The Canadian band Celestial Ruin is styled after European Symphonic Rock but executed with a decidedly North American flavor. Celestial Ruin's sound combines heavy rock rhythms and riffs with catchy, singable melodies, and rich symphonic textures, the likes of which have never been heard before. The combination is "epic" by all accounts. Lyrical themes are drawn from fantasy and horror, sometimes implying deeper meanings, sometimes just celebrating the subject matter. Celestial Ruin's live performance is close to the recording but organically so. Their music is written as organically as it is performed, a collaborative effort on the part of all project members.
Based out of Vancouver, Celestial Ruin started taking the scene by storm with their debut album “The Awakening”. Receiving favorable reviews in publications such as Rockstar Weekly Magazine professing a 4/5 star rating declaring, “If The Awakening is only the beginning of things to come, you’d best get on board now while the getting's good.”
After successful 2012 and 2013 summer tours, Celestial Ruin was offered many opportunities that included opening slots with Stone Temple Pilots and being a featured performer for Vancouver Alternative Fashion Week.
Celestial Ruin is always looking for the next unique avenue to expose their distinctive sound. “We play in the grey area of rock music, we are too heavy for rock, but not heavy enough for metal” quotes front woman Larissa Dawn.
This is a praise that has been mirrored in many live reviews including Beat Route Magazine stating, “Celestial Ruin appears to be in a subgenre scene of one...their differences are working to their advantage”.
After four years of dedication and hard work, they recently hit the studio with producer Joost Van Den Broek (Epica, Revamp, Xandria) to create there new EP.
Stay tuned for the release date.
Celestial Ruin is currently on their three month "Out of Exile Tour" across Canada.