Russian Circles is an American post-rock and post-metal band from Chicago, Illinois. Composed of three original members and similar to their friends from their hometown, Pelican, Russian Circles plays epic music that stretches across the range of sludge-like heavy metal to soft, delicate and melodious passages. They are also known for their energetic lives, which include tours with Minus the Bear and Chin Up Chin Up, to SXSW (South by Southwest) in 2006.
Formed in late 2004 by guitarist Mike Sullivan and bassist Colin DeKuiper (both formerly members of another Dakota / Dakota instrumental band) they quickly recruited Dave Turncrantz, formerly a member of a St Louis band, Riddle of Steel. Live, the band is known to be able to replicate and amplify the sounds recorded by Sullivan's and DeKuiper's "sampling and loop" pedals.
The group was formed in late 2004 by guitarist Mike Sullivan, and bassist Colin DeKuiper (both from another instrumental group Dakota / Dakota), soon joined by drummer Dave Turncrantz, from the band Riddle of Steel. In the fall of 2007, it is reported that the group was in dispute with Colin DeKuiper. As a result, the bass of their album Station is played by bassist Brian Cook>. The third album of the group, Geneva , is published on October 20, 2009 and reaches the 24> place of Billboard Heatseekers>.
In 2011, Russian Circles signed to the Sargent House label, which in previous years reissued the band's albums in vinyl format. Their fourth studio album, = "en"> Empros , is released on October 25, 2011. A tour with Deafheaven follows the release>. In May, 2013, the band embarks on the recording of a fifth album, produced by Brandon Curtis. Memorial is published at the end of October 2013, and involves Chelsea Wolfe in vocals>. Together, they make a European and British tour at the end of the year.