we’re officially in the X edition of Malta Doom Metal Festival. We will play at this important festival in October along with some great bands. Stay tuned and subscribe the event for updates and headliners!
we’re going to end up this 2017, our 13th year of heavy metal. This one was a turning point in our life, we overcame some important changes (life itself changes…) and won some struggles.
Finally, we received NATURAL BORN SINNERS final master from our producer. Some things went out of plans such as delays, accidents, misunderstandings, shit… But we didn’t give in, we never stopped our activity because we deeply believe in our music and force.
Uo to now, we got some labels interested in our work. We have some other to get in touch with and soon we’ll be able to deal a contract with the best of them.
Good news even in the live festival scenario. We received a couple of proposals and we’re waiting for the official statement to make you all know what will be our next gigs.
Meanwhile, we wish you all the best for the 2018 and we hope you’ll be still with us on our journey.
Mario HELL Bove & Circle of Witches
our “Rock the Evil” song is enlisted into the American motion picture soundtrack DEAD ON TIME. The action movie directed by RISH MUSTAINE features MICHAEL MADSEN and the US wrestler COLT CABANA. The soundtrack was composed and selected by MARCO WELBA & LUIGI FERRI and released on digital market.
The plot is set during the “Arabic sping” where a Clandestine American Military Agency, ‘Black Halo’, is forced to move a vital asset out of the warzone in Amrakistan. Mike McGuirk (Michael Madsen) sends in a Black-Ops team led by Segar (Michele Ghersi) to securely extract Moshin Dewar (Mohamed Zouaoui) and his newest invention. Moshin sensing something is not right, escapes Segar by jumping out of a flying plane. Using his device to survive, he literally falls into the clutches of a slave mining magnate, Anwar the Butcher (Benbadra Afif), now holding Moshin for trespassing on his land and destroying one of his vehicles. Segar fails in to negotiate with Anwar. McGuirk under extreme pressure from his superiors who fear he is losing control of the situation, switches to Plan B…
The movie will be distributed worldwide, so look for it in your cinema!
we’re proud to announce our new bass player. He is DANIEL “the WOLF” SHEPARD, already a member of HEIMDALL, power metal combo from Salerno. He was selected among three candidates who replied to band’s calling in June, after the sudden split with Caputo.
Born in 1990, Daniel got several live experiences, strengthened by study and focused listening. His main influences dig into heavy metal classics like JOEY DE MAIO, JOHNNY ROD (W.A.S.P.) and ‘70s rock such as JOHN ENTWISTLE (the WHO) or GEDDY LEE (RUSH)
Say hail to him!
Here’s Mario. This week ends with a news I was surprised to receive. Joe Caputo, my collegue and co-founder of Circle of Witches, left the band. Here’s his short last message.
“Hello eveybody, this is Joe Caputo, bassplayer and co-founder of Circle of Witches.
Today I made the decision of leaving the band.
From now on I am no longer Circle of Witches bass player.
I decided to part ways from the band after 13 years for personal reasons and to dedicate myself to new projects focusing completely on my carrer as a bass player.
I wish the members of Circle of Witches all the best and much success in their lives.
I totally respect Joe’s wishes even I’m trying to understand his change of mind. We didn’t talk so much about this situation beside a couple of messages in the afternoon of last Wednesday. So I still don’t know exactly what happened and what to think about… But I wish all the best for his life, projects and music.
One thing is clear in my mind: CIRCLE OF WITCHES DON’T GIVE IN. I’ve already met new bassplayers and very soon we’ll schedule some rehearsals. We don’t want waste too much time. Something positive is also moving behind NATURAL BORN SINNERS.
So keep in touch, some news are coming soon.
as promised, let’s introduce our new guitarist VINNIE “the MACE” MAZZONE. He is a young and talented six strings tormentor from Naples. Despite of his young age, he got a wide spread knowledge of classic heavy metal and a good experience in the music scene as member of TERRORFRONT, a thrash metal band. He’s also involved into concerts organization.
We met Vincenzo for the first time some years ago, during our gig in Naples. We closed down into rehersal room at the end of March, set up live show and songs and now we’re ready to play next two concerts in Puglia. We’ll hit the stage of AGGLUTINATION FESTIVAL Warm Up, Bari 12th May, and of METAL ALLIANCE Festival II, Foggia 13th May, along with bands like INSIDIA and STRANA OFFICINA. We will thrash people playing tracks from Rock the Evil and the upcoming NATURAL BORN SINNERS album.
See you under the stage and raise your horns for the MACE!
Anthes Aliberti is no longer Circle of Witches guitarist as we parted our ways for personal and artistic reasons. Anthes took this decision in March after reflecting about his role in the band and his music, we discussed a lot and friendly ended our collaboration after almost three years.
We trained some guys and selected one substitute we’re going to officialize on the next week. He (or she!?) will join us for the next AGGLUTINATION Warm Up (12th May) and at he METAL ALLIANCE FEST II.
We wish Anthes all the best for all his new projects, even if not in the metal battlefield.
Stay tuned, ’cause new witch is coming…