"Diamond Blade", the new video from CIRCLE II CIRCLE, will be released on Thursday, March 20. The clip is largely comprised of in-concert footage shot by CIRCLE II CIRCLE fans at shows during the band's 2013 tour of Europe, Brazil, and the USA.Comments CIRCLE II CIRCLE lead vocalist Zak Stevens: "We wanted to capture the everyday life vibe on tour and show some of the behind-the-scenes stuff that we see from our viewpoint on the road. These are the things that make the time on tour go by lightning fast for the guys in the band, but also make memories that last a lifetime. "This video is dedicated to all of the fans, bands, crew, agents, and support personnel who made this tour possible." CIRCLE II CIRCLE is currently working on its next studio album, tentatively scheduled for release in the fall. CIRCLE II CIRCLE's sixth studio album, "Seasons Will Fall", was released on January 25, 2013 via earMUSIC, the Hamburg, Germany-based international rock label which is part of Edel Group. Formed in 2001, CIRCLE II CIRCLE has always reinvented itself throughout the years, constantly maintaining the signature sound that fans around the world love. The turning point for the band came in 2012 with CIRCLE II CIRCLE's monumental performance of the entire SAVATAGE album "The Wake Of Magellan" at the world's largest heavy metal festival, Wacken Open Air in Germany. What followed was a sold-out European club tour.
"Seasons Will Fall" is CIRCLE II CIRCLE's strongest album to date from both a musical and production standpoint. It blends Stevens' history and unique "SAVATAGE style" with the fresh sounds he developed with his current outfit. From the howling guitar riffs on "Diamond Blade" and "Killing Death" to the energetic sound of "Never Gonna Stop", it contains everything you want from a heavy rock album. In an interview with Metal Babe, Stevens said about the CD, "The record is sounding really great and the goal of this album from the beginning was for it to be the best CIRCLE II CIRCLE to date. Of course, that's a lofty goal, but I really think we've done it here with 'Seasons Will Fall'."
He added, "From the beginning, we wanted it to have some elements of all five previous releases, along with some entirely new sounding stuff. So that's basically what we've done with 'Seasons Will Fall'. We're really happy with how it turned out."
Asked if there is a certain theme or concept that this CD focuses on, Zak said, "Being that it's not a concept album, the record focuses on a variety of different subjects. What I notice right away in the music and the lyrics is the amount of introspection of everyday life. Because of this, it really reminds me of our first album, 'Watching In Silence'. It really has that sort of feel to it. It also reminds me of 'Burden Of Truth' in some ways, too, but this one's definitely not a concept album in that sense."