SAVAGE CIRCUS, the multinational project featuring Jens Karlsson (vocals; PERSUADER), Emil Norberg (lead guitar; PERSUADER), Piet Sielck (guitar, bass, backing vocals; IRON SAVIOR) and Mike Terrana (drums; AXEL RUDI PELL, RAGE, YNGWIE J. MALMSTEEN, MASTERPLAN), will release its long-awaited second album, "Of Doom And Death", on October 23 via Dockyard 1 Records. According to a press release, the follow-up to 2005's "Dreamland Manor" "shows all trademarks of [its predecessor]. Progressive and powerful songwriting combined with elaborate arrangements, tons of melodies and harmonies, raging guitars rounded up with the trademark vocals towering on the music. From speed monsters such as the title track, 'Of Doom And Death', to the majestic 'Ballad Of Susan', SAVAGE CIRCUS created an album with all the varieties one would expect and beyond.
"Of Doom And Death" track listing:
01. Of Doom And Death
02. The Ordeal
03. Devil's Spawn
04. Chasing The Rainbow
06. Ballad Of Susan
07. Legend Of Leto II
08. From The Ashes
A pre-production/demo version of the song "The Ordeal" is available for streaming on the band's MySpace page.
SAVAGE CIRCUS' current lineup:
Jens Carlsson (lead vocals)
Emil Norberg (guitar)
Piet Sielck (guitar, backing vocals)
Yenz Leonhardt (bass guitar, backing vocals)
Mike Terrana (drums, percussion)
SAVAGE CIRCUS fired drummer Thomen Stauch (ex-BLIND GUARDIAN) in August 2007 due to personal differences.
The band released a DVD, entitled "Live in Atlanta", through Dockyard 1. The live footage was filmed in 2006 at the ProgPower USA VII festival in Atlanta, GA.
SAVAGE CIRCUS issued its debut album, "Dreamland Manor", in North America in March 2006 via Century Media Records. The North American version of the CD, which was issued in Europe in August 2005, includes the "Evil Eyes" video.