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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. The following year saw the group issue their first concert LP, Live at Dunk! Festival 2016. ~ MacKenzie Wilson
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  2.   Mládek
  3.   Geneva
  4.   Carpe
  5.   Calla
  6.   Vorel
  7.   309
  8.   Micah
  9.   Verses
  10.   Station
  11.   Enter
  12.   Burial
  13.   I777
  14.   You Already Did
  15.   Upper Ninety
  16.   Malko
  17.   Lisboa
  18.   Afrika
  19.   Mota
  20.   Batu
  21.   When the Mountain Comes To Muhammad
  22.   New Macabre
  23.   Overboard
  24.   Asa
  25.   Memorial
  26.   Deficit
  27.   Xavii
  28.   Youngblood
  29.   Harper Lewis
  30.   Campaign
  31.   Hexed All
  32.   Lebaron
  33.   Atackla
  34.   Ethel
  35.   Melee
  36.   Praise Be Man
  37.   Philos
  38.   Cheyenne
  39.   Fathom
  40.   Death Rides a Horse
  41.   Memoriam

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