Rest Among Ruins
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Baltimore, Maryland based progressive metal band Rest Among Ruins, featuring vocalist Mike Semesky (Raunchy, ex-Intervals/The HAARP Machine) has released a new song titled "Beyond The Storm."
"The Storm" is taken off upcoming album "Fugue," which is set for a 2015 release. The album was produced by Drewsif Stalin, and is slated to be a 14 song concept album. Semesky had this to say:
"The album concept was inspired by the story of a fascinating patient I had the pleasure of meeting when I was working at a psychiatric hospital, back before I began pursuing my music career. This person's extremely rare clinical condition was the unfortunate result of a severe traumatic incident, and it sparked a hauntingly fascinating journey in his life under a fictitious identity of which his mind had created. It was unlike any other case I'd ever heard of throughout my experience in the field.
"Out of respect for rights and privacy, the album absolutely does not reveal names or any identifying details. The lyrics are written in first-person, stream of consciousness form, and shift in and out of his reality, dreams, and dissociation as the story progresses. The instrumentation of the album adapts stylistically to best compliment each chapter of the story, and explores a broad range of heavy and melodic metal, prog, and rock.
"We hope you enjoy the first dose of our album and we can't wait for you to experience the story in its entirety! Guitar playthrough videos, more new music, and release details are soon to come!" More...
Baltimore, MD based metal band Rest Among Ruins has replaced bassist Nathan Heavel and are currently auditioning guitarists to replace Henry Kaldre. The band has issued the following update regarding the situation:
"We've been under the radar for some time now so I figured I'd post an update on the happenings in RAR camp. A LOT has happened since we last checked in so I'll try my best to fit it all in here. In October, Nate decided to part ways with RAR due to time commitments in other areas of his life including work, his other music project with me (Vestascension), and his regular body building competitions. This was a definite speed bump for us as we all loved working with Nate (whilst admiring his stunningly chiseled features and curiously hairless arms). But we decided that this should not and would not slow us down! So we did some auditioning and found ourselves a new bass player, whom we will announce soon ;) Moving on. In November, we finished writing the album AND finished tracking pre-production. So in December, we kicked into high gear and began tracking drums for the album and then guitars and bass in January. Everything was going great! Then about two weeks ago we got hit with a MAJOR curve ball when Henry decided to quit the band midway through tracking guitars. Yeah, baffling, we know. In fact, there are still little 'WTF!?' thought-bubbles following us around everywhere. Very inconvenient in rooms with low ceilings. But regardless of our new cloudy appendages, we've decided that this WILL NOT slow us down." More...
Rest Among Ruins has also announced and east coast tour. The dates are as follows:
August 13th in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania @ Phillips Emporium
August 14th in Cherry Hill, New Jersey @ Seven@Seven
August 15th in Newark, Delaware @ the east end cafe
August 16th in Kingston, NY @ The Basement in Kingston
August 17th in Cambridge, Massachusetts @ All Asia
August 18th in CT @ TBA
August 20th in Danville, VA @ Plan B
August 21st in Florence, SC @ Irby’s Bar and Grill
August 22nd in Greensboro, NC @ Somewhere Else Tavern
Hard Volume Records has signed two more bands to the label that owner Joe Natoli describes as "absolutely f**king jaw-dropping amazing." They are rock band Dead Men Sway and metal band Rest Among Ruins.
In other label news, Hard Volume has also signed a distro deal with Seventh Seal to sell their debut album and latest EP. Additionally, Compression's "Battle of the Ants" 2CD set (limited edition packaging, video extras and more) will be out this Fall.
Other label news includes talks with a large metal mailorder, a deal with Sonic/BeNeLux to carry all Hard Volume bands overseas (Belgium/Netherlands/Luxembourg) and a Hard Volume storefront in downtown Baltimore's new Lo-Fi Social Club. Hard Volume is expected to be there in force for the club's grand opening (stay tuned for details).