1/25/16 – Terre Haute, IN
Fresh on the heels of the new year, From These Ruins have been working diligently to finish up their highly anticipated debut LP, tentatively due this spring.
“We have been working our tails off to make sure that this album is a culmination of who we are, where we are, and what we want to say,” states drummer Chad Anderson
With tracking almost complete, and post production about to begin, From These Ruins are giving their “Brotherhood” (the nickname of the FTR faithful) little teasers along the way. A few video snippets of some mix downs and a taste of the new music have surfaced on the bands social media pages, along with the unveiling of the new logo.
Today, however, From These Ruins would like to announce the title of their first full length album:
Advocate of the Unwanted.
“I was speaking to a group of teens at a high school about FTR, and the words just came out of my mouth without thinking as a way to describe what we represent for them,” says dynamic singer Rusty Sparks. “We really are ‘advocates of the unwanted’. When they feel alone, or that no one else wants them, they always have a home with From These Ruins; we understand and will be there,” he finished.
“For me, it’s more of a message about us and the music, where you can have five guys who believe in a greater cause. We can and do accept anyone, no matter their beliefs or status in life. We all have that journey and I feel like ours is telling people you are accepted and loved, no matter what,” states lead guitarist Timothy Hartman.
The 11 track album will be released in the spring with plenty of tour dates in support of the record.
“This album will have a completely renovated sound for us. It’s the same building but we tore down walls, rebuilt rooms and added landscaping,” laughs Sparks. “Everything you loved about FTR before, with more growth as a band, as people and our sound.”
Heavy grooves, screaming guitars and intense vocals have always been a staple for the band and have defined their sound.
“There is plenty of the heavy in this record, of course,” Anderson states. “But we have grown as musicians and as a band writing together; and this album reflects that,” he concludes.
To stay up to date with From These Ruins, make sure to check out their social media sites, sign up for their mailing list and check back often to the official website, fromtheseruins.com.