CIRCLE OF WITCHES is an Italian HEAVY METAL band with STONER roots, formed in 2004 by Mario Bove (guitars, vocals). Within next years, after several line-up changes, the band released a bunch of demo materials, one full length and two Eps and managed to play hundreds of club shows in whole Europe, what established their position as one of the most hardworking underground acts in the genre.
In 2012 the band played two European tours during which they visited Italy, England, Austria and recorded one studio live video.
One year later, in June of 2013, the band entered the MP recording studio in Poland, together with producer Bart Gabriel (SACRED STEEL, CRYSTAL VIPER, BURNING STARR) and sound engineer Mariusz Pietka (LONEWOLF, SABATON, MORTICIAN) – recording session resulted in making of the massive sounding “Rock The Evil” album, which brings bunch of high octanes, energetic songs, from the edge of Stoner Rock, classic Hard Rock and even Metal. The album has been released on February the 15th 2014 by Slovenian label METAL TANK RECORDS.
Circle of Witches has also signed a deal with several European agencies for booking and management worldwide.
During 2015, the band shared the stage as opener act of two metal legends, Doro Pesch and Udo Dirkschneider during their respective Russian tours and played in European Festivals along with Dark Tranquillity, Decapitated and Melechesh band.
In 2016, they recorded NATURAL BORN SINNERS album, produced by Alex Azzali (ANCIENT, CATARACT, SECRET SPHERE) and co-produced by the extreme metal drummer Nicholas Barker (CRADLE OF FILTH, DIMMU BORGIR, BRUJERIA).
CIRCLE OF WITCHES are:
Mario “Hell” Bove – vocals & guitar
Vinnie “the Mace” Mazzone – guitar & backing vocals
Daniel “Sheperd” Pastore – bass & backing vocals
Joey “Helmet” Coppola – drums