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Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Ruthless reveals first single and video “Betrayal”

The name Ruthless in itself means “without mercy”. Since the early 1980’s, lead by vocalist Sammy DeJohn, the band has stayed true to its style of metal, from the classic first EP “Metal Without Mercy” (1984) and the debut cult album “Discipline Of Steel” (1986), to the current albums “They Rise” (2015)” and “Evil Within” (2019), they’ve never wavered on the power of bands like Judas Priest, Accept and Black Sabbath, always staying true to their roots.

Ruthless kick off the pre-order for their fourth and new album “The Fallen”, which will be released on January 12th, 2024.

“You can expect it to be very powerful with a throwback to the early days of the band. This album will give you everything Ruthless”,

comments Sammy DeJohn, who founded the band in 1982.

“The Fallen” will be available as a CD, two limited vinyl editions (300 copies each) in orange/blue marbled & red transparent/blue marbled, as well as along with an exclusive logo bundle shirt at the Atomic Fire Records Webshop, and digital.

To celebrate the album pre-order, Ruthless also reveal the first single, along with a lyric video, for the track “Betrayal”.

“With all the crazy things going on in the world right now, I felt through music I can say how I feel about some of the chaos. The lyrics in “Betrayal” tell the people in the US and the rest of the world, how governments have been and are taking our rights and freedom away from us, through the lies they spew. We need to wake up before it’s too late. This song is one of my personal favorites on the album, it grabs you by the throat and doesn’t let go from the begining til the end. It’s Ruthless, it’s a great track to be the first single out off of the new album “The Fallen”,

adds Sammy DeJohn.

1. The Fallen
2. Dark Passenger
3. Betrayal
4. No Mercy
5. Dead Fall
6. End Times
7. Soldiers Of Steel
8. Thulsa Doom
9. Order Of The Dragon
10. Live To Die

Ruthless has shown glimpses of the future as well as back to the beginning and offers a strong album with tons of highlights, produced by Bart Gabriel (Cirith Ungol, Riot City, Hexxa.o.). With this line-up of original vocalist, Sammy DeJohn (1982 to present), drummer, Bob Guitrau (1986-2012 and 2021 to present), bass player, Sandy K. Vasquez (since 2016) and guitarist, Glen Paul (since 2021), Ruthless is ready to thrash the world once again!

Ruthless are:
Sammy DeJohn – Vocals
Glen Paul – Guitar
Sandy K. Vasquez – Bass
Bob Guitrau – Drums