Let me give you some context on how this came together, who is involved with me and what comes next! In January this 2022 I had the pleasure of playing my first ever live shows as a solo artist around the UK, performing Ruins in full alongside my good friends Amos WilliamsPaul Ortiz (Chimp Spanner), Mike Malyan (Monuments) and Pete Skipper (In Colour).

The shows were very well received but as great as it was to be one of the first acts back on the circuit post pandemic, it was short-lived and many people missed the events. There was also a social push to bring the line-up to Europe and the US, which – given circumstances at the time – simply wasn’t possible.

I knew that missing out on the shows would inevitably cause disappointment, and so I decided to mark the occasion by filming a full album performance at Kinetic Group in Corby, UK with help from Richard Oakes (Dark Fable Media) and Tom Campbell (MIRRAD), co-producers of TesseracT’s PORTALS; and so Ruins: Live Experience was born.

I’m so grateful to the guys for helping me bring this event to life on stage and on video, it turned out great!

Paul and I are currently working on the next solo album, which expands even further into the prog metal realm, so this feels like the perfect time to close the chapter on Ruins and to have a wonderful memory to look back on. I really hope you’ll be able to get a copy! Until then…