Russian Circles’ new single, Betrayal, is the cathartic post-metal rager you need in your life right now

Russian Circles performing live
(Image credit: Aldara Zarraoa / Getty)

Russian Circles are gearing up for the release of their new full-length, Gnosis, on August 19, and have now debuted the second song from the record, Betrayal.

When the band first revealed their eighth studio album was on the way last month,  the announcement teased it would be “an album that favors the exorcism of two years’ worth of tension over the melancholy and restraint that often colored their past endeavours.” 

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Matt Parker
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Matt is Features Editor for Before that he spent 10 years as a freelance music journalist, interviewing artists for the likes of Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, MusicRadar,, DJ Mag and Electronic Sound. In 2020, he launched, which aims to share the ideas that make creative lifestyles more sustainable. He plays guitar, but should not be allowed near your delay pedals.