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Thursday, January 29, 2009

Free Advance Screening of New Circle DVD

Posted By on Thu, Jan 29, 2009 at 12:46 PM

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Oh, sure, your psych-folkcore-gamelan band is rad. But when was the last time you invented your own lyrical language? Or, for that matter, released no less than 20 albums (not including endless EPs and live recordings) in the past 15 years? What we're trying to say is that it takes a helluva team to compete with Circle, those Scandinavian freaks who created a language called Meronian and semi-jokingly refer to themselves as a "New Wave of Finnish Heavy Metal explosion" (though we prefer their latest record label's description: "Finland's finest purveyors of otherworldly molten frah-drench mesmer-rock"). Circle fans are a small but insanely loyal brood, all of whom will be stoked to know that the Knockout club, Aquarius Records shop, No Quarter label, and WestAddRadio's "Klaus to the Edge" radio show are combining to screen the group's newest live DVD in early February. All the details can be found on the "Klaus" blog, but we'll sum up the basics by saying it happens on Monday, Feb. 9, at the Knockout, with DJs Allan Horrocks, A.C., and Black Fjord spinning all manner of auslander rock before and after the film, which starts at 11 p.m. Entry is free. Popcorn is included. And knowing how to speak Meronian is recommended, but certainly not required.

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