Article By: Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker ‡ Edited By: Leanne Ridgeway
September 21st saw the arrival of ‘Full Circle: The Birth, Death & Rebirth Of Circle Of Dust‘, a career-spanning documentary on the industrial metal band CIRCLE OF DUST.
The FiXT Doc reveals the untold story of the band and its founder, the transcendentally visionary artist, composer, musician, and producer Klayton (also of Celldweller, Scandroid, etc.). The film was assembled from over 30 interviews and dozens of hours of VHS footage from Klayton’s personal archives. It contains never-before-released videos and stories on the history of CIRCLE OF DUST.
Things begin at the inception of the band, covering the signing of their first record deal, assembling the live band, subsequent legal battles, and eventual dissolution of CIRCLE OF DUST in 1998. Also covered, the formation and independent success of Celldweller, and ultimately, events come full circle with the resurrection of CIRCLE OF DUST in 2015.
There are exclusive behind the scenes look at each album, starting with the initial self-titled Circle Of Dust (1992/1995), Brainchild (1992/1994), remix album Metamorphosis (1993), Disengage (1998), and culminating with 2016’s Machines Of Our Disgrace.
The documentary is available in HD Digital Download and 2-Disc DVD formats, the latter contains over 2.5 hours of bonus footage. Within it are live VHS bootlegs, a mini-documentary featuring Klayton’s collaborative side project Argyle Park, an in-studio look at the gear and production of CIRCLE OF DUST, as well as lyric and music videos.
Here is the detailed rundown on both editions of the documentary:
Full Circle: The Birth, Death & Rebirth Of Circle Of Dust:
• Feature-Length Documentary
• 30+ Interviews
• Never before seen footage, interviews & live video
2-Disc DVD Set w/ DVD Bonus Features:
• Over 4 hours of footage
• Argyle Park: Misguided (Mini-Documentary)
• Making The Music: The Gear & Production Of Circle Of Dust (Mini-Documentary)
• Circle of Dust Live: VHS Bootlegs (17 Songs)
• Circle of Dust Music Videos & Lyric Videos