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abuseillusions
01-20-2007, 11:48 PM
I saw these guys open for minus the bear and thought that they were brilliant. Excellent live show and great album. Anyone else into them?

x_thurston_x
01-20-2007, 11:52 PM
never heard of them... what do they sound like?

morningdove2
01-20-2007, 11:55 PM
Enter is awesome. They're kind of like Pelican but with less of the boring parts.

abuseillusions
01-23-2007, 12:31 AM
Sorry should have put this link up originally

http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=31220613

dougiecrystals
01-23-2007, 07:32 PM
They're amazing.
Good guys.

onlyonehere
01-23-2007, 09:09 PM
Awesome band. Should be appreciated more.

StuartR
01-23-2007, 09:16 PM
Yeah, they're good.

Shine On...
01-23-2007, 11:27 PM
Man, the riffs are as sweet as a caramel covered baby dipped in icing sugar.
But serious a great band in my opinion that does just about everything right.

kaktusnpoop
01-23-2007, 11:29 PM
def good band

CODE
02-04-2007, 06:34 PM
Just heard of em a day a go or so. They are awesome! Does anyone know where to get the CD cheaper that $15 on Barnes and Noble?

Andrewbiles
02-04-2007, 07:26 PM
Insound.com probably has it a bit cheaper, think I got it there for about $12 when it came out so I doubt it's changed much.

fallenangel20
08-14-2007, 11:27 PM
:eek:

I was just watching the last two vids on their Myspace, and I was watching the third one just now (Death Rides a Horse), and saw Mike threee or four finger tapping.

I mean, I knew the riffs were a little complex, but he was basically doing a tapping sweep. The vid's dark, but it looked like he used all four fingers while holding a chord and tapped each string from high to low, sounding like a slow sweep.

It was awesome. I REALLY wish there were tabs for them. :sad:

YourLastAffront
08-15-2007, 06:08 AM
The best post-metal band there is, far better than Minus The Bear too in my view.

fallenangel20
08-15-2007, 08:30 PM
The best post-metal band there is, far better than Minus The Bear too in my view.

Can they really be comapred to Minus the Bear, though?

I mean, they're really different style wise.

Paris_In_Flames
08-15-2007, 09:08 PM
I love Russian Circles oh so much.
I love the artwork to Enter
http://www.russiancircles.net/images/full1.jpg

Dirtydeeds468
08-15-2007, 09:18 PM
Kickass band. As far as post-whatevar goes, I do prefer Pelican to them, though.

fallenangel20
08-15-2007, 09:45 PM
I might be getting me some RC vinyl soon.

They have Enter on sale on vinyl for $12.50, and the Upper Ninety single on vinyl for $7.00 on their merch site.

They look kickass as well.

http://store.merchsquad.com/Files/Image/ReSize/6/6/5/6650_300x300.jpg

http://store.merchsquad.com/Files/Image/ReSize/6/6/4/6648_300x300.jpg

I mean, how awesome is that?

Paris_In_Flames
08-15-2007, 11:36 PM
Those are pretty sexy. I like the top one a lot.

guitarted
08-18-2007, 03:30 AM
I would kill for a Death Rides A Horse tab.

I do like MTB more, but they are really different.

fallenangel20
08-18-2007, 06:23 PM
If it helps anyone tab a RC song, here's a vid of Enter.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-HorHnTyvAs

The camera's looking at Mike a lot, so it might help finding habd placement and figuring out chords and such.

I would try, but I can't make tabs well, and, without knowing the tuning, it's hard for me to tab what I see, anyway.

fallenangel20
08-23-2007, 11:29 PM
Sorry for the double post, but I just found this vid on Youtube.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=RmOR1I2Q-OI

New, unrecorded track.

It sounds AWESOME. And since it's a lot clearer, it may be easier to tab out or something, because I wouldn't mind learning it. :)

Ticks & Leeches
08-24-2007, 11:46 AM
I saw them supporting TOOL just the other night, thought they were good, anyone recomend an album to get?

Caustic
08-24-2007, 01:02 PM
Russian Circles is a synonym for "awesome".

Get Enter.

Ticks & Leeches
08-24-2007, 04:13 PM
Enter, sounds like an appropiate album name for the first one to get

Caustic
08-24-2007, 04:42 PM
Well, it's their only full length album. :p:

They've got an EP and an Upper Ninety single but that's it.

Ticks & Leeches
08-24-2007, 04:47 PM
ahh ok, hehe

fallenangel20
08-25-2007, 12:25 PM
Well, it's their only full length album. :p:

They've got an EP and an Upper Ninety single but that's it.

Yea, the EP just had 4 of the 6 tracks that wound up on Enter, just earlier versions of them, and the single has "Re-Enter" as the B-side, which is a remix of a part of the song "Enter".

