EPK – Juliet Ruin – Dark Water (EP) (2021)
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For fans of Jinjer, Infected Rain, The Agonist, Butcher Babies, Once Human, Killswitch Engage
EP Title: Dark Water
Release Date: March 26, 2021
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“We have created a listening experience that is definitively hard-edged, but catchy with lyrics you can shout in anger and also it leans positive on message. Overall, the band’s sound has evolved into heavier territory yet again. Completely switching to the lower tuned guitars, this EP does not have any backing vocalists on it as the previous efforts have, thanks to the massive improvements Jess Ruin has made in her harsh vocal techniques.
Juliet Ruin is recommended for anyone who enjoys heavy and melodic metal with powerful vocals, especially those who already have The Agonist, Jinjer, and Killswitch Engage in rotation.” – Juliet Ruin
“If you are a fan of the likes of JINJER, INFECTED RAIN, THE AGONIST and BUTCHER BABIES then the “Dark Water” E.P is one for you to check out. The E.P opens with the title track “Dark Water” as a ferocious riff creeps in as the rhythm section sounds away. From then the band are now in full swing as the very haunting sounding vocals coming in. The song leads to a sing along chorus with a cool lead line afterwards. When the breakdown hits the vocals add a sort of dreamy feel to it until the guitar solo sections kick in. Great way to start things off.” 8/10 – Metal Temple
““Dark Water” by JULIET RUIN is a great listen and one I really enjoyed. From listening the vocals have a lot of range as Jess goes from hauntingly clean to aggressive death growls. The band has a very modern sound that is filled with great riffing and killer grooves. The songs here are great and you can hear their influences at times too. This is a band that, from listening to this, sounds like they need to be experienced in a live setting and I would love to hear more from them in the future.” – Metal Temple
“As mentioned, Juliet Ruin is not a stranger to attention and praise and can expect a lot more with Dark Water. It is their most striking offering yet and with the new evolution in the band’s already potent sound, surely the first step to greater things.” – The RingMaster Review
“Bang your heads to the new EP by this amazing Canadian Modern Metal crew, reflecting a turn to darker sounds and grittier vocals while still preserving the spirit of what makes the band who they are.” – The Headbanging Moose
“Bloody love it! One of the best EPs I’ve heard this year so far. ” – Ever Metal
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EP Title: Dark Water
Release Date: March 26, 2021
1. Dark Water (4:47)
2. Cosmic Vertigo (4:08)
3. Fake Stigmata (4:54)
4. Might (4:16)
EP Length: 18:06
• Performed and written by: Juliet Ruin
• Produced by : Juliet Ruin and Diego Fernandez
• Mixed/Mastered : Diego Fernandez
• Artwork by : Brandy Black
• SOCAN Member
• Canadian Content: MAPL
Album and Live Line-Up:
Jess Fleming – Vocals
Kent Geislinger – Guitar
Wesley Rands – Guitar
Cody Reid – Bass
Jesse Bauman – Drums
Nominated for Metal Recording of The Year – Ugly Side – Edmonton Music Awards 2018
“Every band needs to find that element which connects them with a fanbase, and Juliet Ruin has done that early on in their career.” – PureGrainAudio
“Pre-album single “Spite” that features a Sprite logo is also reminiscent of “Cloud Factory” era Jinjer with an excellent vocal range on show. Blending riffs seamlessly with gravity defying leaps between sub-genres from classic Metal to Hard Rock to Metalcore, it’s a nice twist on the conventional approach.” – Metal Noise
“If you are into Halestorm, Jinjer, Killswitch Engage you are gonna fall in love with this group not just a bit. But madly and deeply! Grab a hold of this gem of a release on the 6th of September you aint gonna regret it , cos Juliet Ruin aint gonna “Ruin” ya day they are gonna make it !! ” – The Metal Gods Meltdown
“An album full of energy, fluid, strong! Aggressive! Powerful!! Continuous, forceful!” – Darkzen Dragon Metal Angels
“From hardrock, to metalcore and everythign in between, Juliet Ruin delivers a fun and interesting record with many sounds, attitudes and emotions.” – Heavy New York
“I have been really enjoying the heck out of this album” – Craank
“For what it’s doing, I concede that Old Stardust does its thing relatively well. The transitions between tracks are smooth and natural, especially from the moody In This Flawed Flyleaf Moment alt-metal of “FTW” into the by-the-numbers beauty vs beast metalcore of “Seasons,”” – Angry Metal Guy
“Seasons- A fascinating ride through a stygian underworld in a chariot of fire driven by a demigod like being that wields both the power of life and death. With Avenged Sevenfold style instrumental phrasing, powerful dual vocal combination, and an awesome 2 verse bridge, Seasons is a scorching hell-ride. If you have a god, commit your mortal soul to him (or her) before embarking on your journey through the seasons of the underworld.” – Ginger Approved
“Juliet Ruin’s sound is comparable to a muddier version of Alexisonfire, with Ruin guiding the songs with her powerful voice while being backed up by Geislinger’s harsh screams and growls…. Juliet Ruin has been gaining more recognition after every concert with its single “Rogue Down” receiving a nomination at the Edmonton Music Awards.” – Vue Weekly (2017)
“Search no further than the Juliet Ruin playbook, it’ll teach you a thing or two. Their hard work and dedication are clearly paying off, and I predict that it won’t be too long until they become a commercial success. Yes, I’m willing to wager on it.” – Ravenkin Photography (2018)
Band Fun Facts
1. Juliet is Jess’s middle name and “Juliet Ruin” was a potential stage name she wanted to use one day. When the members forming the band heard that when deciding on a name it was decided that would be a perfect name having her as the front woman.
