Circle of Chaos
From: Stockholm, Sweden
Last Known Status: Active
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Below is our complete Circle of Chaos 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.
Swedish melodic death act Circle of Chaos is streaming the new song "Ascending Disorder." The song will appear on the band's sophomore full length album "Crossing the Line," which is set for a March 28th drop via Massacre Records.
The album is the first to feature new guitarist Anders Strokirk (Blackshine), who joined the band earlier this year. Check out "Ascending Disorder" here:
Swedish act Circle of Chaos has inked a deal with Massacre Records. The label comments:
"Circle of Chaos started out as a project of the band's guitarist HG Hogström in 2008. As the project developed, he began searching for musicians to complete the band. The original line-up then included HG Hogström (guitars), Thomas Jonsson (bass), Staffan Lundholm (drums), Antonio da Silva (vocals) and Allan Lundholm (guitars).
"Dan Swanö mastered Circle of Chaos' debut album 'Black Oblivion' that was released in 2010. It was well received worldwide and the band played their first live shows in Sweden.
"In 2011, the band played their first shows abroad, in Germany and Poland, and shared stages with bands like Gun Barrel, Embodying The End and Dawn Of Destiny. At Germany's Bremer Metal Festival in November 2011, Julian 'Julle' Loaiza was introduced as new vocalist.
"During spring 2012, Circle of Chaos released the 5-track album 'Twoheaded Serpent,' which was mixed and mastered by King Diamond's Mike Wead. They went out on a headliner tour in Poland and the Czech Republic and also entered the Emergenza Festival and went all the way to the Scandinavian finals!
"Circle of Chaos has the ambition to always deliver energetic and captivating live shows. Anders 'Atte' Strokirk joined the band as new guitarist in January 2013. The natural adjustments in the line-up have strengthened and shaped a crew ready to go "all in" and let you know what 'Swedish Metal Chaos' is all about!
"The band is currently working hard on their upcoming album 'Crossing The Line' - with Germán Echiburu on drums - which is set to be released later this year via Massacre Records!"
Circle of Chaos has checked in with the following announcement about recruiting a new guitarist:
"Circle of Chaos is extremely proud to welcome our dear friend Anders 'Atte' Strokirk as the new member and guitar player of the band!
"Atte is a well known character in the Stockholm metal scene and a very skilled guitar player. Most people recognize Atte as the man behind Blackshine, but for all you old school death metal fans you should know that Atte was the man to lay down the vocals on the classic Necrophobic debut album 'The Nocturnal Silence.'
"Thru the years Atte has built up quite an experience after having supported and been on tour with UDO, Bruce Dickinson, Moonspell and Lacuna Coil to mention a few. He´s a true metalhead and rocks like nobody else – welcome aboard! More...
During the summer of 2011, Circle of Chaos vocalist Antonio da Silva decided to leave the band to focus on his other musical projects. The band spent the months following his departure looking for a new permanent member to fill his place, and after auditions the group has now announced the recruitment of Julian Loiza (Rage Invest).
"We feel that Julian will fit perfectly in Circle of Chaos with his powerful voice and strong presence" says the band, which is right now rehearsing for upcoming shows in Lübeck and Bremen. "We feel confident that the new line-up will deliver, and this change has made the band stronger."
There are no hard feeling between the band and former vocalist Antonio, who commented: "My departure is an amicable one and there are no hard feelings involved from any side I love the guys and we'll still be friends after. I wish all the success that will befall them and all the best. As for me I will be concentrating on my other two bands: Kinabalu and Barbus. Thanks to everyone and keep listening to Circle of Chaos!"
Circle of Chaos has checked in with the following announcement about beginning work on the band's upcoming second album:
"Pre-production of the new Circle of Chaos album has begun! Yes, that's right!
"We have started the pre-production of what's gonna be our second album. No release date has been set yet, but it's absolutely worth waiting for ...
"Don't forget to check out the new studio photos - more to come!"
Details on the album's release date and title will be announced as they are made available.
Circle of Chaos has issued the following update about upcoming live shows in Stockholm and Poland:
"The first gig in Stockholm for almost a year - don't miss it! On April the 29th we will do the first gig in Stockholm for almost a year. At Sugar bar we will be sharing stage with our friends in Godsic and Embodying the End (GER) - this will be a hell of a night so don't you dare to miss it! See you on the 29th!
"Poland in April - here we come! Yes, we have a new date for the gig in Szczecin! The first in Poland, but not the last. On April the 21st we will be sharing stage with our polish friends in Influence, FOE and Mortal God - see you there!"
Circle of Chaos has issued the following brief announcement about canceling the band's previously scheduled Polish shows on March 4th and 5th:
"Sorry, but because of things beyond our control, the two gigs in Poland this upcoming weekend has been canceled - new dates will be posted as soon as we get them! See you in Poland soon!"
You can still catch Circle of Chaos live on the following dates in Germany:
Apr 22 Bambi Galore /w Black out Beauty (LUX) Hamburg, HH Billste, GERMANY
Apr 23 JUZ Kleix /w Black out Beauty (LUX), Greifswald, Mecklenbur, GERMANY
Nov 19 Bremer Metal Festival Bremen, Neustadt, GERMANY
Sweden's Circle of Chaos has issued the following update about performing two new songs on the band's upcoming German tour dates:
"New songs on the German tour! Two brand new songs have been added to our set list and will be performed live for the first time on the German tour in January. We're excited to present our new material and more songs are on the way. See you in Bremen on the 13th!"
