World of Ruin EP

by Year 200X

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    FOR DIGITAL DOWNLOADS: we now distribute digitally via, which means all of our digital sales are fully licensed. Feel free to stream the album below, but if you wish to purchase a digital only version of this album you can do so via your favorite online streaming service. Bandcamp does not allow direct linking to the stores, but they can easily be found via a search.

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Guitar, bass, and keyboards for World of Ruin were recorded at Fat Nut Studios, Lansing, MI.

All additional recording and album mixing was patiently done by Chris Sharrock in his studio in Lansing, MI.

Album mastering by Grant “Stemage” Henry (

Year 200X is:

Ian Whiters – Bass
Jake Bryan – Drums
Kyle Hoke – Guitar
Tim Lydon – Guitar
Tony Oliver – Guitar

Adam Marshall – Outro solo on “Dancing Mad” and second solo on “Wizards and Warriors”
Amanda Lepre – Choir vocals on "Dancing Mad"
John Chowansky – Outro solo on “Dancing Mad”
Lauren Liebowitz – Flute on "Star Stealing Girl"
Lauren Mitchell – Cello on "Intro" and "Star Stealing Girl"
Vik Sandhu – Violin on "Intro" and "Star Stealing Girl"

Contrabass by Ian Whiters
Mandolin, choir vocals, and live and programmed keyboards by Tim Lydon
Additional choir vocals by Chris Sharrock
Rance Tatroe – Moral inspiration and keeper of the cheeseburgers

All album art by Kurt Horsfall (
Layout by Tim Lydon
Band photos by Jena McShane (
Year 200X logo and “X” design by Jude Buffum (
Beta testing by Erik “VikingGuitar” Peabody (

All original music compositions and characters are copyright their respective publishers, designers, and/or composers. Arranged performances contained on this album are copyright © Year 200X 2014. Songs are licensed via soundrop and all digital sales pay royalties to the song rights holders.


released April 26, 2014


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Year 200X Lansing

Y2KX was formed in early 2006 by Tim Lydon and Tony Oliver. They came together for two purposes: to have fun, and to play the awesomest guitar-driven video game covers that they can. Almost immediately, they were featured in Nintendo Power Magazine (June, 2006). Their debut album "We Are Error," a compilation of 13 tracks from games for the NES, was released in August 2008 to great reviews. ... more

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