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We had the opportunity to sit down with the extremely talented German power metal band Circle of Silence. Here is the interview.
WC: First off, thank you for taking the time to answer these questions. The Rise of Resistance is one hell of a release.
COC: Thanks for the interview. Weâ€™re glad you like it. We are also really satisfied with the result of the new album and have a good feeling about the new songs.
WC: Tell us a little about the history of the band.
COC: The band exists for 7 years now. We have released 2 demo records from 2006 until 2010. In the beginning of 2011 we signed a contract with massacre records and released our first official album â€œThe Blackened Haloâ€. This year we have released to follow up to â€œThe Blackened Haloâ€ with the title â€œThe Rise Of Resistanceâ€. From the beginning until now we had no line-up changes within the band, so I cannot tell an epic story about musicians that played in the band. But I think thatâ€™s quite cool and worth mentioning.
WC: What were your thoughts about what you wanted The Rise of Resistance to sound like?
COC: The main goal was to record a tighter album than our first release â€œThe Blackened Haloâ€. We focused on the whole album and not only on single songs. The album should sound like one piece and I think we reached that goal.
WC: What are your favorite songs on The Rise of Resistance?
COC: Well, thatâ€™s changing from time to time. At the moment my favorite songs are â€œBlood Of Enemiesâ€ and â€œNothing Shall Remainâ€
WC: Which songs do the crowd respond most to live (from any release)?
COC: I think â€œSynthetic Sleepâ€ from our last release â€œThe Blackened Haloâ€ is real live smasher. The crowd always likes this kind of song. From the current record I would say â€œNothing Shall Remainâ€ has good responses.
WC: What are your upcoming tour plans?
COC: We are on the search for a booking or management partner. Maybe we can play a little tour with the current album, but that depends on so many things that I cannot make a forecast if or at what time it will happen. We are all busy with our regular jobs so it is a bit difficult to play big tours but we want to promote the new album as good as possible with concerts.
WC: What are your major influences musically?
COC: I think we are influenced by some old school heavy metal and us power metal stuff like iced earth older vicious rumors. Thrash metal is also a big influence when it comes to create new ideas.
WC: Do you have any recent bands that you are a fan of?
COC: Sure I have, we are all metal fans I. My current favorite bands are like Bloodshot Dawn, In Flames, Iced Earth or As I Lay Dying.
WC: What are your thoughts on the metal scene in Germany?
COC: I think the scene in Germany is quite strong at the moment. Many small festivals are coming up these days and the big festivals are always sold out. Even small concerts are well visited in our region.
WC: Any last thoughts that you would like to leave your fans with?
COC: I would like say a big thank you to everyone who has supported us over the years. Even if we are not a big touring band we hope that you will stay by our side and spread the word of Circle Of Silence. Every new family member is welcome in the circle! Cheers!
WC: Thank you for your time.
COC: Thanks for this interview.