The History. September 2004 marks the inception. Over the course of the last five years, Left in Ruins has sought long and hard to find the most brutally talented musicians. Throw Luigi Cilento (Vocals/Guitar), Jorge Naranjo (Lead Guitar), Jaymz Delisle (Guitar), Mike Velasquez (Bass), and Ben Policello (Drums), into a blender with Iron Maiden, Mastodon, Lamb of God, Slayer, Metallica, Black Sabbath, and Pantera, and you will be left ‘with a ferocious blend of groove-based death metal and thuggish hardcore.’ – Metal Hammer
Left In Ruins have recently shared the studio with producer, Billy Graziadei (Biohazard, Suicide City), to fully execute their debut album, Straight Out Out Hell. Not only does this album ‘…give equal nods to NYDM godfathers Suffocation and the Producer’s usual associates,’ but ‘Each song packs an arsenal of certifiably heavy riffs…’ – Metal Hammer Straight Out Of Hell was released in August of 2008, and was the follow up to their 2006 Self Titled, Self Produced, demo.
Left In Ruins has gone full throttle by taking part in the Sinister Music compilation album series, which was distributed by Mistress Juliya, former host of "Slave to the Metal" on Fuse TV. In addition, they have been featured on "The Underground Thrashold" and "60 Minutes of Mostly Metal" television programs, and have received frequent airplay on 89.5 FM WSOU's "Street Patrol" program. As for press coverage, Left In Ruins have been under the radar, as they have been featured in the March '07, and Halloween '07 issues of Metal Maniacs magazine, as well as the November 2008 issue of Metal Hammer, along with several local publications including More Sugar and Upstate Metal magazines.
Clearly, no amateur could possibly share the stage with acts such as Testament, The Misfits, Exodus, Soulfly, Cradle Of Filth, The Black Dahlia Murder, Municipal Waste, Overkill, Amon Amarth, Unearth, Joey Belladonna of Anthrax, Behemoth, Prong, Gojira, Subzero, Psychostick, Goatwhore, 1349, Nachtmystuim, Chris Caffery, Doro Pesch, Epica, The Agonist, Toxic Holocaust, Skeleton Witch, Job For A Cowboy, Himsa, The Spyderz, Warbringer, Arsis, Bloodclot!, 25 Ta Life, Monstrosity, Vital Remains, Mortician, and Cthonic.
In February of 2010 Left In Ruins and Mike decided to part ways as bandmates (but not as brothers! Mike will always be our closest friend!) and the band recruited long-time friend, fan, and former Crimelab Bassist Matt Dicioccio. Matt is a veteran of the scene and Left In Ruins are eagerly looking forward to whats in store for their future with Matt in their ranks!!!
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