"Milano" Track Premier // Consequence of Sound 


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Instrumental post-metal trio Russian Circles will release their seventh full-length studio album, Blood Year, this August via Sargent House. The band has teamed up with Heavy Consequence for the premiere of the single “Milano”. Stream it below.

“Milano” is sonically vast, opening with crushing sludge chords that decay and flow through softer minors, spacious breaks, and blastbeat breakdowns. The track showcases the band’s multitude of talents, weaving different styles of metal and post-rock into a six minute, wordless crusher.

Blood Year, due August 2nd, was produced by Kurt Ballou at Steve Albini’s Electrical Audio studio in Chicago, where the band cut its prior albums Enter, Geneva, and Memorial. According a press release, the band has opted to forsake the “divergent musical paths” found on albums like Guidance and Memorial for a more “direct and forceful” collection of songs.

In a different approach than the piecemeal songwriting process of past albums, the band set out to capture the essence of their live show on Blood Year, tracking the songs “together in one room as complete takes without click tracks”. Further guitar overdubs were tracked at Ballou’s God City studio, making for an organic yet sonically expansive recording.

Russian Circles embark on a two-part North American tour, heading out in September with FACSbefore taking a three-week break and hitting the road alongside Windhand in October. Pre-orders for Blood Year are available here, and the full tour itinerary is below.

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Russian Circles Announce New LP, “Blood Year” + Track “Arluck” // Revolver 

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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.

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Russian Circles Announce 2019 UK Show Dates 

Russian Circles have just announced UK tour dates for this August. Tickets on sale at russiancirclesband.com 

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

Russian Circles at Levitation 

Russian Circles will be performing at Levitation 2019 in Austin, TX for a special Sargent House showcase with Deafheaven, Brutus, Emma Ruth Rundle Jaye Jayle & Lingua Ignota. Tickets HERE.

Russian Circles 2019 Australia Tour 

Russian Circles will be touring Australia with We Lost The Sea & Tangled Thoughts of Leaving on the following dates:

APR 23 Adelaide, AU @ The Gov
APR 24 Perth, AU @ Rosemount Hotel
APR 26 Melbourne, AU @ Max Watts
APR 27 Sydney, AU @ Manning Bar
APR 28 Brisbane, AU @ The Triffid

Russian Circles Announce 2019 US Tour dates with Gouge Away 

Russian Circles will be touring the East Coast with support from Gouge Away on all dates. Tickets at russiancirclesband.com

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

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