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

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