This wasn't an easy choice to make. All of us started playing in bands when we were in middle school and for the first time in 12-13 years, some of us won't be having band practice on a weekly basis. But we know this is a choice we needed to make. We always ran this band at 100% and some of us now feel like we don't have the desire to tour anymore. We aren't the kind of band who wants to release records and rarely play the music, so we decided it is now an appropriate time to hang it up. We got to see the world a few times over and with that met a lot of incredible people. We will all be forever grateful for that, but we know this decision is the right one to make. I'm sure I could give many more reasons as to why, but the gist of it is if this band can't be done at full speed, we feel it is better to stop.The band plans to carry out their current European Tour in July, as well as their set at This is Hardcore Festival in August. A final show in October will be announced in the coming months. In their time together Ruiner released two full-lengths (most recently 2009's Hell Is Empty) and several EPs, and played over 700 shows.
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Baltimore, MD's Ruiner have decided to hang it up in October 2010 (as October 5th is the anniversary of their first show). Vocalist Rob Sullivan commented:
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