CIRCLE II CIRCLE BIOGRAPHY
For a period of eight years from 1992 until August 2000, Zachary Stevens was the mere infallible lead singer of power metal legends SAVATAGE. His huge vocal range, controlled crafts and thrilling energy guaranteed splendid gigs night after night, every single show worthy of a live album. CIRCLE II CIRCLE GENRES
After recording four outstanding albums with Savatage, Zak left the band rather silently.
During winter time 2002/2003 Zak started his comeback. Songwriting genius Jon Oliva and guitarist Chris Caffery co-wrote with Zak the songs for the Circle II Circle debut "Watching in Silence".
The album earned glorious reviews all over the hardrock and heavy metal planet. It was among the top 3 positions worldwide in most magazine's annual reader polls as "Best Newcomer Act" and even entered the sales charts in several European countries, a.o. ..66 in Germany.
The production of the second CIIC record The Middle Of Nowhere features Zak´s talents even more intensively along with band members Paul Michael Stewart, Andy Lee, Tom Drennan and Evan Christopher. The album earned glorious reviews all over the hardrock and heavy metal planet once again and topped several magazines 2005 annual readers polls. Their latest album Burden of Truth is a concept-album based on the legend of the holy grail.
Progressive Power Metal
CIRCLE II CIRCLE ORIGIN
United States of America (Tampa, Florida), formed in 2001
CIRCLE II CIRCLE CURRENT RECORD LABEL
CIRCLE II CIRCLE STATUS
CIRCLE II CIRCLE CURRENT LINE-UP
Zak Stevens - Vocals (ex-Savatage, ex-Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Wicked Witch)
Evan Christopher - Guitars
Andrew Lee - Guitars
Paul Michael Stewart - Bass, Keys
Tom Drennan - Drums
CIRCLE II CIRCLE PREVIOUS LINE-UP
Matt LaPorte - Guitars (Last Things, Jon Oliva's Pain)
David 'Cid' Rodgers - Guitars
John Zahner - Keyboards (Jon Oliva's Pain)
Kevin Rothney - Bass (Jon Oliva's Pain)
Chris Kinder - Drums (Jon Oliva's Pain)
Jon Oliva - Vocals, keyboards (on Watching in Silence) (also in Savatage, Jon Oliva's Pain, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Doctor Butcher)
Chris Caffery - Lead guitars (on Watching in Silence) (Doctor Butcher, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, ex-Metalium (Ger), John West, Savatage)
Oliver Palotai - Keyboards (Doro, Kamelot, ex-Blaze (UK)) (on tour 2003-2004)