Indianapolis, IN -- From These Ruins are excited to announce an August 2016 release for their debut full-length record, Advocate of the Unwanted,
An independent release, Advocate of the Unwanted is the highly-anticipated follow-up to the band's Brotherhood EP, which received critical acclaim and saw the band share the stage with Soulfly, Smile Empty Soul, Abigail Williams, Tantric, The Letter Black and countless others.
In mid-2014, From These Ruins released “Losing Control” in the form of a free download for fans to get a taste of what was to come from the band, receiving positive reviews all around.
The new album also sees a big lineup change for the band, parting ways with longtime guitarist Jeff Garloch and bassist Matthew Bridgewaters and welcoming in guitarist Joshua Bogard and bassist Mark Cole.
Founder and frontman Rusty Sparks says of the new chapter of From These Ruins:
“While we are still the same FTR that invited our fans to be brothers and sisters rather than fans in our Brotherhood EP, we're turning the page to a new chapter. Our message will always be the same however it will now be delivered by a grown, evolved FTR.
We're influenced by our faith and lives' experiences to title this LP Advocate of the Unwanted for obvious reasons. Being in a band gives us a unique opportunity to meet people we would never meet otherwise. We hear the stories and struggles that we ourselves can relate to. Feelings of being lonely, unwanted or left behind are easy too common.
So we're saying to those people- 'we're there!' Expect the same energetic performances we've been known for through the years but get ready to hear and experience the best FTR you've ever seen! This not only reflects in our music but in my lyrics. In every aspect we've went to great lengths to take the good and improve on what was there.
Not to mention with new members come new influences and experiences and we're honored to have Mark Cole and Zach Burger aboard.”
Advocate of the Unwanted will be available for pre-order soon and tour dates are consistently being announced via the band's website and social media pages.
From These Ruins are available for interviews, reviews, and other press opportunities.
From These Ruins are:
Rusty Sparks- Vocals
Chad Anderson- Drums, Vocals
Tim Hartman- Guitar
Zach Burger- Guitar
Mark Cole- Bass