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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.

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.
They have 4 released records: Atom and Time EP (2004) Spun Forth As Dark Nets (2005) Cauldron (2008) and Front The Final Foes (2009) and are currently in the process of writing a new album for release in 2012.


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  • inproximity

    This band rules.

    13 Jul 5:26pm Reply
  • DawnkCat

    This is the only shout box shared by serveral different artists that isn't a "no this version the best" pissing match I'm proud of you guys very good

    9 Jul 4:37am 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 4:57pm Reply
  • Apatheosis

    Australian AND Japanese Ruins!

    12 May 6:00am Reply
  • Sandzhaj

    German Ruins is awesome.

    4 May 12:13pm 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 10:27pm Reply
  • vVVltrs

    Dammit, which Ruins is on tour?

    28 Mar 11:46pm 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 3:24pm Reply
  • UntoAshes

    Ruins (1) only.

    13 Feb 7:05am Reply
  • Partisane

    German Ruins is awesome.

    12 Feb 2:13pm Reply
  • JamesHippieKid

    Japanese Ruins!!!!

    23 Jan 3:08am Reply
  • AMetalchild

    Australian Ruins!

    4 Jan 5:50am 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
  • AskElias

    @infography- is this what you're thinking about?

    11 Sep 2013 Reply
  • infornography-

    Where the hell do I find "Hyderomastgroningem" with dat sax? Last.FM seems to only have that version.

    10 Sep 2013 Reply
  • spikygoose

    Ruins (16) A South Sudanese trio of hop heads and lovers of mysterious short stories. They also happen to be pretty talented electric trianglists.

    7 Aug 2013 Reply
  • ImpotentGod

    Ruins (4)

    1 Aug 2013 Reply
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