Published Jun 04, 2010A post on Baltimore, MD new-school hardcore band Ruiner's MySpace page today (June 4) stated, "I'm getting too old for this shit." Unfortunately, for fans of the band, it turns out that really is the case, as the band have just announced they're calling it quits.
"This wasn't an easy choice to make," vocalist Rob Sullivan said in a press release. "All of us started playing in bands when we were in middle school and for the first time in 12 to 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 percent 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."
Ruiner's last album was 2009's Hell Is Empty. During their six-year run, the band released three full-lengths, all through underground hardcore label Bridge Nine Records, as well as several EPs and splits.
Ruiner's previously announced tour dates - a European run in July and an appearance at Philadelphia's This is Hardcore fest in August - will still go down. The band will be playing their last show in early October; if they time it just right, it can go down on the anniversary of their first show, which went down on October 5.