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Russian Circles Share New Music Video For “Gnosis”- New Album Out This Week via Sargent House

August 15, 2022
Photo Credit: William Lacalmontie



Russian Circles have released their first ever music video for the title track of their forthcoming LP Gnosis, available at the end of this week, 19th August, via Sargent House.

The centrepiece of the album “Gnosis” begins with a slow-build exercise in krautrock methodologies—drones, guitar arpeggios, cosmic synth, hypnotic drum patterns—that eventually explodes into the wall-of-sound bombardment Russian Circles are known for. The accompanying video, directed/edited by Joe Kell, is full of dark imagery driving towards the actual definition of the word “Gnosis.” The band explains: 

“Gnosis” is a special song that has grown with us over a number of years. The main theme of the song was re-conceptualised so many times that it provided nearly endless arrangement options. It’s rewarding to see such a minimal song idea evolve into one of our most dynamic and fully-realised songs to date. 

When discussing a concept for the video, we agreed we wanted cinematic footage of nature and humanity. Ultimately, we wanted the video to feel fresh and inspiring despite dealing with a dark theme. Similarly, we wanted to compel viewers to re-watch the video and get something new from each viewing. Somehow, editor Joe Kell masterfully made this all happen.

The new film for “Gnosis” perfectly captures the intensity and dramatic threads of the robust instrumentation. The visualization keys in the impeccable ferociousness that Russian Circles bring to their atmosphere.

Russian Circles bring this whole new level of depth and deception to their new music. Gargantuan on every level, “Gnosis” captures the versatility of this trio as they create this rapturous effort weaving such raw and resilient Russian Circles character at every turn. The ambitious creation provides this alluring temperament with the chuffing riffs, complex low-end and mighty drum shuffles, consistently developing the growing intensity which shapes the ambiance.

Gnosis eschews the varied terrain of the band’s past works by employing a new songwriting technique. Rather than crafting songs out of fragmented ideas in the practice room, full songs were written and recorded independently before being shared with other members, so that their initial vision was retained. While these demos spanned the full breadth of the band’s varied styles, the more cinematic compositions were ultimately excised in favor of the physically cathartic pieces. 

Gnosis is arriving via Sargent House on 19th August. Russian Circles will also be on tour throughout 2022 and 2023; a full list of dates appears below.


Sep 15 Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line

Sep 17 Denver, CO – Gothic

Sep 18 Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge

Sep 20 Seattle, WA – Croc Showroom

Sep 21 Portland, OR – Revolution Hall

Sep 23 San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall

Sep 24 Felton, CA – Felton Music Hall

Sep 25 Los Angeles, CA – The Regent

Sep 26 Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom

Sep 29 Austin, TX – Empire Garage

Sep 30 Dallas, TX – Amplified Live

Oct 01 Memphis, TN – Growlers

Oct 27 St. Louis, MO – Delmar Hall 

Oct 28 Louisville, KY – Headliner’s 

Oct 29 Atlanta, GA – Terminal West 

Oct 30 Orlando, FL – The Social 

Nov 01 Asheville, NC – Grey Eagle 

Nov 02 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle 

Nov 04 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club 

Nov 05 Philadelphia, PA – World Cafe Live 

Nov 06 Brooklyn, NY – Warsaw 

Nov 08 Boston, MA – The Sinclair 

Nov 09 Montreal, QC – Theatre Fairmount 

Nov 10 Toronto, ON – Opera 

Nov 11 Detroit, MI – El Club 

Nov 12 Chicago, IL – Metro 

RUSSIAN CIRCLES EU TOUR 2023 (Co Headline w/ Cult Of Luna):

March 17 Copenhagen, DK – Store Vega 

March 18 Berlin, DE – Huxleys

March 19 Wiesbaden, DE – Schlachthof 

March 20 Utrecht, NL – Tivoli Ronda 

March 21 Brussels, BE – AB 

March 22 Paris, FR – Olympia 

March 23 Stuttgart, DE – Wizemann 

March 24 Lausanne, CH – Les Docks 

March 25 Ljubljana, SI – Kino Siska 

March 27 Vienna, AT – Arena 

March 28 Munich, DE – Muffathalle 

March 29 Prague, CZ – Roxy 

March 30 Krakow, PL – Studio

March 31 Warsaw, PL – Progresja

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