It’s Thanksgiving eve, and I know what I’m thankful for. I’m thankful for the plethora of Maine rock and metal, and I’m thankful for all of you turkeys who take the time out of your already busy days to read my blog. It’s been one hell of a year, and so much crap has happened that I’m astonished that I’m still standing and not permanently drunk or locked in a psych ward somewhere (joking…sort of. Shout out to my fellow Spring Harbor alumni). Although, I could go for a nice glass of a full bottle of rum right now…
I’m also thankful that I get to see Maine’s powerhouse thrash metal band RUIN, on Black Friday. I’ve been waiting for like, ever. They’ve been on tour and are finally coming back for a hometown show. Thank you to their manager, Mike Schermuly for turning me onto these dudes. Holy filet of fuck mignon! It’s not often that I hear something and immediately like it. Sometimes it takes a few listens, but I’ve been listening to their album “Rite of Passage” on repeat for weeks, and there isn’t a song on there that I don’t enjoy. “Along the Way” is my personal favorite, followed by “There Comes a Time”. It’s the kind of metal that gets me all inspired and shit. I listen to it and feel like the baddest bitch in all the land (the land being wherever I happen to be at the time). To get a feel for what RUIN is about, check ’em out at https://www.ruinband.net. Go ahead. I’ll wait.
Like what you see and hear? Come to Geno’s in Portland this Friday, 11/24 for what will probably be one of the best shows of the year. Burn off all those calories from turkey and pie by moshing to Devils Nite Out, The Great North, and RUIN. For $8, that’s a fuckin’ lineup! Check out Devils Nite Out (metal/hardcore from Portland) at https://devilsniteout.com and The Great North (metal/hardcore from Augusta) at https://thegreatnorthmetal.bandcamp.com. These are two rippin’ bands that will complement RUIN very well. In other words, this show is gonna be a rager. Come early, drink, stay late, and be thankful and shit. The show starts at 9pm and is 21+. The bar is cash only, but there’s an ATM inside. I got this shit covered.
I’m so pumped for this show. I need a good face melting appointment, and this should more than do the trick. I hope you’ll join me in singing along to DNO’s “What” and hopefully, if I get my way, “Ascension”. Can’t wait for the album, guys. I’ll have my monies ready so you can shut up and take it.
Thank you for reading this. Thank you for accepting me into the scene, even when I don’t have much to offer sometimes. I’m so thankful for it, and I honestly don’t know what I would do without you all. This bitch might get knocked down a few pegs, but best believe I’ll build myself up. Bigger. Badder. Bitchier. Show-goingier. Get ready for the ball of fire as we head into 2018.
Have a Happy Thanksgiving, ya filthy animals.