Photos from Russian Circles NY Shows 


“Having just wrapped up a three-date mini-tour, Russian Circles played two sold-out shows at Brooklyn’s Saint Vitus. Metal Insider contributing photographer Sarah Churchill was there and captured some photos and summed up the evening.

Russian Circles took a short break from working on their sixth album at GodCity Studio to play three dates with support from Wildhoney out of Baltimore and Cloakroom, hailing from Indiana. They played two sold out nights at Saint Vitus to a welcoming crowd.

I don’t know what they put in the water in Chicago but it seems most of my favorite bands come from there, Russian Circles and Shellac being at the top. Russian Circles mesmerizes the crowd with their music, which to me feels almost orchestral. Dark, moody lighting seems to fit their complex and hauntingly beautiful sound. Their sixth album is in the works and will drop some time this year. I hope with the album comes another tour, it is hard to get tired of seeing these guys play.” Metal Insider


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Russian Circles Adds January 2016 Shows 


JUST ANNOUNCED: Russian Circles will be playing 3 shows in January 2016 with Cloakroom and Wildhoney.

Jan 7 // Boston, MA @ The Sinclair
Jan 8 // Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus Bar
Jan 9 // Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus Bar

For all show//ticket details click HERE.

Russian Circles European Dates // June 2015 

Russian Circles is returning to Europe this month where they will meet Wovenhand in London to play at The Scala on June 23. A full of list of shows can be found below.

June 18 - Munich, DE @ Feierwerk
June 19 - Düdingen, CH @ Bad Bonn
June 21 - Clisson, FR @ Hellfest Open Air Festival
June 23 - London, UK @ Scala w/ Wovenhand 
June 25 - Dublin, IE @ Hangar

see all show and ticket details HERE

Live Show Review of Russian Circles’ London Performance in Islington Assembly Hall 

“Chicago trio blows minds without muttering a single word”

As the Crossrail development in Tottenham Court Road has all but decimated central London’s live music scene, bands have been forced to look further afield for suitable venues. A newly refurbished, Grade II listed building on Islington’s Upper Street is fast gaining a reputation for becoming the mid-sized venue in the capital. With its modest art deco interior and stunning sound system, it’s the perfect setting for the Illinois instrumental trio’s headline show.

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Andrea Petrovicova is a Prague photographer whose work is mind-melting and otherworldly. When I look... 


Andrea Petrovicova is a Prague photographer whose work is mind-melting and otherworldly. When I look at her pictures, I lose myself in them only to find a new part of my imagination. Check out this killer photo essay featuring her most recent pictures of Helms Alee and Russian Circles performing in Prague…Stay tuned for more work by Andrea Petrovicova on CVLT Nation.

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Steel For Brains interviews Brian Cook for The Farm Family 


As quietly unassuming as Brian Cook is in person or over the phone, the bassist has spent the last decade playing to the deafening other end of the spectrum, whether with the hugely influential Botch or These Arms Are Snakes, or in his current and longstanding role in instrumental metal band Russian Circles. Cook’s talents aren’t limited to the stage, either. Alongside his musical work, he’s written for various publications as well as his own personal blog. Cook’s distinctiveness as a musician draws primarily from an exploration of textures and an instinct for restraint over flippant composition. It’s a characteristic that in many ways mirrors the kind of contemplative nature he exudes in conversation. I recently spoke with Brian to talk about the non-metal music he’s always found himself returning to and why narratives make all things better.

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