Monday, August 9, 2021

191: Ruin

Dreams of Consciousness Podcast Episode 191 features an interview with Mike "Abominator" Nelson of Ruin.

[cover photo by Carmen Canchola]

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photo by Carmen Canchola
By reducing death metal to its most basic elements, Ruin approach the genre much like Motörhead or AC/DC. But don't let their simplicity fool you; as guitarist/vocalist/founder Mike "Abombinator" Nelson says, "For a bunch of stupid assholes playing fucking simplistic, barbaric death metal, we actually do a lot of planning with this stuff."

I spoke with Mike about Ruin's early years, the circumstances that led to their decades-long hiatus, and why Mike decided to resurrect the band. We also discussed Ruin's upcoming third full-length, Spread Plague Death, and how RZA and Jimmy Page influenced the flow of the album.

My thanks to Mike for speaking with me, and to all of you for listening.

Music In This Episode:

"In Horrific Disgust"
taken from the album Human Annihilation

"Humiliation At Birth"
taken from the compilation Plague Transmissions: Vol 2

"Slow Degradation"
"Ornaments of Flesh"
taken from the upcoming album Spread Plague Death

"Drown in Blood"
taken from the album Drown in Blood

Ruin on Facebook

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Plague Transmissions: Vol. 2 (through Horror Pain Gore Death Productions)

Death Metal Cult:

an interview
with Ulcerate