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Ruin's highly anticipated release, "Rite of Passage" hit the shelves last Fall. Their distinguished, no holds barred style crashes full speed ahead, taking no prisoners. The thunderous four piece displays an unabashed, unrelenting sound. Ranging from their reflective and compelling lyrical content to their devastating musical precision, Ruin is a true force of nature. Deviating from current convention, they have produced a bold, stripped down American metal that cuts across styles and stands alone. Hailing from their hometown, Portland ME, the band was founded in 2005 by brothers Rich and Craig Carey, and completed by Kevin Whitman and Todd Bidwell. Ruin has released three full length albums independently; "Hands of Enmity" in 2007, "Human Moral Deception" in 2009, and "Rite of Passage".