus Landskron
12 - Wörgl, Austria at Komma
13 - Lyon, France at Venue TBC
14 - Barcelona, Spain at Venue TBC
15 - Madrid, Spain at Venue TBC
16 - Paris, France at La Locomotive
17 - Hamburg, Germany at Headbangers Ballroom
18 - Bochum, Germany at Matrix
19 - Den Bosch, Netherlands at W 2
20 - Zoetermeer, Netherlands at De Boerderij
21 - Aalst, Belgium at Pestpop Festival

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Dorian Post New Video Online

Dorian, featuring vocalist Jim Dorian (ex-MONARCH, ANOMALY) and guitarist Tom McDyne (ex-SHUT, CIRCLE II CIRCLE) has released the video for their new single, "Sirens Scream," available on their MySpace page (and embedded below). Earlier this year, they entered the studio to record to begin recording a "heavy-yet-melodic" EP, tentatively due before the end of the year. More...

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Circle II Circle Post New Music Online

CIRCLE II CIRCLE, the band featuring former SAVATAGE frontman Zachary Stevens, has posted three songs from its upcoming "Burden of Truth" album — "Revelations", "Evermore" and "Burden of Truth" — on its official MySpace page.

"Burden of Truth" was recorded at Tampa's Morrisound Recording. Touring is scheduled for the fall 2006 throughout Europe and a special 90-minute performance at the ProgPower Festival in September — the only show where CIRCLE II CIRCLE will play "Burden of Truth" in its entirety along with some classics.

"Burden of Truth" track listing:

01. Who Am I To Be
02. Matter Of Time
03. Heal You
04. Revelations
05. This Is Your Reality
06. Evermore
07. The Black
08. Messiah
09. Sentenced
10. Burden of Truth
11. Live As One

Bonus Tracks (acoustically enhanced versions):

12. Into The Wind
13. Burden Of Truth

"Burden of Truth" is scheduled for release on October 13 through AFM Records.

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Circle II Circle To Release EP In August

CIRCLE II CIRCLE — who feature in their ranks former SAVATAGE frontman Zachary Stevens — will release a new EP, entitled "Revelations", on August 18 via AFM Records. The complete track listing for the effort is as follows:

01. Revelations
02. Who Am I
03. The Black
04. Burden of Truth (acoustically enhanced version EP only)

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Circle II Circle Delay New Album Another Week

AFM Records has once again pushed back the projected release date of the new CIRCLE II CIRCLE album, "Burden of Truth" — this time to October 13 from the previously announced October 6.

As previously reported, CIRCLE II CIRCLE — who feature in their ranks former SAVATAGE frontman Zachary Stevens — have created a very special record based on the "Holy Blood Holy Grail" and "The Da Vinci Code" theory of a Holy Bloodline extending up to our modern day.

Commented Zak: "This is the record I’ve been trying to make my whole life and now's it's finished. Fuck, what a great feeling it is to finally realize my aspirations after all these years! CIRCLE II CIRCLE/SAVATAGE fans are in for a HUGE treat with this record." More...

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