Hands of Ruin

Hands of Ruin is Colin Z. Robertson’s music project focusing on martial industrial and dark ambient sounds. Heavily inspired by the sounds of Cold Meat Industry bands as well as current acts such as Triarii and Rukkanor, he also receives comparisons to the soundtrack work of Hans Zimmer and Phillip Glass.



The second Hands of Ruin album, Schism, will be released on October 31. This album is a mixture of cinematic martial industrial with oppressive dark ambient atmospheres. Schism will be available on Bandcamp as well as on Spotify, iTunes, and other digital music services.

The Fall of the House of Usher

The Fall of the House of Usher soundtrack was written in 2012 to accompany J.S. Watson Jr. and Melville Webber’s 1928 short silent film of Poe’s gothic story.

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Lot in Sodom

Following on from The Fall of the House of Usher, Hands of Ruin returns to the pioneering work of film-makers J. S. Watson and Melville Webber. Lot in Sodom was made in 1933 and tells the biblical story of Lot and the destruction of Sodom in an avant-garde, expressionist style. Hands of Ruin’s modern soundtrack provides an alternative to the Louis Siegel’s original.

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Iudicium Described by Wounds of the Earth as “martial music for ancient legions in the desert”, Iudicium is a single with an accompanying video by Malwina Chabocka.

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