German power metallers Savage Circus have announced the return of drummer Thomen Stauch and that they are currently writing new material, which they plan to release at the end of the year. The band posted the following on their Facebook page: "Allright guys! After quite a while of silence from SC we're again ready to drop some news your way. Some of you might have thought 2009's Of Doom And Death was the last thing you'd hear from this band but this is simply not the case."
German power metallers Savage Circus have announced the departure of guitarist Piet Sielck. You can read his statement below.
"After long and intensive thinking I came to the conclusion that I cannot uphold any further engagement for Savage Circus any more and hereby officially quit. I am proud of what has been achieved, but I just cannot imagine myself doing songwriting and production more or less completely alone for a third time. This has drained too much energy in the past already, which was needed in more important spots. I am not willing to make such a sacrifice again."
German metallers Savage Circus have issued the following update on their official website:
''Savage Circus is ready to return to the scene with a crack of thunder. The long awaited new album "Of Doom And Death" shows all trademarks of "Dreamland Manor". Progressive and powerful songwriting combined with elaborate arrangements, tons of melodies and harmonies, raging guitars rounded up with the trademark vocals towering on the music. From speed monsters such as the title track "Of Doom And Death" to the majestic "Ballad Of Susan" Savage Circus created an album with all the varieties one would expect and beyond.
Savage Circus are finally back with a thunderclap and with their long awaited 2nd studioalbum and ready to set the next milestone in the metaluniverse!"
"It's been a long time... and if you say too long, you are damned right! Well, there is not really one overall reason for this absence; it's more or less a combination of smaller and bigger things in the life of the individual band members. But there's been one thing for sure, that struck all of us at the same time: the separation from Thomen. This hit us right in the middle of the first songwriting process for the follow up album and - as you may imagine - was not really a boost to our creativity. This had to be "digested" for a while…
While "digesting" in Umea, Sweden a lot of things did happen. Jens and Emilio got involved in the annual House Of Metal Festival (where SC played in 2007). This is quite a lot of stuff to take care for and indeed is time consuming. Yet another quite time consuming activity can be reported from Jens: he built a house! And nevertheless Emilio has encountered the maybe by far most time consuming thing in the world: the man got married! Congratulations and welcome to the club!
The following message has been posted on the band's official website:
After all it's time for some good news again. Savage Circus is happy to present our new official drummer, Mr. Mike Terrana. Known from great bands like Axel Rudi Pell, Rage, Yngwie J. Malmsteen and Masterplan not only to the metal community, Mike is a versatile artist with a very unique style of his own. Exactly this style along with his great character makes the mighty troll a perfect match. Mike, welcome aboard!
But that's not all! After being our unofficial bass guitarist for over a year it is more than due to make Jens Leonhardt an official member too. This has been in our heads for a long time, but being lazy bastards we never came up with an announcement. Jens is known from playing with or in bands like Lacrimosa, Kingdome Come, Stormwarrior and Iron Savior. Needless to say that Jens is a great person. Jens, welcome aboard officially!
After the recent events at the Rengsdorf Rock&Blues Festival and the Rock Am Schloss Festival the band sees no perspective any more to go on with our drummer Thomen Stauch. Therefore we immediately release him from all duties.
Even though we are aware of his personal situation we cannot ignore the fact anymore that he is still not able to carry out his duties for Savage Circus. Already in summer 2005 Thomes started to cancel most of his all planed out promotional activities. In 2006 he canceled the Japanese shows and wasn't part of any other activity for the whole year. We gave him this entire year to solve his situation because we deeply hoped that he would be able to recover and to get back into pace again. But instead in spring this year Thomen almost canceled the Circle II Circle tour. Now he canceled two festival shows with extremely short notice again…
The band has posted theese following messages on their official website:
Thomen Stauch: July 4th
Dear Savage Circus fans, friends and business partners,
Once again I unfortunately have to surprise you all with really sad news!
Due to ongoing serious private problems in the past months my psychological and physical constitution is completely broken and makes me unable to play the upcoming shows planned for this year! I know you all have been waiting a long time already to see Savage Circus live for the first time and I have been really curious to meet you all again as well, but there is just nothing I can do to change this situation
The doctors are convinced, that a long-term rest along with several psychological and physical treatments for the next months is the only way to make me feel better. After fighting this reality for a longer time I am ready now to take this road. It is the only way to get back on my feet. My entire body is totally power-drained and I am almost unable to concentrate on anything. Furthermore I am suffering from a chronic tonsillitis for almost 10 weeks by now which even with antibiotics is not getting better. According to the docs it seems that all is based on my stressed body and mind, which do not get a recovery if I go on like this. So I will take this advice and will give my body and soul a break to regain my powers and charge up my battery for the upcoming Savage Circus production in 2007.
Soilwork singer Björn "Speed" Strid and former Blind Guardian/current Savage Circus skinsman Thomen Stauch are collaborating on a band called Coldseed - and signed a deal with Nuclear Blast! Expect their debut album in spring 2006!.
Thomen Stauch posted an statement about his new and main project "Savage Circus", here you have a fragment:
I hope the shock about my departure from the band wasn't too much, but I'm sure time will heal these wounds.
As I mentioned before in the forum, over the last two years I have been working on two different formations: the Modern Metal Project with Bjoern (Soilwork) and Savage Circus. Since leaving Blind Guardian, Savage Circus has become my main project.
Here a few personal words to introduce you to Salvage Circus …
to read the complete statement go to: http://www.thomen.de/sc_englisch.htm