RUSSIAN CIRCLES SHARE THE BLISTERING NEW TRACK “MILANO” TAKEN FROM FORTHCOMING ALBUM; BLOOD YEAR OUT 2ND AUGUST VIA SARGENT HOUSE
Russian Circles have shared the blistering new track “Milano” from the formiddable trio’s latest album Blood Year incoming on 2nd August, followed closely by live dates in the UK and Ireland, with a full European tour still to be announced later in the year. With their latest album, Russian Circles forsake the sonic crossroads of divergent musical paths found on albums like Guidance and Memorial to offer up the most direct collection of songs in their discography.
The Chicago trio have always pushed volume and timbre to absolute limit and beyond, but Blood Year finds Russian Circles at their most brutalising. Blissful respites and ebbs of calm are fewer and farther between, instead showcasing Brian Cook’s grinding bass lines, Mike Sullivan’s deep-diving guitar leads, and Dave Turncrantz’s pounding rack and floor toms. While it retains the dexterity, multi-faceted techniques, and dramatic compositions that have been a trademark of Russian Circles since day one, Blood Year fully embraces the most forceful aspects of the band’s repertoire.
With Sullivan, Turncrantz, and Cook all residing in different states, Russian Circles have typically crafted their albums by piecing together song fragments and home recordings into meticulous texture-rich studio productions. But after seven tours in North American and five trips to Europe in support of Guidance, the band made a conscious effort to approach the songs on Blood Year with the same organic feel of a live show. Completing the formula is Kurt Ballou’s engineering prowess and Steve Albini’s world-famous wonderland Electrical Audio.
Sargent House is proud to offer up Blood Year to the world in August 2019 on CD/LP and digital formats.
PRE ORDER: https://smarturl.it/BloodYear
1. Hunter Moon
5. Ghost on High
RUSSIAN CIRCLES IRELAND/UK DATES
AUG 08 Dublin, IRE @ Button Factory *
AUG 09 Galway IRE @ Roisin Dubh *
AUG 10 Belfast UK @ Limelight 2 *
AUG 12 Glasgow, UK @ G2 +
AUG 13 Manchester, UK @ Gorilla +
AUG 14 London, UK @ Earth +
AUG 16 Bristol, UK @ ArcTanGent Festival
Support from * No Spill Blood + A.A. Williams
With further European tour dates to be announced soon.