Origin: USA
Genres: Hard Rock
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Circle II Circle  


In 2000 Zak Stevens decided to step down from his role as vocalist in Savatage, citing a desire to spend more time at home. A year later, though, the urge to record and tour came back to him, and the result is Circle II Circle. The Savatage connection extends beyond Stevens, however, as the 2003 debut album Watching In Silence features co-writing credits from Chris Cafferty and also was produced by Jon Oliva. Not surprisingly, later-period Savatage is also a reference when describing the style on Silence, which features a fine performance from Stevens and crew and is firmly rooted in melodic, semi-progressive hard rock/metal, with several power ballads that would feel right at home on Savatage albums such as Handful Of Rain or Edge Of Thorns. As a truly original work Watching In Silence is just a tad lacking, but Savatage fans will surely enjoy this, as well as others seeking well-crafted melodic metal.

In November 2003 the rest of the band (i.e. everyone except Stevens) left the group, or were fired, due to irreconciliable business differences (and in a move that is either bizarrely coincidental or perfectly natural, four of those guys hooked up with current Savatage vocalist Jon Oliva in his solo project, Jon Oliva's Pain). Stevens recruited a new lineup, and has carried on, releasing a string of albums, most recently Delusions Of Grandeur in 2008.

Current Members

Zachary Stevens

vocals (Savatage)

Bill Hudson

guitars (Cellador)

Christian Wentz

guitars

Paul Michael Stewart

bass/keyboards

Henning Wanner

keyboards

Adam Sagan

drums (Single Bullet Theory)

Former Members/Guests

Matt LaPorte

guitars (Jon Oliva's Pain) RIP: April 20, 2011

John Werner

guitars

Andrew Lee

guitars/backing vocals

Evan Christopher

guitars/backing vocals

Kevin Rothney

bass (Jon Oliva's Pain)

John Zahner

keyboards (Jon Oliva's Pain)

Oliver Palotai

keyboards (Doro, Kamelot)

Christopher Kinder

drums (Jon Oliva's Pain)

Tom Drennan

drums/backing vocals

John Osborn

drums (Doctor Butcher, Seven Witches)


Discography



Watching In Silence 
2003 AFM
  1. Out Of Reach
  2. A Sea Of White
  3. Into The Wind
  4. Watching In Silence
  5. Forgiven
  6. Lies
  7. Face To Face
  8. Walls
  9. Circle
  10. Fields of sorrow
  • Zachary Stevens
  • Matt LaPorte
  • John Werner
  • Kevin Rothney
  • John Zahner
  • Christopher Kinder

Reviews:   Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



(EP) All That Remains 
2005 AFM
  • Zachary Stevens
  • Andrew Lee
  • Evan Christopher
  • Paul Michael Stewart
  • Oliver Palotai
  • Tom Drennan




The Middle Of Nowhere 
2005 AFM
  1. In This Life
  2. All That Remains
  3. Open Season
  4. Holding On
  5. Cynical Ride
  6. Hollow
  7. Psycho Motor
  8. Faces in the Dark
  9. The Middle of Nowhere
  10. Lost
  • Zachary Stevens
  • Andrew Lee
  • Evan Christopher
  • Paul Michael Stewart
  • Tom Drennan

Reviews:   Blabbermouth  Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



(EP) Revelations 
2006 AFM
  1. Revelations
  2. Who Am I?
  3. The Black
  4. Burden Of Truth (Acoustically Enhanced Version)
  • Zachary Stevens
  • Andrew Lee
  • Evan Christopher
  • Paul Michael Stewart
  • Oliver Palotai
  • Tom Drennan




Burden Of Truth 
2006 AFM
  1. Who Am I To Be?
  2. Matter Of Time
  3. Heal You
  4. Revelations
  5. This Is Your Reality
  6. Evermore
  7. The Black
  8. Messiah
  9. Sentenced
  10. Burden of Truth
  11. Live As One
  • Zachary Stevens
  • Andrew Lee
  • Evan Christopher
  • Paul Michael Stewart
  • Oliver Palotai
  • Tom Drennan

Reviews:   Blabbermouth  Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal 



Delusions Of Grandeur 
2008 AFM
  1. Fatal Warning
  2. Dead of Dawn
  3. Forever
  4. Echoes
  5. Waiting
  6. Soul Breaker
  7. Seclusion
  8. So Many Reasons
  9. Chase the Lies
  10. Every Last Thing
  • Zachary Stevens
  • Andrew Lee
  • Evan Christopher
  • Paul Michael Stewart
  • Tom Drennan

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos  Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal 



(EP) So Many Reasons 
2008 Locomotive
  1. So Many Reasons
  2. Every Last Thing(Edit Version)
  3. Darkness Rising
  4. Every Last Thing (Album Version)
  • Zachary Stevens
  • Andrew Lee
  • Evan Christopher
  • Paul Michael Stewart
  • Tom Drennan




Consequence Of Power 
2010 AFM
  1. Whispers In Vain
  2. Consequence Of Power
  3. Out Of Nowhere
  4. Remember
  5. Mirage
  6. Episodes Of Mania
  7. Redemption
  8. Take Back Yesterday
  9. Anathema
  10. Blood Of An Angel
  • Zachary Stevens
  • Andrew Lee
  • Paul Michael Stewart
  • John Osborn

Reviews:   Blabbermouth  Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal  Metal Underground  Metal Observer 



Full Circle  COMPILATION
2012 AFM
  1. All That Remains
  2. Who Am I to Be
  3. Consequence of Power
  4. Watching In Silence
  5. Dead of Dawn
  6. Into the Wind
  7. In This Life
  8. Out of Nowhere
  9. Revelations
  10. Blood of an Angel
  11. Heal You
  12. Open Seasons
  13. Echoes
  14. Out of Reach
  15. Forgiven
  16. Redemption
  17. Every Last Thing (Edit)
  18. The Circle
  19. Sentenced
  20. Take Back Yesterday
  21. The Middle of Nowhere
  22. Soul Breaker
  23. Darkness Rising
  24. Into the Wind (Acoustic)
  25. Shadows
  26. Symptoms of Fate
  27. Stay
  28. Watching in Silence (Live)
  29. Burden of Truth (Acoustically Enhanced)
  30. Against the World
  31. Evermore (Live)
  32. Strungout




Seasons Will Fall 
2913 earMUSIC
  1. Diamond Blade
  2. Without A Sound
  3. Killing Death
  4. Epiphany
  5. End Of Emotion
  6. Dreams That Never Die
  7. Seasons Will Fall
  8. Never Gonna Stop
  9. Isolation
  10. Sweet Despair
  11. Downshot
  12. Only Yesterday
  • Zachary Stevens
  • Bill Hudson
  • Christian Wentz
  • Paul Michael Stewart
  • Henning Wanner
  • Adam Sagan


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