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

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