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My Ruin Set To Release New Album
August 5, 2008
Los Angeles-based hard rock band My Ruin has set an August 19, 2008 US release date for its new album, 'Throat Full Of Heart', on the group's own imprint Rovena Recordings in association with Redeye USA/Cargo Records UK. 'Throat Full of Heart' was released earlier this year in the UK and Europe and was co-produced by My Ruin guitarist Mick Murphy along with producer/engineer Duane Burda. The album was recorded at The Hobby Shop in Highland Park, CA, which was built by and is owned by producers Mudrock and Scott Gilman.

'Throat Full Of Heart', to be released in digipak, includes My Ruin’s first official DVD as well as two music videos for the tracks “Religiosity,” created by Nasty & Sinister, and “Ready for Blood” which was directed by Ben LeVine who previously directed My Ruin’s 2003 video for “Made To Measure” from the release 'The Horror Of Beauty' while the band was on Century Media. The 2 ½ hour DVD features bonus footage and a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the song“Ready for Blood.” The disc will also include a mini-movie of the band with never-before-seen footage from the studio as well as a mini movie created by vocalist Tairrie B which documents her horrific car accident which took place on September 29, 2006 - from the injury to her recovery this past year. Check out the 10 minute trailer for the DVD below.

'Throat Full Of Heart' features Chris Lisee, the band’s bassist since 2005 and French drummer Matt LeChevalier who, despite having toured, recorded and filmed the band’s “RFB” video, was unable to stay in the US due to visa issues. My Ruin has recently recruited Los Angeles drummer J.D. Flores and is finalizing dates for their soon to be announced headlining tour in the UK that is scheduled for October 2008.

In the meantime My Ruin will be celebrating their U.S. album release with a special show at the Whisky A Go-Go in Hollywood, CA. on August 15, 2008 with guests Sangre as well as a show at The Jumping Turtle in San Marcos, Ca. on Sept. 2, 2008 with Into Eternity.

'Throat Full Of Heart' track listing:

01. Ready for Blood
02. Memento Mori
03. Skeleton Key
04. Me without You
05. Religiosity
06. Slide You the Horn
07. Not This Time
08. Dragon Steel
09. Nothing Is Sacred
10. Through the Wound
 
 
 
 
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Biography
YEAR FORMED: 1998
HOME TOWN: Los Angeles, CA
MEMBERS:
Tarrie B. (vocals)
Mick Murphy (guitar)
Yael (drums)
Meghan Mattox (bass)

