Russian Circles
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Media // 1 Articles

The Best Metal Albums of 2013
26 Dec 2013 // 7:58 PM

Bands across metal's subgenres reached their full potential, be they acts coming into their own, making crowd-pleasing comebacks, or even bowing out at the top of their game.

The Best Metal of 2011
25 Dec 2011 // 3:00 PM

PopMatters’ staff of metal experts present their top picks from a year that offered a standout work of Christian “progressive death metalcore”, a philosophical treatise on “Transcendent Black Metal”, and one amazing debut.


Sumac: The Deal
19 Feb 2015 // 8:06 PM

The latest project by metal titan Aaron Turner may be rough around the edges, but it's a thrilling enough ride to merit ignoring the bumps.

Russian Circles: Memorial
21 Oct 2013 // 8:06 PM

Russian Circles' fifth studio album, Memorial, is the first landmark post-metal release since Isis' Panopticon, the band's greatest achievement, and unquestioningly one of 2013's true artistic masterpieces.


Russian Circles Celebrate Ten Years in Chicago - 30 January 2015
5 Feb 2015 // 5:00 AM

For the Chicago post-metal trio Russian Circles, ten years isn't just a number: it's a number that perfectly encapsulates the incredible journey they've taken up to this point.

Russian Circles - Geneva (new album / MP3)
2 Sep 2009 // 3:12 AM

Russian Circles Geneva (Suicide Squeeze) Releasing: 20 October (US) SONG LIST 01 Fathom 02 Geneva 03 Melee 04 Hexed All 05 Malko 06 When the Mountain Comes to Muhammad 07 Philos Russian Circles

//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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