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There are five bands with the name Ruins:

1) A Japanese prog-rock duo
2) An Australian Black Metal duo
3) A 4-piece Black/Thrash Metal Band from Germany
4) A Canadian Deathcore band
5) An Italian electro/new wave duo
6) A German crust band

Ruins (Japanese) is a bass-&-drum duo that formed in Tokyo, Japan, in 1985. They are usually pigeonholed into the category of prog rock. The only constant member of Ruins is the drummer/vocalist Tatsuya Yoshida (吉田達也, Yoshida Tatsuya), who has cycled through four different bassists since the band’s inception.

They are known for their rapidly shifting and complex rhythms and for often sounding like five artists instead of two. Both members sing/shout/twist vocal chords in an artificial language created by Yoshida, in much the way that Magma (a defining musical influence) used the Kobaïan language.

Since Sasaki Hisashi’s departure from the band in 2004, Yoshida has performed by himself as Ruins Alone. He has also performed as Sax Ruins with alto saxophonist Ryoko Ono (小野良子, Ono Ryoko).

Ruins are a black metal band, from from Hobart, Tasmania.
Ruins was formed sometime between 2000 and 2002 by Alex Pope (ormerly of the Sea Scouts, Marpy Mply, Deathbed Conversion, Ill Kept Dwelling, Vodka Party, Mindless Violence, Evil Dead and Rend Asunder) and Dave Haley (Ex-Disseminate and The Amenta, and currently Blood Duster and Psycroptic)

They have toured Australia and New Zealand, supporting many well-known overseas bands including Satyricon, Celtic Frost, Immortal, Pig Destroyer and Wolves in the Throne Room.


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  • yuggoth_spider

    1985, people. 1985. Someday you morons are going to learn to use Google (or better, before naming your band.

    12 Mar 2:56am Reply
  • Tuberkulloosi

    (Aus) - ok tier bm. Worth checking out for fans of Ascension, Behemoth and Sacrilegious Impalement.

    9 Mar 7:07pm Reply
  • rinite

    21 Feb 9:44pm Reply
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    16 Feb 5:46am Reply
  • Nimbie

    Japanese Ruins are too good to be tagged as prog-rock

    19 Oct 2014 Reply
  • Satyr_FFF_666

    Australian Ruins!

    25 Sep 2014 Reply
  • EasyModeDX

    These guys pretty much pioneered what we today consider as noise rock nowadays. Not only that, their discography features a great amount of variation, so much that I don't think I'd ever get bored If all I was ever allowed to listen to while stranded on an empty island was these guys' material.

    14 Jun 2014 Reply
  • Apatheosis

    Australian AND Japanese Ruins!

    12 May 2014 Reply
  • Sandzhaj

    German Ruins is awesome.

    4 May 2014 Reply
  • CadenMoran

    RUINED make me wanna cum so soft to genus black meal #hard on like dONKEY kONG!! oh jez luise this hot keefer (kush, reefer) meme avant meme go harde like make way for CADEN MORAN

    2 May 2014 Reply
  • vVVltrs

    Dammit, which Ruins is on tour?

    28 Mar 2014 Reply
  • Cassandra-Leo

    Finally digging deeper into the Japanese Ruins' discography. I've always liked them; I just thought of them as a less awesome Koenjihyakkei. Now I think they are on the same level. [2]

    20 Feb 2014 Reply
  • UntoAshes

    Ruins (1) only.

    13 Feb 2014 Reply
  • Partisane

    German Ruins is awesome.

    12 Feb 2014 Reply
  • JamesHippieKid

    Japanese Ruins!!!!

    23 Jan 2014 Reply
  • AMetalchild

    Australian Ruins!

    4 Jan 2014 Reply
  • JamesHippieKid

    Finally digging deeper into the Japaneses Ruin's discography. I've always like them, i just thought of them as a less awesome Koenjihyakkei. Now I think they are on the same level.

    18 Dec 2013 Reply
  • nyctalops

    jp ruins

    8 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Svarg-1349

    German Ruins, motherfuckers - 3!!!

    4 Nov 2013 Reply
  • rodrigobreaks

    Someone can help me to find the "Burning Stone" from the japanese Ruins? I would thank it SO much

    2 Oct 2013 Reply
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