Russian Circles Return with New Album 'Blood Year'

They have also shared the song "Arluck" and mapped out a North American tour
Russian Circles Return with New Album 'Blood Year'
Russian Circles have announced the band are returning with a new album. Titled Blood Year, the record arrives on August 2 via Sargent House. What's more, Russian Circles will be supporting it on a North American tour, complete with Canadian dates.

For a taste of the album, the Chicago trio have rolled out the new song "Arluck," which you can hear at the bottom of the page.

Blood Year follows the band's 2016 album Guidance and marks the group's seventh studio album overall. As a press release explains, Blood Year "is less a musical exploration and more a statement of authority, lest there be any doubt that Russian Circles remain a force to be reckoned with on the stage and in the studio."

Russian Circles returned to the studio with Converge hero Kurt Ballou to record Blood Year, but this time they tracked it in Chicago at Steve Albini's famed Electrical Audio.

As for that tour, the North American trek will kick off in September. In addition to hitting a pile of U.S. cities, Canadian stops include Toronto on October 20 and Montreal on October 21.

You can see the full schedule below, where you'll also find the album's tracklist and "Arluck."

Blood Year:

1. Hunter Moon

2. Arluck

3. Milano

4. Kohokia

5. Ghost on High

6. Sinaia

7. Quartered

Tour dates:

05/31 Chicago, IL - Do Division Fest
09/11 Madison, WI - High Noon Saloon *
09/12 Minneapolis, MN - Cedar Culture Center *
09/14 Bozeman, MT - Rialto Bozeman *
09/16 Seattle, WA - Neumos *
09/17 Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom *
09/19 San Francisco, CA - August Hall *
09/20 Ventura, CA - Discovery Ventura *
09/21 Los Angeles, CA - The Teragram Ballroom *
09/23 Mesa, AZ - The Nile *
09/24 Santa Fe, NM - Meow Wolf *
09/25 Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater *
09/28 Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall *
10/18 Grand Rapids, MI - The Pyramid Scheme
10/19 Detroit, MI - El Club
10/20 Toronto, ON - Lee's Palace
10/21 Montreal, QC - Theatre Fairmount
10/23 Portsmouth, NH - 3S ArtSpace
10/24 Cambridge, MA - The Sinclair
10/26 Brooklyn, NY - Warsaw
10/27 Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
10/29 Washington, DC - Union Stage
10/30 Richmond, VA - The Broadberry
11/01 Durham, NC - Motorco Music Hall +
11/02 Charlotte, NC - Neighborhood Theatre +
11/03 Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade +
11/04 New Orleans, LA - One Eyed Jack's +
11/06 Houston, TX - The Secret Group +
11/08 Austin, TX - Levitation
11/09 Dallas, TX - Deep Ellum Art Company +
11/11 St. Louis, MO - Delmar Hall +

* with FACS
+ with Windhand