Added: 24 November 2014

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- 4tr Demo, 1989

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Zircus (Swe)

Zircus (Swe)
Band Info
Hard Rock / Heavy Metal / Melodic Hard Rock / Melodic Metal / AOR
Sweden (

Gävle, Hofors

Michael Ohlsson - Vocals, Keyboard (Zeit, Silent Knight, New Clear Daze, Icarus, Michael, Big M, Hagen, Michaels Mansion)

Torbjörn "Tobbe" Damberg - Guitar (Skydiverse, Wang Dang, Midnight Express) R.I.P.

Joakim "Jocke" Åberg - Guitar (Skydiverse, Wang Dang)

Hans "Hasse" Rosén - Bass (New Clear Daze, Silent Knight, New Project, Michael)

Niklas Tillman - Drums (Nagoya)
Former / Past Members
Kari Toppinen - Guitar (Genocide, Silent Knight, Scandinavian Skies, New Clear Daze, Icarus, Return, Thunderfly)

Lars "Lasse" Rosén - Guitar (New Clear Daze, Michael)

Peter "Tjobba" Åsblom - Drums (New Clear Daze, Icarus, Michael)

Mats Nygren - Keyboard (New Clear Daze)
Info from Janne Stark's Encyclopedia
Formed in 1983 and split in the end of 1989. Michael and Hasse formed the symphonic melodic band New Clear Daze, who released a CD in 1993. Zircus recorded some great demos after the single, but they were unfortunately never vinylized. Michael has previously recorded with the band Zeit. Tobbe was earlier found in the band Skydiverse.

Biography (from

Genocide / Zircus

In the remains of Genocide Kari and Kent stayed on reforming a new band that would become Icarus. The name was never used outside the demo disc with the two songs "Free Me" and "In Love With You", but the studio note (studio log book) from that recording shows that they were not at all agreed on the name.

The band made only one studio recording under the name Icarus and the line-up on that recording was the following:

Kari Toppinen (g)
Kent Fernlund (b)
Michael Olsson (v)
Peter "Tjobba" Åsblom (d)


In the aftermath of Scandinavian Skies, Kari formed/joined a completely new band called Zircus. With this new line-up consisting of musicians from Gävle and Hofors, the musical direction turned a new corner. Zircus won a local musical competition, "Långrocken", held on "Brynjan" (a local youth club on Brynäs, Gävle), which titled them as the best rock group in Gävle at the time. The prize was a radio interview on the local radio station including a studio recording. During the interview they also got a chance to play the songs from the recording.

The band made, as far as I can remember, only this one studio recording under the name Zircus and the line-up was the following:

Kari Toppinen (g)
Lars Rosén (g)
Hans Rosén (b)
Michael Olsson (v)
Peter "Tjobba" Åsblom (d)
Mats Nygren (k)
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