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For Ruin

Formed: 2003
From: cork, Ireland
Last Known Status: Active

Latest For Ruin News

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For Ruin Issues Band Update

Irish act For Ruin has checked in with the following update about recent and upcoming activity:

"This week has been dogged by shitty weather in this part of the world and it took our drummer Pete three attempts/cancellations to fly to Ireland from Europe to rehearse and play this week - but hopefully the bad luck is over now... We have 3 new songs more or less complete and will most likely be performing a brand new track 'Mere Mortals' for the 1st time anywhere this coming Friday at the Cork show if all goes well.

"Our plans for the early part of 2011 so far are pretty well laid out. We will be making an announcement regarding Last Light in the very near future (good news!); we'd hoped to be in the position to announce something this week but a few things have delayed us so, again, watch this space!

"We have some ideas for the new songs that will hopefully come to fruition, as well as a few surprises if all goes well. The new material so far is a continuation of the Last Light style with some variety in terms of pace in one of the songs (probably the final song on the next album) and the speed and heaviness that featured throughout Last Light will be maintained in all others. Last Light featured a couple of 'older' songs but everything on the next record will be brand new, nothing re-visited from older times. More...

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For Ruin Announces Three Irish Shows

For Ruin has issued the following brief update about three upcoming Irish tour dates in September:

"For Ruin are happy to announce 3 Irish dates for September 2010. Support on all dates comes from Atheos and Corr Mhona (+1 main support TBC for Belfast). Details & poster to follow in due course."

The dates are as follows:

9/4 2010 - The Pint, Dublin
9/10 2010 - An Cruiscin Lán, Cork
9/11 2010 - Limelight, Belfast

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For Ruin Checks In With Band Update

Ireland's For Ruin has checked in with the following update about the band's upcoming activity:

"Thanks to all who came out early enough to see us open the Bolt Thrower/Rotting Christ show last weekend at the Button Factory in Dublin - amazing to see a full room when you're the first band on and the response was amazing. Thanks to all of you who supported us by picking up CD's and shirts - its hugely appreciated and you are supporting the band's future directly, nobody else! We've added a couple of photos from the show, more will follow in due course.

"The summer will be relatively quiet for us - we are working on 3 Irish shows for September (TBC) and we are writing new music. We hope to get to the UK/Europe later in the year but the cancelled UK dates last month cost us and it will take some time before we are reday to go again."

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For Ruin Cancels U.K. Shows With Belphegor

Ireland's For Ruin has issued the following update about canceling the band's previously announced U.K. tour dates with Belphegor:

"We are extremely sorry to say that we could not risk traveling to the UK today for our 4 originally scheduled shows with Belphegor. These shows were, it seems, far from being a priority for the booking agent and the Peterborough show was the first to be canceled. Last night we packed the gear and were at rehearsals only to get word that Leeds had been pulled leaving the Thurs (Camden) and Sunday (Plymouth) shows remaining, 4 days apart. The advice to us was that these are unlikely to go ahead and so much traveling would not be justified for such a short set in Camden so we decided to to travel and take the hit on what we had already invested in traveling to these shows.

"Its no understatement to say that we are very disappointed that we couldn't play these shows - a lot of work had to be done to get them arranged and to have everyone available to play them. But these things happen all the time and there's not much we can do about it. Playing other shows in the UK before the end of year will be difficult due to scheduling but we'll try to swing something. There was a lot of people coming to see the shows, review the shows, conduct interviews etc. and all that stuff - apologies to you."

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For Ruin To Support Belphegor On U.K. Tour

Ireland's For Ruin have announced they will be supporting Belphegor on four upcoming U.K. tour dates. The currently confirmed dates are as follows:

4/8 2010 Camden Underworld London, London and South East
4/9 2010 The Met Lounge Peterborough
4/10 2010 Rios, Leeds Leeds
4/11 2010 The White Rabbit Plymouth

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For Ruin Posts Dublin Show Footage

Ireland's For Ruin have posted a video online of their performance of the song "In Suffering" from their latest album "Last Light." The video clip, which can be viewed below, was recorded at For Ruin's show in Dublin on November 14th, 2009.


In Suffering, Live in Dublin November 14th 2009

For Ruin | MySpace Video

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For Ruin Offering Album As Free Download

Ireland's For Ruin have released their second album "Last Light" as a free download through the band's newly relaunched website. The album will also be available through all major digital outlets soon. "Last Light" was recorded earlier this year with producer Alwyn Walker at Komodo Mobile Studios and it features artwork by Paul McCarroll. Two songs from the album titled "In Suffering" and "Care of the Dead" also are available for streaming on the band's MySpace page.

The track listing for "Last Light" is as follows:

01. Enlightened
02. Care Of The Dead
03. Decline
04. In Suffering
05. Solace
06. Recoil
07. Crawl (instrumental)
08. Deluge
09. Cold Call
10. Elysium

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For Ruin Posts New Album Promo Video

Ireland's For Ruin has posted a promo video online for their upcoming album "Last Light," which can be viewed below. "Last Light" is scheduled to be released on October 30th. More...

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For Ruin Recruits New Drummer

Ireland's For Ruin has issued the following announcement about recruiting a new drummer:

"Drummer position has been filled - thanks to those nationally and further afield who expressed an interest in playing with us. Pete Alcorn will play his first show with the band in Limerick in October before the album launch shows in Cork and Dublin. Pete is without doubt the best drummer the band has played with and we look forward to people hearing how the new lineup sounds.

"The Enlightened EP should be available on CDBaby in the coming weeks. Last Light is being pressed this week and will go out for review in the next few weeks. CDBaby will also have both hard and digital copies of it available. An EPK for the album will be online in a number of parts soon."

