‘The Affliction’ is from Exist in Ruin’s debut self-titled EP that was released June 10th 2022. Exist in Ruin is a symphonic death metal/melodic death metal inspired passion project founded by guitarist/songwriter Teren, a longtime Pacific Northwest denizen. Instrumentally, the main influences inspiring the sound of Exist in Ruin are Dimmu Borgir and Amon Amarth.
Featured artists include stunning accompanying symphonic compositions from Jonah Weingarten (Pyramaze, Catalyst Crime, We Are Sentinels, Structure of Inhumanity), world-class Soprano, classical, and metal vocals from Jessy Christ (NZGL, Syndro-syS), brutal vocals from César Moreira (Enblood, Cult Burial, and Nephilim), virtuoso guitar solos from João Miguel (Enblood, Nephilim, Stonesun, Adamantine), and additional guitar solo shredding from top-notch session guitarist Konstantin Raydovski. Sebastian Bracht, guitarist and vocalist (Sophicide, Dahlian) also provides acapella metal choir vocals that makes the music soar to a whole new emotional level.