Within The Ruins
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Massachusetts metal veterans Within the Ruins has entered the studio to begin recording a new LP for release later this year. The band will record the new effort from their own studio with producer and guitar player Joe Cocchi at the helm. Vocal production will take place at Zing studios in Westfield, MA with Jim Fogarty (Killswitch Engage, The Devil Wears Prada).
"The writing process was a bit different for this album," says Cocchi. "We took a step back and kind of reviewed some of our older material. Typically we'd rush and blast out a group of songs and then hit the studio. At the time it felt right. And It had a more organic feel. Now because of a combination of maturity and honestly just feeling sick of the same old formula, we really focused on creating something different sounding."
The yet to be named album will be the band's followup to the critically acclaimed Phenomena LP released in 2014. Cocchi concludes, "We went back to a more organic style of writing and production. I personally was finally able to abandon a lot of my writing habits or 'rules,' if you will. No more 'oh, that part doesn't really sound like us, have to change that,' type of bullshit. Doing that created a fresher sound. This is the most raw and extreme sounding material we've ever written. Keep an eye out for studio blogs and more updates."
Stay tuned for further updates.
Due to kick off on July 17th in San Antonio, Texas, the All Stars Tour features Oceano alongside Upon A Burning Body, Dance Gavin Dance, A Skylit Drive, IWrestledABearOnce, Within The Ruins, Dayshell, Come The Dawn, Chasing Safety, and Conquer Divide.
Massachusetts metal act Within The Ruins flipped its van and trailer off an interstate in Pennsylvania yesterday afternoon. While no one was hurt, the van, trailer, and gear were completely destroyed.
"We rolled about three times from what I can remember and landed on the median. Our van and trailer are totaled," says guitarist Joe Cocchi.
The band had set sail from its hometown in MA on the way to California to begin a month-long tour with Suicide Silence along side label-mates Fit For An Autopsy. Despite the near death experience and loss of gear, the band will push on and make the third show scheduled at El Corazon on Friday, February 20th in Seattle.
Cocchi continues, "All I can say is that we're happy to be alive. I don't know how, but none of us were injured. We're on the road touring because this is all we know and love, and we want to continue. Help us get back on our feet by picking up a shirt. Thank you all for the continued support.”
Within The Ruins has debuted a brand new music video for latest single "Calling Card," which can be seen below thanks to BloodyDisgusting.com.
Directed by long time veteran director Kevin J. Custer, the video is a drastic departure from what most metal videos look like these days. "This is a perfect representation of the concept of our new album Phenomena," says vocalist Tim Goergen.
The video depicts Goergen as the main character in a comic book, a running theme throughout the band's latest release. He continues, "Comics and metal go hand in hand and we are beyond stoked on how this video came out! Definitely the most fun we've had on set for a music video."
Born Of Osiris will cap off 2014 with a North American headlining tour alongside Thy Art Is Murder, Betraying The Martyrs, Within The Ruins, and Erra in the support slots.
The trek kicks off on October 10th and wraps up November 8th, with full details available below. Born Of Osiris' Lee McKinney (guitars) states:
"We're all crazy excited about this upcoming headliner. This tour will wrap up the Tomorrow We Die Alive album cycle, which has been by far our most successful yet. Born Of Osiris fans can expect the longest and most diverse set we've played on any U.S. tour.
"The package is wild as well! We're stoked to bring our new friends Thy Art is Murder over for direct support. They are insane heavy and very fun to listen to. Betraying the Martyrs is an epic band and have been our long time friends. We couldn't be happier to have them with us again. Also, coming along is Within the Ruins and Erra, to round off what I think is gonna be quite an awesome evening of heavy ass music. We look forward to seeing you all again this fall and don't miss out." More...
Within The Ruins released a music video for latest single "Gods Amongst Men," which can be seen below thanks to Metal Injection.
The band's new LP "Phenomena" is also out now and can be heard in full at this location.
"We had a lot of fun playing with fire on this one. It was also great to work with Kevin Custer for the 3rd time. He nailed the vision we had for this video. Enjoy my friends!" says front man Tim Goergen.
Co-directed by veteran Kevin J. Custer and Jess Orsburn, the video is laced with explosions and fire which is nothing short of what one can expect from a Within The Ruins live show.
The new album's track listing is:
1. Gods Amongst Men
3. Eternal Shore
4. Dark Monarch
6. Ataxia III
10. The Other
11. Calling Card More...
Summer Slaughter came in to the same venue, Scoot Inn, as last year's stop off at Texas' capital city. The mid-July temperatures reached a scorching 99 degrees, which everyone from fans to bands did their best to stay hydrated (kudos to Scoot Inn for providing water). Keep in mind, this was still a good 5 degrees cooler than last year.
In regards to the lineup, Summer Slaughter 2014 featured artists expected from a death metal-based tour. This year the brutality of Morbid Angel, Dying Fetus, Origin and Decrepit Birth replaced the shredding progression of Animals As Leaders and Periphery.
