4TR (Four'Til Ruin) is a 5 piece band based out of Bay City, Michigan U.S.A.. 4TR was formed in 2006, but is predominately the members of the very successful band Social Degeneration Of Poets, which was formed in 1992. In short, we've been around for a few years and our musicianship has grown into a full fledged force to be acknowledged.The songs all have a melodic vocal hook, with intense guitar and percussive attitude; it's an aggressive-hard-edged and guttural sound yet has a smooth melodic vocal presence at times building to pure-raw-unleashed anger. We always strive to be ourselves and not submit to anyone else's sound; but we have many influences from just growing up listening to the radio then playing 3 to 4 sets of cover songs on the bar scene. The music we create is from years of brotherhood and chemistry. We don't claim to be rocket scientist or brain surgeons, but when it comes to our music a lot of passion and countless hours of practice and devotion were spent creating what we hope will entertain you and many other. Here are a few of the many bands that influenced us in some way. 4TR would like to extend a very special thanks to all of them!! IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER: Jimi Hendrix, Black Sabbath, Kiss, Led Zeppelin, Ted Nugent, Van Halen, Aerosmith, Judas Priest, Lynard Skynard, ZZ Top, Quiet Riot, Queen, Motley Crue, Rolling Stones, Radiohead, Pink Floyd, AC/DC, Dio, Metallica, Bad Company, Rush, The Eagles, Accept, Dokken, Iron Maiden, Ratt, Bon Jovi, Cinderella, White Snake, Steve Vai, Alice Cooper, CCR, The Beatles, Wasp, Journey, REO Speedwagon, Tesla, The Doors, Twisted Sister, Megadeth, Skid Row, Testament, M.O.D., Scorpions, The Cure, Anthrax, Steve Miller, Faster Pussy Cat, Faith No More, Danzig, Def Leppard, Living Colour, Charlie Daniels Band, Meat Loaf, Poison, Slayer, Suicidal Tendencies, Pat Benetar, Prince, Jane's Addiction, Foreigner, Henry Rollins, Alabama, Sly and The Family Stone, Candlebox, Nine Inch Nails, Stone Temple Pilots, Sevendust, Pantera, Deftones, Tool, Helmet, Corrosion Of Conformity, Rage Against The Machine, Sepultura, Korn, Machine Head, Nothing Face, NonPoint, Gruntruck, Temple Of The Dog, Spin Doctors, Sponge, Stick, SlipKnot, Soulfly, Shadows Fall, Shinedown, White Zombie, Linkin Park, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Orange 9mm, Nirvana, Gun's n'Roses, Coal Chamber, Live, Green Day, Spineshank, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Blind Melon, Ill Nino, Hatebreed, Drowning Pool, Dead Kennedys, Dredg, Kyuss, The Killers, Ministry, Mogwai, Norma Jean, One Line Drawing, Snot, Sunny Day Real Estate, 13 and God, Fear Factory, Smashing Pumpkins, Incubus, Alice n' Chains, Fuel, God Smack, Marilyn Manson, Foo Fighters, Bush, Static X, Kill Switch Engage, Lamb Of God, Prong, Mudvayne, System Of The Down, tons of Richard Pryor .......more and always growing! 4TR has sound samples here and at myspace.com/4TR. Please listen and gather your own impression of how we sound. If you like what you hear please spread the word to your circle of friends and feel free to visit our store at 4TRband.com. Peace............Enjoy!