A completely unique approach to modern heavy music is what you get from Melbourne, Australia based outfit CIRCLES. You simply won’t hear their distinctive fusion of powerhouse progressive rhythms, soaring powerhouseand dynamic and ultra-catchy songs anywhere else. Ex-Lead vocals from Vox singing Academies student Perry Kakridas must be heard to be believed going from a whisper to a roar and from clean to dirty vocals with effortless ease.

Emergence (2009)

The band’s origins can be traced back to Ted Furuhashi, who began writing his own songs at the age of twelve, recording them with a cassette recorder. After playing in some bands, he set up with his friend Dave Hunter, whom he had already known from his early childhood and with whom he had previously played in other bands, to found his own band, which corresponds to his musical ideas should. Together they composed almost a dozen songs, whereupon they decided to turn their project into a real band. In Drew Patton, whom they already knew from another band, the band found a suitable bass player. After searching in vain for a second guitarist and several auditions , the guitarist Matty Clarke became aware of the band ‘s social network Myspace and joined the band shortly thereafter. Over Clarke they came to the singer Perry Kakridas, who joined the band in the summer of 2009. A week later the band had their first performance.

First publications (2010-2011)

In early March 2010, the band released their first EP called Prelude , which distributed the band digitally through the online platform bandcamp. Afterwards, the band began recording their second EP, which was planned for the summer of 2010. In December 2010, the band released their first EP Prelude for free download. In February 2011, the band announced that they had signed a record deal with London based label Basick Records. In May 2011 the Compass released the second EP of the band, Which included the song The Frontline , which was already available on the first EP, with further songs, the origin of which was at the time seven years. In early November 2011, about the British edition of Metal Hammer the first music video of the band to the song Eye Embedded presented to a week later, the publication of the same digital single was followed by the next to the song itself still a remix , An instrumental version and two more songs from the first EP. The origin of which at that time was seven years in part. In early November 2011, about the British edition of Metal Hammer the first music video of the band to the song Eye Embedded presented to a week later, the publication of the same digital single was followed by the next to the song itself still a remix , An instrumental version and two more songs from the first EP. The origin of which at that time was seven years in part. In early November 2011, about the British edition of Metal Hammer the first music video of the band to the song Eye Embedded presented to a week later, the publication of the same digital single was followed by the next to the song itself still a remix , An instrumental version and two more songs from the first EP. Which was followed a week later by the release of the same-named single , which included a remix , an instrumental version and two more songs from the first EP, alongside the song itself . Which was followed a week later by the release of the same-named single , which included a remix , an instrumental version and two more songs from the first EP, alongside the song itself .

Contemporary (2012)

Circles – Dream Sequence

At the beginning of 2012 the band played a tour with different local bands of the genre from the respective surroundings, which led along the east coast of Australia. In December 2012, the band released the Single Another Me , which was released for free download on the bandcamp site of Basick Records. In addition, the band released a music video for the song. At the moment, the band is working on their first studio album , which is due to be released this year.

That momentum shifted up yet another gear as they unleashed their almighty debut album Infinitas in late 2013. Released through prestigious UK label Basick Records, the album garnered almost unanimously positive reaction from fans and critics across the globe, with its sound, songs and creativity lifting them into new stratospheres. The band’s attention now turned to international markets, where a rapidly growing fan base awaited.

And those fans truly embraced CIRCLES with open arms, hearts and minds. The band slayed audiences at Euroblast 2013 alongside the likes of Meshuggah, Monuments, Textures and fellow Aussie warriors Twelve Foot Ninja and Dawn Heist. A European tour with the mighty Dillinger Escape Plan ensued, the band gaining avid new followers with every show.

So much so that the band were able to head out across the UK and Europe again following the Dillinger tour on a headlining jaunt of their own, before returning to Australia for triumphant dates across the nation to round out the year.

Less than a year later they were back on the road across Europe once again, on a 23 date tour with Monuments and After the Burial.

With legendary status in their home country now assured and an ever-growing international audience rabidly awaiting their next move, it was now time to think about the sophomore CIRCLES opus. 2015 saw the band bunkered down, feverishly incubating the follow-up to the illustrious Infinitas.

Their highly anticipated new album The Last One worldwide on August 31st 2018 through Wild Thing Records (AUS), and Season of Mist (EU/USA).

The Last One, an album of tremendous power and lyrical inventiveness, delivers on the promise made on their Basick Records debut album Infinitas (2013). With Ex Vox Singing Academy teacher and student Ben Rechter assuming the role of lead vocalist and fellow band members Ted Furuhashi (guitar/backing vocals), David Hunter (drums), and Drew Patton (bass guitar/screamed vocals) providing a maelstrom of musical brutality, Circles have written and recorded a simply phenomenal album. The band’s uniquely designed off-kilter stadium-like riffs and dynamic grooves, exemplified in the track Dream Sequence, beautifully contrast with breathtaking soaring vocals and catchy hooks apparent in highlight song Tether, with new front-man Ben Rechter’s soaring massive vocal range and lush melodic singing styling instantly becoming a signature of Circles’ ever expanding sound.

Formed in 2010 by Ted Furuhashi, David Hunter and Drew Patton, Circles have constantly been at the forefront of progressive heavy music, with their musical foundations becoming a strong component of the worldwide djent movement. Their previous releases, 2011’s EP The Compass (Basick Records) and 2013’s Infinitas, garnered unanimously positive reaction from fans and critics across the globe.

Circles’ European jaunts have included Euroblast Festival (2013), as well as hitting the road with heavy music luminaries such as The Dillinger Escape Plan, Monuments, and After The Burial. In Australia, they’ve toured nationally as direct support to eminent rock and metal acts such as Periphery, Fear Factory, Twelve Foot Ninja, and Ne Obliviscaris, while also performing at the nation’s premier progressive music festival PROGFEST on two occasions (2012 & 2016). Their tour-de-force live show led the group to be signed by Bear Parts Music (management), Wild Thing Presents (bookings – Australia), Artery Global (bookings – Europe), and 33 & West (bookings – North America).

Circles are set to circumnavigate and conquer the world with their brand new record The Last One, their best yet in-hand. In sync with their monumental sophomore album release, Circles will be joined UK progressive metal juggernaut TesseracT on their Australian Tour in September 2018 as special guests. Soon, Circles will jet off on their momentous return to Europe, touring across the continent with fellow Australian progressive rock trailblazers Caligula’s Horse between October-November 2018, while also appearing at prominent festivals such as Euroblast and ProgPower Europe.