Australian prog metal band CIRCLES are now streaming the second track taken from their upcoming album, ‘The Last One’. The brand new record will be released on August 31st, 2018.
Guitarist/vocalist Ben Rechter on the new single:
“Tether is the first song that I brought into CIRCLES, not knowing if it was what they’d be after, because it’s not quite the vibe that CIRCLES has been known for. But they all embraced it, and helped me get it to where it needed to be. The song is essentially about confronting the parts of your own psyche that are holding you back. There’s always people that can help you not only to survive, but to succeed in ways you wouldn’t have thought possible, but you need to be willing to take that terrifying but necessary step. It’s as much a song written to myself as a reminder as from me to anyone else feeling trapped. We started playing it live on our last tour, it feels really good in the set and is a nice change of pace in amongst the mayhem!”
CIRCLES have previously revealed the artwork for ‘The Last One’, which can be viewed together with the album details below.
1. Winter (04:12)
2. Breaker (03:50)
3. The Messenger (03:29)
4. Arrival (05:57)
5. Tether (03:15)
6. Resolution (03:34)
7. Dream Sequence (04:49)
8. Renegade (05:29)
9. Blueprints for a Great Escape (04:48)
10. Alone With Ghosts (05:59)
Total playing time: 45:26
On a related note, CIRCLES have previously announced a European tour with CALIGULA’S HORSE and I BUILT THE SKY in October and November 2018. See the full list of tour dates below.
CIRCLES Europe+I BUILT THE SKY
07 Oct 18 Baarlo (NL) ProgPower Festival
08 Oct 18 Paris (FR) Backstage
09 Oct 18 Nantes (FR) Ferrailleur
11 Oct 18 Mungia (ES) Mungirock Aretoa
14 Oct 18 Madrid (ES) Nazca
15 Oct 18 Lisbon (PT) RCA Club
17 Oct 18 Aarau (CH) KiFF Foyer
18 Oct 18 Milan (IT) Legend Club
20 Oct 18 Kosice (SK) Collosseum
21 Oct 18 Budapest (HU) Dürer Kert
22 Oct 18 Zagreb (HR) KSET
23 Oct 18 Prague (CZ) Strahov 007
24 Oct 18 Berlin (DE) Musik & Frieden
25 Oct 18 Hamburg (DE) Headcrash
27 Oct 18 Gothenburg (SE) Fangelset
28 Oct 18 Oslo (NO) John Dee
29 Oct 18 Copenhagen (DK) BETA
30 Oct 18 Dusseldorf (DE) The Tube
01 Nov 18 London (UK) Boston Music Room
02 Nov 18 Glasgow (UK) Audio
04 Nov 18 Birmingham (UK) Mama Roux
05 Nov 18 Manchester (UK) Star And Garter
06 Nov 18 Bristol (UK) The Lanes
11 Sep 18 Perth (AU) Capitol
13 Sep 18 Adelaide (AU) The Gov
14 Sep 18 Melbourne (AU) 170 Russell
15 Sep 18 Sydney (AU) Metro Theatre
16 Sep 18 Brisbane (AU) The Triffid
From the same fertile soil that has sprung some of the most ground-breaking acts in metal, rises the Australian progressive powerhouse CIRCLES. Combining djent influences with extreme metal, stadium-like riffs and soaring vocals, the band has always strived to expand their sound, placing them in a class of their own.
Formed in 2010 by Ted Furuhashi, David Hunter and Drew Patton, CIRCLES’ mission is to constantly break new ground and introduce fresh elements to heavy music and djent. As a result, the first two releases of the band, the EP ‘The Compass’ (2011) and the debut album ‘Infinitas’ (2013) are both undeniably catchy and heavy.
CIRCLES’ live performances have taken them to the stages of prestigious festivals and on tours alongside some of the world’s finest. Among them are the Euroblast Festival in Germany (2013) and Australia’s progressive music festival Progfest on two occasions (2012 and 2016). The four piece has toured Europe and Australia with renowned rock and metal acts such as THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, PERIPHERY, FEAR FACTORY, TWELVE FOOT NINJA and NE OBLIVISCARIS.
On the new record, named ‘The Last One’, the Australians once again deliver on the promise to seek the edges of what is common in their genre and leap over it. As soothing as some of the melodies and vocals on the new record may sound, the more unpredictable are the crushing riffs and grooves that follow. CIRCLES are the next step in the evolution in heavy music. Are you ready to take it?
Ben Rechter – Lead Vocals / Guitar
Ted Furuhashi – Guitar / Backing Vocals
David Hunter – Drums
Drew Patton – Bass Guitar / Screamed Vocals