Tommy Dark found the singer he was looking for. She was in California. So he packed his guitar and leather pants and he left New York City. Before leaving NYC, Tommy Dark played lead guitar in Voltaire's band The Oddz.
Saints Of Ruin, began in San Fransisco at the beginning of 2007. Tommy and singer-bass player, Ruby Ruin began writing together and creating music that fused Gothic metal with power Pop. Very catchy, hooky stuff. Adding John Paul Young on keyboards immediately infused an element of Industrial music to an already original sounding mix of music Gothic Industrial Pop, was now born in the Saints Of Ruin !!! The final ingredient was the Drummer....Michael Dominic Broadus. Kick Ass pounding and perfect timing. No other drummer would have fit this well. This is the band to watch for.
As of October 3rd, MYSPACE MUSIC listed Saints Of Ruin as the Number One unsigned Goth Band in California AND The Number Three unsigned Goth Band in the World !
The Saints of Ruin are rapidly garnering international fans and media attention. Here's what the Press are saying:
" Trendy Gothic rock with a groovy touch "
UNDERGROUND EMPIRE MAGAZINE / GERMANY - MARCH 2009
"Ruby Ruins vocals are strong and melodic, the guitar work is solid and the keyboards provide that all too important Goth flavour. In fact, all the components of the songs are equally strong and well executed."
DEVOLUTION MAGAZINE / UK - DECEMBER 2008
"Saints Of Ruin are a modern Goth-Rock band that has been masterfully pumping out dark industrial rock since mid-2007."
REVOLVER MAGAZINE / USA - AUGUST 2008 (October issue)
"Lead vocalist Ruby Ruin has a great solid, melodic voice. You can feel her emotions as she sings these well written lyrics on this 5 song CD."
SHALLOW GRAVES MAGAZINE / USA - OCTOBER 2008
"...Evanescence, Sisters Of Mercy hybrid. A dangerous, cutting edge band that can Rock with the best of them"
POWER PLAY MAGAZINE / UK - AUGUST 2008
"Saints of Ruin are a truly amazingly powerful rock band with a truly amazing female singer in Ruby Ruin."
INSOMNIA MAGAZINE / UK - JULY 2008
"Despite being a new band, they have already attracted fans through their sexy vocalist and very catchy songs as well talented musicians and spectacular concerts."
MATTEY MAGAZINE / VENEZUELA - JULY 2008
"...Immediately imagined how enjoyable this band would be to watch playing a stadium; all the ingredients are there; rock solid foundations, kick ass guitar solos, great sounding (and looking) vocalist, and keyboards completing and filling out the sound (they even have a ballad on the CD! Awesome)."
SLAUGHTERAMA MAGAZINE / NEW ZEALAND- JULY 2008
"...Songs are really cool, radio-friendly, which can help them to have many listeners., and if they do promotion a bit more, they are on their way to big success. "
NOCTURNE MAGAZINE / SERBIA - JULY 2008
"Fairytale is a good and solid basis on which the Saints Of Ruin can build their future."
VER SACRUM MAGAZINE / ITALY - JUNE 2008
“…Record labels had better start forming an orderly queue here, to avoid disappointment!”
RAVENHEART MUSIC MAGAZINE / UK - MAY 2008
"...this group is in the spotlight in Europe"
DARK ENTRIES MAGAZINE / BELGIUM - MAY 2008
“…An INCREDIBLE Gothic band, with superstardom to be had… [See] for yourselves, what all the darkly riveting commotion is about.
GRAVE CONCERNS E-ZINE / US - MARCH 2008
“An extraordinary one of a kind Gothic Rock band that will take the world by storm…”
MY GOTHIC LIFE MAGAZINE / Puerto Rico - MARCH 2008
The S O R image is quite mesmerizing; the most Glamorous side of Goth. Prepare to fantasize.... Stay tuned. Much more to come.