** "Strong vocals, and some fine songwriting" - Dave Clarke- Scene Magazine.
** "One of the hottest new bands to hit the market" - Celtic Bob - metal-rules.com
** "I'd have to say that this is one of the best local bands I've heard in a long time" - Wednesday Elektra- Space Junkies Magazine.net/April 2006
** "Circle of Shadows can competently find it's way to rock charts around the globe" - Chris White - partyinkingston.com
Forget what you know. Embrace your vulnerability and step outside the circle to where the rest of us are. We have been waiting for you.
Circle of Shadows is the debut album from London Ontario based Abandoned Souls. An uncompromising 10-song hard rock cd that pays its respects to the altar of rock n roll through decadent honesty.
Formed in late 2004, the band members locked themselves away to concentrate all efforts on writing and recording. Enter LA based recording engineer/producer Jay Ruston (Desmond Child, American Idol Season 4) a long time friend of John's, he offered to critique some demos and was impressed by what he heard. Ruston then offered his production and mixing expertise. The result is an album full of musical hills and valleys that borrow from its influences as much as it steps into its own light.
From the opening roar of â€œDrawing Linesâ€, the surefire memory burn of â€œShe Ridesâ€ and â€œVioletsâ€ to the southern pride of â€œItâ€™s a Lieâ€, Circle of Shadows embraces our fears and leads the way to a new dawn. Abandoned Soulsâ€™, Circle of Shadows is not afraid of the dark, or to stand on its own.
When darkness shines, weâ€™ll see you in another light.
"Circle of Shadows"
Produced by Abandoned Souls
Additional Production by Jay Ruston
Mixed by Jay Ruston at TRS West, Los Angeles CA
Mastered by Stephen Marsh at Threshold Sound, Santa
John Ransom - Vocals
Derek DeKort - Guitar
James Todd - Bass
Tommy "Kelly" Dobrentey - Drums
Check out the artist's website:
1. Drawing Lines
2. Only Way Out
3. She Rides
7. Let Us Prey
8. Sweet Release
9. Without You
10. It's a Lie