Russian Circles have revealed the artwork (above) announced and the track listing of their upcoming album, Empros. I am not a big fan of this album art, but I know for a fact that I will be a big fan of the music. Russian Circles have never disappointed me. Their albums just keep getting better and better. According to a press release (below), Empros is supposed to be their heaviest album to date.
“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.”
This has me tingling with excitement! I know there is no way in hell this band can disappoint me.
Empros comes out October 25th. The track listing of this soon to be classic is below:
01 – “309”
02 – “Mladek”
03 – “Schipol”
04 – “Atackla”
05 – “Batu”
06 – “Praise Be Man”
If you have never listened to this band before, you are in for a treat. I have provided a song from each of their albums below. Check it out or I will find you and pummel you with a hockey stick!
Thanks to Heavy Blog Is Heavy for the heads up!