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

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