Connect The Circle
True art is defined by the difference between stealing and copying, and that is something Connect The Circle are well aware of. When you play their debut album «This Is Madness» it will make you nod your head in recognition, but at the same time you can rest asure that you’ve never heard a band that sounds like Connect The Circle.
Heavy metal with a progressive edge is combined with melodic and distinctive vocals, and some melodies are dangerous in the sense that they might spin on repeat in your head while you try to sleep at night, and give you a hard time getting up in the morning.
A Simple Story....
"Connect The Circle" is a metalband from Norway, and we released our debutalbum: "This Is Madness" in 2020! Our music is a mixture of every subgenre inside the world of rock & metal. Soaring, twisted and beautiful vocal-melodies combined with everything from the dark and groovy to some fast and happy riffs, spiced with a tiny touch of progressive elements.
Connect The Circle`s main goal is to write music without any boundaries within the genre of metal. We promised eachother when we formed this band that: "We shall write music we like ourselves... that`s it! We dont care if it`s glam, death, power or plain heavy metal etc, we just want to have fun performing our own songs".
The band was formed in 2018 when our singer, Arild Fevang, joined a nameless trio consisting of Raymond Smith, Kenneth Brastad & Robert William. Suddenly "Connect The Circle" was born! We wrote several songs during a short period of time, and in 2019 we entered Norsk Lydstudio AS and recorded our first single "Black Feathers"! This single was released late 2019 and our second single, "Burn The Sky", was released just a few weeks later.
2020! Everything was planned! The single "The King Is Dead", our debutalbum "This Is Madness", a mini-tour with several gigs all over Norway, plans to...Fuck...Covid19... The pandemic hit the entire world a lot harder than any of us could ever have expected, and this happened just a month after our release of "This Is Madness". Suddenly all the plans regarding the upcoming shows, mini-tour etc was cancelled.
So, what`s happened so far in 2021? We re-entered Norsk Lydstudio and recorded a new album called "Mother Of Evil"! Mixed by Peter Michelsen (Donkeyboy) and mastered by Tom Kvålsvoll (Dimmu Borgir, Mayhem, Emperor). This time we wanted a much larger sound, so we entered the studio with organ, strings, synthesizers, Hardanger fiddle, choirs, accordion and more!
The song "34 Million-Mile-Mission" was released as a lyric video on YouTube (09.27.21) and as a single on every major digital platform (10.05.21).
We also headlined the Trestock Festival here in Norway and shared the stage with bands like Suicidal Ninja Monkeys and Waste A Saint!
Connect The Circle Is:
Arild Fevang - Vocals
Kenneth Brastad - Guitars
Robert William - Drums
Raymond Smith - Bass