Horror immobilizes us because it is made of contradictory feelings; fear and seduction, repulsion and attraction. Horror is a fascination. Let us introduce you to MY RUIN. Four very unique and excitingly different individuals who together form a passion fueled monster of a band that is often imitated but never duplicated. MY RUIN are Tairrie B on lead throat and vocals, Mick Murphy on guitar, Meghan Mattox on the bass and Yael all over the drums. Tairrie Bs uncompromising and inspiring lyrical content delivered with a sharp tongue and a voice ranging from dark, spoken words to full-blown gut wrenching screams that rival most men twice her size remains the standard of comparison among most rock critics. Mick Murphy is rock guitars best-kept secret. Originally from Knoxville, Tennessee, his 1970s old-school style and influence adds the texture of melody with the most original tone to hit a Marshall amp since Randy Rhoads. Cool, calm and collected Meghan Mattox is pure rock fury bass playing. Solid and low-slung, she holds down the rhythm section with a deep groove and a thick wall of sound. On drums is Yael, a native New Yorker and a rare find in the world of metal: a woman who is small in stature but massive behind her kit. She takes the art of drumming to another level altogether, obliterating the notion that woman cant shred. With their new single Made to Measure and 4-song EP (which boasts a 13-minute up close and personal film noir-styled mini movie directed by Tairrie B herself), MY RUIN came back with a vengeance, giving their fans a taste of The Shape of Things to Come and proving without a doubt that One Size Does Not Fit All with a message of self-acceptance for both men and women alike. But it is their much-anticipated new full-length album The Horror of Beauty that is sure to lay all rumors to rest on what this band is capable of achieving. With contempt for the medias banal portrayal of perfection and lyrics seemingly taken from a hidden diary, The Horror of Beauty (co-produced by Mick Murphy, Todd Osenbaugh and Nick Raskulinecz of Foo Fighters, Marilyn Manson and Danzig fame) is a visceral response to the dehumanizing aspect of living in a consumer society and will be sure to satisfy the hunger of those starved for something different. While entire generations are being force-fed pre-fabricated images of beauty, MY RUIN dares to address fears individually, and it is this raw emotion that seduces their fans. Weighty with their words and armed with integrity and the weapon of truth through their art, not simply misplaced anger, the strength of their music comes from within their honesty. Although newly signed to Century Media Records, MY RUIN are not new to the world of rock. In fact, they have an impressive track record under their collective studded belt. Their story began in 1998 as lead screamer Tairrie Bs decided to leave her previous band (Manhole/Tura Satana) in attempt to grow as an artist. Speak & Destroy was created in 1999 when she invited a few friends and musicians to collaborate on what would be her first solo project. A mixture of heavy metal and spoken word she decided to record under the new moniker MY RUIN. While touring the project in the U.K. with hired musicians, one being bassist Meghan Mattox, the idea of making MY RUIN a real, living breathing band crossed her mind but it wasnt until she met guitarist Mick Murphy that this idea became a reality. In 2000 A Prayer Under Pressure of Violent Anguish was recorded and soon after, hard-hitting drummer Yael was soon recruited. With a new line-up and musical vision MY RUIN began touring to sold-out shows in the U.K. and soon released their first live album To Britain with Love and Bruises, a gift of thanks to the U.K. fans who had been so supportive of the band. After fulfilling contract obligations, Tairrie and company decided it was time to write, record and find a new home for what would be the next album for MY RUIN. During this time they self-financed a tour in the U.S. with Kittie and cut merchandise deal with the goth/rock nationwide chain store Hot Topic which helped them to build their stateside profile as they continued to write and record. After countless sold-out L.A. shows, MY RUIN were voted Best Hard Rock/Metal Band by readers at the L.A. Weekly Awards in 2002 and were soon signed by Century Media after recording and producing their new album themselves. The Horror of Beauty is not the glamorization of images. It is the deconstruction of the ideas. Beauty is not specific but relative in this case. Not just personal but universal and not just physical but emotional. The beauty in question is more than what you can see within the person. It is what you can feel within the music. It is all encompassing. The music, which lays the foundation for the intense vocal trauma, is a very moving emotional manic storm. MY RUIN songs breathe and constrict - just like the human heart. On stage they explode into something beautifully brutal; an original blend of sleazy stoner meets metal rock & roll with ExorcistLike a Prayer vocals. They connect with their audience because the band members believe in what they do. Its real, not just another pre-formulated pop rock copycat band. MY RUIN have worked hard to develop a dedicated worldwide underground cult-like following. They have proven there is a indeed a market for their brand of next level metal with almost a half a million hits on their official website and hundreds of fan-inspired clubs and sites throughout the Internet and still counting. Press? Well, that speaks for itself; the amount of press this band have generated on their own is phenomenal. MY RUIN have been featured in and on the covers of major rock magazines from the U.K. to the US, and their records past to present have generated rave reviews. As Joshua Sindell of Kerrang! & Metal Edge once wrote, MY RUIN is the rawest expression of musical catharsis ever witnessed. May we remind you that Horror is immobility, the great yawn of empty space, the womb and the hole in the earth, the universal mother and the great garbage heapwith horror we cannot have recourse to flight or combat, there remains only adoration or exorcism? The message is clear: BEAUTY IS TRULY IN THE HEART OF THE BELIEVER. You either believe or you dont. Its up to you.