Boris / Russian Circles Co-Headline Tour

Borishas earned its rabid cult following for their ability to expertly harness music as power. Be it psychedelic metal, colossal drone, blistering punk or distortion-ravaged shoegaze, a Boris song is an exploration of sound as physical mass. The Japanese trio’s classic 2002 album, Heavy Rocks is a landmark of their mastery. So, it’s fitting that the group’s new album sharing the same title and very similar artwork to that disc, this year’s Heavy Rocks seeks to redefine “heavy” music in a culmination of the band’s tireless efforts over the past two decades. Heavy Rocks (2011) is beyond heavy, it firmly establishes Boris as the pillar of innovation and integrity in guitar-based music.

Boris formed in the early 90s as a four piece just-for-fun endeavor with the sonic template of influences like
Melvins and Earth. By the time of its 1996 debut as a trio Absolutego (later released in the US via Southern Lord in 2000), Boris had already hit its stride in creating unique ground-rattling heavy, melodic music. The group, bassist/vocalist Takeshi, guitarist/vocalist Wata and drummer/vocalist Atsuo went on to release nearly 20 studio albums.

Heavy Rocks“ will be released on May 24th via Sargent House.


There are instrumental rock bands, and then there is Russian Circles. This Chicago-based trio has raised the bar incredibly high with the release of their first full-length Enter. The band charges out of the gate on this debut with a potent forcefulness that leaves many of their more seasoned, contemplative, and mathy peers sounding a bit hesitant and flaccid in comparison.

Russian Cirles are hard at work with their fourth album. Brandon Curtis of The Secret Machines & Interpol who produced the band’s previous album Geneva is producing & mixing the new collection of songs at Phantom Manor in Chicago.

This marks the band’s first full-length to be released worldwide exclusively via Sargent House – the band’s longtime management company and record label that had previously released only the vinyl editions of its three previous albums.


Saade from Croatia know a thing or two about unleashing riffs that will stick with you. Besides that they display a sensibility for grunge, black metal and sweet pop-hooks. They have two releases approaching for 2011: the first release is a METAL split 7″ with BORIS that will be out on KYEO sometime in February 2011.  a cassette tape version of this split will be made available on ROTTING CHAPEL PROPAGANDA too!
The second release will be a split with NIGHT.
Check them out !

Arena Vienna / small hall / adv 15 € doors 18 € / 20.00 h


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