El Paso, Texas’ Circa Arcana‘s new EP is a straight-up “F.U.C.K.Y.O.U.” to all their recent true life events and the mentality of not giving a f*ck anymore. With a mixture of melodic aggressive vocals, bouncy breakdowns, and hard-hitting riffs, the American metalcore fourpiece is releasing the hounds and declaring their most unforgiving, aggressive, and meanest recording of the year.
Introducing its first cut “Switchblades and Fistfights” earlier this year, the high-octane song, like the EP as a whole, is meant to get your blood pumping and let loose all the pent-up anger that falls on deaf ears.
“Our first EP was very emo, more of a heartfelt fan-to-fan moment, and with this record, after touring and seeing how shitty people are, we wrote this one in a dark place. We want the listener to really express their rage for modern-day society. I think it’s something that everyone needs right now.” adds vocalist Kevin Cangas.
For the EP’s release day, the band is also sharing their latest video for the track “500 Likes” along with kicking off “The Summer of Vengeance Tour” with Unveil The Strength(dates listed below).
Mandatory listening for fans of Wage War, We Came As Romans, and Attila, Circa Arcana‘s EP “F.U.C.K.Y.O.U.” is now available as of September 1, 2023, on all digital platforms at https://linktr.ee/circaarcana
Lyric Video – “500 Likes” – https://youtu.be/BwJA3EFuV8w
Music Video – “Switchblades and Fistfights” – https://youtu.be/L1TmLPv_EMI
Summer of Vengeance Tour w/ Unveil The Strength
Sept 2 – Lawton, OK – The Railhead Saloon
Sept 3 – San Marcos, TX – Wake The Dead Coffee House
Sept 4 – Fort Worth, TX – Big Rob’s
Sept 5 – Birmingham, AL – The Nick
Sept 6 – Jacksonville, FL – Jack Rabbits
Sept 7 – Crestview, FL – Jimmy’s Jukebox
Sept 10 – Austin, TX – Come and Take It Live
1. 500 Likes – 2:53
2. King’s Wench – 3:06
3. Dybuk – 5:01
4. No Fucks Left – 3:40
5. Switchblades and Fistfights – 3:38
EP Length: 18:10
“this EP swept me up in a wave of nostalgic feelings with its mixture of heavy guitar riffs, melodic choruses, crushing vocals, and the occasional somber and more emotional moments. The tracks on this EP showcase everything that got me into this style of music” – Mike Leighton, Metal Epidemic (EP Review)
“Since 2021, Circa Arcana has been working the grind: they opened up for Limp Bizkit at Rebel Rock & went back to perform in Florida this year, April 23rd, to perform at the Earthday Birthday 2022 festival. That was the same festival that groups such as Godsmack, Three Days Grace, Black Veil Brides, Ice Nine Kills & Jelly Roll performed.” – Daniel Paulus, KLAQ
“Needless to say, Circa Arcana hit all the right notes here, so if you’re looking for something familiar yet fresh, this might be the one for you.” – New Fury Media
“Circa Arcana’s debut EP was released on February 18 for the world to hear. With a cacophony of breakdowns juxtaposed with infectious choruses that are easy to sing along to, the EP is a fast-paced rollercoaster to the face with the songs flowing together and showing a strong diversity in their music styles.” – HEAVY Magazine
“Circa Arcana presents a solid first effort and is recommended for fans of Wage War, Like Moths To Flames and We Came As Romans.” Keith Clement, – Metalheads Forever Magazine
“a nice melding of the emo and hardcore styles. The 5 song EP shows Circa Arcana performing at the top of their abilities. Bridget Viginti is a nice showcase of some hardcore influenced tracks that are given an injection of melody… There are sing-along moments to be found here and they blend in nicely. There is catchiness and it leads to memorability.” – Heavy Music Headquarters
“A short and sweet explosion of American Metalcore, ranging from personal struggles with addiction and personal demons to stories of occult legends and disassociated dreams.” – The Headbanging Moose
“Drawing very much on the spirit of metalcore pioneers such as Killswitch and 36 Crazyfists, while also strongly referencing latter day proponents such as BMTH and We Came As Romans, Circa Arcana could well prove to be one of those bands that make you re-evaluate your assessment of what you believed to be a dying sub-genre by bringing a whole new level of excitement and re-invigoration to it. Fuck, they even throw anthemic power punk into the eclectic recipe, with obtuse sidebar of ‘Luna’.” – Uber Rock