You can find the upcoming Circle of Chaos live shows at this location.
Sweden's Circle of Chaos has issued the following announcement about performing at the 2011 edition of the Bremer Metal Festival: "Latest news. Circle of Chaos has confirmed the play at the Bremer Metal Festival in Bremen, Germany on Saturday the 19th, 2011. More info coming soon. Stay metal!" The upcoming Circle of Chaos tour dates are as follows:
1/13 Blues Club Meisenfrei Bremen, GERMANY
1/14 Club 99 /w Embodying the End (GER) Lübeck, S-H, GERMANY
1/15 Juki42 /w Embodying the End (GER) Ahrensburg, S-H, GERMANY
3/4 Pandemonium Pub /w Influence (PL) Szczecin, Zachodniop, POLAND
3/5 Pub U Brody /w Influence (PL) Wegorzyno, Zachodniop, POLAND
4/22 Bambi Galore /w Black out Beauty (LUX), An apple a day (LUX), Embodying the End (GER) Hamburg, HH Billste, GERMANY
4/23 JUZ Kleix /w Black out Beauty (LUX), An apple a day (LUX), Embodying the End (GER) Greifswald, Mecklenbur, GERMANY
11/19 Bremer Metal Festival Bremen, Neustadt, GERMANY
Sweden's Circle of Chaos has issued the following announcement about canceling the band's upcoming live show in Stockholm:
"Due to happenings beyond our control, the gig at Harry B James on December the 12th has been canceled. We're sorry, but don't worry, new dates for the Stockholm area are in the planning stage so we'll see you all in the beginning of 2011!"
A listing of upcoming Circle of Chaos European tour dates can be found here.
Sweden's Circle of Chaos has issued the following announcement about lining up shows in Poland:
"Latest news from your favorite Chaos - our first gigs in Poland have been confirmed! On March the 4th 2011 we'll be playing at the Pandemonium Pub in Szczecin with our friends Influence from Poland. On Saturday the 5th the second gig will take place. More info about that gig will be posted soon. Cheers!"
The upcoming Circle of Chaos live shows are as follows:
12/12 2010 HARRY B JAMES /w Frantic Amber Stockholm, Stockholm, SWEDEN
1/13 2011 Blues Club Meisenfrei Bremen, GERMANY
1/14 2011 Club 99 /w Embodying the End (GER) Lübeck, S-H, GERMANY
1/15 2011 Juki42 /w Embodying the End (GER) Ahrensburg, S-H, GERMANY
3/4 2011 Pandemonium Pub /w Influence (PL) Szczecin, Zachodniop, POLAND
3/5 2011 TBA TBA, POLAND
4/22 2011 Club 99 /w Black out Beauty Lübeck, S-H, GERMANY
4/23 2011 JUZ Kleix /w Black out Beauty Greifswald, Mecklenbur, GERMANY
Sweden's Circle of Chaos has issued the following announcement about new German tour dates:
"Greetings, friends! Yes, it´s true - we have confirmed dates for our second tour in Germany next year! We´ll be back for two confirmed shows on the 22nd (Lübeck) and 23rd (Greifswald) of April, when we´ll be sharing stage with Black Out Beauty and An apple a day from Luxemburg and our friends from Germany, Embodying the End. This will be awesome! But this is not enough The tour will continue as more dates will be added in other countries! Stay tuned - see you on the road!"
You can also check out sample Circle of Chaos tracks through the band's MySpace page.
Sweden's Circle of Chaos has issued the following update about the band's upcoming German tour dates:
"Latest news from the Chaos team - the cities and venues for the second and third show in Germany on the 14+15 of january have now been confirmed. On friday the 14th we'll play at the Club 99 in Lübeck and on saturday the 15th you will find us in Ahrensburg at Juki42.
"The tour will begin on Thursday the 13th at the Blues Club Meisenfrei in Bremen. As we have said earlier, this is our FIRST tour in Germany, but not the last so stay tuned ... Cheers and see you in Germany!"
You can also check out the band's music via the Circle of Chaos MySpace page.
Sweden's Circle of Chaos has issued the following update about adding on a new German tour date:
"Hails, metalheads! We have confirmed another date to our first (but not last!!!) ever German tour in January 2011. We´ll be starting the tour in Bremen at the Blues Club Meisenfrei on Thursday the 13th and then follows two other shows on Friday and Saturday. Venues will be posted really soon.
"We are really looking forward to meet all of our German friends and hopefully very soon also see or other friends in other countries. We'll keep you all posted on the progress with Circle of Chaos since a lot of really cool things are happening now - see you all and stay metal! Cheers!"
The currently announced shows are as follows:
1/13 2011 Blues Club Meisenfrei Bremen, GERMANY
1/14 2011 tba /w Embodying the End (GER) TBA, TBA, GERMANY
1/15 2011 tba /w Embodying the End (GER) TBA, TBA, GERMANY
Sweden's Circle of Chaos has issued the following announcement about lining up German tour dates:
"Hell, yeah! We just got word that our first ever gigs in Germany are confirmed! In January 2011 we're doing two gigs with Embodying the end (ETE from Germany). More info to come - see you maniacs in January!"
The projected dates are as follows:
1/14 2011 tba /w Embodying the End TBA, TBA, GERMANY
1/15 2011 tba /w Embodying the End TBA, TBA, GERMANY