I think "Re-Enter" is good, but a little weird. I don't know what it is, something about the remix doesn't strike me THAT well. But, like I said, it's good.

(somethingcool)
08-28-2007, 06:49 PM
ohh man if anybody could get tabs for these guys that would rule. Carpe is a great song off of enter also.

Mikelikesit
08-28-2007, 07:25 PM
I love Russian Circles. I don't think you can compare them to Minus the Bear. But I do love Minus the Bear too.

fallenangel20
08-28-2007, 11:07 PM
Does anyone know what kind of gear Mike uses on stage, besides his DC Les Pauls?

All I know is he has to have some sort of fuzz box, and a loop machine, those are kind of a given, IMO.

I'm just really interested in his setup.

uhh_me?
08-28-2007, 11:15 PM
i think i gave these guys a listen when this thread was first posted, i didn't think much of them

i am ready to give them another try though. where to start? i see that they only have one full length and one ep. is either one more accessible or outstandingly better?

Caustic
08-28-2007, 11:59 PM
Enter is the way forward, but if you're not really into the kind of music they play it will completely bore you to tears.

uhh_me?
08-29-2007, 12:12 AM
well i don't exactly recall what they sound like, but i don't expect it to bore me
what do they sound like anyway. bands rather than a link please...

Caustic
08-29-2007, 12:30 AM
Something like a less heavy Isis without vocals.

fallenangel20
08-29-2007, 07:30 AM
Something like a less heavy Isis without vocals.

Ehh. I say theyre a mix of Explosions in the Sky, Pelican, and some ISIS thrown in there.

Their cleans are very light, and melodic, rather than on the ambient side, like EitS do sometimes.

And their heavier riffs, while sounding completely original, IMO, do have the kind of sound like Pelican would write sometimes, and ISI some.


And the "Enter" LP is the way to go. As I said before, the EP is basically 4 out of the 6 tracks from the LP, just the earlier, more bare bones tracks.

they re-recorded the EP tracks, and added two more. :)

Caustic
08-29-2007, 02:07 PM
Ehh. I say theyre a mix of Explosions in the Sky, Pelican, and some ISIS thrown in there.


That's a bit more like it, really. I always forget to mention Pelican.

Mikelikesit
08-29-2007, 02:35 PM
The first song I heard that got me paying attention to them was Carpe. I was obsessed with that song for like a week...

fallenangel20
08-29-2007, 04:41 PM
The first song I heard that got me paying attention to them was Carpe. I was obsessed with that song for like a week...

I've been RE-obsessed with it for two months now.

I've known about RC for six months now, and I've always liked them since then, and two months ago, I just started listening to them over....over....and over. :p:

I seriously listen to the first four tracks of Enter, at least, once a day.

Proof.

http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h152/FAngel20/UG/252.jpg

:p:

And the only reason the whole album isn't the top six tracks is because my newest obsession is Minus the Bear, and I listen to "Memphis & 53rd" A LOT, and I usually don't make it to New Macabre, because I'm called away from the computer or something.. :p:

JvL
08-29-2007, 04:49 PM
Amazing music...
Has anyone got some tabs... or can anyone upload them to UG?

shamu1001
08-29-2007, 06:56 PM
These guys are like a strange mix of Muse and Explosions In The Sky, maybe with a bit of Dream Theater.

Caustic
08-29-2007, 07:02 PM
I don't hear the Dream Theater or Muse. They're far too not-corny-80's-esque-prog to be much like Dream Theater.

Fugazirancid
08-29-2007, 07:15 PM
Proof.

http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h152/FAngel20/UG/252.jpg



METAL!!!!! :p:

also, i've been meaning to check these guys out. i'll see if i can get a cd soon

fallenangel20
08-29-2007, 10:17 PM
METAL!!!!! :p:

also, i've been meaning to check these guys out. i'll see if i can get a cd soon

http://store.merchsquad.com/russiancircles/

Or their kickass vinyl.

fallenangel20
09-14-2007, 04:11 PM
Sorry for the double post, but RC just posted a bulletin saying they will be recording their next full length album in December.

