They're back! From the streets of New York City and the gutters of Los Angeles, the kings of '80s and '90s biker rock CIRCUS OF POWER make their hugely anticipated return with their first new album in a quarter of a century. Vocalist and songwriter Alex Mitchell has drafted the talents of former KYUSS and FU MANCHU drummer and stoner rock legend Brant Bjork to command the drumming duties on fourteen brand new STONES-y, pseudo psychedelic, street rock anthems. Stretching out into bold new territories , while keeping true to the ever identifiable, classic CIRCUS OF POWER sound, tracks like "Fast And Easy", "Hard Drivin' Sister" and "American Monster" are sure to excite fans, old and new.
The band's new video, "Fast And Easy", the first single from their upcoming album, "Four", can be seen below.
CIRCUS OF POWER was the personification of East Coast sleaze rock during the late '80s and early '90s. Formed in the mid-1980s during the burgeoning New York City club scene, the classic lineup of Alex Mitchell (vocals), Ryan Maher (drums), Ricky Beck Mahler (guitars) and Gary Sunshine (bass), was signed to RCA and promptly released its seminal, self-titled debut album. Their brand of bluesy, bad-ass biker rock set the perfect backdrop for their lyrical swagger and stories of debauchery and depravity. A live EP (1989's "Still Alive") and second full-length (1990's "Vices") continued their musical tradition and thrust the band towards new heights, securing major tours and MTV airplay. Lineup and label changes led to the third full-length album, 1993's "Magic And Madness". Released on Columbia, the LP ushered in a more melodic sound for the band while losing none of the grit that fans had grown to expect.
The group disbanded in the mid-90s, and despite a few sporadic "reunion" gigs, CIRCUS OF POWER has been largely inactive... until now.