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Progressive deathcore quartet WITHIN THE RUINS will appear on eOne Heavy Live, an exclusive livestream showcasing some of Entertainment One’s (eOne) most explosive talents. Presented by Down Right Merch and MetalSucks and hosted by Ethan Harrison of Great American Ghost, the show will commence Saturday, April 3rd at 3:00pm ET / 12:00pm PT and feature a headlining performance by progressive metal collective The Contortionist with support from WITHIN THE RUINS as well as Enterprise Earth, Bodysnatcher, and Plague Years.
Tickets and exclusive merch bundles are available now at THIS LOCATION.
Additionally, WITHIN THE RUINS has issued the newest in an ongoing series of videos detailing the making of their latest full-length, Black Heart, released late last year via eOne / Good Fight Music, and more. In the intimate behind-the-scenes clips, guitarist Joe Cocchi and vocalist Steve Tinnon dissect a wide variety of topics including the album’s central themes, creation, and beyond. In their latest installment, In-N-Out Burger, The Office, Game Of Thrones, and more are discussed in an Overrated Or Underrated session.
Catch the latest episode and more via WITHIN THE RUINS’ YouTube page at THIS LOCATION.
Savage, unrelenting, and hyper-focused, WITHIN THE RUINS’ Black Heart hammers home ten songs of sheer terror with an unforgiving mandate to destroy. Combining the breakneck precision of classic slabs like Invade and Elite with the unrestrained raw aggression of Halfway Human, the record emerges from the most extended space between records with remarkable urgency and energy.
Born and bred in the same heavy metal fertile Northeast soil as New Wave Of American Heavy Metal progenitors Killswitch Engage and All That Remains, WITHIN THE RUINS charted their own course in the genre, offering a unique take on familiar ingredients: the dark sounds of classic death metal, the technical melodicism of Scandinavia, and the precision staccato crunch of Meshuggah. In contrast to much of the genre, they maintain an emphasis on the songs over the shred. Showmanship and diversity coexist, smartly sidestepping contrived or predictable sonic choices.
Vocalist Steve Tinnon arrived for his full-length debut with a mountain of things to get off his chest, screamed throughout Black Heart with both intensity and dexterity. He previously fronted another band that included WITHIN THE RUINS bassist/vocalist Paolo Galang, making this version of the outfit a supergroup of sorts, combined with co-founders, guitarist Joe Cocchi and drummer Kevin McGuill. As with previous records, Cocchi produced his parts as well as his bandmates, together with longtime producer, mixer, and mastering engineer Joshua Wickman of Dreadcore Productions.
WITHIN THE RUINS stands tall among their peers in postmodern death metal, technical progressive metal, and the deathcore movement, with Gojira like flourishes of color and meditation. Indeed, the group represents the pinnacle of possibility when a band keeps their feet firmly rooted in the foundations of modern death metal, chews upon tidbits of classic thrash, and all the while reach upward to grasp toward new creative heights of their own design, with hunger and skill.
“Few of us will ever know the ecstasy and freedom of being as amazing at something — anything – as the players of WITHIN THE RUINS are at locking down twisty riffs, odd time signatures and jittery, tight-as-fuck riffage.” — Decibel Magazine
“WITHIN THE RUINS takes deathcore to a new level with Black Heart.” — American Songwriter
“The guitar playing of Joe Cocchi remains the highlight with wild effects that make this sound like a 16-bit video game crashing throughout the record.” — Metal Injection
“WITHIN THE RUINS have very much developed a sound over the years — the guitar blips and bloops, weedily-weedilies and lots of hard stops — and that sound is perfectly intact, worry not. Tinnon… sounds absolutely monstrous here, doing that trademark sound justice.” — MetalSucks
“If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to lay waste to a helpless alien civilization with just your bare hands, then the new WITHIN THE RUINS record, Black Heart, is for you… a solid record that is chock-full of blistering riffs and immense groove, embellished with many atmospheric tapping lines and licks." -- Everything IS Noise
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