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History

Circle of Sig-tiu was the band that was formed after Aus’98 was dissolved. Formed in the mid 1980ies, the band was made of three core members who stayed in the lineup during its tenure: Josef Klumb (then Jay Kay) as the vocalist, Raymond P. on rhythm guitar, and Siggi Grampe on lead guitar.

Over the years, others would join Circle of Sig-tiu also. The band saw three drummers: Steffen B. in 1986, Dirk Mohr in 1987, and Thomas auf dem Berge also in 1987 (Thomas would later join up with Josef K. again in the band Weissglut). Two bass players were added over time: Nick in 1986, and Hüsseyin Ekzi in 1987.

Inititally, Circle of Sig-tiu started off as a darker punk band, but as time progressed, the band evolved into other genres – embracing gothic metal and new wave aspects.

The first Circle of Sig-tiu album was entitled Feuer + Asche, which was released in 1985. Surprisingly, two tracks off the album, “Alles Fällt” and “Schwarze Raben” were Aus’98 tracks.

1986 saw the release of their next vinyl album Signs of Time. A 7” EP vinyl was released in 1987 called Signals on Tiusday. This vinyl contained 4 tracks, 2 of them being live recordings from a gig in Geislingen from that year.

The final Circle of Sig-tiu release was a twelve track album in 1988 called We Come with Love but not for Peace.