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HellCircles are born in November 2008 from the idea of the singer and keyboardist Marco Parisi and the guitarist Roberto Fornaroli, joined in a short time by Fabio Pedrali on guitar and Davide Ravara on drums, for a long time together in foregoing line-ups. The aim is to create a style that merges the main influences of each one of the four members; the result is a mix of elaborate and kicking rhythmics and melodies, fast tempos and melodic yet aggressive vocals.
The line-up is later completed by Danilo Arisi on bass and after few months, in May 2009, the band conceives its first work: “Stillness”, a 5 track-demo album, recorded at New Sin Studio in Loria (Treviso). The EP gets very good reviews from specialized webzines and magazines around the world, being also elected "demo of the month" by some of them (Metal Maniac, Rock Hard, Metal Demons, etc.).
Thanks to the unanimous consent received by the critics, some songs of "Stillness", as well as obtaining many passages in radio programs, including the famous "Friday Rock Show" on Radio BBC6 and conducted by Bruce Dickinson, frontman of Iron Maiden, are also included on compilations like "Metal Sampler Vol. 1" by the argentine label Highlights Records, "Kill City Vol. 20" by the american 272 Records and "WorldDEMOns 2009" by the italian webzine Metal Demons.
Despite the changing of the line-up, that leads Francesco Ravara, talented and young guitarist, to replace Fabio Pedrali, the live activity performed by the band, to promote this first studio work, is unceasing. Are held, in fact, in a few months, more than 30 shows, sharing also, in some cases, the stage with great bands and artists like Uli Jon Roth (ex Scorpions), Elvenking, Strana Officina, Elektradrive, Node, Killing Touch, etc. and to take part in the 21° and 22° edition of Cremona's Motorock, prestigious event that, over the years, has seen the participation of bands like Saxon, Riot, Virgin Steele, Rage, UDO, Primal Fear, Edguy and many others.
In September 2010, the band signed with the english label Rising Records for the release of their debut album, scheduled for early 2012. Unfortunately, shortly after, the label fell into deep financial troubles and ceased all its activities for the year after.
The band was therefore forced to a stop for a while and had to postpone any commitment subscribed until then.
When all contractual problems were solved, late in 2013, a new agreement with the italian label Valery Records (Pino Scotto, The Fire, Trick Or Treat, Clairvoyants, etc.) was signed and the debut album was announced to be released on April 22 2014. The album will see the participation of Ralf Scheepers (Primal Fear) as a guest singer.