:D

No news as of yet, but they said it's coming. :)

iceman_8319
05-01-2008, 03:49 PM
Whoooo!!!!

just got my pre-order in the mail for Station!!
(6 days early I might add ;) )
It came with a the CD and a signed poster

pics or it didn't happen
http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u291/jcg_8319/0501081224.jpg

http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u291/jcg_8319/0501081213.jpg
I have no idea why they wrote "Dillenger Escape Plan" and they crossed off their mypace url and wrote Pantera's in :haha

frd_marshll
05-02-2008, 12:44 AM
i love this band i am pumped for new cd plus tour with daughters

Shine On...
05-02-2008, 01:27 PM
Tour with daughters would be unreal.

kryptonite22
05-02-2008, 02:04 PM
these guys sound really good.

bpgoalie24
05-02-2008, 06:43 PM
Whoooo!!!!

just got my pre-order in the mail for Station!!
(6 days early I might add ;) )
It came with a the CD and a signed poster

pics or it didn't happen
http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u291/jcg_8319/0501081224.jpg

http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u291/jcg_8319/0501081213.jpg
I have no idea why they wrote "Dillenger Escape Plan" and they crossed off their mypace url and wrote Pantera's in :haha



I just got the cd, buttons, sticker and poster and its says "Convert to Scientology"
also with a christian fish above brian cook.

Selkies921
05-02-2008, 06:45 PM
I just feel like saying "Death Rides A Horse" has some of the coolest riffs and drum work I've ever heard

frd_marshll
05-02-2008, 07:26 PM
Tour with daughters would be unreal.

no it is real

Shine On...
05-03-2008, 03:07 PM
It better be.

fallenangel20
05-03-2008, 05:24 PM
Sweet action on that new CD and the stuff inside.

I love bands with a sense of humor. :p:

Teh Forest King
05-06-2008, 05:32 PM
Soooooo good.

Death Rides a Horse is AMAZING

frd_marshll
05-06-2008, 10:27 PM
It better be.

i think june 1st is the seattle date

Shine On...
05-06-2008, 11:22 PM
They better be coming to Canada at some point.

Because if they don't... :(

Paris_In_Flames
05-07-2008, 06:38 PM
So is the new cd good? I was a fan of Enter but it got kind of old fast

frd_marshll
05-07-2008, 08:33 PM
i don't think it came out yet did it

goldmember1217
06-12-2008, 04:43 PM
I finally got around to picking up Station today. It's excellent, and a step above Enter, IMO.

frd_marshll
06-13-2008, 12:44 AM
i saw them a few days ago they were so good
i picked up enter on vinyl and the upper nintey 7" which i think is now out of print
they only played for about 45 mintues which i thought was strange
because they were the headliner and i know they have more material then 45 mintues
they didn't play a encore either but instermental bands never do
daughters set was almost that long
but they rocked

other then pelican what are some simular bands

SpelChek
08-01-2008, 01:14 AM
Oh man, these guys are amazing.
Carpe is an excellent song I love the buildups and the (excuse my language but it fits) epic parts.
Their first album is IMO better than Station but, both excellant albums. Station is a very good song too.

Thunderpants
08-04-2008, 12:44 AM
Just ordered some Russian Circles tees.

These guys own my soul!!!

areid455
04-10-2009, 11:39 AM
Can anyone tab out the song "Versus" of station for me..I have got a little bit of it..but the first guitar have nothing..and the rest..i can tell isnt right but im not sure how to play it..HELP ME!

ep1kz
04-10-2009, 02:55 PM
without a doubt the best band i have ever heard and i listen to a lot of music. my band is dedicated to covering carpe and you already did, already got the drums figured out, will keep you all updated

Zero-Hartman
04-10-2009, 08:13 PM
http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u291/jcg_8319/0501081213.jpg
I have no idea why they wrote "Dillenger Escape Plan" and they crossed off their mypace url and wrote Pantera's in :haha
:haha:haha

These guys are awesome, I've listened to Enter so many times over. I still need Station though.

fallenangel20
04-10-2009, 08:31 PM
I've listened to "Enter" in its entirety at least 100+ times. Literally. I had logged 90+ plays in my iTunes, and even more times since I've started using the Zune software.

I love "Station", but it will never be as sentimental as "Enter" for me. That album just hit me at the exact right time.

"Micah" is probably my favorite track, though it's hard to pick just one.

Meatball200
04-10-2009, 09:06 PM
Has everyone heard Philios off the split with TAAS? It's not their usual riffing style, more atmospheric perhaps a sign of what the next realease will be more like.

fallenangel20
04-10-2009, 09:08 PM
No.......... I still need to hear that split.

Mockstairwell
09-02-2009, 01:30 PM
I love the ending to Xavii.

Meatball200
09-02-2009, 02:58 PM
^ Xavii's a really good easy post-rock track to learn too, I dig!

http://www.thefader.com/2009/09/01/premiere-russian-circles-malko-mp3/

Already posted it in the post-rock thread but here's the link again

Mockstairwell
09-02-2009, 03:28 PM
^That's awesome. I didn't even know they were working on a new album.

Meatball200
09-02-2009, 05:50 PM
It's out next month, strong contendor for post-rock of the year for sure.