Russian Circles Announce New Album, ‘Empros’ with Cover Art & Track Listing

Chicago trio Russian Circles revealed the title, cover art, track listing and release date for their forthcoming album, Empros. The band’s fourth full length will be available worldwide via Sargent House October 25th.

The hard working band remains on the road this Fall with tour dates in Australia and New Zealand in September, followed by North American headlining shows in October & November — including a performance on the Black Stage at the Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin, TX in early November.

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.

Track list:
1. 309
2. Mladek
3. Schipol
4. Atackla
5. Batu
6. Praise Be Man

Russian Circles – Australia & New Zealand 2011
09/07 Melbourne @ East Brunswick Club
09/08 Melbourne @ The Corner Hotel
09/09 Canberra @ ANU Refectory
09/10 Brisbane @ The Zoo
09/11 Sydney @ Hermann’s Bar
09/13 Auckland, NZ @ The King’s Arm (w/ *JAKOB*)
09/14 Auckland, NZ @ Whammy Bar
09/15 Wellington, NZ @ San Francisco Bath House (w/ *JAKOB*)
09/16 Melbourrne @ The Palace (w/ *Monster Magnet*)
09/17 Perth @ The Bakery
09/18 Adelaide @ Fowlers Live

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