Six years and 700 shows were not enough to save Ruiner. The band will be pulling the plug in October of this year, since Oct. 5 marks the anniversary of the band's first show ever. Their final album, 'Hell Is Empty,' was released through Bridge Nine in September and was followed by a rigorous, non-stop tour schedule.

While Ruiner declined further official comment to Noisecreep, vocalist Rob Sullivan said in a statement, "This wasn't an easy choice to make. All of us started playing in bands when we were in middle school and for the first time in 12-13 years, some of us won't be having band practice on a weekly basis. But we know this is a choice we needed to make. We always ran this band at 100 percent and some of us now feel like we don't have the desire to tour anymore."

Sullivan continued, "We aren't the kind of band who wants to release records and rarely play the music, so we decided it is now an appropriate time to hang it up. We got to see the world a few times over and with that met a lot of incredible people. We will all be forever grateful for that, but we know this decision is the right one to make. I'm sure I could give many more reasons as to why, but the gist of it is if this band can't be done at full speed, we feel it is better to stop."

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