From The Ruins

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Rising from smouldering remains; the spoils of a hard-fought battle, is the music by From the Ruins, an alternative rock band from Barrie, ON. Since hitting scene in late 2013, the band has focused their attention to constructing songs worthy of rock-anthem status with a very distinct process. Their song genesis is a product of a relentless attack, as the band aims to strip it down to its bare elements and then rebuild and work with it until it transcends their expectations, or abandon it. The resulting songs are packed so full of energy that they could easily ignite an inferno, as their sheer power reverberates over every fibre of your being. They are bound to take your soul hostage with their aggressive, yet complex melodies, dynamic harmonies and emotionally captivating lyrics.

From the Ruins was the vision of two veteran musicians; Julien Michaud, Gold record holder for his work with Mattel at Phase One Studios (vocals/lead guitar) and Adam Skinner (vocals/rhythm guitar) who were members of Richmond Switch and Atlantis Blueprint, respectively. Not long after, former bandmates joined them to complete their group: Bryan Lake (also from Richmond Switch) joined as the band’s drummer and Brad Barnett (also from Altantis Blueprint) became the bass guitarist. Although a new band, From the Ruins is no stranger to the Canadian music industry. Their former bands have opened for such acts as Wide Mouth Mason, Big Sugar, Kim Mitchell, Finger Eleven, The Arkells, Big Wreck, Ian Thornley, The Trews and April Wine, to name a few.

Their debut EP, Wildcat Damage was released this spring. It includes three songs: “Thread”, “Thrown Away” and “Voices”, along with an official video for "Voices". From the Ruins has shared the stage with many bands including Platinum Blonde, Say Yes, The Anti-Queens, The Sole Pursuit and Kill Matilda. They also performed in the Proving Ground Concert Series in Barrie in 2015 and will again in May, 2016. Embodying the lyrics from their song, “Slave”, From the Ruins are slaves to the rhythm and take every opportunity they can to perform live for their fans. They are looking forward to potential performances during the busy summer festival season and at local venues around the region.

“With haunting vocals, thought-provoking lyrics and highly technical instrumentation, they demonstrate their potency in the Canadian music scene.” - Canadian Beats


Wildcat Damage EP - 2015


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From The Ruins - Thrown Away


Preacher - From the Ruins


From The Ruins - Voices