Celestial Ruin Announce Vancouver Support Date For DOPE 15th Anniversary Tour

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Celestial Ruin Announce Vancouver Support Date For Dope 15th Anniversary Tour

New EP Pandora Out Now!

Upcoming Show Dates:
Aug 25-28 – Metalocalypstick Fest – Valemount, BC – info

Sept 15 – Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, BC – info 
w/ DOPE, Saints of Death, The Schoenberg Automaton

Recently unleashing their new EP Pandora to follow their 2012 debut album The Awakening, Vancouver, BC’s European influenced symphonic metal band Celestial Ruin are proud to announce they will be local support for American heavy weights Dope’s 15th anniversary tour stop on September 15th at the Rickshaw Theatre. Full details can be found here.

The band’s new EP Pandora was released last month on May 20th via iTunes and the band’s websiteCombining a heavenly destruction of heavy riffs with beautiful melodies, their catchy, singable and epic tunes draw on lyrical themes of fantasy and horror.

Drummer Adam Todd comments on the EP:

The music on Pandora is about unleashing chaos, beauty and all emotions into the world. It celebrates both the joy and the pain that emotions can create. The lyrics on this release come from a mix of personal experiences and fantasy elements. Most of the were written during a time when Larissa was going through recovery from a surgery and was unable to speak, sing and barely able to stand up. So the frustration, sadness, anger and fear she felt during her recovery created Pandora.”

Stream Pandora here:

1. Murder of Crows (3:52)
2. Sense of Exile (4:17) [Free Download | Lyric Video]
3. No Quarter (4:34)
4. Nevermore (5:55)
5. Firestorm (4:53)
EP Length: 23:32


Canadian band Celestial Ruin is styled after European symphonic rock/metal but executed with a decidedly North American flavor. Combining a heavenly destruction of heavy riffs with beautiful melodies, Celestial Ruin create catchy, singable melodies, and rich symphonic textures. The compositions are “epic” by all accounts. Lyrical themes are mainly drawn from fantasy and horror, sometimes implying deeper meanings, sometimes just celebrating the subject matter.

Based out of Vancouver, BC, 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, Leaves Eyes, Moonspell and being a featured performer for Vancouver Alternative Fashion Week for two consecutive years.

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” comments vocalist 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 sub-genre scene of one…their differences are working to their advantage.”

From September- December 2015 they completed a cross Canada tour (Out of Exile) and are now preparing for the release of their 2016 EP Pandora produced by Joost Van Den Broek (Epica, Revamp, Xandria).

As a significant jump forward from our debut album, from song writing to production, this EP was a journey that allowed to us grow, and we hope that fans will grow with us.” says Larissa Dawn.

A collaborative writing effort by Celestial Ruin, the May 20th release of Pandora will showcase the best of their best shared with fans new and old alike.

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