Russian Circles is now streaming their five-song set recorded live at Audiotree. The set runs as follows, and is interspersed with interview bits from the band members themselves.
- 01:00 "Betrayal"
- 05:56 "On Creativity"
- 08:54 "Conduit"
- 13:17 "On Writing"
- 15:54 "Gnosis"
"The fact we're still a band this far into it… when we started we had no idea we'd be doing this forever, like opening for some of the bands and playing in some of the bigger rooms that we play," said guitarist Mike Sullivan. "It's still a trip to us. It isn't lost on us that we're in the game still for being a loud, aggressive instrumental, repetitive rock band. That is mind blowing to us that we're still around."
Despite Russian Circles just releasing their first new album in three years Gnosis in late 2022, Sullivan said in an interview with New Noise Magazine that the band has some leftover material from the sessions they're planning on crafting into a new EP.
"It feels good to finally have it out because it was recorded so long ago. When we handed in the record, we realized—with the vinyl delays, you had to request X amount of records to be released on X date, and we requested a single LP, and when we turned in the record, we had enough material for two LPs, not even realizing that we had written that much, or that it was that much over the requirement for just a single LP.
"So we are sitting on a number of songs that were meant to be on the record. It's funny; it could be a totally different record if we were to swap out some of the songs. So there is talk of doing an additional EP tethered to—kind of a companion piece to Gnosis. But I think we'll touch up some of the songs and maybe include another one or two, and there's some other ideas.
"We don't want to make another full-on release, like, 'This is where we're going; this is the direction,' because that's not the case at all. We're just thinking about being careful of how to display the music. I think ultimately that will see the light of day hopefully in the next year or so. This isn't locked in stone, but hopefully that EP will come out soon."