Hear Russian Circles' Devastating New Song "Betrayal" | Revolver

Hear Russian Circles' Devastating New Song "Betrayal"

Instrumental metal trio get even heavier on second 'Gnosis' single

In June, Russian Circles resurfaced with a bulldozing new song "Conduit," a four-and-half-minute rager that leans into the heaviest inclinations of the usually diverse instrumental metal trio. The lead single off the group's upcoming Gnosis LP, it boded well for an album that, according to the band, focuses overall on "physically cathartic pieces."

Today (July 13th), Russian Circles — who include former Botch bassist Brian Cook among their ranks — have popped up again, with the second single off Gnosis, and goddamn if it isn't even more devastating than "Conduit." Talk about "physically cathartic": "Betrayal" aims to destroy speakers with sheets of abrasive feedback and industrial-strength riffage. Blast it above.

Gnosis is due out August 19th via Sargent House. Shortly thereafter, Russian Circles are set to kick off a headlining North American tour beginning September 15th in Minneapolis and wrapping November 12th for a hometown show at Chicago's Metro. See the full itinerary below.

Russian Circles 2022 North American tour:
Sep 15 Minneapolis, MN - Fine Line
Sep 17 Denver, CO - Gothic
Sep 18 Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge
Sep 20 Seattle, WA - Croc Showroom
Sep 21 Portland, OR - Revolution Hall
Sep 23 San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall
Sep 24 Felton, CA - Felton Music Hall
Sep 25 Los Angeles, CA - The Regent
Sep 26 Phoenix, AZ - Crescent Ballroom
Sep 29 Austin, TX - Empire Garage
Sep 30 Dallas, TX - Amplified Live
Oct 01 Memphis, TN - Growlers
Oct 27 St. Louis, MO - Delmar Hall *
Oct 28 Louisville, KY - Headliner's *
Oct 29 Atlanta, GA - Terminal West *
Oct 30 Orlando, FL - The Social *
Nov 01 Asheville, NC - Grey Eagle *
Nov 02 Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle *
Nov 04 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club *
Nov 05 Philadelphia, PA - World Cafe Live *
Nov 06 Brooklyn, NY – Warsaw *
Nov 08 Boston, MA - The Sinclair *
Nov 09 Montreal, QC - Theatre Fairmount *
Nov 10 Toronto, ON – Opera *
Nov 11 Detroit, MI - El Club *
Nov 12 Chicago, IL – Metro *
* W/ Rezn supporting