CIRCLE II CIRCLE, the band led by former SAVATAGE frontman Zak Stevens, has entered Sweet Spot Studios to begin recording its fifth album, entitled "Consequence Of Power". The second concept effort for the band, "Consequence Of Power" has been described as "a melodic power metal album catering to all fans from the old SAVATAGE era to all CIRCLE II CIRCLE European fans and breaking new ground for an all new fan base in America." A fall 2010 release through AFM Records is expected.
Commented Stevens: "It's been a hell of a ride so far, but it seems like just the beginning for some reason.
"People are really appreciating the purity of real hard rock and metal music these days since the genre became somewhat out of focus within the music industry the last five years. The demand for our style of music has roared back from fans, both young and old, on the history behind the band. We hear the calling and we continue to move forward.
"CIRCLE II CIRCLE will take you on a musical journey like no other rock/metal band. We will deliver a monumental evening of rock and roll power every night on tour. Don't miss it!"
In a recent interview with Loudtrax.com, Stevens stated about "Consequence of Power", "It will be different. Much like the other albums offer their own differences in sound. In my view, some of the new stuff is revisiting the 'traditional' rock guitar sounds and song arrangements that will take us back a chapter or two in time while others are more basic in scheme. My role, as with all our records, is to make the overall picture appeal to today's rock listener from a vocal standpoint with the best effort I can and what will hopefully result in hook after hook coming at you full blast."
Regarding the album's lyrical theme, he said, "It's a complicated and very deep concept about things happening that we don't really have much control of, and about a character who is centrally involved, against his will, into this cycle of madness, power, and a lot of crazy things. "
CIRCLE II CIRCLE's current lineup consists of Zak Stevens (vocals),Andy Lee (guitar),Mitch Stewart (bass/keyboards) and new drummer Johnny Osborn, formerly of DR. BUTCHER.
CIRCLE II CIRCLE recently signed a management deal with Venomm and is currently booking the Power Tour 2010/2011, due to begin this summer.