2006 to present: Ever since RED CIRCUIT was formed in 2006 by producer and mastermind Markus Teske, RED CIRCUIT have been steadily pursuing their way to the top of the Power and Progressive Metal scene.
Their career was topped off with an exclusive performance at Prog Power USA in Atlanta/Georgia in September 2011. The festival proved to be an accolade considering the short but successful band history. RED CIRCUIT appreciated the invitation by delivering an intensive performance.
With strong international feedback regarding the studio albums „Trance State“ (2006) and specially „Homeland“ (2009) in mind, in autumn 2012 RED CIRCUIT are ready to strike again with full force: The new - currently still untitled – third RED CIRCUIT studio album will be produced at MARKUS TESKE’s BAZEMENT STUDIO (www.bazement.de). A complete video recording of the ProgPower USA show in Atlanta will also be released on a special edition DVD.
Through differentiated songwriting and the naturally professional and unique production of keyboarder and producer MARKUS TESKE, RED CIRCUIT understand how to build a bridge in between Power and Progressive Metal.
CHITY SOMAPALA’s (Firewind, Faro, Avalon, Civilization One, Power Quest etc.) distinctive voice contributes connecting both genres on a world-class level. Carried by the versatile acoustic colors and abilities of his voice, he effortlessly covers all desired facets of the new song material.
Guitarist CHRIS MOSER (Sheela) will integrate the full capacity of his skills into the new LP release. As the upcoming song material is more guitar and riff oriented, the new arrangements allow more solo passages of this exceptional guitar player.
Bass player TOMMY SCHMITT (Q-Squad, ZE:US, Fracture, etc.) marks the third original member on board RED CIRCUIT, alongside MARKUS TESKE and CHITY SOMAPALA. An ultra solid bass foundation paired with virtuosic bass play provides the needed background power and musicality, live as well as in the studio. Together with CHRIS MOSER and MICHAEL STEIN on drums, an outstanding riff & rhythm section has been formed – the band’s past live performances speak for themselves!
A significant part of the new song material’s sound will be influenced by the powerful and precise drumming of MICHAEL STEIN (BANDS). Having replaced Andy Klein in 2011, MICHAEL STEIN turned out to be a lucky strike for RED CIRCUIT. His experience as a live and session drummer enabled him to quickly pick up what RED CIRCUIT’s unique sound and underlying vibes are about. It now forms the solid base for the band’s rhythm work.
With this changed and perhaps best line-up since the band was founded, RED CIRCUIT enter the third round of their creative period: The new album for 2013!
This of course includes the best of both genres: Power and Progressive Metal!