Click HERE see all photos by Lukas Hodge from the Russian Circles show at Saint Vitus on April 1, 2013 courtesy of Invisible Oranges. Or click HERE for photos by Caroline Harrison courtesy of Brooklyn Vegan.
Full set live video below
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Dave Turncrantz featured by Istanbul Cymbals in Modern Drummer Magazine
Russian Circles begin recording of LP 5 at Electrical Audio in Chicago
The Aquarian Interview with Mike Sullivan of Russian Circles
Modern Drummer: Gearing up with Dave Turncrantz of Russian Circles
Russian Circles Tour with Coheed And Cambria & Between The Buried And Me Starts January 31st
Russian Circles will join Between the Buried and Me and Coheed And Cambria on tour starting in Canada first with just BTBAM, then meeting up with Coheed on February 4th - March 16th 2013. Russian Circles play first always check with venues directly for official start time and doors.
Between The Buried And Me, Russian Circles
Jan 31, 2013 - Toronto, ON - Phoenix Concert Theater
Feb 01, 2013 - London, ON - London Music Hall
Feb 02, 2013 - Montreal, QU - Soda Bar
Coheed And Cambria , Between The Buried And Me, Russian Circles
Feb 04 2013 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club - SOLD OUT
Feb 05 2013 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club - SOLD OUT
Feb 07 2013 - Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE
Feb 08 2013 - Detroit, MI - The Fillmore Detroit
Feb 09 2013 - Chicago, IL - Congress Theatre
Feb 10 2013 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
Feb 12 2013 - Des Moines, IA - Val Air Ballroom
Feb 14 2013 - Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre
Feb 15 2013 - Salt Lake City, UT - SaltAir
Feb 17 2013 - Portland, OR - Roseland Theater
Feb 18 2013 - Vancouver, BC - Vogue Theatre
Feb 19 2013 - Seattle, WA - Showbox SoDo
Feb 21 2013 - San Francisco, CA - Warfield Theater
Feb 22 2013 - Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern
Feb 25 2013 - San Diego, CA - House of Blues
Feb 26 2013 - The Marquee - Tempe, AZ
Feb 27 2013 - Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theatre
Mar 01 2013 - Austin, TX - Stubb’s
Mar 02 2013 - Houston, TX - Bayou Music Center
Mar 03 2013 - Dallas, TX - Palladium Ballroom
Mar 05 2013 - Atlanta, GA - Tabernacle
Mar 06 2013 - Saint Petersburg, FL - Jannus Live
Mar 07 2013 - Lake Buena Vista, FL - House of Blues
Mar 08 2013 - Miami Beach, FL - The Fillmore
Mar 10 2013 - Charlotte, NC - The Fillmore Charlotte
Mar 11 2013 - Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
Mar 12 2013 - Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
Mar 14 2013 - Boston, MA - House of Blues
Mar 15 2013 - Boston, MA - House of Blues
Mar 16 2013 - New York, NY - Radio City Music Hall
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Four live Videos from Dublin: Geneva, Youngblood, Batu & Death Rides A Horse
Russian Circles Live Videos of “Mladek” & “309” from Singapore
Russian Circles videos shot live on October 13, 2012 at TAB in Singapore.
featuring the songs ‘Mladek’ & ‘309’ from the album ‘Empros’
Filmed and edited by the FilmBros and special thanks to our friends Lesley & Errol at KittyWu Records for putting the whole Asian tour together for us. We love You!
DON’T MISS RUSSIAN CIRCLES ON TOUR - SEE ALL DATES HERE
Russian Circles Live & Interview from Kuala Lumpur
When broken down into its individual elements, so many aspects of Russian Circles‘ music shouldn’t work. The delightful yet digestible complexity of its melodies. The hard-hitting riffs emphasized by the lack of a vocalist. Oh, and the fact that three individuals can create an all-encompassing fog of metal-influenced bliss in the confines of whatever venue it’s playing in.
I found myself a part of the gathered crowd in one such venue on October 13th 2012 at the slick “TAB” in Singapore, as the trio from Chicago played a one-night-only show co-organized by KittyWu Records and Incursive Productions. While Russian Circles’ music might often be described as intense and otherworldly, the band, consisting of guitarist Mike Sullivan, bassist Brian Cook and drummer Dave Turncrantz, were anything but that as they strolled on to the stage a few minutes after 8.00pm. That isn’t to say that the band weren’t confident or at ease on stage; this was after all, their second time playing here, having made their live debut here in late 2010.
With a little wave and a nod to acknowledge the cheering audience, the band took their positions on stage and proceeded to launch everyone in attendance into aural bliss. Opening with “309,” taken off their latest record Empros, the well-orchestrated use of lights, lasers and strobes, interspersed with the restrained use of smoke machines, immediately propelled the crowd into a head-banging trance. I like to think of Russian Circles’ discography as my choicest soundtrack to interstellar travel and I must say, all that was holding everyone back – quite literally – was the presence of gravity.
