Origin: Norway
Genres: Progressive Metal
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Circus Maximus  


Melodic progressive metal may have peaked a few years ago (it just seems like there were more bands playing the style in, say, the late nineties), but it's still a viable musical genre, particularly when played well. Circus Maximus is a new Norwegian band looking to make their mark on the scene. The influences and soundalikes are familiar (bands like Dream Theater and Symphony X come to mind), and while these guys aren't in the superstar category, all the pieces are in place, from expert musicianship that isn't overdone, to solid production efforts, and a standout vocalist in Michael Eriksen. The 1st Chapter is a solid debut effort, and Circus Maximus look set to challenge Pagan's Mind for the title of Norway's top prog metal band.

Current Members

Michael Eriksen

vocals

Mats Haugen

guitars

Glen Møllen

bass

Lasse Finbråten

keyboards

Truls Haugen

drums

Former Members/Guests

Espen Storø

keyboards


Discography



The 1st Chapter 
2005 Sensory
  1. Sin
  2. Alive
  3. Glory Of The Empire
  4. Biosfear
  5. Silence from Angels Above
  6. Why Am I Here
  7. The Prophecy
  8. The 1st Chapter
  9. Haunted Dreams
  • Michael Eriksen
  • Mats Haugen
  • Glen Møllen
  • Espen Storø
  • Truls Haugen

Reviews:   Blabbermouth  Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



Isolate 
2007 IntroMental
  1. A Darkened Mind
  2. Abyss
  3. Wither
  4. Sane No More
  5. Arrival Of Love
  6. Zero
  7. Mouth Of Madness
  8. From Childhood's Hour
  9. Ultimate Sacrifice
  • Michael Eriksen
  • Mats Haugen
  • Glen Møllen
  • Espen Storø
  • Truls Haugen

Reviews:   Blabbermouth  Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



Nine 
2012 Frontiers
  1. Forging
  2. Architect Of Fortune
  3. Namaste
  4. Game Of Life
  5. Reach Within
  6. I Am
  7. Used
  8. The One
  9. Burn After Reading
  10. Last Goodbye
  • Michael Eriksen
  • Mats Haugen
  • Glen Møllen
  • Lasse Finbråten
  • Truls Haugen


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