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Chicago-based instrumental post-rock/metal trio Russian Circles create a complex clamor of sprawling guitars, propulsive drumming, and heavy basslines. They were founded in late 2004 by guitarist Mike Sullivan and bassist Colin DeKuiper, with drummer Dave Turncrantz joining soon afterwards. Prior to Russian Circles, Sullivan and DeKuiper were members of the eclectic instrumental act Dakota/Dakota, while Turncrantz produced an emo-punk ruckus with Riddle of Steel. In 2005, Russian Circles self-released their eponymous EP. Two limited-edition pressings sold out quickly. Enter marked their full-length debut for Flameshovel in spring 2006. A performance at the annual South by Southwest conference in Austin, Texas, and a brief U.S. tour with Minus the Bear and Chin Up Chin Up coincided with its release. DeKuiper parted ways with the band in 2007, and was replaced with Botch/These Arms Are Snakes bassist Brian Cook. Russian Circles went into the studio with producer Matt Bayles (formerly of Minus the Bear), and in 2008 they released Station, their first record on Suicide Squeeze. This was quickly followed by their third full-length, Geneva, which was released in October of 2009. In 2011, Russian Circles made the move to Sargent House Records, which had previously been releasing the vinyl versions of their records; the label released their fourth album, Empros. Memorial followed in 2013. The album featured a guest appearance from singer Chelsea Wolfe, and the two co-headlined a tour of the U.K. and Europe together. Three years later, Russian Circles released their sixth full-length (and third for Sargent House), Guidance. ~ MacKenzie Wilson
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  2.   Carpe
  3.   Vorel
  4.   Calla
  5.   Geneva
  6.   Mládek
  7.   309
  8.   Micah
  9.   Atackla
  10.   Upper Ninety
  11.   Philos
  12.   You Already Did
  13.   Campaign
  14.   Overboard
  15.   Afrika
  16.   Memorial
  17.   Ethel
  18.   Burial
  19.   I777
  20.   Praise Be Man
  21.   Batu
  22.   When the Mountain Comes To Muhammad
  23.   Verses
  24.   New Macabre
  25.   Lisboa
  26.   Lebaron
  27.   Cheyenne
  28.   Hexed All
  29.   Deficit
  30.   Harper Lewis
  31.   Youngblood
  32.   Mota
  33.   Memoriam
  34.   Melee
  35.   Fathom
  36.   Xavii
  37.   Station
  38.   Death Rides a Horse
  39.   Enter
  40.   Malko
  41.   Asa

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