Circle II Circle

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Circle II Circle
Origin Tampa, Florida, USA
Genres Heavy metal, power metal, progressive metal
Years active 2001–present
Labels earMusic (2013–present)
Associated acts Savatage, Jon Oliva's Pain, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Machines of Grace, The Element
Website www.circle2circle.net
Members Zachary Stevens
Mitch Stewart
Christian Wentz
Marc Pattison
Adam Sagan
Henning Wanner
Past members Former members

Circle II Circle is an American Heavy metal band from Tampa, Florida. The band was formed by former Savatage lead vocalist, Zachary Stevens, and long-time friend and band manager Dan Campbell in 2001.[1] They play varied genres of metal including; heavy metal, power metal[2] and progressive metal.

History[edit]

For a period of eight years from 1992 until August 2000, Zachary Stevens was the lead singer of Savatage.[3] After five albums with the group, he left in 2000 citing family reasons.[3] During the winter of 2001, Zak started his comeback with long-time friend and co founder of the band, Dan Campbell, co-writing material with former Savatage lead singer Jon Oliva and guitarist Chris Caffery what would become the songs for the Circle II Circle debut album, Watching in Silence.[4] The second CIIC record The Middle of Nowhere featured Zak's vocals along with band members Paul Michael Stewart, Andy Lee, Tom Drennan and Evan Christopher.[5]

The band's third release was a concept album, entitled Burden of Truth, based around the concept of Jesus' descendants.[6][7] It was released on October 13, 2006.[7] Recently, Stevens and the band signed with Intromental Management.[7] Their fourth album, entitled Delusions of Grandeur was released on April 25, 2008.

Artwork for the band's album covers has been created by artist Thomas Ewerhard. Additional artwork for the concept album "Consequence of Power" (2010) was created by Claudio Bergamin.[8]

In January 25, 2013 Circle II Circle released their "Seasons will Fall" album on earMusic.

Personnel[edit]

Current members
  • Zachary Stevens - Lead Vocals (2001–present)
  • Paul Michael "Mitch" Stewart - Bass guitar, keyboards (2003–present)
  • Christian Wentz - Guitars (2012–present)
  • Marc Pattison - Guitars (2014-present)
  • Adam Sagan - Drums (2012–present)
  • Henning Wanner - Keyboards (2012–present)

Former members[edit]

  • Matt LaPorte - guitars (2001–2003)
  • John Zahner - keyboards (2001–2003)
  • Kevin Rothney - bass (2001–2003)
  • Christopher Kinder - drums (2001–2003)
  • Tom Drennan - drums (2003–2009)
  • Evan Christopher - guitars (2003–2008)
  • Lisa Lusby - tambourine, choreographer (2005-2011)
  • Oliver Palotai - keyboards (2006–2007)
  • Johnny Osborn - drums (2009–2011)
  • Rollie Feldman - guitars (2010–2011)
  • Andy Lee - Guitars (2003-2010, 2011)
  • Jayson Moore - Drums (2011)
  • Bill Hudson - Guitars (2008–2009, 2012–2013)

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Extended plays[edit]

Compilations[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Circle II Circle at online databases[edit]