"The new star on the dark gothic metal sky…" (Sonic Seducer)
These five clowns will show you no mercy when it comes to your secret longings and fantasies, they will show you that you're not as perfect as you always thought. Hard, emotional and often fast passed. Dark but with the swing of a broken, shrieking carousel. Founded in the fall of 2012 by singer Tim Strouken and drummer Manuel Hassler, they soon became a ballpark figure in the german gothic metal scene. While they are mainly inspired by dark metal and goth metal of the 90ies, they also brought very modern, metalcore driven riffs into their music when guitarist Dominik Bolter joined. And finally in july 2013 they reached their full live-strength with bassist Yannick Bolter and guitarist Julian Langer. Live shows are intense, singer Tim Strouken will abduct you into a world where dust is the new shiny and beauty and ugly are synonyms.
released February 5, 2014
Circus of Fools are: Yannick Ninkov///Bass, Dominik Bolter///E-Guitar, Julian Langer///E-Guitar&A-Guitar, Manuel Hassler///Drums, Tim Strouken///Vocals&Programmings.
Ikarus///Obsidian Black was produced, mixed&mastered in 2013&2014 by Marc Martin. Recorded by Marc Martin, Mitch Meister and Dirk Burger at DerSoundmann-Studio Stuttgart. Ikarus written by T.Strouken, Obsidian Black written by J.Langer, lyrics by T.Strouken, arrangements by Circus of Fools.
Y.Ninkov is endorsed by Klangkraft Instruments. T.Strouken supports BUNDjugend Baden-Württemberg.
Artworks by T.Strouken for ketten2006art, band photo by Heiko Kalmbach.