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The Black Market: The Month In Metal – July 2016

If you look up "dog days of summer," you might be surprised to find that it has a technical definition. It's the period of the
Doug Moore | July 29, 2016 - 1:38 pm


The Black Market: The Month In Metal – August 2013

At the beginning of August, I drove eight or so hours -- solo -- from my home in Brooklyn to Toronto, Ontario to see At…
Michael Nelson | August 29, 2013 - 12:31 pm

More Russian Circles stories

Russian Circles – “Kohokia”

In a couple of weeks, Chicago instrumental trio Russian Circles are set to release a new album, Blood Year. They've shared two songs from it…
James Rettig | July 23, 2019 - 11:40 am

RLYR – “L.Layer”

Chicago-based post-rock power trio RLYR comprises members from experimental rock outfits Pelican, Locrian, Bloodiest, and Russian Circles. Following their dynamic, prog rock-leaning debut in 2016,…
Julia Gray | February 6, 2018 - 12:00 pm

Stream Russian Circles Guidance

Later this week, Russian Circles, Chicago masters of slow-blooming instrumental post-metal, will release their sixth album Guidance. Over the years, the band has shown a…
Tom Breihan | August 2, 2016 - 11:04 am

Russian Circles – “Afrika”

Next month, expansionist post-rock trio Russian Circles will put out their sixth album, Guidance. We've already heard two out of the seven tracks on the…
James Rettig | July 25, 2016 - 10:37 am


Russian Circles – “Mota”

Back in May, the Chicago post-metal trio Russian Circles released "Vorel," the lead single off their upcoming sixth studio LP Guidance. That song was a…
Pranav Trewn | July 6, 2016 - 10:05 am

RLYR – “Reconductor”

The borders dividing metal, post-rock, noise, screamo, and/or shoegaze have grown almost imperceptible over the last few years, having reached a point now where any
Michael Nelson | May 17, 2016 - 2:00 pm

RLYR – “Slipstream Summer”

Chicago produces metal supergroups with the same frequency that most cities produce groups, period. You've got Twilight, Corrections House, and Chrome Waves, of course, but…
Michael Nelson | April 12, 2016 - 9:50 am

Sumac – “Rigid Man”

Aaron Turner used to lead the unfortunately-named-in-retrospect shoegaze-metal titans Isis, and he's also the frontman of the deeply underrated experimental metal crew Old Man Gloom.
Tom Breihan | March 22, 2016 - 9:02 am

Russian Circles – “1777”

The glacial and grand Chicago post-metal band Russian Circles are mere weeks away from releasing their new album Memorial, and we've already posted the title
Tom Breihan | October 7, 2013 - 11:37 am

Russian Circles – “Memorial” (Feat. Chelsea Wolfe)

Chicago trio Russian Circles generally work somewhere on the line between metal and post-rock, generating slow moving, but towering instrumentals like on the recently released…
Miles Bowe | September 13, 2013 - 12:11 pm

Russian Circles – “Deficit”

Like tourmates Deafheaven, Russian Circles are a metal-based band whose music is also spacious, lush, and atmospheric; like fellow Chicagoans Pelican, Russian Circles are purely…
Michael Nelson | August 8, 2013 - 2:22 pm