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New Hardcore Band Spotlight: Ruined Virtue

Photo: Mark Buchanan

Band: Ruined Virtue
From: Sheffield, UK

Their formation story:
(Dan, guitar): "Haz (vocals) and I have wanted to start a hardcore punk band for a minute. I had some riffs sat on my computer that I never turned into full tunes until Serg and Jack stepped in to complete the lineup.

"We have a healthy punk scene in Sheffield—everyone kinda knows everyone so getting the band up and running wasn’t too hard once we had the idea and sound down."

Their sound in their own words:
"We’re hugely influenced by '8’s Scandi bands like Anti Cimex but also listen to a lot of NWOBHM which I guess is where the more metal parts come from. Some of the contemporary New York bands play a part in our sound too like Warthog, Dollhouse, etc."

Latest release info:
"We recorded with the mastermind behind every good punk and hardcore band in the UK: Atko at the Stationhouse. It’s taken us around 10 months to get everything wrote, recorded and designed etc but feels good to finally have it out. Haz is the brains behind the creative."

Future plans:
"For now, our plans are to just play shows so people can hear it live. Maybe a weekender or a small run of shows come summertime too. We all live about 15 minutes from each so we might write a couple more tracks and keep them in an our back pocket for now."

What other bands from their region should we check out?
Diall, Rat Cage, The Flex, Stingray, Accusation, Rough Justice, Sordid Vision, Pleasure. There’s loads I’m missing but the UK scene is thriving at the minute."

Ruined Virtue on social media: Instagram

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