Circle II Circle
|Circle II Circle|
|Origin||Tampa, Florida, United States|
|Genres||Heavy metal, power metal, progressive metal|
|Associated acts||Savatage, Jon Oliva's Pain, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Machines of Grace, The Element|
|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. They play varied genres of metal including; heavy metal, power metal and progressive metal.
For a period of eight years from 1992 until August 2000, Zachary Stevens was the lead singer of Savatage. After five albums with the group, he left in 2000 citing family reasons. 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. 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.
The band's third release was a concept album, entitled Burden of Truth, based around the concept of Jesus' descendants. It was released on June 6, 2006. Recently, Stevens and the band signed with Intromental Management. Their fourth album, entitled Delusions of Grandeur was released on April 25, 2008.
Artwork for the band's logo and first three album covers were designed by Dan Campbell and rendered by artist Thomas Ewerhard. Additional artwork for the concept album "Consequence of Power" (2010) was created by Claudio Bergamin.
In January 25, 2013 Circle II Circle released their "Seasons will Fall" album on earMusic.
The live album "Bootleg Live at Wacken 2012" was released on June 20, 2014.
A new sudio album, "Reign of Darkness" was released on October 16, 2015.
- Current members
- Zachary Stevens - Lead Vocals (2001–present)
- Paul Michael "Mitch" Stewart - Bass guitar, keyboards (2003–present)
- Christian Wentz - Guitars (2012–present)
- Bill Hudson - Guitars (2008–2009, 2012–2013, 2015)
- Marcelo Moreira - Drums (2015–present)
- Henning Wanner - Keyboards (2012–present)
- 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)
- Marc Pattison - Guitars (2014-2015)
- 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)
- Watching in Silence (2003)
- The Middle of Nowhere (2005)
- Burden of Truth (2006)
- Delusions of Grandeur (2008)
- Consequence of Power (2010)
- Seasons Will Fall (2013)
- Reign Of Darkness (2015)
- Bootleg Live at Wacken 2012 (2014)
- Savatage − Stevens sang lead vocals on four studio albums
- Trans-Siberian Orchestra − Stevens toured with the group as a vocalist
- Jon Oliva's Pain − formed by former Circle II Circle members
- Machines of Grace - Stevens is the vocalist
- allmusic ((( Circle II Circle > Overview )))
- Simms, Kelly. "Circle II Circle: Seasons Will Fall". Brave Words and Bloody Knuckles. Retrieved 2014-10-20.
- Metal-Rules.com: Interview With Zachary Stevens of CircleIICircle
- allmusic ((( Watching in Silence > Overview )))
- allmusic ((( The Middle of Nowhere > Credits )))
- Circle II Circle
- Band Information - Circle II Circle - Band information - RevelationZ Magazine
- ""Concecuence of Power" Concept Paintings". Claudio Bergamin. Retrieved May 2011.
- Circle II Circle official site
- Circle II Circle official MySpace page
- Circle II Circle official Street Team