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.

Truls Haugen commented: "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. We're actually more melodic and heavier on this new record than we've ever been."

"A lot happened in our personal lives during the past few years. 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!"




Nine tracklist:

01. Forging
02. Architect Of Fortune
03. Namaste
04. Game Of Life
05. Reach Within
06. I Am
07. Used
09. The One
10. Burn After Reading
11. Last Goodbye


Source: frontiers.it
Band profile: Circus Maximus
 
Posted: 22.04.2012 by nb



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qlacs - 22.04.2012 at 13:31  
Geez, it's about time.
Ag Fox - 22.04.2012 at 13:33  
Oh, finally o.o
DreamNightmare - 22.04.2012 at 14:14  
Been waiting for this one for a long time, although can't complain really as many of the members have had children and other personal things to deal with... and it's still not as bigger wait as the new Wintersun album!!!!
Milena - 22.04.2012 at 14:16  
Progboners!
Storchillarn - 22.04.2012 at 14:25  
All of the above. [2]
R'Vannith - 22.04.2012 at 14:36  
Rejoice! The circus is coming to town (or my headphones at least)!
Milena - 22.04.2012 at 15:32  
Written by R'Vannith on 22.04.2012 at 14:36

Rejoice! The circus is coming to town (or my headphones at least)!

It would be awesome if they came to each of our towns.
Dreams.
DrM - 22.04.2012 at 15:43  
What the hell is this?
Quote:
...taken the music to a kind of simpler and more accessible approach, yet kept the progressive elements and the 'nerve'...

Now, I can get aiming to a broader audience, after all they ARE in the business for making money, but honestly I couldn't tell the difference between their sample and a generic garage rock band.

I was actually looking forward to this album, but after hearing the sample I'm beginning to have doubts. This is no longer the Circus Maximus I knew and loved. Wait, maybe they've retained the progressive edge with some clever lyrics?

"It's time to face your fears"
"Looking back you've always found a reason for the easy way out"

Eh... no. Nor was it ever their strong side anyways.
JohnDoe - 22.04.2012 at 18:11  
Great news!
Alex Fenger - 22.04.2012 at 18:11  
Listened to the sample, will not be buying this
JohnDoe - 22.04.2012 at 18:17  
Written by Alex Fenger on 22.04.2012 at 18:11

Listened to the sample, will not be buying this


can one decide such a thing just by listening to a sample? Samples are misleading and irrelevant.
SSM - 22.04.2012 at 18:32  
Quote:

Now, I can get aiming to a broader audience, after all they ARE in the business for making money, but honestly I couldn't tell the difference between their sample and a generic garage rock band.

Totally agree.
Hope this is the only song on the album like this.
I don't like their previous albums a lot, but this sample is a bit annoying,
specially the keyboard + vocal melodies.
Anyway, It can be a change in priorities after all!
Tristus Scriptor - 22.04.2012 at 21:08  
Kinda blows my hopes that the vocalist could be a good pick for the Kamelot slot...I'm tired of waiting to see who that will be. But tonally, his lows and mids are PERFECT, and his highs are just unique enough to give the guys a rejuvinated sound. Dammit.
Milena - 22.04.2012 at 21:42  
Written by Tristus Scriptor on 22.04.2012 at 21:08

Kinda blows my hopes that the vocalist could be a good pick for the Kamelot slot...I'm tired of waiting to see who that will be. But tonally, his lows and mids are PERFECT, and his highs are just unique enough to give the guys a rejuvinated sound. Dammit.

Yeah, we think the same really but CM are a good band so it's not a loss.

As for judging by a sample... I don't do that.
Tristus Scriptor - 22.04.2012 at 21:52  
No, I didn't mean anything about the sample at all. It's just that when a group is all excited about their new stuff, it typically means that that is what they are focusing on...which is why I don't think we'll be seeing him in Kamelot.
Milena - 22.04.2012 at 22:00  
Written by Tristus Scriptor on 22.04.2012 at 21:52

No, I didn't mean anything about the sample at all. It's just that when a group is all excited about their new stuff, it typically means that that is what they are focusing on...which is why I don't think we'll be seeing him in Kamelot.

That part of the post wasn't directed at you, just a general observation of the posters above
Tristus Scriptor - 22.04.2012 at 22:11  
Gotcha.
tea[m]ster - 23.04.2012 at 00:37  
Their is NO WAY this album will meet anyones expectations: the CM fanboys or general progheads, The album took way to long to release.
JohnDoe - 23.04.2012 at 01:03  
I expect the album to be at least as good as their previous album; am I having high expectations or not?
tea[m]ster - 23.04.2012 at 01:12  
Written by JohnDoe on 23.04.2012 at 01:03

I expect the album to be at least as good as their previous album; am I having high expectations or not?


Haha John. I imagine your expectations of this is the highest of anyone's on this site...Even more than Mora!
Iriki - 23.04.2012 at 01:19  
I fap to this.
JohnDoe - 23.04.2012 at 01:21  
Written by tea[m]ster on 23.04.2012 at 01:12

Written by JohnDoe on 23.04.2012 at 01:03

I expect the album to be at least as good as their previous album; am I having high expectations or not?


Haha John. I imagine your expectations of this is the highest of anyone's on this site...Even more than Mora!


at least I don't expect it to be as good as their debut album
Troy Killjoy - 23.04.2012 at 03:01  
Written by tea[m]ster on 23.04.2012 at 00:37
Their is NO WAY this album will meet anyones expectations: the CM fanboys or general progheads, The album took way to long to release.

These guys have nothing on Wintersun.
strade - 23.04.2012 at 07:14  
Written by Troy Killjoy on 23.04.2012 at 03:01

These guys have nothing on Wintersun.


Or to a slightly lesser extent, Necrophagist.
TemplarLS - 24.04.2012 at 00:03  
Can't wait. I will buy it thats for sure!
tea[m]ster - 24.04.2012 at 01:15  
Written by Troy Killjoy on 23.04.2012 at 03:01

Written by tea[m]ster on 23.04.2012 at 00:37
Their is NO WAY this album will meet anyones expectations: the CM fanboys or general progheads, The album took way to long to release.

These guys have nothing on Wintersun.


I know it Troy. To both of those bands: The albums better not suck!
Iriki - 06.05.2012 at 02:23  
I think this should be Mentioned:

DrM - 23.05.2012 at 11:50  
The full "Reach Within" has been released:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3X-TMRTB29w

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