RUINS are a black metal band from Hobart, Tasmania. They blend an ominous dark-death metal dynamic amidst their powerful, menacing and melancholic, yet eerily seductive black metal style; with a venomous, and summoning vocal presence. The writing/recording nucleus of the band consists of guitarist/vocalist Alex Pope, and drummer Dave Haley.
Ruins began sometime throughout 2002. Alex and Dave assembled songs which were recorded for demo purposes late in 2003. Blacktalon Media (ASTRIAAL, PORTAL) released this material as the “Atom and Time” mcd in July2004. Following this, Ruins entered the studio and recorded their debut album “Spun Forth as Dark Nets”, with tracking and mixing done by Joe Haley.
Having rounded out the 'live' performing lineup with Joe Haley on additional guitar and Kai Summers on bass, Ruins began with a handful of shows around Australia, playing Hobart, Melbourne, Sydney for the first ‘Festival of the Dead’, and in Canberra for the final ‘Metal for the Brain’.
In December 2006 their run of shows in support of Norwegian Black Metal Legends - SATYRICON took them back to Melbourne, Sydney, and to Adelaide and Brisbane for the first time.
In March 2007 the ‘Overcranked’ festival saw Ruins return and consolidate their strong following in Brisbane, with this festival appearance Ruins were able to play alongside some of the foremost names in not only 'metal', and 'hard-core'; but 'rock', 'punk', 'indie', and 'alternative' music also.
In June 2007 Ruins were honored to open for "The Godfathers of Black Metal", the mighty - CELTIC FROST, on their first ever Australian tour. Following this, Ruins withdrew into the bleak Tasmanian Winter to finish their second album titled "Cauldron" with Joe Haley producing. Cover art was painted by Rev. Kriss Hades of Sadistik Exekution infamy. "Cauldron" is available in Australia thru STOMP. For Europe "Cauldron" was released by French label Debemur Morti Productions/Mystic Arts; and by Moribund Records for the U.S.
In March 2008 Ruins toured nationally with Norway's Black Metal Pioneers - IMMORTAL. This tour took the band to Perth for the first time, Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney. A very successful tour on every level, this also served as perfect promotional opportunity for "Cauldron".
In May 2008 Ruins ventured to New Zealand playing a show in Wellington, and Auckland, as a part of the annual 'An Audience with the Devil' festival. With a few more shows including a support to U.S. band PIG DESTROYER, 2008 was brought to a close with work underway on the new Ruins album. "Front the Final Foes" is 8 new songs, recorded again with Joe Haley, and is expected to be released June 2009.
"Spun Forth as Dark Nets" is set to be re-released with bonus disc "Atom and Time" mcd (deluxe 2cd package-with new art). Also coming soon thru Debemur Morti is the limited edition "Cauldron" vinyl.
Spieldauer: 40:05 min.
Black Metal (Nordischer Blackmetal aus Australien)
Rezension: Ein ganz exotisches Kleinod liegt mir mit "Ruins" von Cauldron vor. Schon verblüffend, wenn man sich überlegt, an welchen Ecken der Welt Musik zelebriert wird und dann noch auf so qualitativ hohem Niveau. Rein von der Akustik und vom Drive wäre "Ruins" ein Paradebeispiel für skandinavischen Blackmet... >>> ganzes Review lesen
01. Where Time Is Left Behind (Echoes Of Ghosts)
02. Threshold Forms
04. Hanged After Being Blinded
06. Upon These Skeletons (Bury The Dead)
07. Suicidal Pulse