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Formed: 1982
From: Los Angeles, CA, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Ruthless News

Below is our complete Ruthless news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Ruthless Reveals New Album

The release date of the new Ruthless album "They Rise" is now set for CD format on January 30th 2015. The pre-order phase will start on January 17th, 2015 in the Pure Steel webshop. The label comments:

"With their EP 'Metal Without Mercy' (1984) and the album 'Discipline Of Steel' from 1986, Ruthless from L.A. got a special place in the hearts of all U.S. metal fans. Since 1990, the Californians were on hiatus for almost 20 years. The revival took place at Keep It True in 2009. Five years later we’re finally proud to announce the first studio album after almost 30 years.

"With 'They Rise' the quartet stick back to their their roots: Classical, straight-forward and sometimes aggressive U.S. metal, powered by a tight rhythm-section, thundering doublebass and great, thundering riffing.

"Original frontman Sammy DeJohn meanwhile sings with a higher voice than known before, but still delivers the aggression of the good, old days. Additionally to the nine new songs we put the whole 'Metal Without Mercy' EP on the album as bonus. With classics like 'Gates Of Hell' and 'Metal Without Mercy' every real metal head will be completely satisfied. Ruthless is back in their old strength; the cult is still alive!"

The track listing is as follows:

1. Defender
2. Laceration
3. Traitor
4. They Rise
5. Hang Man
6. Time Waits
7. Out Of The Ashes
8. Frustration
9. Systematic Terror
10. Gates Of Hell
11. Metal Without Mercy
12. Bury The Axe
13. The Fever
14. Mass Killer More...

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Ruthless Signs With Pure Steel Records

U.S. metal act Ruthless has signed on with Pure Steel Records. The band is currently in the studio with Bill Metoyer recording the sophomore full length album and first release in 28 years.

In 1984, the band issued the debut EP "Metal Without Mercy" via Iron Works Records. In 1986, the band released the critically acclaimed debut "Discipline Of Steel" through Axe Killer Records.

More information on the new album is expected soon. The current lineup is:

Sammy DeJohn (ex-Scarred) - vocals
Kenny McGee - guitars
Dave Watson - guitars
Marc McGee - bass
Jason VanSlyke - drums More...

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Wishdoom Confirmed for Up The Hammers VI

WISHDOOM has been confirmed for the UP THE HAMMERS VI FESTIVAL, along with RUTHLESS (USA), WHILE HEAVEN WEPT (USA), JAGUAR (UK), MARTYR (NL) and EMERALD (CH). The festival takes place March 11-12 in 2011. More...

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