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Russian Circles lead a night that shows Chicago’s got a lot of heavy music to be thankful for

Following two sold-out stints at the Empty Bottle earlier this year, hometown “instru-metal” heroes Russian Circles reward their local legions once more with this Metro date the day after Thanksgiving. And there’s plenty to be thankful for, as the postmetal trio put on one helluva performance. Though it’s been two years since their most recent […]

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Chicago DIY doom champions Bongripper stay their slow course on Terminal

It wouldn’t be a Bongripper album if the Chicago doom squad didn’t give it some sort of crass title that parodies metal’s predilection for the vehemently vile and violent. Their new Terminal (Great Barrier) follows the great tradition they established on previous releases such as 2007’s Hippie Killer, 2008’s Hate Ashbury, 2010’s Satan Worshipping Doom, […]