EXCLUSIVE – Irish Dark real pharmacy discount metallers For Ruin release their new video first on Metalireland – and give us first sight of their upcoming album.
After the success of 2009's 'Last Light', they return this coming September with a new opus to be titled 'Ater Angelus'.
The 45 minute release was recorded at Data Studios in Tralee, and will feature 10 Songs. It's the first to feature Ronan Hayes formerly of Belinus, and Pete Alcorn, who has toured and played extensively with Alestorm.
That's not all – August will see the band release a 4-track teaser EP (digital only) coming out via I-tunes and all the usual digital sales channels.
For Ruin have produced some of the best metal coming out of Ireland, marrying dark melody to speed and energy. This short video gives some insight into the new album, which after a career of constantly their music stepping up should be quite a thing to hear.
“It's ten years since the band started and four years since 2009's “Last Light” so we're very happy to be putting out our third album this September” says John Murphy. “It feels good to be releasing what everyone I'm sure will agree is a really strong album – it's our first release with drummer Pete even though he's with us almost since the last CD was licensed to Casket in the UK.”
“We recorded a demo of four songs back in March 2011; these were the last recording we did with Drew and Ronan has been with us since and has contributed a lot to the band's sound and imagery since then – one of his songs features on the digital-only release we have coming out in August before the album's release.”
“In terms of the album itself – I think it sounds better than Last Light, it's certainly faster, heavier and has some hooks and twists that remind me of the early demo-days; I think it's a perfect follow on from the last album and shows a step up in performances, the production and song writing we're very happy with it and the WBR artwork sets the tone nicely – there's a lot of dark lyrical content on the album covering all sorts of topics.”
“We've taken our time to craft the songs and though we considered releasing the 4 songs we recorded in '11, we're glad we kept them back as they sit perfectly in the track list.”