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 they released their debutalbum: "This Is Madness" in 2020! The 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. They promised eachother when they formed the 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 Arild Fevang joined a nameless trio consisting of Raymond Smith, Kenneth Brastad & Robert William. Suddenly "Connect The Circle" was born! They wrote several songs during a short period of time, and in 2019 they entered Norsk Lydstudio AS and recorded their first single "Black Feathers"! This single was released late 2019 and their second single, "Burn The Sky", was released just a few weeks later.
Everything was planned! The single "The King Is Dead", their 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 their release of "This Is Madness". Suddenly all the plans regarding the upcoming shows, mini-tour etc was cancelled.
Because of all the restrictions nothing happened... So they started to write a new album!
A new album was ready! At least on paper and in their heads... They had written all the new songs and recorded some early versions in Kenneth`s private studio. So they were at least prepeared for the next step.
CTC went back to "Norsk Lydstudio" to record their new album called: "Mother Of Evil"! Once again mixed/engneered by Peter Michelsen (Donkeyboy), but this time the mastering was handled by Tom Kvålsvoll at Kvalsonic Lab (Dimmu Borgir, Mayhem, Emperor etc).
On this record they wanted a much larger sound, so they tried several new things and added a lot of different stuff like organ, strings, synthesizers, Hardanger fiddle, choirs, accordion and more!
The result was epic!
CTC headlined the Trestock Festival here in Norway and shared the stage with great bands like Suicidal Ninja Monkeys and Waste A Saint!
The song "34 Million-Mile-Mission" was first released as a lyric video on YouTube, and then launched as a single on every major digital platform 14 days later (27.09.21)
Raymond Smith left the band to proceed with other interests. They parted ways as friends!
Mother Of Evil was released on CD (19.11.21)!
Mariuuz joined the band and replaced Raymond Smith!
January: Mother Of Evil was released on all major digital platforms ! Spotify, iTunes, YouTube, Deezer etc (08.01.22).
Winter Metal Fest was cancelled due to restrictions regarding covid-19
May: After a long covid-break CTC entered the stage for the first time in allmost a year! This was also the live-premiere with Mariuuz on bass, headlining the "Døra For Andre" festival in Horten, Norway (28.05.22).
Connect The Circle Is:
Arild Fevang - Vocals
Kenneth Brastad - Guitars
Robert William - Drums
Mariuuz - Bass
Øystein Fevang - Keyboards (Guest musician)