Origin: Los Angeles, California, USA  
Genres: 80's Metal
Last update/review: November 16, 2015

Ruthless

Ruthless debuted on the infamous indie label Iron Works with their Metal Without Mercy EP in 1984, and then recorded their (until recently) sole full-length album, Discipline Of Steel, two years later. This was classic 80's pre-thrash metal, certainly not the most original of bands (the song titles kind of give that away), but enjoyable in its time. Almost thirty years later (!), the band released They Rise in 2015.

Recent album: Evil Within, released on May 3, 2019.

Current Members

Sammy DeJohn

vocals

Ken McGee

guitars

Chris Westfall

guitars

Sandy Vasquez

bass

Joe Aghassi

drums

Former Members/Guests

Rollen Legman

guitars

Steve Tzz

guitars

Dave Watson

guitars (ex-Hirax)

Jack Black

bass

Mark McGee

bass (ex-Vicious Rumors)

Todd Billings

drums

Bryant Scott

drums

Jason VanSlyke

drums



Discography


Metal Without Mercy  EP
1984 Iron Works
  1. Gates Of Hell
  2. Metal Without Mercy
  3. Bury The Axe
  4. The Fever
  5. Mass Killer
  • Sammy DeJohn
  • Ken McGee
  • Rollen Legman
  • Jack Black
  • Todd Billings



Discipline Of Steel  
1986 Axe Killer
  1. Discipline Of Steel
  2. Ancient Warrior
  3. Know No Evil
  4. Look Out
  5. Sign Of The Cross
  6. Another Day In Hell
  7. Raiders Of The Night
  8. Hardcore
  9. Run For Your Life
  10. The Message
  • Sammy DeJohn
  • Ken McGee
  • Steve Tzz
  • Jack Black
  • Bryant Scott



They Rise  
2015 Pure Steel
  1. Defender
  2. Laceration
  3. They Rise
  4. Circle of Trust
  5. Hang Man
  6. Time Waits
  7. Out of the Ashes
  8. Frustration
  9. Systematic Terror
  10. Gates of Hell
  11. Metal Without Mercy
  12. Bury the Axe
  13. The Fever
  14. Mass Killer
  • Sammy DeJohn
  • Ken McGee
  • Dave Watson
  • Mark McGee
  • Jason VanSlyke



Evil Within  
2019 Pure Steel
  1. Storm of Souls
  2. Atrocities
  3. In Blood
  4. Evil Within
  5. Fear Never Sleeps
  6. Skulls
  7. Death March
  8. The Brotherhood
  9. Cryptic Ruins
  • Sammy DeJohn
  • Ken McGee
  • Chris Westfall
  • Sandy Vasquez
  • Joe Aghassi




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