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Russian Circles



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Hometown: Chicago, IL (USA)

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Russian Circles is a three piece instrumental rock/metal band from Chicago. Similar to fellow Chicago residents Pelican, Russian Circles play epic, sprawling music which runs the gamut of heavy discordant metal, to soft delicate passages. They are also known for their energetic live shows, which include tours with Minus the Bear, Chin Up Chin Up, Mono, and Pelican as well as an appearance at the 2006 SXSW.[1]. They were also the opening band for Tool while playing in the United Kingdom for their 2007 tour.

Formed in late 2004 by guitarist Mike Sullivan and bassist Colin DeKuiper (both formerly of another instrumental band Dakota/Dakota) they quickly recruited Dave Turncrantz, formerly of St. Louis band Riddle of Steel.

When performing live, the band is noted for being able to replicate and even expand upon their recorded material through Sullivan and DeKuiper's use of sampling and loop pedals. In the autumn of 2007, it was announced that the band had parted ways with Colin DeKuiper. As a result, the bass tracks on their new album, titled Station, will be handled by ex-Botch/These Arms Are Snakes bass player Brian Cook.


Reviews

Russian Circles / KEN mode / Inter Arma live in Cambridge

Russian Circles / KEN mode / Inter Arma

live in Cambridge (2014)

live show

Russian Circles Memorial

Russian Circles

Memorial (2013)

Sargent House

Russian Circles Station

Russian Circles

Station (2008)

Suicide Squeeze

Russian Circles Enter

Russian Circles

Enter (2006)

Flameshovel

Interviews

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Mike Sullivan of Russian Circles

Monday, May 19, 2008 at 8:00 PM (EDT)

Tours: Russian Circles / Ken Mode
Russian Circles have announced the first batch of 2014 tour dates. They will be joined by Ken Mode for all the dates and separate legs with Inter Arma and…
December 17, 2013
Media: Russian Circles: 'Memorial'
Russian Circles are streaming their new album, Memorial. It's out on October 29, 2013. Find it…
October 21, 2013
Media: Russian Circles: "1777"
Russian Circles have posted another new song from their upcoming full length. The record is titled Memorial and is due out October 29,…
October 07, 2013
Media: Russian Circles: "Memorial" (with Chelsea Wolfe)
Russian Circles have posted the song "Memorial." It features the band's recently announced tourmate Chelsea Wolfe on…
September 16, 2013
Tours: Russian Circles / Chelsea Wolfe
Russian Circles have revealed a song from their upcoming album Memorial, titled "Deficit." The album is set to be released on October 29, 2013. In…
August 09, 2013
Tours: Coheed and Cambria / Between the Buried and Me / Russian Circles
Coheed and Cambria have announced their previously teased tour with Between the Buried and Me and…
November 07, 2012
Tours: Russian Circles (Canada / US)
Russian Circles have posted some North American tour dates for this June. The band will be touring with And So I Watch You From Afar. You can click Read More for the…
May 04, 2012
Tours: Russian Circles / Deafheaven (Europe)
Russian Circles and Deafheaven will be headed to Europe this April and May. You can click Read More for the…
February 24, 2012
Tours: Russian Circles: 'Empros'
Russian Circles have launched a stream of their upcoming full-length. The record is titled Empros and is due out next week on October 25th, 2011 via Sargent…
October 19, 2011
Tours: Russian Circles / Deafheaven (US)
Russian Circles and Deafheaven will be touring together this fall. Click below to see the dates. Russian Circles' new album Empros is due out October…
October 08, 2011

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