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The Saints Of Ruin are a Black Pop, Gothic Rock band, combining powerful, melodic vocals and mysterious lyrics with elements of metal guitar and electronic undercurrents.
Saints Of Ruin, began in San Francisco at the beginning of 2007. Renowned guitarist Tommy Dark and singer-bass player, Ruby Ruin began writing together and creating music that fused Gothic Metal with Power Pop. Creating their own genre “Black Pop”.
Drummer Michael Broadus was the first to join and brought the power that was needed to launch the group into the spotlight. Later adding classically trained Kat Downs on the keyboards sealed their unique sound.
Saints Of Ruin signed with Echozone Records in Fall 2009 and has three releases on this label.
They continued to perform and record through 2013 and have since pursued other projects. While never officially disbanding, the members are still friends and hope to reunite one day.
Vocals, Bass Guitar
Wikipedia Definition: Gothic rock (also referred to as goth rock or simply goth) is a style of rock music that emerged from post-punk in the late 1970s. The first post-punk bands which shifted towards dark music with gothic overtones include Siouxsie and the Banshees, Joy Division, Bauhaus and The Cure.
The genre itself was defined as a separate movement from post-punk due to its darker music accompanied by introspective and romantic lyrics. Gothic rock then gave rise to a broader subculture that included clubs, fashion and publications in the 1980s.
The Saints Of Ruin have continued this tradition into the 21st century with an original sound and thousands of fans who follow the sounds, fashion and culture of Gothic Rock.
With a sexy look and sound, The Saints Of Ruin have been selected to play shows like the Anne Rice's Vampire Ball in New Orleans, Folsom Street Fair (the world's largest fetish fair) and some of the West's hottest Goth and Rock clubs.
The Saints Of Ruin rapidly gained media attention with rave reviews and ample internet radio play. They appeared in Mick Mercer's new Goth music directory book, "Music To Die For". Their music is featured in "Slay Angels" dish network series. They were reviewed in Revolver Magazine's Meet and Greet in September 2008 and was featured on Lip Service's Soundtrack for April 2008 and on Fuzz.com in May of 2008. Before signing with Echozone, they were ranked #1 unsigned goth band on Myspace Top Artists 2009. They toured and performed in the USA and released 4 albums. You can hear Saints Of Ruin played on Pandora Radio and watch their videos on YouTube.