Of Wrath and Ruin
Of Wrath And Ruin traces its roots back to 2004, and after several incarnations founders Pat Brose and Joe Brannigan have finally found the right people to meet the needs of the bands unique progressive metal style. During one stint as ‘The Heliand’, Pat and Joe met vocalist Laura Tyburski. A deep musical chemistry has evolved between the three as they have worked together over the last several years. The combination of Pat’s death metal vocal style and Laura’s clean vocals is one of the characteristics that make OfWAR special. They feel bands such as Dream Theater, Opeth, Nevermore, Dark Tranquility, Children of Bodom and Nightwish have heavily influenced their music.
Pat Brose has been the driving force behind the music, writing and recording almost all of the music single-handedly. In early 2009 producer Steve Childs offered to work with Pat on a full-length album. They had known each other for almost a decade and, having heard many of Pat's home recordings, Steve was confident that the album would be successful. Pat began tracking all the guitars, bass, drums, keyboards and death metal vocals. Shortly after the recording began, Joe began learning all the rhythm guitar parts from the album. In early 2010, drummer Ryan Welikonich joined the band. At this time, the group decided to include more clean vocals, so they brought Laura into the studio as the new singer.
Steve introduced Of Wrath And Ruin to Apollyon Records in 2010 and the band was quickly signed. OfWAR released their debut album "Conquering Oblivion" in early 2011. It has only 9 tracks, but as is common with progressive metal, each song is its own epic journey. The ultimate result is, as Ryan says, “A one hour long molten slab of metal.”
Note: All dates subject to change so call before you haul!
5/3/12 - The Trocadero Theater, Philadelphia, Pa (w/Sabaton)