Circus Maximus to release Havoc

Circus Maximus have announced their latest album entitled Havoc will be released on March 18.

It’ll be the Norwegian outfit’s first studio outing since 2012’s Nine and will be issued via Frontiers Music Srl.

Guitarist Mats Haugen says: “The theme on this new album is about moments and experiences in life that lead to love and hate.

“Metaphorically, it’s about succumbing to fire and striving to cope with the aftermath of decisions when overshadowed by the love we have for others and ourselves.”

The band have also announced an initial run of shows to support the release, with more dates to be added in due course.

Circus Maximus 2016 tour dates

Feb 06: Oslo Rockefeller, Norway
Feb 13: Stavanger Folken, Norway
Feb 27: Trondheim Rockheim, Norway
Mar 08: Nurnberg Z-Bau, Germany
Mar 09: Munich Backstage, Germany
Mar 10: Pratteln Z7 Mini, Switzerland
Mar 11: Brescia Colony Club, Italy
Mar 12: Rome Traffic Club, Italy
Mar 13: Genova, L’Angelo Azzurro, Italy
Mar 15: Barcelona Razzmatazz 2, Spain
Mar 16: Madrid Caracol, Spain

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