Thrash/groove metal band RUIN have revealed a new video for “Living in Fear,” the final single from the band’s latest album, entitled Rite of Passage. Filmed and directed by the band and edited by guitarist/vocalist Richard Carey, the video weaves together dark performance footage and bleak images, creating the perfect visual counterpart to the song’s lyrical message. Watch the video now via Decibel Magazine: HERE

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Carey says, “It’s cold and dark, and the song is cold and dark. Lyrically, it is dark and very blunt, and the chorus is empowering, emphasizing that we should not live in fear or be controlled by your fears.”

Formed in 2005, the Portland, Maine,natives have made a name for themselves in the U.S. Northeast and beyond, developing their own original brand of distinguished, no-holds-barred thrash/groove metal, reminiscent of bands such as Strapping Young Lad and Fear Factory.

RUIN is currently in the writing stages of their fourth album, but in the meantime, will perform a string of Northeast shows beginning this Friday, January 18. The shows will feature new drummer Lee LeVasseur of the Bangor, Maine, based band Nobis. LeVasseur replaced Craig Carey, co-founder of RUIN, who left the band last year to focus on family. The “Living in Fear” video was completed prior to his departure.

Richard Carey adds, “I love my brother and wish him the best. This band would not exist if it wasn’t for his long-term dedication. It hurt to lose him, but we are thankful for our time and experience working together.”

1/18 – Worcester, MA @ Ralph’s Diner (w/ Death Ray Vision)
1/26 – Bangor, ME @ Downunder Club at Seasons
2/16 – Portland, ME @ Geno’s Rock Club (w/ Tetrarch)
3/29 – Wallingford, CT @ Cherry Street Station

From their reflective and compelling lyrical content to their devastating musical precision, RUIN is a force of nature. They deviate from current convention by producing a bold, stripped down American metal sound that cuts across styles and stands alone. RUIN was founded by brothers Rich and Craig Carey, who were later joined by guitarist Kevin Whitman and bassist Todd Bidwell. RUIN has released three full length albums independently: Hands of Enmity in 2007, Human Moral Deception in 2009, and of course, Rite of Passage. To date, RUIN has supported reputable metal artists such as Strapping Young Lad, Stuck Mojo, Goatwhore and Fear Factory.

RUIN is:
Richard Carey – Guitar and vocals
Kevin Whitman – Guitar/
Todd Bidwell – Bass/
Lee LeVasseur – Drums
RUIN online:
Official Site