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SHADOW CIRCUS Sign with 10T Records for "On a Dark and Stormy Night" - 05/29/2012
T Records is thrilled to announce the signing of SHADOW CIRCUS for the release of their upcoming full length concept CD entitled On a Dark and Stormy Night in late Summer On a Dark and Stormy Night is based on the Newberry Award-winning science fiction fantasy classic A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L rsquo Engle and is being released with the full cooperation of the L rsquo Engle estate as it coincides with the th anniversary of the original publication of the book On a Dark and Stormy Night is a progressive rock tour-de-force that finds the band rsquo s creative scope widening including elements of cinematic orchestral arrangements classic Progressive Rock Celtic music and Metal Read the full story at T Records ... ...Click here for full article
 
 
Shadow Circus Releases Maxi-Single - 10/07/2011
New York-based Prog Rockers Shadow Circus have released two new songs in advance of their upcoming album The two new songs consist of Rise a -minute hard-rocking mini-epic and Daddy's Gone which is an excerpt from the upcoming release called On a Dark and Stormy Night The full album's concept is based on Madeleine L'Engle's fantasy masterpiece A Wrinkle in Time The maxi-single is now available in both CD format and a digital download package which includes cover artwork and lyrics The CD and Download Package are available for purchase on the band's website at http www shadowcircusmusic com The two new songs are also streamed in their entirety at http www shadowcircusmusioc com audio ... ...Click here for full article
 
 
Matt Masek Returns as Shadow Circus Bassist - 09/02/2011
Inspired by the music of The Doors and The Beatles especially Paul McCartney Matt began studying classical guitar at the age of Thus started a long path of formal music training that continued on to include cello starting at age which he studied formally for years culminating at The New School of Music in Philadelphia A high school friend introduced him to the music of Genesis in and thrust him into the world of progressive rock Until joining Shadow Circus Matt performed with Nexus an innovative progressive band from Texas and has had the honor of performing onstage with Spencer Davis Jon Anderson and Dickie Betts at B B King's in New York City for the Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp As the original bassist for Shadow Circus who performed on the band's debut Welcome to the Freakroom as well as cello arrangements on Whispers and Screams the band is ... ...Click here for full article
 
 
David Silver Joins as New Shadow Circus Keyboardist - 08/30/2011
David's early love of the Beatles and knack for playing the piano led him to find inspiration in the progressive music of the s ELP Yes Genesis Gentle Giant Jethro Tull and Frank Zappa to name a few were his early influences as his interest developed in the music as well as the tools and techniques of the genre Exposure to instruments like the Hammond organ and Minimoog led David to experiment with various flavors of analog modular and computer based synthesizers while studying music and computer science at NYU Here rsquo s a piece he composed on the Serge modular synthesizer in http www youtube com watch v N T - OlV In the late s David wrote music software for the Commodore Amiga collaborating with composer and computer music pioneer Laurie Spiegel http retiary org on the Amiga version of Music Mouse-An Intelligent Instrument followed by numerous programs ... ...Click here for full article
 
 
Jason Brower Joins as New Shadow Circus Drummer - 08/28/2011
A composer lyricist drummer and keyboardist Jason Brower has been making music since elementary school His love of progressive rock took root at the age of six when he heard Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon and Wish You Were Here By age eight he was playing drums and had discovered bands like Yes ELP amp Jethro Tull instantly galvanized by the emotion and dynamics of the music and its ability to transport the listener to another place a Prog-head was born Throughout his younger years Jason was involved in the concert band orchestra jazz ensemble and marching band at school as well as many rock bands and projects recording original material alongside the obligatory cover band circuit He is a seasoned veteran of the music scene in Westchester and NYC and has performed on such renowned stages as The Apollo Theatre CBGB's The Bitter End and The Paramount ... ...Click here for full article
 
 
Shadow Circus Support Dio Cancer Benefit - 05/23/2010
Shadow Circus will be donating all proceeds from sales from their website of their latest release Whispers and Screams to the Ronni James Dio Stand Up and Shout cancer fund for the rest of the month of May See http www shadowcircusmusic com for more details ... ...Click here for full article
 
 
Reviews for Whispers and Screams - 04/25/2010
The reviews are in Publication Metal Reviews Reviewer Zadok Imagine every genre of rock ever distilled of their best elements and produced into a single molten bar of aural gold and you have Shadow Circus in a nutshell I can't help but wish I'd have heard this sooner as it would certainly have made my list for the best albums of As it is remember the name as with the right record label taking interest Shadow Circus could become very big indeed read complete review Publication The Bodhisattva Beat Reviewer H T Riekels I can't stress enough how good the musicianship is on this album The guys have all mastered their craft and are ready to hang with the big boys Just listen to Corey's tight and intuitive drum work and especially John's beautiful piano and acoustic guitar passages What we have is excellence in traditional symphonic prog form What ... ...Click here for full article
 
