Höwler - No More Circus

Long gone are those times when the USA and Western Europe had been the hot spots for quality thrash metal. Other countries followed with original bands and left their mark upon the metal map. Just think of Sepultura.

For Central America there was building up a new hot spot for the last few years. There`s no doubt that the amount and quality of thrash metal bands from Costa Rica is outstanding. One of the leading forces there is definitely HÖWLER who have accepted to release their new album, which is by far their strongest work, via german Ragnarök Records.  

The cover artwork for “No More Circus!” was done by Andrei Bouzikov who has also worked for Municipal Waste, Violator, Cannabis Corpse and Toxic Holocaust among others. It was mixed and mastered by David Sanchez from Havok.

The music itself is thrash metal with a brain. You can slightly hear influences from the glorious times of (thrash) metal. While the opener “Empire Of The Clowns” offers melodies which will give you a cool Iron Maiden-feeling, the deep emotional “Behind The Green Mask” comes crawling in with some Metal Church-vibes. You will find lots of 80s Bay Area influences like Megadeth, Metallica, Testament, but also Pantera for example.  

All eight songs are on a high musical level. They are extremely original and will leave you with a feeling that the best metal from the 90ies has entered the Twentytwenties!      

Lyrically this album represents a direct criticism of the politically abusive situations that the world faces right now, but that we dragged for many years.

Selling Points:

  • One of the best bands from the central american hot spot for metal
  • Original, outstanding and intelligent thrash metal
  • 8pages-booklet with all lyrics & infomation
  • Cover-artwork done by Andrei Bouzikov (Municipal Waste, Violator, Cannabis Corpse, Toxic Holocaust…)
  • Mixed & mastered by David Sanchez (Havok)


  1. Empire Of The Clowns
  2. The Dying Rooms
  3. Nuke The Circus
  4. Behind The Green Mask
  5. Embrace The Chaos
  6. Entrance To Hell
  7. Infested Oak
  8. If You Want Peace, Prepare For War


  • 13/15 in Legacy Mag (No. 128 - 05/2020)
  • 8/10 in Deaf Forever Mag (No. 38 - 06/2020)
  • 9/10 in Obliveon.de
  • 8/10 in Streetclip.de
  • 9/10 in Powermetal.de
  • 7,5/10 in Rock Hard-Mag
  • 80/100 in LoudAndProud.it
  • 15/20 in Musikansich.de
  • 4,25/5 in TheMetalCrypt.com
  • Interview in FiltyHoundsOfMetal (see link down below)
  • Interview in Howler Mag (see link down below)


Höwler - If You Want Peace, Prepare For War
Höwler - Infested Oak
Höwler - Behind The Green Mask

Reviews "No More Circus"

  • HÖWLER "No More Circus!" in Obliveon.de

    Rating: 9/10 ; Author: Ludwig Lücker

    Spieldauer: Minuten
    Der Titel des dritten Langeisens der Thrasher HÖWLER passt ja wie

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  • HÖWLER`s "Now More Circus" in TheMetalCrypt.com

    Label: Ragnarok Records
    Year released: 2020
    Duration: 43:58
    Tracks: 8
    Genre: Heavy/Thrash
    Rating: 4.25/5
    Review online: April 23, 2021
    Reviewed by: Luxi Lahtinen

    Costa Rica has always had a

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  • HÖWLER "No More Circus!" in Streetclip.de
    Rating: 8/10 ; Author: Jürgen Tschamler


    HÖWLER – No More Circus!

    Jürgen TschamlerSep 15, 20202

    ~ 2020 (Ragnarök Records) – Stil: Thrash Metal ~

    Ich gestehe, alles kann man nicht kennen bzw. wissen.

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  • HÖWLER "No More Circus!" in DEAF FOREVER Mag
    Rating: 8/10 ; Author: Björn Jaschinski

    No More Circus!
    Ragnarök Records
    SZ: 44:19/VÖ: bereits erschienen
    Stil: Heavy/Thrash Metal
    Traditionelles Heavy-Metal-Riffing, die Maiden-artige Melodie und der betonte Bass

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  • HÖWLER "No More Circus!" in LEGACY Mag

    Rating: 13/15 ; Author: Alex Fähnrich

    HÖWLER – No More Circus! Im LEGACY
    Endlich wieder neues Futter aus dem Hause Ragnarök! Wie gehabt kommen hier einmal mehr Thrash-Gourmets auf ihre

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  • HÖWLER-interview in Howler Mag

    Link to original interview in HOWLER MAG

    What is Höwler?

    May 1, 2021

    Let’s start with what it’s NOT. This is not pop, this is not tourist music, this isn’t Cocaine

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  • HÖWLER "No More Circus!" in ROCK HARD-Magazine

    Author: Wolfram Küper; Rating: 7,5/10

    HÖWLER – No More Circus!
    Ragnarök (44:17)
    Blieben ihre ersten beiden Alben eher eine lokale Angelegenheit, sind HÖWLER aus Costa Rica nun auch in

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  • HÖWLER "No More Circus!" in Powermetal.de
    Rating: 9/10 ; Author: Frank Jaeger

    Costa Rica kommt mit Verve und Mitsingfaktor!

    Das norddeutsche Label Ragnarök Records hat schon häufig bewiesen, dass man in Sachen Thrash eine Top-Adresse ist,

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  • HÖWLER-Interview in Filthy Hounds Of Metal

    Link to original interview in Filthy Hounds Of Metal


    We had a conversation with Charlie Diaz (vocals).Enjoy!

    Welcome to the FILTHY DOGS OF METAL

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  • HÖWLER im LoudAndProud.it

    Author: Sandro Buti; Rating: 80/100

    HÖWLER – ‘No More Circus!’

    No More Circus         



    Partiamo da lontano, dai mondiali di calcio del 2014. Italia contro Costarica, a sorpresa 0-1. Al di l

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