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Below is our complete Ninth 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.
Los Angeles power rockers revealed details on the upcoming new release "Legions of the Brave." The album is set for release on May 30th via Pure Rock Records (a division of Pure Steel Records). Over the band's 20 year history, they have self-released two albums to date: "Ninth Circle" (2000) and "The Power Of One" (2008).
The third album "Legions Of The Brave" combines symphonic Heavy/Power Metal and melodic Hard Rock with a great technical guitar work. A spherical keyboard meets pushing double basses, while some guitar solos (“All or Nothing” for example) reveals a closeness to the sensitive feelings of a Ritchie Blackmore (represented with a strong cover of "Stormbringer” ...). Catchy riffs are also present on the album, as well as AOR influenced parts.
The track list for the album is:
1. Arcturus Rising Part 1
2. After The Rain (see music video)
3. All Or Nothing
4. Living On The Sun
5. The Quickening
6. Legions Of The Brave
7. Arcturus Rising Part 2
8. Grinding The Bastards Down
9. Going Home
10. In Evil We Trust
12. The World Burns Away More...
Los Angeles power rockers Ninth Circle released a music video for the new single "After the Rain." The song will appear on the band's forthcoming new album "Legions of the Brave," the band's third studio album and first for Pure Rock Records (a division of Pure Steel Records).
According to the press release: "Ninth Circle riding the wave of success from The Power Of One have now created a Melodic Metal masterpiece; Legions Of The Brave. The band has gone bigger and bolder by embracing progressive elements and pushing Metal into new melodic realms. Ninth Circle delivers an exciting brand of metal combining dynamic song writing, powerful riffs and a driving rhythm section. Legions of the Brave hooks the listener in from the very first track.
Legions of the Brave is the outcome of 3 years of touring; inspiration from bands they performed with such as Primal Fear, Hammerfall, Y&T, Mr. Big, Dokken, UFO and Michael Schenker, and a year of focused songwriting. Legions of the Brave elevates Ninth Circle into the hierarchy of melodic metal with their lethal combination of melody and power."
More details on "Lefions of the Brave" are expected soon. Check out "After the Rain" here: More...
Ninth Circle has signed a worldwide deal with Pure Rock Records, a sub-label of Pure Steel Records. The band comments:
"Ninth Circle is very excited to be on board with Pure Steel Records! We've put quite a bit of effort into our upcoming release from the song writing to the recording and to every last detail. Pure Steel Records have always shown great support to their artists. It is wonderful to know that we've signed with a company who will give us the push we need for this CD and for the future of Ninth Circle... worldwide!"
Ninth Circle consists of:
Dennis Brown - lead vocals and guitars
Frank Forray - bass guitar and backing vocals
Dave Davis - drums and backing vocals
The Los Angeles power metal trio, Ninth Circle, began recording the follow up to the band's 2008 release "The Power Of One" on February 4th at Ardent Audio Productions in Torrance, CA with Rich Wenzel at the helm engineering the drum tracks. The band offers the following update on the album's current progress.
"We began tracking Dave's drums on Saturday February 4th and finished on Sunday February 5th," explains bassist Frank Forray. "It was a great experience to work with Rich. He was recommended to us by our inner [Ninth] Circle. He was good friends with our former producer Bill Krodell who passed away a few years back. It was important to us to find someone in the family. Rich did a tremendous job with Dave's drums. The tracks are huge, enormous and heavy! Rich's studio is very impressive and extremely comfortable to work in. And Rich himself is a great guy! He was real easy to work with, got the best out of us and was very opened minded with where we were going with each song. I also found his stories about touring with the Beach Boys extremely enjoyable given I'm a huge Beach Boys fan too!" More...
Ninth Circle has posted a video clip online for the song "The Power Of One," which can be viewed below.
You can also catch Ninth Circle live on the following dates: More...
L.A. metallers Ninth Circle have announced the following upcoming tour dates on their "Power Of One" tour:
8/14 - The Canyon Club - Agoura Hills, CA (with Great White)
8/15 - The Black Castle - Westchester, CA (with Witch, Resistance)
8/21 - Angle’s Roadhouse - Yucaipa, CA (with One Row Below)
8/29 - Brixton - Redondo Beach, CA (with The Iron Maidens)
9/4 - The Crest - Torrance, CA
9/8 - The Key Club - Hollywood, CA (with Primal Fear)
10/30 - South Bay Monsters of Rock III - Torrance, CA
L.A. metallers Ninth Circle have announced that they will be playing a live show alongside Primal Fear at the Key Club in Hollywood on September 8th. Ninth Circle bassist Frank issued the following statement about the show:
"We're ecstatic to be playing with Primal Fear in Los Angeles, there's no doubt about that! Personally, I'm beside myself given I truly love Primal Fear. They've been my favorite band for the last five years and they have really opened by eyes and ears in terms of playing great melodic German power metal. I've been a fan of Ralf since his days with Gamma Ray, and now to be sharing the stage with him and Primal Fear...it's incredible! It's going to be one hell of an evening filled with fantastic heavy metal. Our fans can't wait!"
L.A. based metallers Ninth Circle kicked off their Power of One Tour in November of 2008 and has been on the road for eight straight months promoting their new CD, "The Power of One." During this time the band has also seen the reissue of their debut CD, "Ninth Circle." Ninth Circle bassist Frank has issued the following update from the road:
"When we started this tour in November of 2008 with the goal was making it all about our brand new CD, The Power of One, and showing fans just how great the songs are live. What we didn't expect was the record company coming to us and saying, 'let's reissue the debut CD and keep this tour going!' So being who we are, we couldn't resist continuing the tour and promoting two great CD's and mixing up our set list each night with new and old stuff. It's really exciting! Playing with Dokken and Y&T really show you what's possible. You get to see what they do night in and night out and just how fresh each show is for the fans. That's what it's really about, the fans and the music. As Don Dokken said to us backstage one night, 'it's all about the music, right?' It sure is! And playing with these bands really gives us something to shoot for each and every night."
Los Angeles metallers Ninth Circle have been confirmed to play at the South Bay Music Awards. Ninth Circle has been nominated for seven South Bay Music awards, including Best Independent CD and Rock Band of the Year. The event takes place on April 27 at the Irvine Improv in the Irvine Spectrum. The band issued the following statement about the nominations:
"We're extremely proud of the record we put out. We spent a lot of time in the studio getting this one right and by all accounts, with record sales going strong in over ten countries, there is confirmation that we've done it right! Fans online and at our shows tell us just how much they love this record and that drives us just that much harder to deliver what the fans want; a great NINTH CIRCLE show filled with the songs they love from the record. And now that we get to perform at the SMBAs, it is an added bonus to bring our music to an even larger audience. We can't wait to get up there and give everyone a glimpse of what the NINTH CIRCLE live show is all about!"