“Circle from Pori, Finland started in 1991 and at first was mainly influenced by the repetitive guitar riffing of the late 1980’s UK indie band Loop. Circle quickly gained cult status as a manic and primitive live act with rumoured connections to shamanism and witnessed connections to exhibitionism. Since the first five year period – including the early 7” releases and the first two albums Meronia and Zopalki – Circle have lived through several metamorphoses in their music. From dark soundtrack landscapes to artsy muzak to kraut-psychedelia to heavy metal to avant-garde, primitive folk, ambient and fusion they have studied many territories far beyond their early indie guitar neighborhood. Now at the band’s teen age, Circle have found their identity as an everchanging and everboring rock band with their own “file under” tag: NWOFHM – New Wave Of Finnish Heavy Metal.