Formed in 2006 by S. De La Moth and Genevieve, MENACE RUINE have defined their unique, hypnotizing, and enchanting sound through a searing yet seamless mix of martial ambient, industrial, neo-folk, and black metal. Where the waves of harsh yet elegant sound and noise lays the ground-work to complement the mesmerizing and haunting vocals of Genevieve, for those who haven’t heard and/or are not familiar with the oeuvre of MENACE RUINE, one can say that their sound almost comes across a kinship mix and marriage of such luminaries as The Moon Lay Hidden Beneath A Cloud, Nico, Merzbow, and the more despondent aspects of Burzum.
With Alight In Ashes, MENACE RUINE, with their fourth full-length album have returned to their more melodic aspect of their sound, more akin to their second album The Die Is Cast, which was the follow-up to their minimalist black metal dominated debut Cult Of Ruins. In conclusion, Alight In Ashes stands as the duo’s most encompassing release in their repertoire. An album in which creates such a scenario that never sounded so elegant yet ensorcelled with such apocalyptic beauty. To be officially released on Oct 2nd (vinyl will be handled by SIGE records).
Alight In Ashes track listing:
1- Set Water to Flames
3- Arsenikon (Faded in Dischord)
4- Burnt Offerings
5- Disease of Fear
6- Cup of Oblivion
The band will be also joining label mates ASH BORER on a West Coast tour this September.
09/20 – Oakland, CA @ Oakland Metro Back Room
09/21-23 – Desolation Wilderness, CA – Stella Natura Festival (w/ Mournful Congregation, Sabbath Assembly, Aluk Todolo, Wolvserpent, etc.)
09/24 – Eugene, OR @ Wandering Goat
09/25 – Seattle, WA @ Funhouse Seattle
09/26 – Portland, OR @ Backspace