Instrumental rock trio Russian Circles are releasing a new album called Blood Year on August 2nd, and following up the recently released pre-album single 'Arluck' is another called 'Milano'.

What 'Milano' has to do with the titular Italian city is up to the listener's imagination, as Russian Circles offer up a 7-minute track that marauds through various stages of instrumental brilliance. At first a pounding, ascending rock song, 'Milano' soon diverts into a more gothic-sounding middle segment, replete with low-sung vocals in the mix that give the track a haunted aura. Russian Circles take us down into the pits, almost like an aural dungeon, before catapulting us back upwards in a arc of fury, making us feel like we're swirling above 'Milano' and looking back down to see a city in flames.

Russian Circles' Blood Year is out August 2nd on Sargent House (pre-order). They'll be touring the UK shortly after:

AUG 08 Dublin, IRE @ Button Factory *
AUG 09 Galway IRE @ Roisin Dubh *
AUG 10 Belfast UK @ Limelight 2 *
AUG 12 Glasgow, UK @ G2 +
AUG 13 Manchester, UK @ Gorilla +
AUG 14 London, UK @ Earth +
AUG 16 Bristol, UK @ ArcTanGent Festival

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+ A.A. Williams

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