Dynamic and dark, New Zealand’s Battle Circus douses the senses with stunningly dramatic ferocity. The four-piece’s reputation for explosive performances and bold, ambitious musical arrangements has led them to take the stage at numerous international festivals.
These three songs tease the band’s debut full-length album, following the post-apocalyptic-themed debut EP, The Half-Light Symphony. Due for release later this year, the new album is unashamedly grandiose in both scale and ambition, and explores the full breadth of the musical ability the band’s live performances deliver.
released 20 June 2011
Marcel Bellve- Vocals, Guitars
Yvonne Wu- Pianos, Keyboards
Ryan Marshall- Bass Guitar
James Whitlock- Drums (except Galacticus and Crush)
Daniel Bosher- Drums on Galacticus and Crush
Recorded, mixed and produced by David Holmes for Venn Productions.
Recorded in New Zealand at C-Barn, Raglan and Venn Productions, Auckland.
Strings and piano recorded at York Street Studios Auckland.
Mastered by Mike Gibson at Inca Productions, Wellington.
Strings arranged by Yvonne Wu.
Violin: Ryan Chen. Viola: Kirsten McCrae. Cello: Sera Ellis. Double Bass: Darija Andzakovic.
Beggar Turns Thief BV: Erikka Lindsay.
Flying Machine BV: David Holmes
Additional percussion on Much Like Mescaline: Rilind, Mat, Dan, Marcel, Ryan.
Management: The Underground Management
Illustrations: Ryohei Hase
Thank you: All our fans, friends and families. David Holmes, Rev. Moose and Maryelizabeth Carter, David Chechelashvili, Hong Yul Yang, Tyler Burke, Rilind Tairi, James Turnbull, Mathew Bosher, Majlinda Hoxha, Mark Kneebone, and Ekadek.
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