The Satellite Circle plays hard psychedelic 70s style rock and roll. The band is about bluesy Sabbath-meets-Skynyrd guitar playing, intense drumming, mad distorted bass and spacey vocals. All combined to take you on a journey way beyond the portal of the bone white rubber sun. And further.
The Satellite Circle was formed in 1997 in Umeå, Sweden. The band grew out of a former project by guitarist Jonas Nordin, bassist Fredrik Holmgren and drummer/vocalist Jonas Ericson. The music can be described as 70s hard rock, influenced by bands like Sir Lord Baltimore, Black Sabbath, Mountain, Grand Funk Railroad, Peps Blodsband, Deep Purple, Bloodrock, Hard Stuff, Captain Beyond, Groundhogs, MC5, The Stooges and Hawkwind.
In november 2000 The Satellite Circle released cd EP “Way Beyond the Portal of the Bone White Rubber Sun” on UK label Rage of Achilles. The five song recording was a heavy grooving blend of fuzzy unison seventies style riffing and loose psychedelic jam parts. The EP got a very good reception among both fans of the genre and critics.
July 30 2001 their self titled debut album was released on the same label. This record contained nine tunes and was a progression in the same doomy seventies psychedelic blues direction established on the EP.