While death metal was at the forefront of this year's festivities, complex timing and long-winded solos were dispersed throughout the bill. Memories In Broken Glass, this year's battle of the bands winner, concentrated less on guitar solos as they did low tuned, (7 or 8-string guitar) jumping rhythms and samples. I'm sure they were happy to have played a showed promoted by Come And Take It Productions as they played in front of an impressive, jumping early crowd. More...
Following the "Elite" full-length album release from last year, Within The Ruins is just about to drop new full-length album "Phenomena."
"Phenomena" is set to officially drop tomorrow - July 22nd, 2014 - and today the band has teamed up with Altpress.com to stream all the tracks from the album.
Check out all of "Phenomena" in the SoundCloud player provided below, and you can order your own copy of the album in various configurations through eOne Music at this location.
Following the "Elite" full-length album release from last year, Within The Ruins is now gearing up to drop new album "Phenomena."
The upcoming release is due to drop on July 22nd, 2014 and today a preview trailer for the album has been made available online.
Hear a teaser for "Phenomena" in the YouTube player below.
You can also check out a previously posted lyric video for the new song "Gods Amongst Men" at this location.
Pre-orders for "Phenomena" can be found via eOne music over here.
The fourth Within The Ruins LP "Phenomena" is due for release this coming July 22nd, 2014.
The new effort will be the followup to the "Elite" full-length released early last year.
Today a track off "Phenomena" has been available online for streaming. Check out a lyric video for "Gods Amongst Men" below.
Pre-orders for the new album are available over at this location.
New England outfit Within The Ruins has announced the release of fourth LP "Phenomena," due out July 22nd, 2014. The new effort will be the followup to the "Elite" full-length released early last year.
“We took six months off over the winter too eat, sleep and breath this album. It was by far the most in depth we've ever gone in the writing process. ” says guitarist Joe Cocchi.
Within the Ruins recently posted a studio report with Gear Gods that sheds more light on the blood, sweat and tears the band has poured into this release. Check it out below.
Cocchi continues, "Since the inception of this band our attitude has always been to completely trump our previous efforts in every aspect, and I think we did just that. We're beyond stoked for people to hear this one." More...
Co-host Kevin Perez (n0thinghead) kicks off this week’s Official Podcast with a special announcement: Revolution Live in Fort Lauderdale, FL is sponsoring a ticket giveaway for the upcoming Ghost show this Wednesday, May 7th.
If you’d like to get in on it, contact Kevin via Twitter or Instagram (he goes by “n0thinghead” on both) and provide your full name, which must match your ID at the box office.
Next, Kevin and co-host Mike Smith (OverkillExposure) react to the recently announced Summer Slaughter Tour lineup, featuring headliners Morbid Angel and including such bands as Dying Fetus, The Faceless, Goatwhore, and Origin.
Then, Mike reviews the recent Century Media release “Back From Beyond,” the third studio album (and first since 1996) by Tampa, Florida death metal outfit Massacre. The band features former members of Death, Six Feet Under, and many other acts.
Finally, Mike and Kevin indulge in their shared love of melodic death metal by co-reviewing another Century Media release: “Shadows Of The Dying Sun,” the fresh and highly anticipated new album from Finland’s Insomnium.
Check out the podcast here, enjoy, and offer us your feedback.
The 8th annual Summer Slaughter Tour, presented by IndieMerchStore.com, runs from July 17th through August 10th.
This year's edition features Morbid Angel, Dying Fetus, The Faceless, Thy Art Is Murder, Goatwhore, Origin, Decrepit Birth, Within The Ruins, and Fallujah.
The tour will stop at The House of Blues in Los Angeles on July 19th and Irving Plaza in New York on August 8th with VIP ticketing currently available now for both shows. Look for the complete list of tourdates to be announced in the coming weeks.
David Vincent (vocals/bass) of Morbid Angel states: "Summer Slaughter will be the ultimate, extreme music festival this year and we look forward to headlining this special touring event. It will be great to see our long-time fans and also to expose a new generation to Morbid Angel."
Ash Avildsen (founder of the Summer Slaughter tour) adds: "Eight years strong. Extreme metal lives! Thank you for keeping the tour alive. See you this Summer." More...
Within The Ruins has checked in with the following announcement about missing a festival appearance today due to vocalist Tim Goergen being hospitalized:
"Yesterday morning Tim checked into a hospital here in Western Mass for a second time since our tour began four days ago.
"We will unfortunately not be performing at today's Eat Your Heart Out Fest, as we are waiting for clarity on Tim's condition and release. Tim informed us a few weeks before leaving for tour that he was experiencing chest and stomach pains.
"After his first doctor visit he was advised to "take it easy" if he did do the tour. At this point all we know is that he is experiencing heart/liver complications, will not be released today, but is stable."
Within The Ruins has also been working on the follow-up to "Elite" with Jason Seucof, with further details forthcoming.
