Dead City Ruins are 5 young men from Croydon, Melbourne, Australia, and they play Rock ‘n’ Roll like their lives depend on it.
If you can imagine Black Sabbath, Early 80’s Iron Maiden and Phil Lynott era Thin Lizzy, thrown in a blender alongside antipodean grit, sweat and a fountain of beers, you’re getting close to the in your face, high energy live show delivered at brain splitting decibels these guys produce.
Formed in 2010 by five of the finest musical wingmen in the state of Victoria, the band drew first blood by launching headfirst into the studio to lay down ‘Midnight Killer’ Their debut released in early 2011.
Side stepping the notion of settling down and becoming another ‘local band’, Dead City Ruins began their global manifesto in earnest, booking just 4 x shows and 5 one way tickets to Europe before even releasing the album in Australia.
There began a catalogue of blind luck, drama and ultimately, victory as the band toured hand to mouth in the northern hemisphere for the better part of 2 years, defiantly keeping a run down Ford Transit on life support whilst living in a combination of tents, makeshift roadside shelters and the floors of those who would fall for their many charms.
It was a perpetual cycle of touring that found them opening for acts such as Rival Sons, Mastodon, Wolfmother and building up to their own headlining shows and festival slots.
Pulling up the handbrake mid 2013, they returned home to record their follow up self titled album.
No sooner had they finished they were once again thrust back into the maelstrom of international touring as the handpicked opening act for Skid Row & Ugly Kid Joe filling out the rest 2013 through to the first half of 2014.
The run concluded in Australia with a rapturous homecoming and kicked off subsequent headlining tours of Indonesia and UK/EU, leaving the band armed with a now rabid fan-base and a clear mission to record their third album– Never Say Die.
Produced by James Lewis (Arctic Monkeys, Sunset Sons), the record was promptly snapped up by German label AFM Records and was released to critical acclaim in April 2018.
Fronted by powerhouse vocalist Steve Welsh, Dead City Ruins took their dynamic and powerful live show to European audiences supporting U.D.O (Udo Dirkschneider) for a 5 week tour in early 2019 tearing venues apart and leaving the audience hungry for more.
With a headline tours in both Europe and Australia being booked and a brand new album 2020 is looking to be the bands biggest year yet!
"...they're just these young, broke kids who don't give a fuck except to play music in front of people. I love it and it's inspiring on a daily basis. That's the spirit of rock and roll in those kids"
DAVE "THE SNAKE" SABO (SKID ROW)
“A real fast-paced rock ‘n’ roll band”
– RYAN O’KEEFE (AIRBOURNE)
"They’re the real deal!”
- WHITFIELD CRANE (UGLY KID JOE)
“…A great bunch of guys from OZ and they kick ass on stage. Good luck to ‘em. Catch them if you have a chance”
- BERNIE SHAW (URIAH HEEP)
“NEVER SAY DIE” is dripping with adrenaline”
- METAL HAMMER, DE
“Big chunks of rough-house rock’n’roll”
CLASSIC ROCK, UK
“...Ear splitting, bra busting, panty dropping rock n roll"
- TONEDEAF, AUS
“...A force to be reckoned with.”
- METAL OBSESSION, AUS
“One of the best of the year. 5/5”
UNITED ROCK NATIONS, FR POWERMETAL.DE
- METALGODSTV.COM, UK
“A band that knows how to deliver.”
HEAVY MAG, AUS