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Age : 27
Location : delhi
Registration date : 2008-07-27
|Subject: Circus Maximus-Progressive Rock Mon Jul 28, 2008 2:06 pm|| |
is a Norwegian progressive metal quintet from Oslo. They employ the use of symphonic and power metal-influences in their vocals which have a high-pitched tone, along with synthesizers& keyboardz.
In 2000 long-time band mates Michael Eriksen (vocals) and brothers Mats (guitar) and Truls Haugen (drums) were joined by keyboard player Espen Stor° and Glen Cato M°llen on bass to form Circus Maximus.
Initially being a cover band, they got a lot of positive feedback for their interpretations of technically challenging material like songs of Dream Theater and Symphony X. However, soon the band started writing their own songs: With other influences varying from pop/rock through classical progressive rock to heavy and death metal, their music synergized into a mixture of melodic and groovy sound with lots of heavy riffs and odd time signatures. In the musical press their sound has been compared to Queensr che, TNT, Shadow Gallery, Pretty Maids, Helloween and their like, in addition to the already mentioned bands.
Releasing two demos to receive great reviews in Norway, as well as in Europe and USA, before signing with Danish Intromental Management in April, 2004, resulted in a record deal with American record label Sensory Records for the USA and Canada, which in turn forwarded a licensing deal for Europe and Russia to Frontiers Record