The Rock City archives: 2013

Circles, Rock City Basement

  • Tuesday 15th October 2013
  • Supported by: Opposition

They say that tomorrow never comes, but as the world seems to evolve and mutate at an ever-increasing rate, the future of heavy music appears to have arrived as Australian metallers CIRCLES prepare to release their long awaited debut album, Infinitas, via Basick Records on October 14, 2013.

Formed in 2009 in Melbourne, Australia, CIRCLES are metal’s sharpest and most effective new blades, carving their own unique and endlessly fascinating niche and pushing the limits of sonic aggression into thrilling uncharted territory. Having grabbed fans of exploratory music by the throat with their debut EP ‘The Compass‘ in 2011, this most inventive of modern metal bands are rewriting the rule book as they go along, while exuding a spirit of adventure that is as infectious as it is beguiling.

“When we were getting this band together, ultimately we wanted to make music that we all enjoyed listening to,” explains founder member and drummer David Hunter. “We didn't take much notice of what was trending or what other bands in the scene were doing. The master plan was to see how accessible we could make the modern day metal sound. Any good metal musician can write killer riffs, but there's nothing better than having your song stuck in someone’s head for days. For us, it's about capturing those memorable moments in a melody and applying that to each of our songs. We like to walk that line of making a song as heavy as possible, whilst incorporating accessible melodies.”


The results of two years of meticulous compositional craft and dedication to pushing their genre-shattering sound towards a brave new horizon, CIRCLES’ debut album ‘Infinitas‘ looks certain to stun and delight fans of progressive metal and idiosyncratic extremity all over the planet. A dazzling tour-de-force of fiendishly original ideas, it represents an inspired collision between state-of-the-art sheen and soulful artistry that transcends the stylistic limitations of the Djent Metal scene that its creators plainly belong to but which is by no means big or bold enough to contain them.