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Season of Mist are proud to announce the signing of CIRCLES. The Australian progressive extremists will release their highly anticipated next album through the label in 2018.

As an introduction, CIRCLES are releasing a brand new track

CIRCLES guitar player Ted Furuhashi comments: “We’re stoked and honoured to be teaming up with Season of Mist. It’s been great vibes all round and we know they’re invested in our music as much as we are. It’s been a while but we’re ready to smash it and show you guys what we’ve been up to!”

On further news, CIRCLES have joined label mates NE OBLIVISCARIS on their Australian tour at Fowler’s Live in Adelaide last night. A list of all remaining shows can be found below.

CIRCLES are pushing forward the evolution of heavy music. Their intricacy, the emotional heart-string pull of their lyrics, precision, and the sheer force of their output, places them in a class all of their own.

With guitarist Ben Rechter assuming the role of melodic vocalist and fellow band members Tetsuya Furuhashi  on guitar, bassist and master of screamed vocals Andrew Patton as well as drummer David Hunter providing a maelstrom of musical brutality, CIRCLES are a force to be reckoned with.

Throughout their two releases, The Compass EP‘ (2011) and ‘Infinitas’ (2013),CIRCLES constantly broke new ground and introduced fresh elements to heavy music and djent as a genre. They have gained unanimously positive reaction from fans and critics across the globe via these records as well as their remarkable live performances, which have seen them take the stage at some of the most prestigious festivals and on tours alongside some of the world’s finest.

CIRCLES‘ previous European tours have included Euroblast Festival, as well as supporting slots for THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, MONUMENTS, and AFTER THE BURIAL. In Australia, the band toured as direct support to acts such as PERIPHERY, FEAR FACTORY, NE OBLIVISCARIS, and TWELVE FOOT NINJA.

Fast forward to 2018, Melbourne alternative progressive rock and metal powerhouse CIRCLES are set to circumnavigate and conquer the world with their new signing and a brand new record in hand will see its release in the latter half of this year.

Australia’s heavy music scene has a brand new label – Wild Thing Records, embracing all things progressive / alternative rock & metal! Headed up in partnership by Eli Chamravi and David Roy Williams, the new label heads are today announcing their new venture to the world – as well as their first signing – the incredible Melbourne-based progressive alternative metal powerhouse CIRCLES for Australia & New Zealand. The record, to be released in the latter half of 2018, will also be released to the rest of the world (excluding AU & NZ) via French metal label Season of Mist.  

Eli Chamravi of Wild Thing Records and Wild Thing Presents, said that “Being involved in the Australian progressive rock & metal scene through Wild Thing Presents – in a management, booking & touring capacity – for many years now, I felt that the next step in Wild Thing’s evolution was to start a record label – Wild Thing Records. In David Roy Williams, who has numerous years of experience in running labels, I have found the perfect partner to push Australian prog bands to the next level – both nationally and internationally. I’m extremely excited about our first signing CIRCLES, who are on the cusp of something very special with their magical new album to be released later this year. I look forward to signing more artists – local and international, nurturing our world-class progressive scene, and assisting Australian prog bands to reach greater heights.

David Roy Williams, of Wild Thing Records and DRW Entertainment, said that “Australian musos are smashing down the doors! Eli and the Wild Thing team are making huge inroads taking Australian progressive metal out of small Aussie venues and onto international festival stages, so it’s great to see such an amazing band as Circles joining the fray and taking their music around the globe. Circles have created a new work which is simply astonishing in its scope and we can’t wait to unleash this monster at the ears of fans all over the world.” 

CIRCLES are about to head out on tour supporting Ne Obliviscaris from this Friday night, and today are showing the world the first taste of their new record – a frantic, melodic, razor-sharp, complex track entitled ‘Blueprints for a Great Escape.’ The band will be playing new tracks and more on the Ne Obliviscaris + CIRCLES tour throughout February in Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra, Newcastle, Brisbane and Perth.

On this new record, Guitarist Ben Rechter has assumed the role of melodic vocalist and fellow band members Tetsuya Furuhashi (guitar), Andrew Patton (bass/screamed vocals), and David Hunter (drums) provide a maelstrom of musical brutality. Circles’ previous European tours have included Euroblast Festival, as well as supporting on tours by The Dillinger Escape Plan, Monuments and After The Burial. In Australia, they’ve toured as direct support to acts such as Periphery, Fear Factory, Ne Obliviscaris, and Twelve Foot Ninja.


Ted Furuhashi, Guitarist for Circles, expressed that the band is “Stoked and honoured to be teaming up with Season of Mist and Wild Thing Records. It’s been great vibes all round and we know they’re invested in our music as much as we are. It’s been a while but we’re ready to smash it and show you guys what we’ve been up to!

For more information, go to http://wildthing-records.com or http://circles.band.

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