 
Whispers and Screams CD Release Party in NYC - 01/01/2010
Celebrate the release of Whispers and Screams with Shadow Circus - friends fun food and prog Grab some free munchies enjoy the bar not free and some acoustic performances by Shadow Circus Location Dusk West th Street New York NY Time PM Saturday January rd Location is a bar so all guests must be or older to attend ... ...Click here for full article
 
 
Help save animals and get a free download! - 12/07/2009
In celebration of the holiday season Shadow Circus is giving away digital downloads of the new CD Whispers and Screams to anyone who donates to the ASPCA through the band's website For more information http www shadowcircusmusic com ... ...Click here for full article
 
 
Shadow Circus streams new CD, gives away free song - 11/24/2009
Shadow Circus is pleased to announce that the newest release Whispers and Screams is now available in its entirety in high-quality streaming mp audio at http www shadowcircusmusic com audio The band is also offering a track from the new album as a free download to anyone joining the band's newsletter More information at http www shadowcircusmusic com freestuff ... ...Click here for full article
 
 
New CD available for pre-order, streaming samples and cover art posted. - 10/06/2009
We are now accepting pre-orders of Whispers and Screams the follow-up to our debut Welcome to the Freakroom The new release is available at a special pre-order price of until November st when the CD will be officially released Several streaming samples of the new songs have been made available http www shadowcircusmusic com audio Included are clips from the -minute ldquo Project Blue rdquo a progressive rock epic inspired by the Stephen King novel The Stand The band has also posted the cover artwork by illustrator Randy Pollack and photographer Brian Silak ... ...Click here for full article
 
 
Corey Folta Now Accepting Drums Students - 06/10/2009
Drummers in the New York City area take note Shadow Circus drummer Corey Folta is now accepting drum students Corey is not only an excellent drummer but a patient teacher making him a good choice for both beginners and advanced players Click here for more information on drum lessons ... ...Click here for full article
 
 
Shadow Circus Featured on Epileptic Gibbon's Podcast - 05/06/2009
Shadow Circus was recently featured on The Epileptic Gibbon's Podcast Show Click here to download the podcast in full http www epilepticgibbon co uk The show also featured tracks by such artists as Fritz Doddy featured artist of the show Miriodor Capillary Action Singular and many others be sure to check out Eppy's archived episodes as well the show is a lot of fun and a great way to discover new prog artists ... ...Click here for full article
 
 
New Album Release Date Delay - 04/13/2009
We have some bad news and good news -- the bad news is the release date of the new CD Whispers and Screams will be delayed until July The good news is this delay is not due to any complication except that we have decided to pur all possible resources into making this the best possible album it can be We have raised the bar for the production values and included the participation of some very special guest musicians Look out for further updates soon including the cover artwork by illustrator Randy Pollack more photos courtesy of Brian Silak and samples from the new CD ... ...Click here for full article
 
 
In the studio recording 'Whispers and Screams' - Week #1 - 02/13/2009
We officially began laying down the final tracks for the new CD this past weekend at Headgear Studios in Brooklyn home of legendary Williamsburg bands such as The Yeah Yeah Yeahs and TV on the Radio Drum and bass tracks were all completed with scratch guitar bass vocals and keyboards provided for guidance Headgear has a fantastic sounding room incredible mics and outboard gear and Scott Norton is an incredibly talented engineer Fans can expect the production quality of this new album to exceed the first one by leaps and bounds Here are some pics from the sessions courtesy of photographer Brian Silak ... ...Click here for full article
 
 
New Interview Online - 01/01/2009
Progarchives recently sat down with John and Dave to discuss the upcoming Shadow Circus release and the history of the band Read the full interview on Progarchives com at this link http www progarchives com forum forum posts asp TID ... ...Click here for full article
 
 
Track Listing Announced for New Album - 12/11/2008
We just wanted to wish everybody a healthy and happy holiday season and keep you up to date on the latest news from the Freakroom The band is pleased to announce the title and track listing for the new CD CD Title Whispers and Screams Track List Project Blue - Captain Trips - The Long Road Home - The Big Fire - The Seduction of Harold Lauder - The Horsemen Ride - Hand of God - Coming Back Home Willoughby When Morning Comes Angel With Dirty Wings Bolero As fans of the first album recall we love using literary references as we did on the songs Shadow Circus inspired by Something Wicked This Way Comes and The Journey of Everyman which was inspired by the epic novel The Talisman On the new CD Project Blue an epic suite running over minutes follows the story of Stephen King's masterpiece The Stand ... ...Click here for full article
 
