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Circles – Dig

There are many kinds of circles as grain circles etc., but only one Aussie band named Circles. Circles with the track Dig taken from the Ep The Stories We Are Afraid Of via Wild Thing Records,

Lyrics:

Feedback, creep in

Never ending narration

This head full of hesitation

(Hesitation)

Dig, but I find nothing left

Choking on every breath (every breath)

Reliving every regret

The grip on my heart has left me so cold

Tired of feeling

Like we’re too far gone

Waking with our head in our hands

Never gonna be the one

Never gonna see until we face it

Today, we meet the sun

Days inside this moment, stretch out

Drown to slow sensation

Whatever brings placation

(Give me placation)

Tired of feeling

Like we’re too far gone

Waking with our head in our hands

Never gonna be the one

Never gonna see until we face it

Today, we meet the sun

When we meet the sun

Tired of feeling

Like we’re too far gone

Waking with our head in our hands

Never gonna be the one

Never gonna see until we face it

Today, we meet the sun

Dig, but I find nothing left

Choking on every breath

Dig, but I find nothing left

Choking on every breath

Today, we meet the sun

Dig, but I find nothing left

Choking on every breath

Reliving every regret

The grip on my heart has left me so cold

Melbourne’s alternative prog metal titans Circles deliver the pinnacle of Australian progressive band with their new single Dig Illustrating this next chapter via Wild Thing Records on September 14, they are also announcing and starting pre-orders for their long-awaited EP – The Stories We Are Afraid Of | Vol. 1.

The Stories We Are Afraid Of | Vol. 1 is the first installment of an epic two-part EP, following Circles sophomore record, The Last One, which garnered international recognition and domestic success (#4 Th eMusic’s Album of the Year 2018, #3 AIR Independent Albums). The progressive giants continue to lead the path of the international djent movement with their upcoming release, furthering the incorporation of shimmering wavering pads, belting breakdowns and propelling percussion.

The next installment of The Stories We Are Afraid Of continues on where Sleepwalking left off, portraying the process of piecing together existentialism and identity to rekindle a strong connection with oneself, which had previously dwindled to a flicker. Sleepwalking encompasses the realization of the cathartic state and Dig marks the first steps towards change, leaving four more tracks to shape the meaning of the EP. Frontman Ben Rechter states:

«The overarching theme of Vol.1 is one of a loss of identity and purpose, and trying to recapture a sense of wonder and passion for life that was once a core part of you. Musically, we went into these writing sessions with a focus on being more direct than on previous albums, steering away from crowding songs with heaps of different riffs for the sake of having more riffs that we personally like in there».

Breaking through the glass cage of locked-down Melbourne, Circles continue their push into a new era, with their dynamic driving single Dig. Delegating their energy into their return, Circles follow up on their latest single, Sleepwalking,  and an Australian tour presented by Destroy All Lines and Wild Thing Presents. As one of Australia’s most successful international prog experts, Circles demonstrates their decade of experience in ‘Dig’ with textured guitar riffs, high-octane drumming and potent, powerful vocals.

Shining through the sandstorm of modern metal, Dig delivers dreamy delayed guitars, dynamic ancillary percussion and a massive metal spine built on the imperishableness of Rechter’s lead vocals. The culmination of powerful breakdowns, serrated guitar riffs and surreal pads leaves you choking on every breath before the final breakdown–the apex of ‘Dig’.

Sleepwalking narrated the feelings of regret and hopelessness in time wasted, unable to action the changes to move out of the negative-feedback loop towards what you’re searching for. ‘Dig’ marks the first steps taken to enforce this change in your life. Instead of living in the hole of complacency and familiar surroundings, ‘Dig’ is about battling the mind to muster up the strength and rise through the grit of one’s metaphorical grave, even if this is only finding motivation to leave the house.

Rechter speaks on the theme behind Dig:

«This is all about those first steps out of that dark hole. Your mind fights against you, and everything feels like it’s not going to work, but it’s not necessarily about success, at least not in the beginning. It’s about starting to change what you need to change, even if on the first day, all you can do is make sure you step outside and see the sun».

Dig was mastered by Luke Cinacotta (Karnivool) and mixed and produced by Circle’s own Ted Furuhashi, showcasing his prior experience on Twelve Foot Ninja’s debut album – Silent Machine.

Concluding their successful Australian Sleepwalking Tour (Destroy All Lines and Wild Thing Presents) in early September, Circles have already reignited their loyal Australian fanbase and left their international community cut and craving. Prior touring history across Australia and Europe with TesseracT, Periphery, Opeth, Fear Factory, The Dillinger Escape Plan and Twelve Foot Ninja cement the veterans’ place as one of Australia’s quintessential prog/alt metal mainstays.

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About Ulf Backstrøm (7417 Articles)
Mitt hovedfokus er musikk som er basert på progressiv tenking. Jeg er på ingen måte ensporet innen musikksmak, i likhet med intensjonen bak prog. Sjangerbegrepet er egentlig temmelig uinteressant annet enn til å gi en pekepinn om hva slags musikk det er snakk om i en anmeldelse. Jeg søker god musikk for å utfordre meg som lytter. God musikk til å trigge mine musikalske smaksløker, og til å sette i gang mine refleksjoner. Da er sjansen stor for at jeg utvikler meg og lærer, noe som bør være drivstoff for et hvert menneske. Fordi det å lære og utvikle seg er noe som tilfører livet en nødvendig porsjon "krydder". Slikt krydderet finner man blant annet i musikk. Ikke overraskende mener jeg at progressiv musikk har den fineste "smaken". På den annen side kan musikk med eller uten progressive elementer være godt nok til hverdags. Til fest derimot holder bare rendyrket prog! Må jo også få med at jeg rimelig kritisk, og jeg mener at det lages mye prog som er i beste fall uinteressant, og faktisk mye som er pinlig dårlig. Heldigvis oppveies dette av ekstremt dyktige aktører som for eksempel: Flower Kings, Mostly Autumn og White Willow, for å nevne noen tilfeldig valgte.
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