Red Circuit
Trance State

Release date: February 24th 2006
Limb Music Products
Distribution: Target (Denmark)

Prog. / Power metal

Rating: 75/100
Reviewed by: Jørgen Ditlev

Date: March 16th 2006

Red Circuit is the band of well known producer / engineer Markus Teske (Vanden Plas, Symphony X, Neal Morse, Mob Rules etc.), he has teamed up with Frank Bodenheimer (Drums), Oliver Noerdlinger (Guitar), Tommy Schmitt (ex-Zeus Bass) and none other than ex-Firewind, ex-Avalon singer Chity Sompala, Markus Teske is handling the keyboards.

“Trance State” also includes guest appearances by Patrick Rondat, Stephan Forte from Adagio and Stephan Lill from Vanden Plas.  

The music delivered by Red Circuit is a tight mixture of Vanden Plas, Threshold and Superior. “Under the Sun”, “So Hard to be Like God”, “You Might Have Been Queen” and “Is it Gold?!” are the tracks that stand out.  

Thumbs up to Markus Teske and Andy Kuntz for the great production.  

Well I am not a prog freak myself, but I’m sure that all of you Vanden Plas, Superior etc. bangers out there will love “Trance State”.