Since clawing their way out of the sludge of Akron at the onset of 2003, Northeast Ohio's Rue have been bringing a rock demolition to the masses. Relentlessly loud and hard hitting, Rue have hammered the U.S. touring and appearing with Weedeater, Bongzilla, Rwake, Dot[.], Graves at Sea, Zoroaster, Keelhaul, Goatwhore, Eyehategod, Mushroomhead, Yob, -16-, Alabama Thunderpussy, Meatjack, High on Fir...e, Unsane, and numerous others.
Rue teamed with independent stalwart Shifty Records to release their self-titled debut CD in late 2003, and participated in a split CD with Portaland's Aldebaran in 2004. Summer of 2006 Rue recorded Eyehategod's "Blank" for a tribute to Eyehategod entitled "For The Sick" released via Emetic Records in 2007. In winter of 2007 Rue recorded "A Heart Held by Demons" EP (A limited pressing of vinyl only) which was released in summer 2008 on Shifty Records. In spring of 2010 Rue recorded thier long awaited full length album entitled "Thorns" that is set to be released via Shfty Records in fall 2011.
With influences ranging from Iron Monkey, Buzzoven, and Celtic Frost, to the Melvins, Acid Bath, and Black Flag, Rue like to lay it down thick and with precision. They plan to defile the road as often as they can, so keep an eye out for
Rue to blow the windows out of your local bar, tavern, or concert club. You'll hear them coming.