El Paso, TX’s CIRCA ARCANA’s Unleash Music Video “Ten of Swords” + Performing on WJRR’s Earthday Birthday (Orlando, FL)
Set to perform on WJRR’s Earthday Birthday Festival on April 23rd in Orlando, FL, which includes a lineup of Godsmack, Three Days Grace, Black Veil Brides, Thrice among many more, El Paso, TX metalcore tyrants Circa Arcana are giving fans a taste of their latest music video for their track “Ten of Swords” off the recently unleashed debut EP “Bridget Vīgintī” via TheCirclePit.
Ten of Swords was a song that allowed us as a band to relieve a common experience we all face in life, heartbreak, and the anger that follows it. Ten of Swords was the last puzzle piece in completing a series of dark places everyone travels to in their mind when pushed too far. This song was our finale to that dark place and the vehement emotions one feels while being there for far too long.” adds vocalist Kevin Cangas.
Formed during the Covid pandemic, and after trial and error, lots of ups and downs, and adjusting to a new way of collaborating, Circa Arcana’s debut EP was released on February 18th 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.
Guitarist Johny Serna explains the record:
“This EP touches on a lot of deep concepts. I have always been a believer that a song should be interpreted by the listener and in one’s personal interpretation one can find the meaning of the song. We do touch on dark themes, some personal stuff, and some dark conceptual stuff. But honestly, if you want to figure out meanings to the songs, you’re gonna have to dig a little deeper to figure those out! We incorporate a lot of symbolism on our social accounts, our videos, photos, etc. All I can say is if you enjoyed our first two singles “Esoteric” and “The Tower” then you are definitely going to enjoy this release!”
Musically, the EP takes you through a journey, as you go through the record you can listen to all the nuances that you heard in the opening song “Ten Of Swords”. It is followed by “The Chariot”, the reckless powerhouse on the EP, three minutes of nonstop in-your-face aggression. Then comes the “arena metal” anthem “The Tower”, which is quick to pick up. Things get a bit lighter with “Luna”, a beautiful song with few screams. Closing the record is “Esoteric” the first song written for the band and the first single. It’s an eerie song, lyrically touching on the topic of addiction and overcoming it.
[February 18, 2022]
metalcore, progressive metal
Base: El Paso, TX – US
Label / Booking / Press:
TheCirclePit / Asher Media
EP Recording & Live Band Line Up:
Kevin Cangas – Vocals
Johny Serna – Guitar
Felipe Jasso – Guitar
Frank Loya – Drums
Ben Reyes – Bass
EP Recording Credits:
• All songs performed by: CIRCA ARCANA
• All songs written by: CIRCA ARCANA
• Produced by: CIRCA ARCANA / JTS STUDIO PRODUCTIONS
• Mixed by: CHRIS HARD / RESARTUS PRODUCTIONS
• Mastered by: CHRIS HARD / RESARTUS PRODUCTIONS
• EP Artwork by: Kavan the Kid