“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
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.
RUSSIAN CIRCLES EU/UK SHOWS 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
“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.
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.