 
Shadow Circus Welcomes New Bassist - 08/25/2008
We are pleased to announce our newest addition to the band bass guitarist Jaycro He has played with a number of reputable bands in the NY Area including the acoustic Somber and progressive metal outfit Serpent's Lair Jason is a talented multi-instrumentalist who will also be offering his keyboard and vocal talents to the band ... ...Click here for full article
 
 
Join Our Newsletter! - 03/15/2008
We are happy to announce that our newsletter system is online Click here to sign up now and receive updates of our upcoming CD release and tour dates ... ...Click here for full article
 
 
Dutch Progressive Rock Page Poll for 2007 - 01/24/2008
It's that time of year again and the votes are coming in for the best progressive rock releases of So CLICK HERE and show some love for your favorite bands And hey it wouldn't be a crime if you wanted to show some love for Shadow Circus ... ...Click here for full article
 
 
Work Has Begun on Second Shadow Circus Album! - 10/16/2007
We are pleased to announce that we are in the studio and have begun writing material for the second Shadow Circus CD Fans of the first CD will be pleased to know that this time around we will be taking full advantage of the running time offered by modern CD s with two songs already pushing the quot epic quot barrier at well-over minutes and many more on the way This new release will also expand on the writing team of founders John Fontana and David Bobick with important contributions coming from new keyboardist Richard Horn and bassist Matt Masek So far I can tell you that listeners will get more of the epic style heard on quot Journey of Everymen quot as well as some hints at more modern and heavier guitar-driven progressive rock The band s goal is to have the new CD completed by Summer of ... ...Click here for full article
 
 
NYC Concert To Be Rescheduled - 10/09/2007
The October th show at The Triad in New York City is going to be rescheduled while our bass player Matt recovers from surgery He is doing fine and we thank everyone who has sent us good wishes for his recovery A specific date has not yet been announced but we expect that it will happen shortly after New Year s Keep checking back here for announcements ... ...Click here for full article
 
 
The Reviews Are In! - 09/14/2007
Critics are raving about Welcome to the Freakroom Here are some samples ldquo Welcome to the Freakroom rdquo is a satisfying listen and an extremely strong entrance into the prog realm Highly recommended and most likely to be a top pick for quot - Jason Bermiller Progbase Full review quot This one is chock full of intricate musicianship changes mood swings and grandeur Yes indeed the things this old proghead is a sucker for The band really gets to show what they are made of and they don t disappoint quot H T Riekels Progarchives Full Review I loved Shadow Circus For me it has the perfect blend of accessibility and adventurousness I highly recommend you get a hold of a copy of Welcome to the Freakroom by Shadow Circus This disc is loaded with some great sounds great songs and great music If there is any justice in the ... ...Click here for full article
 
 
Welcome to the Freakroom Available on Mindawn - 09/06/2007
Welcome to te Freakroom is now available as complete album or individual songs on the revolutionary web-based music service Mindawn Customers can purchase all of the songs from the entire CD for as low as Similar to iTunes Mindawn provides high-quality music in OGG and FLAC format starting at cents per song For more info http mindawn net albums ... ...Click here for full article
 
 
Band Interview and Entire CD on FM Radio Show - 08/30/2007
DJ Jason Bermiller aka Progdog will broadcast an interview with Shadow Circus as well as the entire CD on his radio show The show will be broadcast on Monday September rd on FM at PM Pacific PM Eastern Listeners who are local to the station in British Columbia Canada can tune in on their FM dial and the show is also available live on the web at http www cariboo bc ca radio home php Also be sure to stop by Progdog s Myspace page and say hello Interview is currently on the air Click here to listen ... ...Click here for full article
 
 
NYC Concert Tickets Are On Sale! - 08/28/2007
Shadow Circus will perform a special concert at the historical Triad Theater in New York City on October th at PM This show is being videotaped and there will be some entertaining surprises Tickets are per person plus a two-drink minimum and may be reserved by clicking the link below Note that your order number from above will be your ticket so please print your receipt or write down your order number You may also show ID to proove purchase at the door so don t be too worried if you lose it For more information on the Triad Theater directions parking information etc visit The Triad s website at http www triadnyc com ... ...Click here for full article
 
