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Ruin will perform live and record it for posterity. In the lead up, we will re-release our two albums and other archival material.
Ruin will perform live and record it for posterity. In the lead up, we will re-release our two albums and other archival material.
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103 backers pledged $6,949 to help bring this project to life.

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RUIN flat-out rocked. Their shows were transcendent experiences. They pushed the boundaries to the point where they were incorporating psychedelia, hard rock and raga while still maintaining the energy of the best hardcore punk.-- The Last Days of Man on Earth

Maybe you were there. If so, you experienced the passion and fury of a RUIN show. Swirling waves of motion in an orgy of light. Booming guitars. Blistering bass. Drums on fire. Howling leads conjuring the spirit of wild beasts. Singer possessed by the ecstatic longing of Dionysus.

Would you like to experience RUIN one last time? All six original members (yes: dual drummers) are ready to rock.

We need your help.

These next thirty days, our goal is to raise funds to enable us to unleash RUIN... Live 2013!

Your backing underwrites initial costs involved in producing a live show:

  • Flying in band members from Europe and California
  • Renting rehearsal space
  • Renting amps and drums

This will get us to the live show. But there is much more!

Your backing also contributes to the production of high quality materials that will capture the RUIN experience for posterity.

  • Re-issues of our records He-Ho and Fiat Lux as double CD
  • 180-gram vinyl pressings of the albums
  • Live audio recording of the Union Transfer show
  • Live video recording of the show, to be released on DVD
  • Special event in December 2013 to celebrate the DVD release

RUIN... Live 2013! will hold fun surprises along the way. The live show, for example, will feature people who have played a role in RUIN's life. Legendary Philadelphia dj Bobby Startup will spin, guest singers will join Vosco, and known Philadelphia punk musicians will join forces with us on stage.

Thank you for your support.

Risks and challenges

Once our project is funded, the excitement and heavy lifting really begin. We look forward to taking on the many challenges of creating an exceptional night of inspired music. Collectively, the six members of RUIN have the experience needed to make sure that this is a rich, memorable event. We have done the preparation to ensure that the necessary professional connections and on-ground support are in place. This includes a considerable list of people: film crew, recording engineers, club staff, sound and light people, promotion people, press, stage crew, and DVD distributors, to name a few. It will be challenging to manage all of this, to make sure that everything runs smoothly and on time. We are fortunate to have a veteran Philadelphia punk promoter as our on-ground project manager. He is charged with providing administrative coordination from now--the initiation stage--until the December release party.

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    A set of three commemorative RUIN pins

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    Admission to the Union Transfer show
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    A 20"'x24''signed band poster + a commemorative t-shirt + a set of three commemorative RUIN pins

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    Sound check access + 2 sets of three commemorative RUIN pins + 2 commemorative t-shirts

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    Admission for 2 to the Union Transfer show + full backstage access + sound check access + 2 sets of three commemorative RUIN pins + 2 commemorative t-shirts

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    Admission for 2 to the Union Transfer show + full backstage access + sound check access + 2 sets of three commemorative RUIN pins + 2 commemorative t-shirts + autographed backstage photo with band + Fiat Lux and He-Ho CD re-issue

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