Though not known for their movement on stage, the band still managed to engage those in attendance, as evidenced by the crowd favorite “Carpe,” from their 2006 debut Enter. Sullivan’s riffs served as the perfect foil for Turncrantz’s metronome-precise drumming. Cook’s bass lines packed an even harder punch live than on their studio releases, making the transitions from soft, palm-muted chords to the frenetic melodies and crashing riffs all the more pronounced.
By the end of the show, the band had me – along with the majority of those in the audience – leaving the venue disoriented, heart-pounding and clamoring for more. Russian Circles, you say? Felt more like Bermuda Triangles to me. - Photos and Review by Shaun Tan
Russian Circles — Mladek Live Video from Hong Kong
Post-show impressions of Russian Circles’ concert in TAB, Singapore last Saturday shared a common lexicon of weight and magnitude, which is no surprise considering the Chicago-based trio’s penchant for delivering powerful live performances of music that you can almost tangibly feel. Marking their second show in Singapore, with their debut performance here back in 2010, Russian Circles continued to impress long-time fans and win over fresh faces, masterfully meandering through the tried-and-tested loud/soft dichotomy of post-rock whilst showcasing a strong metal sensibility.
Composed of guitarist Mike Sullivan, bassist Brian Cook and drummer Dave Turncrantz, Russian Circles humbly strode onstage, briefly waved to the cheering crowd and wasted no time launching the entire venue towards a triumphant sonic journey, opening the night with ’309′, a track off their latest release ‘Empros’. Accentuated by plumes of smoke, lasers, nearly-blinding strobe lights and flickering screens that served to heighten the atmosphere, the band managed to evoke a post-apocalyptic feel that was simultaneously foreboding and cathartic. Russian Circles’ strength lies in their ability to strike a balance while careening wildly between soft melodic passages and aggressive riffs, a trait perhaps best demonstrated in their live rendition of ‘Carpe’, a crowd favorite from their first record ‘Enter’. The mastery displayed by each individual band member over their instruments was undeniable, especially for the seemingly tireless Turncrantz whose potent drumming provided a compelling skeleton for Cook and Sullivan to build upon with layers of thick bass lines and sprawling guitars – and the end result is nothing short of monumental. - Review by LLI for Music Weekly
Juice Magazine (Singapore) Interview: Brian Cook of Russian Circles
Many elements of Russian Circles shouldn’t make sense, but do. The band monopolizes a unique position within the music sphere such that their only competitors are themselves - a case against which they appear to be consistently winning, with each album evoking a perpetually anachronistic intensity and depth that seems to disregard concepts of time and context altogether. Their latest release Empros sees them interweaving heavy, frenetic movements with those of surprising tenderness in creating a crystallized, eloquent album that commands your attention at every turn. Ahead of their show here in October, we talk to them about performing live and listening with ‘fresh ears’.
You guys have previously played in Singapore back in 2010 - what should we expect for your second show here and how did you like it here the last time?
We had a great time in Singapore. Lesley and Errol from KittyWu did an amazing job and were incredible hosts. The crowd was great, and it was a pleasure to play with In Each Hand A Cutlass. I don’t think folks should expect anything too wildly different from us from last time!
Live Videos from The Pyramid Scheme: Harper Lewis & 309
Russian Circles live videos shot on August 22, 2012 at The Pyramid Scheme in Grand Rapids, MI filmed by Joel Potrykus.
Russian Circles Announce Australian & New Zealand & Asia Tour
Russian Circles will be heading back over to headline Tours in Australia, New Zealand and Asia for the following Shows below. A big thanks to Heathen Skulls for the Australian and to Kitty Wu for the Asian dates.
RUSSIAN CIRCLES / EAGLE TWIN /NEW ZEALAND & AUSTRALIAN TOUR
Sep 26, 2012 - Newton, AUC, NZ @ Kings Arms Tavern
Sep 27, 2012 - Wellington, NZ @ San Francisco Bathhouse
Sep 28, 2012 - Melbourne, VIC @ Corner Hotel
Sep 29, 2012 - Adelaide, SA @ Fowler’s Live
Sep 30, 2012 - Perth, @ The Bakery w/ Drowning Horse
Oct 4, 2012 - Canberra, ACT @ ANU Bar
Oct 5, 2012 - Brisbane, AU @ The Zoo
Oct 6, 2012 - Sydney, AU @ The Hi Fi
RUSSIAN CIRCLES - ASIA
Oct 10, 2012 - Taipei City, Taiwan @ The Wall Live House
Oct 11, 2012 - Hong Kong @ Hidden Agenda
Oct 12, 2012 - Selangor, Malaysia @ Sunflower Hall, Global Bus Conv Centre
Oct 13, 2012 - Singapore @ TAB