What have Circus Maximus been up to? With a playful 20-second video, the Norwegian proggers just announced that they're currently working on their fourth full-length. The previous album, Nine, was released back in 2012. It's about time for a new one.
Circus Maximus are pleased to announce an exclusive mini-tour throughout Europe this coming September. These Norwegian prog metallers have released their last album Nine back in June, 2012. The band will be supported by Appearance Of Nothing and on selected dates by DGM. Check out the list of tour dates below.
Norwegian progressive metallers Circus Maximus present a brand new and also their debut official music video "Namaste" online. The song for this videoclip, which can be seen below, appears on the group's latest full length album Nine, released back in June, 2012 via Frontiers Records. This video was directed by Sven Erik Nordset.
Frontiers Records has announced the release of the new album from Norwegian progressive metallers Circus Maximus, entitled Nine, on June 1st in Europe and June 5th in North America. You can listen to a sample from the new song "Reach Within" here. "Reach Within" will be released as a digital single on April 27th.
Norwegian metallers Circus Maximus have issued the following update on their official website:
"As many of you have been wondering, what has been, or is going on in the Circus Maximus camp these days? What is the status on the recording on the new album? Well... To give you the short and brutal version, here is where we are today:
After finishing the drum tracks in November, the band took the Christmas holidays off, presuming to start up right over new years with drum editing, and continue with guitar, bass, keys and vocals right after that. What we didn't plan out as a result of Mats' grueling long hours in front of the computer, editing drums, was that he got arm inflammation in both arms. Because of this, both the drum editing (that was over half ways finished), and upcoming rhythm guitar tracking had to be postponed until further notice. With this, and other personal/family stuff that had to be dealt with, the recording process stagnated quite a bit.
As reported on the band's website last week already, Circus Maximus will now be entering the studio to start the pre-production of the next album, planned to be released late 2010. The band comments: "We are writing new stuff everyday and so far we have more or less 8 songs completed for the album and we can honestly tell you it sounds AMAZING! Can't wait to show you. We would like to thank everyone who have been supporting us throughout the years... you're the best!"
Progressive metallers Circus Maximus have announced on their website that they will be the main support act for Symphony X's European tour.
The following is the list of dates:
13 Feb Hamburg, Germany at Markthalle
14 Feb Cologne, Germany at Live Music Hall
15 Feb Hellendoorn, Netherlands at Lantaarn
16 Feb Zoetermeer, Netherlands at Boerderij
17 Feb Stuttgart, Germany at Die Röhre
19 Feb Berlin, Germany at Columbia Club
20 Feb Frankfurt, Germany at Batschkapp
21 Feb Nurnberg, Germany at Hirsch
22 Feb Pratteln, Switzerland at Z7
23 Feb Munich, Germany at Backstage Werk
25 Feb Florence, Italy at Viper Club
26 Feb Piacenza, Italy at Fillmore
28 Feb Barcelona, Spain at Razzmatazz 2
29 Feb Madrid, Spain at Sala Heineken
Circus Maximus has posted the following statement on their website:
"To all fans and friends in the states. We are sorry to say that we have to cancel the upcoming tour due to some major turn of events. The reason is that we have been offered to participate on a European tour as support for a bigger act. This is an opportunity that we can't say no to. We hope you all understand our decision and that we will see you all on tour, hopefully in the near future.
We would also like to throw a BIG thank you to Glenn, Hoyt, Lars and Claus at Intromental who has been working their asses of for the last 6 months . Without them a USA tour wouldn't even be possible . They even believed in the tour after Circle II Circle had to cancel and that is something that they should get a lot of credit for . Kudos to them!! They support and respect our decision and understand that this is a very important move for our career in Europe and a huge step for the band in general.