THIS IS AN ONGOING EVENT... through Sep. 30th.
The time has finally come to offer The Ruins of Ambition on vinyl. We'll be taking pre-orders until the end of September. You can order one of three versions... black, transparent red, or opaque red vinyl. Quantities of each color's total availability and pricing is as follows:
Black Vinyl- 300 copies total- $10+$5 (shipping- US)
Transparent Red Vinyl- 100 copies total- $15+$5 (shipping- US)
Opaque Red Vinyl- 100 copies total- $15+$5 (shipping- US)
International orders please email email@example.com for a shipping quote.
THESE ARE 150 GRAM VINYL... not the flimsy, easily warped 100 gram 'standard' material.
LP includes a download card.
1. My Television 02:37
2. Self Deluded 02:30
3. Pragmatic 02:25
4. Resist Resist 03:35
5. Live and Let Live Like You 02:07
6. Manifesto 02:53
7. Take Control 02:32
8. Stand Your Ground 02:37
9. The Path 02:18
10. Human Potential 01:41
11. Song For The Working Class 02:48
12. World That Is Dead 02:07
13. outro 01:32
TO ORDER: paypal your selection's total price including shipping to firstname.lastname@example.org and be sure to include a note telling us which you want.
We will update the page once we cap out on a color variety.
REMINDER: this is a PRE-order.
The test pressings will be ordered at the end of September or the day we reach our goal (whichever comes first, but no later).
Here's what the media has had to say about this album so far:
“A band from Indiana called The Enders, which met in the year 2009 and (plays) “hardcore punk, hardcore punk or something like that.” Qualitatively powerful, aggressive!”-Kids of the Streets(Russian Music Site)
“This band was simply brilliant. Fast paced, in your face, vocals, and the instrumentals were just as heart poundingly extreme.”-Fred Buell, Nuclear Winter Entertainment
“What is music if not a culmination of different influences? On their Reverbnation Page the band has NOFX, Sick of it All, Agnostic Front, Motorhead, and Minor Threat listed in their Sounds Like category. That is a fairly diverse sound if all of those groups were put together. But it’s true, the group weaves seamlessly between more hardcore offerings like “The Path”, to more punk tunes like “Stand Your Ground” and ”Song for the Working Class.” ”Pragmatic” actually is my vision of what a song would sound like if Pennywise collaborated with Ben Kowalewicz of Billy Talent. Songs like “Manifesto” even remind me of another favourite of mine, Broadcast Zero. If punk music really is a conversation, The Enders have paid close attention. They have listened and gathered as much information before crafting their own reply, The Ruins of Ambition. What results is a well crafted album that draws on those that came before and add their own voice to the conversation”- TJ , Upstarter Punk Reviews (Feb 04, 2013)
“Straight from Lafayette, Indiana in the fields of corn….a hardcore/punk trio with The Enders. Since 2009, The Enders have been turning heads with their aggressive mix of punk that seems to be getting stronger and harder with each recording.’The Ruins of Ambition’ is a welcoming hardcore punk rock record that will smack you in the face and have you coming back for more. The Enders are like a mix of Hudson Falcons, Motorhead, Blood For Blood, Agnostic Front… As diverse as their approach is to music somehow it all comes together, and like capturing a nuclear explosion in a bottle The Enders are unleashing hell one track at a time with ‘The Ruins of Ambition’ . If you’re looking for fast, loud, relentless hardcore punk music to kick you in the pants and get your blood pumping… ‘The Ruins of Ambition’ is the album for you… if you are looking for some pop punk stuff like Fall Out Boy… fuck you.”- John Bowles, One Kind Radio (Feb 06, 2013)
” …so awe-inspiring great live, but also so capable of writing actual songs, and you know how rare that is, that I am consistently amazed that not only do I see them in clubs, but they have yet to become egotistical wankers and not talk to me after a show. Go see (them), support them, and buy their stuff. They are amazing and I feel privileged to see them as often as I do. I’m almost tempted NOT to mention them here, for fear I’ll be going to a stadium show to see them next, but I’ll take a chance.”- Brian Cogan, Go Metric Magazine (Jan 29, 2013)
“Benny is a pretty smart cat and his intellect shines through in his lyrics, these aren’t songs about teenage hi-jinks or spitting in society’s face. These songs cover topics that are more real, their anger is defined, it is dissected and properly explained without being tedious or lengthy about it. The Enders bring to our attention corporate greed, consumerism, our crumbling environment/ecology (without sounding like some kind of dirty god damned stinking hippies about it), and a lot of something that I think every American has felt just flat out frustration and despair over the bullshit our government does to us every day and our (citizens) apparent inability to change a fucking thing about. This album speaks volumes about the bullshit we face every day and does it to some kick ass fucking music! The music is intense, it’s angry – even without the lyrics you feel the anger in the instruments and it’s fucking amazing. Blue collars and bruised knuckles sums up the overall theme…”- Jacks Insanity, Podunk Radio (Jan 20, 2013)
“Holy shit. Grabbed me right away to say the least. This is a mix of hardcore and punk done right. It is midpaced for the most part with a lot of heart. “Self Deluded” sounds like something a.f.i would have done if they had a little more of an anger problem, has me hooked. “Live and Let Live Like You” reminds me of too many people now at days, unfortunately. The mix is really well done. Nothing is drowning anything else out: the vocals are on point, the drums are steady and driving. If you like a somewhat 90s feel of hardcore and punk mixed, this is it, especially if you were wondering if anyone could get it right anymore.”- Fightback Zine, Fightback Zine (Dec 12, 2012)
“It’s great to hear a band with a true talent for writing songs they feel strongly about and who can create timeless albums that will be just as hard and inspirational 30 years from now as it is in today’s society. The Enders are that band and “The Ruins Of Ambition” is that album!” “…intense, yet precise, playing meshed with smart, honest lyrics about staying true to what you believe in and not being part of the human machine that society wants you to be. Individuality is the heart and soul of The Enders songs” “…if they continue to put out solid albums like TROA I think they can be just as influential as the bands that influenced them.” “The band hails from Lafayette, IN, a town maybe not known for it’s hardcore roots, but The Enders are about to change that by paving the way for the next generation of great hardcore. And if they continue to put out solid albums like TROA I think they can be just as influential as the bands that influenced them.”- Christopher Carlton, Critical Mass Music (Aug 06, 2012)