“Empros is one of the most viscerally exciting and completely entertaining albums I’ve heard in a long time. There is perfection in the air and the battle for album of the year just heated up again.” 10/10 rating — Iann Robinson, Crave Online “It’s not a stretch to say it’s the band’s best album yet.” — Rock-A-Rolla
Chicago trio Russian Circles today announce extensive Spring 2012 tour dates throughout Europe and the UK in support of their critically praised new album Empros. Please see complete dates below.
SPIN Magazine recently featured a full album stream of Empros. The band also recently premiered an MP3 from the album via RollingStone.com. The song, “Mladek” is available to listen/download HERE.
Russian Circles return with not only their fourth and heaviest album to date — but also with Empros they’re poised to take the crown as innovators reinvigorating the staid trappings of genre. Empros picks up where the anthemic riffs and melodies of 2009′s Geneva left off and injects evermore slithering rhythms amid skull-crushing heft with all the visceral intensity of Godflesh, Swans and Neurosis. Put simply, Empros is Russian Circles’ Master of Reality: a radical revision of both heavy and melody that is monolithic in its clarity and perfection. Or, like a lone surviving wooly beast emerging from a brutal winter’s frost, Empros is the sound of a band shaking the ages from its shoulders with all the brutal force of a behemoth awakened.
Empros is Russian Circles’ first full-length to be released worldwide exclusively via Sargent House, the band’s longtime management company and record label that had previously released only the vinyl editions of its three prior albums. It was released worldwide on LP, CD and Download on October 25th, 2011.
RUSSIAN CIRCLES LIVE:
Apr 05 – Prague, CZ @ Matrix Apr 06 – Vienna, AT @ Arena Apr 07 – Munich, DE @ Feierwerk Apr 08 – Dresden, DE @ Beatpol Apr 09 – Berlin, DE @ Festsaal Kreuzberg Apr 10 – Warsaw, PL @ Hydrozagadka Apr 11 – Vilnius, LT @ Propaganda Apr 12 – Riga, LV @ Gertrudes 101 Apr 13 – Tallinn, ES @ Electric Storm Festival at Tapper Apr 14 – Helsinki, FI @ Virgin Oil Company Apr 15 – Moscow, RU @ Gogol Apr 16 – Stockholm, SE @ Strand Apr 17 – Oslo, NO @ Revolver Apr 18 – Gothenberg, SE @ Truckstop Alaska Apr 19 – Copenhagen, DK @ KB 18 Apr 20 – Hamburg, DE @ Hafenklang Apr 21 – Utrecht, NI @ Tivoli Apr 22 – Brussels, BE @ Magasin 4 Apr 23 – Esch-Sur-Alzette, LU @ Rockhal Apr 25 – Glasgow, UK @ Stereo Apr 26 – Belfast, IE @ Speakeasy Apr 27 – Limerick, IE @ Dolan’s Warehouse Apr 28 – Dublin, IE @ Button Factory Apr 29 – Manchester, UK @ The Ruby Lounge Apr 30 – London, UK @ Scala Theater May 02 – Paris, FR @ Point Ephemere May 03 – Kortrijk, BE @ De Kreun May 04 – Koln, DE @ Gebaeude 9 May 05 – Karlsruhe, DE @ Jubez May 06 – Zurich, CH @ Rote Fabrik May 07 – Geneva, CH @ Le Kab May 08 – Milan, IT @ Magnolia May 09 – Lyon, FR @ Le Clacson May 11 – Bilbao, ES @ Azkena May 12 – Porto, PT @ Hard Club May 13 – Lisbon, PT @ Musicbox May 14 – Madrid, ES @ Ritmo & Compas May 15 – Barcelona, ES @ Apolo 2
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