Russian Circles has announced their new album Blood Year is set to be released August 2 via Sargent House. After teasing the anticipated release last year and earlier this year, the band has made it official. The album will be the trio’s seventh studio album, following their 2016 album Guidance. The Chicago based band also released the new album’s lead single, “Arluck.” The song features six minutes of guitar and drums filled with energy making it a great instrumental rock song. Take a listen to the track below.
Blood Year will consist of seven tracks and will include tracks with longtime collaborator Kurt Ballou The album was recorded in Chicago at Steve Albini’s world-famous Electrical Audio studios. See the full tracklist below.
The band will also be hitting the road in North America in support of the new album, kicking off Sept. 11 in Madison, WI. It will then continue on to Seattle, Los Angeles Toronto, Philadelphia, and Austin, TX, before concluding Nov.11 in St. Louis, MO. Fellow bands FACS and Windhand will join the tour on select dates. see the full list of tour dates below.
Russian Circles also toured earlier this year with Gouge Away, still supporting Guidance.