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Circus Of Power

Late last year, New York sleaze rockers Circus of Power dropped Four, their first new record in 25 years. The addition of Kyuss icon Brant Bjork on drums excited fans and now the skinsman has been reunited with his former bandmate, Nick Oliveri (ex-Queens of the Stone Age, Mondo Generator), who swapped his bass for six strings while making his debut as the band’s new guitarist in the video for “Blood at Standing Rock.”

The song is a real burner centered around a deep, bluesy rhythm that builds while the drums swing, affording the bass room to drive the song on tasteful fills. It all builds to a frenzied head over the mid-section with eagle scream solos and a sustained roar from the guitars as lush beds of keyboards take it over the edge. As for the video, which was produced by Billy Baker of Pawnshop Studios, the band performs as transparent scenic clips of Los Angeles are layered over them.

“This song was originally called ‘Rise Of The Witches.’ I saw it on my friend Sean’s Facebook page and I hit him up saying that I’d love to use it. We ended up using two more of his riffs on ‘See The Sun’ and ‘Princess Of Mars.’ Either that or he is a made up person and I am unknowingly writing songs with the Russian government,” comments vocalist Alex Mitchell.

Score your copy of Four here and to see a list of all upcoming tour dates, head to the Circus of Power Facebook page. They’ve got a small East Coast run booked with Junkyard and Warrior Soul and will be playing one show in Los Angeles with Danko Jones.

(source: Loud Wire)