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Ruffians Announces Live Shows

RUFFIANS, the reunited power metal band from the San Francisco Bay Area, has confirmed the following shows:

May 03 - The Kennel Club - Sacramento, CA
May 04 - The Independent - San Francisco, CA (w/ UFO)

The band has plans to release a limited-edition live album with two new studio tracks later this year before its next studio CD.

RUFFIANS' latest 11-track studio album, "Desert of Tears", is available in the U.S. on OSM Records and in Europe on Metal Heaven Records. A bonus video track, "Do or Die", is available on the OSM release. Also available exclusively through OSM Records is the double-disc "There & Back", which includes the band's critically acclaimed first EP titled "Ruffians" along with six live tracks from The Stone in San Francisco. These tracks feature the band's first singer Carl Albert before he went on to front VICIOUS RUMORS. The double disc also features '87 demo material, a video track from the band's Bang Your Head!!! festival 2004 appearance and photo gallery.

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Ruffians Announce 2007 Touring Plans

RUFFIANS will start off the year by supporting TESTAMENT on January 27th in San Francisco, CA at The Independent Nightclub along with VICIOUS RUMORS and OSKEREI. This will be a true Old School Metal Show and a sure sell out! Check out theindependentsf.com for more info.

Also, look for a "Live" Ruffians release this summer taken from the band's Desert Of Tears European Tour last November. The band also plans to hit Europe again this summer.

Ruffians' new studio album, Desert Of Tears, is now available on OSM Records in North America and Japan. This is an 11 song release that includes a bonus video track of 'Do Or Die'. The first 50 orders at www.osmrecords.net/shop.thml will get a signed copy of the release plus some other goodies.

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Ruffians Plan European Tour

RUFFIANS, the reunited power metal band that at one time featured in its ranks late VICIOUS RUMORS frontman Carl Albert, will embark an a two-week European tour in October/November. The dates are as follows:

Oct. 28 - Lubeck, GER - Sounds
Oct. 29 - Brande-Hornerkirchen, GER – Cantina
Oct. 30 - Leeuwarden, NETH - TBA
Nov. 02 - Vorst-Laakdal, BEL - Den Auwel
Nov. 03 - Zurich, SWI - Abart
Nov. 04 – ITA - TBA
Nov. 05 - Lauda-Konigshofen, GER - Keep It True Festival

RUFFIANS have just released a double CD, "There & Back", featuring material spanning from 1984 to 2004, in August via Old School Metal Records (OSM Records). All tracks were re-mastered by Colin Davis at Imperial Mastering.

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Ruffians Sign With OSM Records

RUFFIANS, the reunited power metal band that at one time featured in its ranks late VICIOUS RUMORS frontman Carl Albert, have signed a deal with Old School Metal Records (OSM Records). The group will release a double CD, "There & Back", featuring material spanning from 1984 to 2004, on August 1.

Commented RUFFIANS guitarist Craig Behrhorst: "It will be nice to have the '84 demo released. However not as produced, I feel some of the versions of these songs have a better feel than the EP versions since it was the first time we ever recorded them. There will also be a video track from the Bang Your Head Festival 2004 in Balingen, Germany. So you get some vintage RUFFIANS as well as some new. A 20-year span!"

Added Patrick Ramseier, CEO OSM Records: "We are very excited to have signed the RUFFIANS to OSM Records, 'Old-school' at its finest! You will get to hear some material that has never been released on CD."

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