Poor start to a Friday for Ruiner fans. After six years, 700+ shows, several releases, countless tours of North America, Europe, Australia and Asia, the band will be calling it a day in October 2010. Vocalist Rob Sullivan commented,
“This wasn’t an easy choice to make. All of us started playing in bands when we were in middle school and for the first time in 12-13 years, some of us won’t be having band practice on a weekly basis. But we know this is a choice we needed to make. We always ran this band at 100% and some of us now feel like we don’t have the desire to tour anymore. We aren’t the kind of band who wants to release records and rarely play the music, so we decided it is now an appropriate time to hang it up. We got to see the world a few times over and with that met a lot of incredible people. We will all be forever grateful for that, but we know this decision is the right one to make. I’m sure I could give many more reasons as to why, but the gist of it is if this band can’t be done at full speed, we feel it is better to stop.”
Ruiner released their third full-length for Bridge Nine, Hell Is Empty, in September of 2009.
The band has a European tour scheduled this July with Carpathian which will go on as scheduled, as well as a highly-coveted appearance at the sold out THIS IS HARDCORE festival in Philadelphia on August 15th.