Long lost Philadelphia punks RUIN are to get their two super-rare albums reissued next month.
Birthed out of a city in industrial meltdown in the early 80s, Ruin developed in near isolation, creating a sound at odds with the prevailing hardcore scenes in other US cities. Initially labelled as Buddhists, they performed on candlelit stages and dressed all in white, and included LEONARD COHEN covers in their repertoire!
Their two albums - 1984's He-Ho and Fiat Lux from 1986 - are now being combined on a double-white vinyl LP by Southern Lord Records. Scheduled for release on 9 December, it's available to pre-order here.
In celebration of the release, Ruin will play a special one of record release party at The Barbary, Philadelphia on Saturday 17 December. The ticket price of $30 will include a copy of the album, access to the special after-party and a copy of the DVD Ruin... Killed Live From Union Transfer. Tickets go on sale on Sunday 27 November here.
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