2. When Cody Reid joined the band in 2017, Juliet Ruin was in the middle of recording the debut EP. The plan was for Kent to do all the bass work but Cody was so gung ho he managed to nail down the material well enough to be ready to track it within just a few days. And he did a much better job than Kent would have.
3. When Juliet Ruyin played with Jinjer in Calgary they were doing their best to be very polite and stay out of the way of the main bands and crews. So polite to the point where Jess and Jesse got scolded by an exasperated crew member for saying sorry too many times.
4. Kent and Jess formed Juliet Ruin from the ashes of their previous project Fiction of Fate. This band’s style is like a precursor to Juliet Ruin and its music can be found on various streaming services.
L-R – Cody Reid – Bass and Backing Vocals, Kent Geislinger – Guitar and Vocals, Jess Ruin – Lead Vocals, Wesley Rands – Guitar, Jesse Bauman – Drums
Photo Credit to Dana Zuk Photography
Juliet Ruin was formed in 2015 from the ashes of a previous project Fiction of Fate with the desire to fuse metal sound with clean technical vocal stylings in a way that is both beautiful and beastly.
Clean and spirited, Juliet Ruin is comprised of Jess Ruin (lead vocals), Kent Geislinger – (guitar/backing vocals), Wesley Rands (guitar), Cody Reid (bass/backing vocals) and Jesse Bauman (drums); creating an original sound chock full of catchy hooks that convey a fresh and emotive feel to their heavy music.
Juliet Ruin took the obligatory first step with their debut self-titled EP in 2017 and quickly made their way through the local scene, captivating audiences with high-energy interactions that evoke emotion, vulnerability and power over various local gigs and appearing at several festivals over their flourishing career.
The next exciting step for Juliet Ruin was the release of their first full-length album ‘Old Stardust, Love and Chaos’ in 2019 that showcased more technical and heavy instrumentation, including some dabbling in low tuned 7 string guitars. The lead vocals also on that release increased in volume of screams and clean techniques with complimented pop-esque power vocals.
Fast-forwarding to 2020, the age of Covid, things have been tough, no touring, no fans to perform in front of, but not seeing it as a lost cause, Juliet Ruin came together to do what they do best, uniting their love for the music and writing new bangers for current fans and new ones to come. Juliet Ruin is very excited to be kicking off 2021 with a new EP “Dark Water” with the first single off the record and title track to be released during November 2020.
2021 – Dark Water – EP
2019 – Old Stardust, Love, and Chaos – LP
2017 – Self-Titled – EP
Shared Stage with:
Jinjer, The Browning, Sumo Cyco, Royal Tusk, The Agonist, Wednesday 13, The Veer Union, Into Eternity, Sovereign Council, Ninjaspy, Shark Infested Daughters, Tessitura, Tides of Kharon, Black Friday, Solborn, Protosequence, Process, Bastian, WMD, New Jacobin Club, Forsaken Rite, Van Halst, Anarcheon, Kosm, The Myopia Condition, Tartar Control
Tour and Festivals:
2019 – Loud As Hell – Drumheller, AB
2018 – Days of the Dead – Red Deer, AB
2018 – Screamfest – Saskatoon, SK
2018 – Loud as Hell Festival – Drumheller, AB
2018 – Metalocalypstick Fest – Lone Butte, BC
2017 – Days of the Dead – Red Deer, AB
2017 – Metalocalypstick Fest – Lone Butte, BC
2017 – CEMR Fest – Calgary, AB
2016 – Metalocalypstick Fest – Valemount, BC
2018 – Edmonton Music Awards – Nominated for Metal Recording of The Year – Ugly Side
EP – Old Stardust, Love, and Chaos debut #11 on the iTunes metal chart.
Bassist Cody Reid endorsed by Nordstrand Audio
Drummer Jesse Bauman endorsed by Attack Drum Heads and Los Cabos drumsticks.
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