 
Photos and Video Posted From NYC Showcase - 07/28/2007
We ve posted performances of five full songs from the July th Showcase at the New York School of Performing Arts Click here to view on YouTube We ve also posted photos from the performance in our Photo Gallery ... ...Click here for full article
 
 
Shadow Circus - First Live Performance Footage - 07/15/2007
The band performed their first live show last night to an invitation-only audience at the New York School of Performing Arts auditorium The purpose of this show was more of a dress tech-rehearsal but nonetheless turned out to be a great concert The set list was Shadow CircusInconvenient CompromiseStorm RiderIn the Wake of a Dancing FlameMurder cover of David Gilmour song from quot About Face quot videoLocomotive Breath Jethro Tull cover Journey of EverymanRadio PeopleMore video clips coming soon ... ...Click here for full article
 
 
Shadow Circus is on the Air! - 07/08/2007
Songs from Welcome to the Freakroom can be heard on these outstanding radio stations Update New stations added The X FM Kamloops BC CanadaOn the Progdog Show with Jason Bermiller pm Pacific pm Eastern to pm Pacific pm Eastern on Mondays WMUH FM Allentown PAAfterglow hosted by Bill FoxThursday from am to am on WMUH-FM Cygnus RadioFlight to Reality Hosted by Kenny Solomon Sun PM to PM Thu PM to PMWBWC FM Cleveland OH KVNF FM Paonia COPhoenixFM U K ARFM U K Delicious AgonyThe Dividing LineCalprog RadioProgrock RadioWCHUO FM Ottawa Canada ... ...Click here for full article
 
 
New Album Released - New Audio Samples Available - 06/27/2007
We are happy to announce the international release of quot Welcome to the Freakroom quot This is a very special release of this album which has been completely re-mixed and re-mastered for a truly high-fidelity progressive rock experience Click here to preview clips from the album ... ...Click here for full article
 
 
T-Shirts Now Available! - 05/31/2007
Shadow Circus t-shirts are now available online Click here to see all available styles and sizes ... ...Click here for full article
 
 
Breaking news! Shadow Circus is Signed by Progrock Records! - 04/27/2007
We are excited to announce that our debut album Welcome to the Freakroom has been picked up by Progrock Records for worldwide distribution and promotion The new release due in stores in June will be a greatly enhanced production featuring the mixing skills of Corey Folta The new release will further the lavish production and warm sound of the original taking it to a whole new level The band is currently preparing for live performances to coincide with the summer release Stay tuned for tour dates and updates ... ...Click here for full article
 
 
Shadow Circus Keyboardist to Perform With Jon Anderson of Yes - 03/23/2007
Zach Tenorio will be performing an extensive set list of classic Yes tunes during Jon Anderson s upcoming dates with The Paul Green School of Rock Shows confirmed so far more may be added soon NEW Tuesday April th Poughkeepsie NY The Chance Tickets Wednesday April th Collingswood NJ Scottish Rite Auditorium Tickets NEW Friday April th FREE SHOW AT NOON NYC NY Green Apple Music Festival Grand Central Station NEW Friday April th Bridgeport CT Mertens Theatre Univ of Bridgeport ticket info soon Saturday April st Sayerville NJ Starland Ballroom Tickets Sunday April nd NYC NY Symphony Space Tickets Tuesday April th Falls Church VA The State Theater Tickets We ll be tackling some heavier Yes material so this is surely an event not to be missed More info www jonanderson com www myspace com tenoriomiller ... ...Click here for full article
 
 
Debut CD is Released! - 02/20/2007
After much anticipation we have finally released our debut progressive rock CD Welcome to the Freakroom The disk is available for purchase on our Shop page as well as through Amazon com Be sure to check our Audio page for samples of the music ... ...Click here for full article
 
 
The Dividing Line Debuts Cuts from Tales From the Freak Room - 11/04/2006
DJ for The Dividing Line an internet radio station featuring progressive rock artists debuted two tracks from the upcoming album Tales From the Freak Room The tracks chosen were In the Wake of a Dancing Flame and Radio People An archive of the broadcast can be streamed or downloaded from http www thedividingline com ep html ... ...Click here for full article
 
 
Track Listing for "Tales From the Freak Room" - 11/01/2006
The final tracks have been selected for release on the new album Shadow CircusStorm RiderInconvenient CompromiseRadio People In the Wake of a Dancing FlameThe Journey of EverymanSo it BeginsFind Your WayJourney s End ... ...Click here for full article
 
 
Audio Samples of New Songs Online - 09/01/2006
Previews of tracks from the upcoming album Tales From the Freak Room are now available on our Myspace page at http www myspace com shadowcircus ... ...Click here for full article
 

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