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RUSSIAN CIRCLES Gets Dark With New Single "Gnosis"

Eight-plus minutes of burning riffs.

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Photo by William Lacalmontie

Russian Circles is now streaming their smoldering new single "Gnosis" off their upcoming record of the same name. "'Gnosis' is a special song that has grown with us over a number of years," said the band. "The main theme of the song was reconceptualized so many times that it provided nearly endless arrangement options. It's rewarding to see such a minimal song idea evolve into one of our most dynamic and fully-realized songs to date.

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"When discussing a concept for the video, we agreed we wanted cinematic footage of nature and humanity. Ultimately, we wanted the video to feel fresh and inspiring despite dealing with a dark theme. Similarly, we wanted to compel viewers to rewatch the video and get something new from each viewing. Somehow, editor Joe Kell masterfully made this all happen.”

Russian Circles will release their first new record in three years Gnosis on August 19. Gnosis was engineered and mixed by Kurt Ballou (Converge, Mutoid Man, etc.) at God City with additional tracking done at Chicago's Electrical Audio. Pre-orders are available here. In addition to the new record, Russian Circles will embark on a world tour starting this September featuring Rezn and Cult Of Luna on select dates.

9/15 Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line
9/17 Denver, CO – Gothic
9/18 Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
9/20 Seattle, WA – Croc Showroom
9/21 Portland, OR – Revolution Hall
9/23 San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall
9/24 Felton, CA – Felton Music Hall
9/25 Los Angeles, CA – The Regent
9/26 Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom
9/29 Austin, TX – Empire Garage
9/30 Dallas, TX – Amplified Live
10/1 Memphis, TN – Growlers

w/ Rezn

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10/27 St. Louis, MO – Delmar Hall
10/28 Louisville, KY – Headliner's
10/29 Atlanta, GA – Terminal West
10/30 Orlando, FL – The Social
11/1 Asheville, NC – Grey Eagle
11/2 Carrboro, NC – Cat's Cradle
11/4 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
11/5 Philadelphia, PA – World Cafe Live
11/6 Brooklyn, NY – Warsaw
11/8 Boston, MA – The Sinclair
11/9 Montreal, QC – Theatre Fairmount
11/10 Toronto, ON – Opera
11/11 Detroit, MI – El Club
11/12 Chicago, IL – Metro

w/ Cult Of Luna

3/17 Copenhagen, DK – Store Vega
3/18 Berlin, DE – Huxleys
3/19 Wiesbaden, DE – Schlachthof
3/20 Utrecht, NL – Tivoli Ronda
3/21 Brussels, BE – AB
3/22 Paris, FR – Olympia
3/23 Stuttgart, DE – Wizemann
3/24 Lausanne, CH – Les Docks
3/25 Ljubljana, SI – Kino Siska
3/27 Vienna, AT – Arena
3/28 Munich, DE – Muffathalle
3/29 Prague, CZ – Roxy
3/30 Krakow, PL – Studio
3/31 Warsaw, PL – Progresja

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