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Circus Maximus


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Circus Maximus is a band from Oslo, Norway.

In 2000 long-time band mates Michael Eriksen (vocals) and brothers Mats (guitar) and Truls Haugen (drums) were joined by keyboard genius Espen Storø and Glen Cato Møllen on bass to form Circus Maximus.

Initially being a cover band, they got a lot of positive feedback for their interpretations of technically challenging material like songs of Dream Theater and Symphony X. However, soon the band started writing their own songs: With other influences varying from / through classical to heavy and , their music synergized into a mixture of melodic and groovy sound with lots of heavy riffs and odd time signatures. In the musical press their sound has been compared to Queensrÿche, TNT, Shadow Gallery, Pretty Maids, Helloween and Pagan’s Mind.

Releasing two demos to receive great reviews in Norway, as well as in Europe and USA, before signing with Danish Intromental Management in April 2004, resulted in a record deal with American record label Sensory Records for the USA and Canada, which in turn forwarded a licensing deal for Europe and Russia to Frontiers Records.


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  • onlycharles

    oh my god, very impressive. i loved all their discography, since now i'm waiting for a new and next album. "Architect Of Fortune" is a treasure track. Awesome. Great band!!!! i hope can watch this live!

    16 Sep 4:37pm Reply
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    5 Sep 6:40pm Reply
  • knight_88

    Great band.

    31 Jul 10:36am Reply
  • michciu4

    1st Chapter is rather boring, Nine tops everything

    31 May 1:12pm Reply
  • Pettor

    I love everything they have done but Nine is the best progmetal album for years!

    22 Apr 9:07pm Reply
  • dark_wisdom

    Nine is not a bad album, but it's not on-par with the 1st chapter, I seriously doubt these guys could ever top that one.

    22 Apr 5:20pm Reply
  • IamEPSI

    Anahael27, да, последний альбом - говнище полное изжили себя ребята

    22 Apr 10:37am Reply
  • nikidaki

    The 1st chapter and isolate,were much better than nine a little bit disappointed.

    16 Apr 6:02am Reply
  • Anahael27

    я один так думаю , что их альбом 2012 года полная лажа ?!

    24 Mar 7:38am Reply
  • CieniasPL

    Isolate is the best !

    7 Feb 7:59pm Reply
  • bloody72

    pozdrowienia ze Śląska dla fanów Circus Maximus

    5 Jan 1:22pm Reply
  • Towards-thend

    They're Great!

    3 Sep 2013 Reply
  • Arklem

    I invite all fans of progressive music to like the Progressive Rock / Metal page, I am the admin of. The aim is to promote new promising bands, but every fan of the genre will find something interesting there :) We are already more than 7,000, including many bands, musicians, producers and music journalists. We publish all the proposals by fans, so everyone is treated like a member of our team :) Join us! Cheers! Luke

    14 Aug 2013 Reply
  • Concours2008

    "Nine" is such a masterpiece. I still listen to it a lot. Genius end of Last Goodbye which reminds me to Allan Parsons. G.E.N.I.U.S!

    12 Aug 2013 Reply
  • mattimek

    + Burn After Reading +

    11 Aug 2013 Reply
  • Vinicius_DT

    I Am <3

    22 Jun 2013 Reply
  • ILoveMPortal

    Like musical video by Circus Maximus on track: "Namaste".

    12 Jun 2013 Reply
  • LefterisDel

    check my band! you will love it if you like some good prig-metal!!!

    29 Apr 2013 Reply
  • ikd-sj

    [FORGING] Nice (・ω・﷼)

    14 Apr 2013 Reply
  • armando-martins

    While the fire shines bright, I hear the screams from a motherless child, It's tearing me deep down inside ♥

    12 Apr 2013 Reply
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