Chicago-based post-metal trio Russian Circles seem to release nothing but pure, body-moving gold, and their latest track "Arluck" proves once again they dominate the instrumental scene with their unmatched musicianship and songwriting capabilities.
Kicking off with a mighty walloping foundation from drummer Dave Turncrantz, the song quickly opens up into a hypnotizing dance of brain-tickling licks and chugging, staccato riffs. Punctuated snare slams and an unshakeable bass line from the masterful Brian Cook hold down a steady groove while guitarist Mike Sullivan's spaced-out plucking is allowed to explore, leading to an exalted segment where the bottom falls out, drawing focus before bringing back the leaden assault of the trio's combined powers.
Along with this gorgeous track comes the announcement of a new album by the group titled Blood Year, out August 2nd via Sargent House. Pre-orders and digital pre-saves are available at this location.
AUG 08 Dublin, IRE @ Button Factory AUG 09 Galway IRE @ Roisin Dubh AUG 10 Belfast N-IRE @ Limelight 2 AUG 12 Glasgow, SCO @ G2 AUG 13 Manchester, UK @ Gorilla AUG 14 London, UK @ Earth AUG 16 Bristol, UK @ ArcTanGent Festival
FEB 15 Indianapolis, IN @ The Hi-Fi FEB 16 Louisville, KY @ Odeon FEB 17 Birmingham, AL @ The Saturn FEB 19 Baton Rouge, LA @ Spanish Moon FEB 20 Tampa, FL @ The Crowbar FEB 21 Miami, FL @ Churchill’s FEB 22 Orlando, FL @ The Abbey FEB 23 Athens, GA @ 40 Watt Club FEB 24 Asheville, NC @ Grey Eagle Tavern FEB 26 Nashville, TN @ Basement East
Russian Circles announce US shows around co-headline tour with Chelsea Wolfe. See them on the road in September & October on the West Coast / Southwest.
SEP 21 Reno, NV @ Jub Jub’s SEP 23 San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom * SEP 25 Seattle, WA @ The Showbox * SEP 26 Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom * SEP 28 Salt Lake City, UT @ Crucial Fest * SEP 29 Denver, CO @ Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom * SEP 30 Albuquerque, NM @ Sister * OCT 03 San Diego, CA @ The Music Box * OCT 04 Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent * OCT 06 Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl * OCT 07 Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom * OCT 09 Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre * OCT 11 El Paso, TX @ The Lowbrow Palace OCT 13 San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger OCT 14 Austin, TX @ Barracuda OCT 15 Dallas, TX @ Deep Ellum Art Company OCT 16 Fayetteville, AR @ George’s Majestic Lounge OCT 18 St. Louis, MO @ Delmar Hall