Pick up the new album, Dearly Departed by The Family Ruin and don’t miss them on tour!

Posted: September 23, 2014 in Alternative Rock, Band, Entertainment, Hard Rock, Metal, music, New Music, New Release, Review, rock, Tour, Video
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Photo Credit: John Oliver

Photo Credit: John Oliver

The time has arrived! The UK bad ass band, The Family Ruin have released their album, Dearly Departed on KBB Records.  In honor of the release, we are pleased to repost our review of this must have album!  This is one album that we have been so excited for you to all hear. It is definitely one killer album filled with high energy tracks and a great display of musicianship by these five guys.  Drummer Dom White had this to say of the release,We’re so excited to finally unleash Dearly Departed to the world! This album is all about living life on the edge, picking yourself up no matter how many times you get knocked down and partying like there’s not a care in the world. We hope you all love it as much as we do – we can’t wait to bring it to the stage later this year! Welcome to the family!” 


The Family Ruin have really been garnering a lot of well deserved attention since singing with KBB Records, the new record label of Asking Alexandria’s Ben Bruce and co-manager Kyle Borman. The Family Ruin have a very fresh new sound complete with hard and heavy riffs blended with infectious harmonies, where they blend their metal and alternative influences with melodic hard rock. There is something for everyone in their sound. Think about a mix of Avenged Sevenfold with Escape the Fate. Dearly Departed is definitely one of our Top Albums of the Year for 2014!

The album starts right off with the fist-in-the-air chant of the rockin track Bring Out Your Dead.Hang on tight, you are about to take an incredible ride fueled with guitar heavy riffs, powerful vocals and get instantly hooked.  Things get kicked up a notch with the Leech which has a Bullet For My Valentine style intro taking you into a M. Shadows vibe and even a hint of raspy vocals like Josh Todd in the chorus. This song just bleeds energy and is definitely one of my favorites. Of course, you will find me saying that about every song because this album features 14 outstanding tracks. It is nice to see a band put out a full album with songs that are varied in their own style and don’t blend together. I am loving this album and it has been a mainstay on my regular playlist for a few weeks now!

Cirque Du Sin has some amazing whirling guitars that grab your attention. Another one of my fave songs is Let’s Go which I can easily see make it’s fast rise on the Active Rock chart and onto the airwaves. Here is the lyric video for Let’s Go:

Us Against the World has a cinematic intro and powerful vocals with emotionally driven lyrics that create such emotion. The song seamlessly blends an alternative edge into the hard rock style, another great stand out track. The ambient ethereal intro of Battle for the Sun transitions you into the face paced frenetic drums that I love. The vocals and battle style lyrics create such an intensity and energy that takes you to the edge.

Haunting highlights the amazing vocals that capture a true rawness and vulnerability and the mysterious backing vocals create such an illusive presence. Broken Hands once again has you appreciating the musicianship of the band, as they blend their hard rock style with an alternative edge and in no way, does it seem forced. They flow easily with melodies and hooks.

Let It Burn was the first single they released and immediately caught everyone’s attention. It is a heavy hard rock track with fierce guitars, powerful vocals, precision drumming and solid bass lines. It was the perfect introduction for people to The Family Ruin. Check out the lyric video for the song here:

The intro on Where We Fall is just purely bad ass as you dance amid adrenaline filled vibe laced with a sweet melody. It is like a rush to your heart and the sigh after, all at once, really great track. Sonder is the crowning finale to the album as it gathers all of your emotions into a cathartic closure. It might be the last act for this album but will have you looking forward to more by The Family Ruin.


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We are very excited to announce that The Family Ruin will be joining Chelsea Grin, Upon a Burning Body and Blessthefall for the Asking Alexandria Moving On Tour. This is one hell of a top notch lineup of bands and you are going to make sure to get there early to not miss any! The dates are listed below:


We are excited to see a San Francisco date of November 30th and will make sure to bring you full coverage of their set and see if we can bring you an interview with this fast rising band. Tickets for the general public go on sale 9/26 at 10 AM with presale available on 9/23 at 10 AM. Get your tickets early so you don’t miss them.

Pick up their new album on iTunes here and let me know which is your favorite track. Be sure to visit their social media sites so you can stay up to date on the latest news by The Family Ruin.

~ Marisol

Information & Links:

Band Members: 

  • Johnny Mennell [Vocals]
  • Craig Robinson [Guitar & Vocals]
  • James Langley [Guitar]
  • Josh Adamson [Bass]
  • Dom White [Drums]

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