Age of Ruin

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Age of Ruin is an American metalcore band from Fairfax, Virginia.[1] The group formed in 1998 and released a demo album the following year. The band's first full-length album was self-released in 2000.[2] In 2002 the group released an EP entitled Autumn Lanterns for Tribunal Records.[3]

In 2003, after playing local shows, Age of Ruin was considered a torchbearer for the Washington D.C. hardcore scene.[citation needed] Blending melodic metalcore and mosh with hard rock, the band pushed originality and difference on the scene. After LP and EP releases on Tribunal Records and a number of substantial lineup changes, Age of Ruin released "The Tides of Tragedy" via Eulogy Records (Alveran Records in Europe) in the spring of 2004. The band drew large crowds across the United States on the Van's Warped Tour 2004,[4] and the hype continued to build. Subsequent tours with bands such as Shadows Fall, Darkest Hour, The Bled, Sworn Enemy, Good Clean Fun and Anterrabae continued to cause an already strong following to grow. In Winter 2006, Age of Ruin kicked off the year with their first European tour, a 25 day tour crossing 12 countries. Sharing the stage with other mainstream acts such as The Black Dahlia Murder, Bleeding Through, and Most Precious Blood.[5]

In 2008, the original lineup of Age of Ruin minus Patrick Owens (who was replaced by Aaron Sirott on drums) got back together and recorded / released "One Thousand Needles" on Eulogy records.

After a two years hiatus, "The Ruin" released a new song called "Cancerous" at the end of 2010.

Lineup[edit]

  • Daniel Fleming - guitar (1998-2004, 2008-current)
  • Christopher Fleming - bass guitar (1998-2003, 2008-current)
  • Derrick Kozerka - vocals (1998-2004, 2008-current)
  • Patrick Owens - drums (1998-2003)

"The Ruin" Lineup[edit]

  • Benjamin Swan - vocals (2004-)
  • Brian Kerley - guitars (2002-)
  • David Haik - drums (2004-)
  • Ryan Haik - guitars (2004-)
  • Joseph S. - bass (2003-)

Former members[edit]

  • Colin Kercz - drums (2003-2004)
  • Aaron Sirott - drums (2007-2008)
  • Joel Hansen - guitar (2007-2008)

Discography[edit]

  • "The Opium Dead" (EP) (Darkmoonempire Records, 1999)
  • "Black Sands of the Hourglass" (Tribunal Records, 2001)
  • "Autumn Lanterns" (EP) (Tribunal Records, 2002)
  • "Longest Winter Woes" (EP) (Tribunal Records, 2003)
  • "Black Sands of the Hourglass(re-release)" (Tribunal Records, 2004)
  • "The Tides of Tragedy" (Eulogy Recordings, 2004)
  • "Live Music Series: Age of Ruin" (Aloha Productions, 2006)
  • "One Thousand Needles" (Eulogy Records, 2008)

Albums[edit]

'"Autumn Lanterns"' (EP) (Tribunal Records, 2002)

  • 1. Tainted Ghost Catharsis
  • 2. No Kiss Cuts as Deep
  • 3. Hung Upon the Weakest Branch
  • 4. Glowing Embers
  • 5. Water to Wine, Blood to Ink

'"Longest Winters Woes"' (EP) (DFF Records, 2003)

  • 1. The Harlequin's Kiss
  • 2. The Silver Tongues
  • 3. Dimmer
  • 4. Passage of the Winter's Woes
  • 5. The Crimson Fails Forever
  • 6. Bleed For Better Days

'"Black Sands of the Hourglass" (re-release)' (LP) (Tribunal Records, 2004)

  • 1. Footsteps In the Catacombs of Yesterday
  • 2. The Crimson Fails Forever
  • 3. Shadows Cast In Candlelight
  • 4. Terror
  • 5. Cracks In the Mirror
  • 6. Blacksunrise
  • 7. Angel Dusted Dreamlock
  • 8. Withered Rose
  • 9. Echoes In Stained Glass
  • 10. The Icarus Syndrome
  • 11. You Give Love a Bad Name (Bon Jovi cover)

'"The Tides Of Tragedy"' (LP) (Eulogy Records, 2004)

  • 1. Dawn
  • 2. Yesterday's Ghost
  • 3. Truest Flame
  • 4. Elapse
  • 5. No Kiss Cuts As Deep
  • 6. Diaries Of The Dead
  • 7. Serengeti
  • 8. Bluest Eyes In Blackest Hearts
  • 9. Sirens Passage
  • 10. Glowing Embers
  • 11. Yours To Bury
  • 12. A Portrait Of Solemn Seas

'"Live Music Series: Beyond Warped"' (EP) (Aloha Records, 2007)

  • 1. Bluest Eyes in Blackest Hearts
  • 2. Yesterday's Ghost
  • 3. No Kiss Cuts As Deep
  • 4. Bleed For Better Days
  • 5. Truest Flame

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