Knoxville’s Summoner’s Circle Are Now Streaming “Chaos Vector”
Album Stream Premiere via ThePit
New Album “Chaos Vector” Out Aug 27th via Blood Blast Distribution
“Chaos Vector” is a Lovecraftian cosmic horror tale inspired heavily by H.P. Lovecraft’s The Case of Charles Dexter Ward. This latest installment from Summoner Circle‘s growing discography including “Become None” (LP, 2019); “Tome” (LP, 2018); “First Summoning” (EP, 2015).
The new album tells a story of a man who is interested in the occult, gets in way over his head and discovers a plot by ancient gods to pierce his world and bleed it dry. According to the band, this album is heavier than their previous works and, they feel, more musically ambitious. The songs are shorter and easier to digest while being able to convey a wider range of emotions both in the music and lyrical content. The band has been listening to fans and reworking their music to ensure a solid reception for this alum as they explain their own words:
“We’ve taken note as to what songs from our past albums and EP were the most successful; both at the live shows and in what received the most views/listens on various listening platforms. With that in mind, we worked to write a concept album in which the songs were a little shorter and the longer songs had a better flow to make them not feel as long as they are. That being said, this album is a much heavier album, with songs that can be more easily digested without sacrificing the quality of musicianship or technicality. We think the fans will be very satisfied by this offering and it will prove to be a breakout album for us.”
As this is a concept record, the band is intending to take the audience on a journey into something horrifically unknown. The album starts with a heavy punch (“The Message”) that drops to a haunting sense of dread by the next song (“Of Black Horizons”). The third song (“Vessel”) is a dark and moody blackened doom piece that conveys some of the creepiest elements on the full-length. Entering into (“The Hierophants”), the band begins with a melodic, folk vibe that builds back up the heaviness of the first song. That heaviness, that the fans love, carries into the next two songs (Apostasy and Chaos Vector) before hitting that emotional wall of dread and despair in Terminus Egress. This song is meant to complete a part of the story that has a tragic ending. The next song (“Chrysalis”) is an instrumental interlude before the final song (“The Beyond” which is a melodic epic with a crushingly heavy chorus.
This homage to cosmic horror comes with a short story where each song on the album correlates to a chapter in the story, it is capped with beautiful cover art created by French fine artist Yoann Lossel.
Recommended for fans of Immortal, Opeth and Tribulation, “Chaos Vector” is streaming now in full via its premiere on ThePit HERE.
“Chaos Vector” is officially out on August 27th via Blood Blast Distribution.
1. The Message (1:02)
2. Of Black Horizons (4:00)
3. Vessel (7:34)
4. The Hierophants (5:17)
5. Apostasy (7:45)
6. Chaos Vector (4:05)
7. Terminus Egress (9:12)
8. Chrysalis (1:35)
9. The Beyond (7:43)
Album Length: 48:17
“Let the Summoning Begin…”
Summoner’s Circle is a six-piece theatrical metal band that blends elements of doom, death, black and progressive metal into what they refer to as simply Epic Metal.
For the band, every song in an incantation, every live performance is a Summoning, and everything they do is tied intrinsically to the mythology, or lore, they have created. The lore tells the story of the band’s origins, battles of divine conquest and showcases their creativity and vision, which sets the stage for a very entertaining live performance where bigger is better, and Epic is always the standard.
The Summoners released their first EP, entitled First Summoning, in late 2015. This was followed in 2016 by the single, Become None, and its B-side, Minotaur, both of which are included on their debut full-length release entitled Tome, which was released in June of 2018.
In May of 2019, Tome was repackaged and released as Become None via the Pavement Entertainment label.
In the spring of 2019, Summoner’s Circle joined Children of Bodom, Swallow the Sun and Wolfheart as part of Bodom’s Hexed North American Tour, gaining many new fans and excellent reviews.
In June of 2019, the Six signed a worldwide management deal with Extreme Management Group, Inc. who also manages Suffocation, Cattle Decapitation, Misery Index and many others.
Summoner’s Circle’s second full-length album Chaos Vector is scheduled to be released in 2021 and will be accompanied by a Lovecraft-style cosmic horror short story written by the band. Each song is a chapter in the story.
“Summoners’ Circle have the whole package. Their songs are original and memorable, beautifully written, and hook the listener after the first listening. They have a great stage presence, and the theatricality and imagery of their live performances keep the fans talking about their experience way beyond the day of the show. I am honored to work on the production of their upcoming album.” – Yanic Bercier, Ph.D | Endorser of Yamaha Drums, Sabian, Vic Firth, Evans, AKG, RME, True-Systems, Engl, Ddrum
“Hooked the first time I saw this band play! No two shows are the same and I’m always left wanting more. It’s what music and show should be!” – Lee Abney | Pentagram/Place of Skulls
“These guys are serious about what they do and the costumes and imagery match the grandiose sound they produce.” No Clean Singing
“SUMMONER’S CIRCLE’s full-length debut gets near the 75-minute mark, and yet it succeeds in balancing complexity, heaviness, catchiness, mystery and melodrama to make sure its duration does not become overwhelming. an almost perfect record …especially its flawless production and its tight, inventive songwriting.” – Metal Temple
“Summoner’s Circle is the kind of band you go your whole life hoping to hear and when you finally do it’s even better than you expected. They are the culmination of a lifetime spent listening to music and finally finding something that fits where nothing else has. Plus, brutality aside, they’re just a fantastic group of otherworldly beings.” – Josh Martin 94.3 WNFZ