Summoning the sountrack for your doomscape, Knoxville band Summoner’s Circle counts bands like Opeth, UFO, and Black Sabbath as influences, along with iconic rockers Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Soundgarden, and Pearl Jam. Crush them all together in a circle pit, set it on fire, and you’ve got the performance to be expected this weekend. Details below.
The Concourse at the International
March 13, 2016
Doors: 7:00 PM | Show: 8:00 PM
18+, Tickets $18
940 Blackstock Ave, Knoxville, TN 37921
For tickets: 1-866-468-7630
Office number: 1-865-200-5143
Formerly of another Knoxville metal group, (Scent of Remains, 2009-2014), Summoner’s Circle guitarist, “Gog” spends his days working on mysterious alchemy and his passion: music. Currently with Summoner’s Circle, fans of this band (known as “None”) are part of a larger story, one that involves a cosmic war that originated from the planet Mercury but now has a squirming epicenter in Knoxville, Tennessee. (Artwork by Chris Kapp.)
Bandmates affectionately known as “The Six” are Gog (lead guitar); Magog (rhythm guitar); the Fallen One (bass); Blind (throat and screams); Sol (keyboards and vocals); and B.G. Scios (drums).
Last year, Gog (Herb Hines) told The Knoxville Mercury, “One cannot work blood magick and conjure and bind interdimensional beings and not have a flair for the theatric,” which pretty much sums up this almost-always-in-character band.
Working with Dalton Skinner at Anchor Sound Studios in 2015 for the “First Summoning” EP, the band plans to record again this Spring. Online reviews for the EP have been positive, with most high marks going for “The Purifying Light of Apophis,” a song both haunting and melodic, then heavy and horrifying; a tribute to the asteroid Apophis, which is expected to approach Earth at a distance of 37,000-38,000 kilometers on April 13, 2029.
In the meantime, metal fans in the mood for face-meltiness are invited to the Concourse at The International to experience this fearful ἀποκάλυψις on March 13, 2016.
Become none. Enjoy the show.
—CelebrateKnoxville.com, March 10, 2016.