VOODOO CIRCLE

Country Germany

Style Hard Rock

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The foundation of what later became VOODOO CIRCLE came alive in Spring 2008 and shortly after the idea was born, Alex built collected a high-class, international line-up.

Englishman David Readman (known from Pink Cream 69), one of the best Hard Rock singers of our time, is handling the vocal part in VOODOO CIRCLE. Readman’s characteristic voice is the perfect expression of the Voodoo Circle vibes.

As bass player Alex’ longtime-friend, metal hero Mat Sinner, joined the band. Mat has founded two of Germany’s most important Rock- & Metal bands in Primal Fear and Sinner, both worldwide successful and busily touring these days. Now Mat has another high-class band to run in VOODOO CIRCLE, who on the other hand will gain of one of the most respected bassists to the group’s ranks.

Another band member comes from the UK in drummer extraordinaire Mr. Mel Gaynor from the Simple Minds. Mel is not a stranger to guitar based music, as he played with Gary Moore and Brian May! Mel underlines his exceptional status among today’s drummers with his impressive performance on the VOODOO CIRCLE album once more. Keyboardist Jimmy Kresic is Germany’s best booked studio keyboardist, specialist of Hammond organs and right now works with the likes of Steve Lukather (Toto) and Jordan Ruddess (Dream Theater) on a new project.

VOODOO CIRCLE are one of just a few band who combine musical creativity, individuality and team spirit, without losing sight of the songs. Virtuosity, adapted with atmosphere, passion and intensity is the key for the outstanding result that the German/British band has achieved with their debut album.

Doogie White (Rainbow, Yngwie Malmsteen), Rudi Sarzo (Ozzy Osbourne, Dio, Whitesnake), Norifumi Shima (Concerto Moon) and Richard Andersson (Majestic, Space Odyssey) are some of the many top musicians who wanted to contribute to the fabulous VOODOO CIRCLE debut, and so they did. The mix of the album was done by Dennis Ward. On December 5th “Voodoo Circle” will be in stores. The charismatic musicians take you right to the pulsating heart of Hard Rock. Fans of the “grandmasters” like Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Yngwie malmsteen, but also supporters of Silent Force, Pink Cream 69 and Sinner will be totally amazed! 

It took Alex Beyrodt’s VOODOO CIRCLE only two studio albums to establish themselves as the epitome of quality in the Classic Hard Rock genre. This union of exceptional musicians has it all: lots of experience, outstanding songwriting skills and musicianship, passion and a sense for great hooks. Now with „More Than One Way Home“ guitar wizard Beyrodt and his band deliver the next highlight. It’s obvious that VOODOO CIRCLE have enhanced their Classic Rock repertoire on the highest level. A German band never before sounded that international, with that much English Hard Rock in their blood.

It is worth mentioning that Beyrodt (known as one of the biggest Stratocaster fans) also handles the Les Paul masterly. „I tried to give the songs just what they needed, I think this results in more variety while keeping up the Voodoo Circle trademarks“, Beyrodt explains. This way you get VOODOO CIRCLE-typical songs full of dynamic and variety. As „More Than One Way Home“ implies, there’s always more than one way that leads to the goal – and VOODOO CIRCLE show mastership in every terrain: powerful riff-driven hard rockers, profound tunes affected by the bluesy timbre of David Readman, as well as atmospheric ballads appear to be natural territory for the supergroup.

VOODOO CIRCLE create Hard Rock anew and give it extra flavor. „More Than One Way Home“ sounds like a journey back in time, to the creative bloom of classic, yearning, bluesy Rock, but at the same time its energy and vitality never make you doubt that we count the year 2013. The melodic anthems, cultivated by the powerful voice of David Readman, the tasteful hammond sounds by Jimmy Kresic, Mat Sinner’s as usual precise bass foundation and Markus Kullmann’s drumming in best Bonham tradition, appear to come down right from the Olympus of Hard Rock.

A true band, jamming, following their inspiration – this was the aim of Alex Beyrodt (Silent Force, Sinner, Primal Fear) when the founded VOODOO CIRCLE in 2009. These directives reminded of the golden years when bands like Rainbow, Whitesnake and Deep Purple released their classic albums – but VOODOO CIRCLE never shied back from any comparisons. So „Bringing back the Voodoo Vibes to Hard Rock“ became the motto of the new band. Powered by the expressive vocals of David Readman (Pink Cream 69), VOODOO CIRCLE set a big mark directly with their debut album „Voodoo Circle. With „Broken Heart Syndrome“ two years later the second album even showed progression and inevitably put VOODOO CIRCLE into the focus of the Rock fans. A sensational chart entry in Germany (#64 in the album charts) was proof of the immense popularity of the band.. A European tour with SINNER then became the highlight for all fans of crushing Rock in 2011’s concert season. VOODOO CIRCLE’s music is made to be played live on stage, to make the spirit of 70’s/80’s Hard Rock come alive again.

„More Than One Way Home“ is the third studio album of this extraordinary band. It should be a must-have for all lovers if high-class Rock music. All these will also get the chance to see VOODOO CIRCLE on their headlining tour in May 2013 !

DISCOGRAPHYdiscography

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– Voodoo Circle [2008]
– Broken Heart Syndrome [2011]
– More Than One Way Home [2013]

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