Artwork and tracklist of “Prelude To Decline”
We are extremely glad to finally reveal the artwork of our upcoming album “Prelude To Decline”, to be released on April 22nd through Valery Records. It has been created by the great hands of Thierry Buysse together with Francesco Ravara and we are totally proud of their amazing work! Read more...
Ralf Scheepers guest on the debut album
HellCircles and Valery Records are very proud to announce the participation as guest singer, on the upcoming album "Prelude To Decline", of Ralf Scheepers from Primal Fear. He will sing, together with Marco Parisi, the 7th track of the album, "Our Drawing". Read more...
HellCircles signs for Valery Records
HellCircles are pleased to announce the signing of a record deal with Valery Records. The debut album ”Prelude To Decline” will be released on April 22nd and distributed by Frontiers/Audioglobe. The promotion will be entrusted, instead, to V-Promotion. Read more...
|31/05/2014||Rozzano (MI)||Arci Svolta|
"Prelude To Decline" release party with Temperance and Heavenfall.
|21/06/2014||Asola (MN)||StraEvil Fest 2014|
With White Skull and Skanners.
BIOGRAPHYHellCircles are born in November 2008 from the idea of the singer and keyboardist Marco Parisi and the guitarist Roberto Fornaroli, joined in a short time by Fabio Pedrali on guitar and Davide Ravara on drums, for a long time together in foregoing line-ups. The aim is to create a style that merges the main influences of each one of the four members; the result is a mix of elaborate and kicking rhythmics and melodies, fast tempos and melodic yet aggressive vocals.
The line-up is later completed by Danilo Arisi on bass and after few months, in May 2009, the band conceives its first work: “Stillness”, a 5 track-demo album, recorded at New Sin Studio in Loria (Treviso). The EP gets very good reviews from specialized webzines and magazines around the world, being also elected "demo of the month" by some of them (Metal Maniac, Rock Hard, Metal Demons, etc.).
Thanks to the unanimous consent received by the critics, some songs of "Stillness", as well as obtaining many passages in radio programs, including the famous "Friday Rock Show" on Radio BBC6 and conducted by Bruce Dickinson, frontman of Iron Maiden, are also included on compilations like "Metal Sampler Vol. 1" by the argentine label Highlights Records, "Kill City Vol. 20" by the american 272 Records and "WorldDEMOns 2009" by the italian webzine Metal Demons.
Despite the changing of the line-up, that leads Francesco Ravara, talented and young guitarist, to replace Fabio Pedrali, the live activity performed by the band, to promote this first studio work, is unceasing. Are held, in fact, in a few months, more than 30 shows, sharing also, in some cases, the stage with great bands and artists like Uli Jon Roth (ex Scorpions), Elvenking, Strana Officina, Elektradrive, Node, Killing Touch, etc. and to take part in the 21° and 22° edition of Cremona's Motorock, prestigious event that, over the years, has seen the participation of bands like Saxon, Riot, Virgin Steele, Rage, UDO, Primal Fear, Edguy and many others.
In September 2010, the band signed with the english label Rising Records for the release of their debut album, scheduled for early 2012. Unfortunately, shortly after, the label fell into deep financial troubles and ceased all its activities for the year after.
The band was therefore forced to a stop for a while and had to postpone any commitment subscribed until then.
When all contractual problems were solved, late in 2013, a new agreement with the italian label Valery Records (Pino Scotto, The Fire, Trick Or Treat, Clairvoyants, etc.) was signed and the debut album was announced to be released on April 22 2014. The album will see the participation of Ralf Scheepers (Primal Fear) as a guest singer.
Stillness (EP 2009)1. Stillness
2. Let Us Unite
3. The Damage Done
4. Turn Back Time
5. Rise Again
Prelude to Decline (2014)1. Stillness
2. Let Us Unite
3. Take Or Give Up
4. Turn Back Time
5. Like A Hero
6. The Damage Done
7. Our Drawing
8. Rise Again
9. Prelude To Decline
10. Release Your Pride