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Aerial Ruin Bio

Aerial Ruin, based in Portland, OR is the primarily acoustic solo project of Erik Moggridge whose current and former bands include Old Grandad, Drift of a Curse and the late eighties/early nineties thrash/death metal band Epidemic. Moggridge also serves as a guest vocalist/collaborator with Seattles doom duo Bell Witch, performing and recording on select songs and occasions.

Aerial Ruin channels the darkest of psychedelia in sonic ritual to a place where soaring heights and smoldering depths are one and the same. Though often referred to as folk music and influenced by the likes of Mark Lanegan and Syd Barrett hints of Moggridges diverse metal past can be heard lurking between the cracks of Aerial Ruins songs.

April 29, 2016 sees Aerial Ruin kick off an extensive North American tour in support of the vinyl release of the "ash of your cares" LP and new digital single "Igen". This tour sees Aerial Ruin covering many regions of the US and Canada between late April and early July. Aerial Ruin will share the stage with a diversity of excellent bands/musicians in a variety of venues and DIY settings. This follows up extensive touring both in North America and Europe for much of 2015.

The vinyl version of "ash of your cares" full-length follows up the self released cd/digital version of the album and a limited tour cassette by Belief Mower Records both released in Spring 2015.

In 2014 Aerial Ruin toured the southwest/west coast and then headed to overseas for the first time for a two week tour of central Europe opening for Galacian forest folk combo Sangre de Muerdago. Aerial Ruin has also done short regional tours with Agalloch, Worm Ouroboros, Taurus, Makato Kawabata, ?Alos, Will O' The Wisp, Rye Wolves and Hallow since re-locating to Portland, OR from San Francisco in 2009.

Aerial Ruin will continue to perform and record throughout 2016 and beyond.


Igen (digital single)
Ash of your Cares (2015 full length) - self-released LP/CD/Digital, limited cassette by Belief Mower Records
Aerial Ruin/Stevie Floyd split/collaboration LP feat. Wrest (2013 full -length, vinyl/digital) - Devout Records/self-release
Valleys of the Earth (2011 full length, cd) - Vendlus Records
133 306 668 (2005 cassette, ep-cdr) reissued on cassette by Belief Mower Records in 2014

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