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The Ruiner: Australian metal supergroup announce Album Launch Show

October 26, 2016


Melbourne’s death/grind/stoner supergroup, The Ruiner, will be playing an Album Launch show at The Tote in Melbourne on Saturday, November 5. 

This is the ONLY show the band have planned so miss it at your own peril.

To make the show that much more impressive, The Ruiner have recruited Horsehunter, Watchtower and Bunyip to make the launch one to remember!




Saturday, November 5: The Tote, Melbourne


Line Up


The Ruiner





Official Event Page






Established in 2013, The Ruiner were originally brought together to play a one-off show as a tribute to legendary death / grind / stoner band Christbait (1989-1996). 

They appeared under the moniker Dirtypunkmutha, the name of Christbait’s 1996 release. Somehow, amid much arm-twisting and promises of fame and fortune, two of Christbait's original members decided to get the project off theground as a proper band.


Featuring Craig Westwood (guitar – Christbait, Dern Rutlidge, Budd), Jason Vassallo (vocals – Christbait, Dread), Jason PC (bass – Blood Duster, Dern Rutlidge, Birdcage) and brothers Adam Stokes (guitar – Legends Of Motorsport, Pillow) and Ben Stokes (drums – Pillow, Tailbone, Piggy). 

The Ruiner blends heavy and dark doom riffs with hard stoner grooves; they’re a cross between Isis, Goatsnake and the band you always wanted to join, super heavy while not being afraid of a song.


The Ruiner's intensity and strength live didn’t take long for them to impress. Having all played together in their numerous projects, The Ruiner boys know each other’s strengths and weaknesses, and fit together well. 

They’ve released two digital singles to date with their debut album released on September 26 through Desert Highways, with tracks being recorded between Goatsound by Jason PC (Witchskull, Watchtower, Broozer, I Exist) and Toyland by Adam Calaitzis (Blood Duster, Damaged, Dern Rutlidge), with mixing duties between Jason PC and Billy Anderson (Melvins, Sick Of It All, High On Fire, Cathedral, Sleep).





The Ruiner are:

Jason Vassallo - Vocals. 

Craig Westwood - Guitar and Vocals

Jason PC - Bass

Adam Stokes – Guitar

Ben Stokes – Drums


The Ruiner is available now from




facebook.com/theruinerband   theruiner.bandcamp.com 

deserthighways.com  facebook.com/deserthighwaysmusic   




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