In addition to the sixteenth installment of their massive annual gala in Massachusetts this April, the promoters of the New England Metal & Hardcore Festival today declare plans of taking over this year's SXSW at the other end of the country with a massive public showcase.
Now locked for Friday, March 14th, the seven-hour New England Metal & Hardcore Festival Takes Over Austin, TX will run from 11am until 6pm at the G Pen Annex at 6th Street and Red River, will be fully open to the public, and will be a free, all-ages event.
The lineup includes a wide range of contemporary hardcore and metal acts including headliners Veil Of Maya and Comeback Kid, in addition to Within The Ruins, Backtrack, Counterparts, Expire, Xibalba, Reflections, Alpha & Omega, Downpresser, To The Wind and Years Since The Storm.
"We are very proud of this lineup," stated MassConcerts head promoter, Scott Lee. "It is defiantly a taste of what NEMHF is all about." More...
Massachusetts metal act Within The Ruins has officially begun recording a brand new, yet-to-be-titled LP, tentatively slated for a summer release. The new LP will be the band's follow-up to "Elite," which was released last year.
Jason Suecof has been tapped to mix the new effort, while guitarist Joe Cocchi is engineering and producing the record in his studio. Then Within The Ruins will be bringing it into Josh Wickman's Dreadcore Studios for vocal production.
Cocchi comments: "This is the most time we have ever had to focus on writing. There are a ton of new aspects to this material. We are always aiming to create the most interesting and refreshing music that we are capable of, and I think we have finally been able to accomplish that with this album."
The New England Metal & Hardcore Festival is pleased to officially welcome The Metal Alliance Tour to its already punishing three-day assault.
The illustrious tour package will make a stop in Worcester on Saturday April 18th and features headliners Behemoth, alongside Metal Blade labelmates Goatwhore, with additional support from 1349, Inquisition, and Black Crown Initiate.
Celebrating its sixteenth anniversary, this year's edition of the New England Metal & Hardcore Festival will take place on April 17th, 18th, and 19th. The currently announced lineup is as follows (not the final running order): More...
The lineup of this year's New England Metal & Hardcore Festival continues to expand with the newest additions of: 1349, Battlecross, Black Crown Initiate, Carnifex, Erra, Fallujah, Goatwhore, I Declare War, Inquisition, Rivers of Nihil, Sworn In, Broken Hope and The Acacia Strain.
Slated to take place April 17th, 18th, and 19th, the sixteenth edition of the iconic two-staged event takes place at the Worcester Palladium. Tickets for the festival are on sale now and available for purchase at this location. The currently confirmed lineup is as follows:
1349, The Acacia Strain, All Out War, All That Remains, Alpha & Omega, Barrier, Battlecross, Bent Life, Bleeding Through "Final East Coast Appearance," Black Crown Initiate, Born Low, Broken Hope, Carnifax, Colin of Arabia, Counterparts, Cruel Hand, Discourse, Emmure, Erra, Fallujah, Fire and Ice, Fit For An Autopsy, Gideon, Goatwhore, Harm's Way, I Declare War, Iced Earth, InDirections, Inquisition, King Nine, Kublai Khan, Lionheart, Loyal To The Grave, Malfunction, Nails, Naysayer, Nile, Ramallah, Reign Supreme, Revamp, Rivers Of Nihil, Sabaton, Scale The Summit, Scars of Tomorrow, Slapshot, Suburban Scum, Sworn In, Sylar, The Mongoloids, Thy Art Is Murder, Twitching Tongues, Warhound, Whitechapel, Will To Die, Within The Ruins.
Within the Ruins has announced a quick batch of tour dates with label-mates Reflections and Legion.
Starting just after the Thanksgiving holiday in Buffalo, the dates stretch throughout New England ending at Hartford's legendary Webster Underground. Details are as follows:
11/29 - Buffalo, NY @ The Waiting Room •
11/30 - Albany, NY @ Bogies *
12/1 - Nashua, NH @ Bernies
12/3 - Providence, RI @ Simon's 677
12/4 - Trenton, NJ @ Championship
12/5 - Amityville, NY @ Revolution
12/6 - Newark, DE @ Mojo main
12/7 - Hartford, CT @ Webster Underground
* NO REFLECTIONS / NO SWORN IN More...
Western Mass metallers Within the Ruins have released a music video today for their single "New Holy War." Lead singer Tim Goergen offers his thoughts:
"This video depicts exactly what New Holy War is all about. For far too long man has fought and died over religion. Kevin Custer saw what I was going for lyrically and did a awesome job bringing it to life. Enjoy my friends!"
Within the Ruins will be hitting the road shortly on the "South Of The Border" tour supporting All Shall Perish and Oceano on the way to Heavy MTL Festival, held in Montreal. The band will fill in off-days with headlining shows starting with Metairie, LA on July 25th.
On August 20th, Within the Ruins will begin a stretch of tour dates supporting The Acacia Strain. More...