There are at least five with that name, the first was a power metal band from LA, California the second being a Beatdown Hardcore band from Preston City in the north west of England , and the third one being an alias of DJ Ruthless, a jump-style DJ from the Netherlands, the fourth being a hardcore band from Tokyo, and the fifth being a beatdown hardcore band from Chicago. 1) Ruthless. The name itself describes what the band is all about. Powerful, heavy and aggressive, with no mercy. Ruthless was formed in 1982 by lead guitarist Kenny McGee and lead vocalist Sammy D. Ruthless released a 5-song E.P. on Iron Works Records (1984)in America and on banzia/polygram in canada and Axe Killer Records in Europe. The e.p. was produced by Bill Metoyer. The E.P. did very well, especially in Europe. Ruthless released a full length album in 1985 on Axe Killer Records entitled Discipline of Steel. The initial pressing sold out! Ruthless disbanded in 1990. In 1997 fgl/axekiller records re-released discipline of steel+metal without mercy on cd, only 2000 copys were pressed and numbered for a limited edition collectors item, which sold out!! The band Ruthless reunited in 2008 for a reunion tour, Reno, Neveda, Las Vegas, Nevada. San Marcos, California. Redondo Bch,Ca. Direct support act for UFO. And, For the Keep It True XII metal festival april 24th & 25th 2009 LAUDA,GERMANY(sold out show) with Armored Saint, Lizzy Borden and more! Ruthless Has re-released "Metal Without Mercy" E.P. with two new unreleased songs recorded in 1988, "Winds of War" and "White Death" on my Graveyard Productions (ITALY). This Re-Issue is Re-Mastered and, available now!!! Ruthless-2010 upcoming shows- Ramona Main stage-Ramona,ca June 26th.....September 11th-Swordbrothers Festival - Germany. Up The Hammers festival-Athens Greece...March 2011. More To be announced...Current Line Up: Sammy D. (vocals) Kenny Mcgee (guitars) Jack Black (bass) Bob Guitrau (drums) Jim Durkin (guitars). Today the band Ruthless still holds true To Classic Heavy Metal! 2) RUTHLESS NEW ALBUM RE-ISSUE METAL WITHOUT MERCY (plus 2 bonus tracks)"RUTHLESS, A STRAIGHT UP, ANGRY AS FUCK, NO HOLDS BARRED, BEATDOWN BAND FROM THE NORTH WEST OF ENGLAND." 2007 - 2009 RIP PCBDC Ruthless also produced an EP called "Preston City Beatdown" 3) DJ Ruthless, jump style 4)TOKYO HARDCORE http://ruthless813.bandcamp.com/ 5) Beatdown hardcore with nu metal influences. EP titled "Bad Blood" released 2014. New release in the works; set for 2015.