Following the impressive main-stage performance of Zak Stevens with SAVATAGE and TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA in front of 80,000 people at Wacken Open Air festival 2015, Zak and his band CIRCLE II CIRCLE will release their new album, “Reign Of Darkness”, on October 16 via earMUSIC.
earMUSIC/Edel and Zak Stevens have enjoyed critical acclaim and commercial success together over the years with SAVATAGE albums like “Edge Of Thorns”, “The Wake Of Magellan” and “Dead Winter Dead” (true milestones of hard rock and metal and some of the biggest charts metal successes of the ’90s) and CIRCLE II CIRCLE albums such as “Seasons Will Fall” alike.
CIRCLE II CIRCLE is a band that has been reinventing itself through the years, but maintaining that signature sound that fans around the world love. “Reign Of Darkness” is no exception to that attitude, bringing out the very best CIRCLE II CIRCLE has to offer. Needless to say, “Reign Of Darkness” overshadows what has been done before.
Says Stevens: “You might say that ‘Reign Of Darkness’ represents a musical reinvention for us, but the minute you hear each song you know right away that it’s CIRCLE II CIRCLE. We wanted to pay homage to the past, but we also wanted to create a musical renaissance within our genre that is fresh and energetic. This is an album that will positively pave the way for our future.”
“Reign Of Darkness” features the powerful metal sound, strong hard rock riffs, both emphasizing Zak Stevens’s passionate melodic rock vocals. Again, the band has created something new, something fresh and vigorous. And the artwork definitely sets new standards.
“Reign Of Darkness” track listing:
02. Victim Of The Night
03. Untold Dreams
04. It’s All Over
05. One More Day
06. Ghost Of The Devil
08. Deep Within
09. Taken Away
10. Sinister Love
11. Solitary Rain
CIRCLE II CIRCLE is:
Zak Stevens (SAVATAGE) – Vocals
Mitch Stewart – Bass/Vocals
Bill Hudson (POWER QUEST, CELLADOR) – Guitars/Vocals
Christian Wentz – Guitars/Vocals
Henning Wanner (WHITE LION, JADED HEART) – Keyboards/Vocals
Marcelo Moreira (ALMAH, SYMBOLICA, MARMOR) – Drums