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For Ruin Reveals New EP Details

Ireland's For Ruin has issued the following update about releasing a new EP:

"For Ruin are proud to announce the release of a digital-only release ‘Enlightened’ - this 5-track release is the precursor to the band's second full-length ‘Last Light’ (FRM 002) which will be released on October 30th '09.

"Enlightened (FRM 001) will be available mid September through CDBaby and directly from the band at www.forruin.com which will re-launch very soon.

"The release features the following tracks:

1. Crawl (Murphy)
2. Care of the Dead (Murphy)
3. In Suffering (Myers/Murphy)
4. Towards an End - 2008 Remix (Murphy)
5. Crawl (demo) (Murphy)

"Songs 1-3 previously unreleased. ‘Towards An End - 2008 Remix ‘ is a remix of the original version which can be found on the band's debut album December. Remix by Alwyn Walker from Komodo Studios, January 2008. ‘Crawl (Demo’) is a previously unreleased demo version, January 2008."

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For Ruin Seeking New Drummer

Ireland's For Ruin has issued the following update about seeking a new drummer:

"For Ruin requires a drummer for full-time position. The drummer must be available for international gigs later this year and early next year in support of a forthcoming album release (November '09). The band is not concerned where the drummer lives if they are willing to travel. Rehersal space is based in Cork city and a kit can be provided for rehearsals. Interested parties can hear the style and skill level required at our MySpace page.

"Anyone interested may contact the band at forruin(at)gmail.com

"For those interested Steve has taken work in the middle east and the band requires someone with the time and ability to dedicate to a band with a growing fan base and reputation."

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For Ruin Announces New Album Details

Ireland's For Ruin has issued the following update about the release of their upcoming album:

"For Ruin recorded their second album 'Last Light' earlier this year with producer Alwyn Walker and Komodo Mobile Studios. The album features artwork by Paul McCarroll who has previously worked with PRIMORDIAL, among others.

"The album will be preceded by the release of a digital-only EP available through CDBaby in late August/September – full details of this release will be confirmed soon but it will contain new album tracks, a remixed older track and other material.

"The band has chosen to release LAST LIGHT independently of any label – the release date for Last Light is October 30th 2009, marked by a home-town launch gig in Cork and listening party. LAST LIGHT will be made FREELY AVAILABLE via the band’s websites upon its release, and high quality and hard-copy (CD’s) of the album will also be available along with other Merchandise.

"Two songs from the album — 'In Suffering' and 'Care of the Dead' — are available for streaming on the band’s MySpace page." More...

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For Ruin Issues Band Update

Irish metal band For Ruin has issued the following band update:

"www.forruin.com is about to undergo a face lift and will be offline for a while; it and this MySpace page will get a makeover prior to Last Light's release (Date and details TBC) so more details on that in time.

"FR play Fibbers in Dublin this Friday, July 17th - the show will be recorded and some songs will be broadcast on local radio in Dublin following the gig - more details on that when they're available. Five out of ten tracks from Last Light will get their Dublin premiere on Friday so come check it out!"

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For Ruin Streaming Two New Songs Online

Irish metallers For Ruin are streaming two new tracks "Care of the Dead" and "In Suffering" on their MySpace page. The songs are from the band's upcoming album "Last Light."

The track listing for "Last Light" will be as follows:

1. Enlightened (Instrum)
2. Care of the Dead
3. Decline
4. In suffering
5. Solace
6. Recoil
7. Crawl (Instrum)
8. Deluge
9. Cold Call
10. Elysium

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For Ruin To Enter The Studio In January

Irish extreme metallers For Ruin has finished working on a ten track demo for their new album. The band has posted the following update:

"The new album is about 40 minutes faster-than-before music with all the hooks, aggression and harmonies of before and will have a production to match the quality of the songs. There are two instrumental songs in there; one is in the vein of 'December' while the other is probably the most aggressive For Ruin song written to date. Songwriting duties are shared among the band this time around and some of the working titled include, 'Deluge,' 'In Suffering,' 'Elysium' and 'Recoil.' Recording is scheduled to begin on January 3 2009 in Cork with Alwyn Walker of Komodo Studios as the on-location producer for the album."

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For Ruin Announce New Bassist

Irish black/death metallers FOR RUIN have issued the following update:

"We are very happy to announce Peter Lawlor as FOR RUIN's new bass player. Pete is a well-known bassist in the Cork scene with a lot of live experience and dedication. He also plays with CARNUN RISING and will make his live debut with FOR RUIN on December 15th at the band's Winterfest appearance in Cork as main support to PRIMORDIAL."

"FOR RUIN would like to thank Barry O' Sullivan for the year he was with us and we wish him all the very best for the future."

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For Ruin Reveal Debut Album Details

Irish black/death metallers FOR RUIN will release their debut album, "December", in June or July through Sentinel Records. The track listing for the effort is as follows:

01. Into Red
02. Wake
03. Towards an End
04. Dread
05. Eyesore
06. Demon
07. Starling
08. December
09. Another Breed
10. Frailty

Check out the cover artwork at this location.

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For Ruin Sign with Sentinel Records

Irish black/death metallers FOR RUIN have inked a deal with Sentinel Records. The group's debut is scheduled for release before the summer.

FOR RUIN has formally existed since late 2003. Based in Cork, Ireland, founding member John began playing a mixture of melodic black/death metal with strong harmonies, melodies and dynamics throughout. During 1998-2004, John wrote and demoed a number of tracks which finally found their way onto the split MEICHE/FOR RUIN demo.

FOR RUIN completed its second demo, "Shade", during winter 2005. In November 2005, Murphy was joined by three talented and energetic musicians and having completed an Irish tour with MAEL MORDHA in early February, 2006 as well as a number of other gigs, an appearance at the 2006 Day of Darkness festival was confirmed. A support slot with DECAPITATED followed.

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