“Nine” will be released on Frontiers Records on June the 1st 2012 in Europe and June the 5th 2012 in North America.
The single “Reach Within” in available NOW digitally! Check out the band’s new EPK below.
Five years of waiting for CIRCUS MAXIMUS new masterpiece album “Nine” to be released in worldwide June on Frontiers
Frontiers Records is excited to announce the release of the anticipated third album from Norwegian Progsters CIRCUS MAXIMUS entitled “Nine” on June 1st in Europe and June 5th in North America.
Five years after the successful release of the concept album “Isolate”, this time Circus Maximus are back with a strong and mature cd. “A lot happened in our personal lives during the past few years “, explains drummer Truls Haugen. “Three of us had kids, plus we also had a several bumps in the road with the production. So it has not exactly been a joyride, but it feels great to finally be done, and after all this time we are ready to unleash our new monster !”
Circus Maximus spent anyway their time also working hard to further refining their sound. With “Nine” they are poised to take their place alongside the upper echelon of Progressive Metal bands. The band’s musical formula is not easy to accomplish – take jaw dropping musicianship, add a singer like Michael Eriksen with a voice from heaven and toss it together with hooks, anthemic melodies and enough groove and heavy riffing that really gets into your head.
For this new record the band presents the best of both worlds – offering their most melodic and at the same time heaviest moments of their repertoire, with class and maturity which is really from another world. “The majority of the material on the new record was written by Mats Haugen and he has taken the music to a kind of simpler and more accessible approach, yet kept the progressive elements and the “nerve” that is Circus Maximus” says Truls Haugen. “We’re actually more melodic and heavier on this new record than we’ve ever been”.
The re-defining sound, the songwriting and the clever production, highlights the band as one of the leading, original Progressive-Metal band around. “Nine” is an absolute contender for Top Album of the year, transcending the boundaries and subgenres of Hard Rock music!
“Nine” will include the following tracks: Forging; Architect Of Fortune; Namaste; Game Of Life; Reach Within; I Am; Used; The One; Burn After Reading; Last Goodbye.
“Reach Within” will be released as a single worldwide on April 27th and can be exclusively listened in streaming on the Frontiers Records webradio http://www.frontiers.it/webradio – A videoclip for the song is in the works.
Circus Maximus will appear live in some selected shows in the summer before launching a full scale tour in support of the new album. “We will definitely represent this album live to the whole World” concludes Truls Haugen, “We will do more live shows and more touring than ever and we really cant wait to get back on the road!”
Michael Eriksen – Vocals
Lasse Finbråten – Keyboards
Mats Haugen – Guitars
Truls Haugen – Drums
Glen Cato Møllen – Bass
“Hello KAMELOT Nation,
The band and crew are all here in Tampa rehearsing for the tour – Visas have been cleared and the guys are in good spirits and ready to party with all of you. However, during rehearsals, Roy became severely ill. Due to this, as yet undiagnosed, illness, Roy reluctantly has been forced to head back home to Norway. He is currently under his physician’s care, but unfortunately these circumstances will prevent him from joining us on the North American concert tour. Of course, we want Roy to take care of his health as priority one for now and for the future.
Roy especially would like to add:
“I am terribly sorry that I cannot do this upcoming tour in North-America this fall. We have our most fantastic album ever coming out in September, and the timing could have been better I guess. The band has my full and unconditional blessing to go out there and kick ass regardless, and I feel we have found a good replacement in Michael. He is a very good singer and long time friend. Be good to him! Hope to see you soon!” All the best from Roy Khan.
“Roy and I go way back, so when he called and asked me to help him and the rest of KAMELOT to do their long planned USA tour, I told him, “Sure bro, I am there for you.”
It will be big shoes to fill , but in his honor I will do my best to give the KAMELOT fans a show they have long awaited. So grab your earplugs and come join the party!”
We cannot thank you enough for your tremendous support over the years, and look forward to being out to meet more of you on the road! Please join us in wishing Roy a speedy recovery, and swift return to us!”
KAMELOT will embark on its first North American tour in two years starting September 8th. Support on the trek will come from Leaves’ Eyes and Blackguard.
KAMELOT North American Fall 2010 Tour Dates:
9/08/2010 House Of Blues – Lake Buena Vista, FL
9/10/2010 Progpower USA Festival – Atlanta, GA
9/11/2010 Jaxx Nightclub – Springfield, VA
9/14/2010 The Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA
9/15/2010 Nokia Theatre – New York, NY – RECORD RELEASE SHOW
9/17/2010 The Palladium – Worcester, MA
9/18/2010 Club Soda – Montreal, QC
9/19/2010 The Opera House – Toronto, ON
9/21/2010 Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH
9/22/2010 The Rave – Milwaukee, WI
9/24/2010 Logan Square Auditorium – Chicago, IL
9/25/2010 First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN
9/27/2010 Bluebird Theatre – Denver, CO
9/29/2010 Slim’s – San Francisco, CA
10/01/2010 House of Blues – West Hollywood, CA
10/02/2010 House of Blues – San Diego, CA