2009 - 2012
Ruins of Earth was a Melodic Death Metal band hailing from the South of the UK. Formed in late 2009 with a hard work ethic and a passion for metal, the quintet self-released their first EP ‘Ashes of the Ocean’. The EP received critical acclaim through the likes of Metal Hammer & Rock Sound with their songs getting highly sought after spins from XFM and Total Rock radio:
“This Hampshire quintet show incredible maturity for such a young band. Every song on this five-track EP is a beastly mix of technicality & groove” Metal Hammer 8/10
After relentless touring in support of this release and over 150 shows around the UK, the band hit the studio in late 2010 to record the follow up release ‘Misguided Lifeforms’ available now for FREE download. Combining melody with musical technicality, the songs are delivered in an impassioned spirit coupling hooks and rhythms with groove and meaning. From the relentless drumming and intricate guitar sections, Ruins of Earth weave their way from melody to brutality with ease orchestrated and held together by the passionate lyrical content. The band show their ability to mix and combine genres delivering memorable and intelligent songs citing such influences as The Black Dahlia Murder, Cult of Luna and Sylosis.
Balancing passion with aggression whilst maintaining their renowned high level of musicianship, Ruins of Earth pride themselves on delivering a tight yet active stage show. Ruins of Earth bring fire and spirit to the stage in support of their aggressive music, a feat all too missed in metal today with bands lacking passion and energy. Through their live show, Ruins of Earth illustrate their ability to draw from a vast diction of styles setting themselves apart from other bands restricted to a recycled musical vocabulary. Establishing themselves as a band not to be missed live, Ruins of Earth are destined for great things in 2011.
‘Ashes of the Ocean’ EP (2010) available for purchase at http://www.ruinsofearth.bigcartel.com as well as the EP being available digitally on itunes.
‘Misguided Lifeforms' EP (2011) available for FREE DIGITAL DOWNLOAD at http://www.musicglue.com/ruinsofearth
Colin Russell - Vocals
Dan Smith - Guitar
Andrew Wilson - Guitar
Fred McCauley - Bass
Thomas Brooker - Drums
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