SURPRISE! In honor of this date, we have decided to make one of our favorite albums from the past available for FREE!
For those of you who have never heard our 2008 released album “Throat Full of Heart” we invite you to download a copy to add to your My Ruin collection. The album is FREE however, if you would like to include a donation with your download, we thank you and as always, appreciate your continued support as independent artists!
We previously released TFOH on our own imprint (Rovena Recordings) via Cargo Records UK as a double CD Digipak which also included a 2 hour behind the scenes DVD. Although this album was critically acclaimed, unfortunately the distribution we had hoped to achieve through Cargo was disappointing to say the least and it was very difficult for fans to find in stores at the time of its release. When it did finally come out in the US, it was only available as an import and even harder to find. It was also ridiculously expensive and not available worldwide as promised by Cargo.
Being that we now own the rights, we want EVERYONE to have a chance to finally hear this album which we remain very proud of and which has gone under the radar to some extent. For those of you who want physical copies for your collections, we have made 12 limited edition signed digipaks available to purchase in the store which will also come with a FREE download of the album and for those of you who don’t know, the album also comes with a little story…
We were set to begin recording sessions for what was to be My Ruin’s 5 full length album on September 29th, 2006. We had spent months in pre production writing & demoing songs and were ready to rock. It was the evening before entering the studio and we were excited to embark on a new album with our band mates at the time which included our good friend Matt LeChevalier who recently toured the UK with us on drums.The guys were loading in gear and I decided to have a night off and meet up with a couple girlfriends for dinner to celebrate not knowing that this decision would change my life forever. This was 8 years ago tonight.
After dinner, one of my friends offered to drive me home. I had no idea she was intoxicated because she seemed fine. Within just minutes of getting into her car and driving down Santa Monica Blvd, we crashed. She swerved and hit a street sweeper which was parked and a huge metal rod ripped through the passenger side open window and came straight for my neck which I somehow managed block with my left forearm and a quick reflex. Like most accidents, it all happened very fast but seemed like it was in slow motion.
The rod tore open my arm from the elbow to the wrist underneath and punctured a wide deep hole in the top. My friend was not hurt but there was a lot of blood coming from me and a burning sensation that felt like I was on fire from the inside. I can still remember all the people on the sidewalk who were screaming and trying to get me out of the car while calling 911. My friend managed to call Mick and handed me the phone. I told him I had been in an accident and thought I was going to die. Then everything went black.
When I woke up, I was in trauma at Cedars Sinai under very bright lights and about to go into surgery. I was told I had been in an accident and might lose my arm due to the intensity and depth of the injury. Mick rushed to the hospital and we had exchanged a few words before they took me away. When I woke up a few hours later, I was thankful to find I still had all my body parts in tact. This was the first of a few surgeries which followed in the coming weeks. I didn’t want my injury to derail our months of planning so I told the guys to go into the studio and record the music while I began my road to recovery.
We pushed back my vocal sessions for a couple months while I rested and healed. Once I felt able to scream again, I laid the vocals for this album while still heavily bandaged and full of pain killers before my final skin graft surgery. During this time, I decided to re write the lyrics for one of the last tracks of the album while in the studio. This became “Through the Wound” that also happened to contain the words which inspired the album title and my personal anthem of strength and recovery which still brings back some heavy memories when I listen to it today.
Needless to say, this album means a great deal to both Mick and me on a personal level. It will always remind us of a special time in both our lives and the band as well as the out pouring of love from so many of our friends and fans who took the journey of “Throat Full of Heart” along side us. ♡ Mrs M
WATCH ★ Stitches & Staples w/ Tairrie B. Part 1
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◄| Throat Full Of Heart / Press Quotes |►
" Iconic female fronted hate metal crew back from the dead once more. One after the other they come. each track an unsubtle battering ram. If you expected a sedative dosed Tairrie B to sound less than lethal following her recovery from a horrific car accident, think again. My ruin don't do anything by halves. It's all or nothing and you'll either love or hate this fearsome return. We'll bet the former." 4/5 Steve Beebee // Kerrang Magazine
"Most of the screaming vocals on TFOH were recorded with Miss B quite literally in agony, her raw arm bandaged and slung up. The result is more brutal but surprisingly more upbeat than anything My Ruin have done before - and that includes the blistering doom vibes of 2005's 'A Brutal Language'. A hefty dose of Southern rock, an unforgiving slab of hardcore and more hard rocking melodies than you can shake a stick at. For anyone who thought My Ruin were just another generic female-fronted metal band, stick 'TFOH' in your player and prepare to be surprised. From the opening thunder of 'Ready For Blood' to the sudden ending of 'Through The Wound' this band just gets better and better." 8/10 Natasha Scharf // Metal Hammer Magazine
"Just as My Ruin were due to go in to the studio to record their latest album, Throat Full of Heart, vocalist Tairrie B was involved in a very serious car accident that almost lost her her arm and her life. With ‘Through the Wound’ claiming that, “On the other side of the scars, the way out is through the wound”, the raw emotion is clearly audible in Tairrie’s voice and the pain that she went through from her accident is clearly projected through the music. Nowadays it’s difficult to find this much passion, with more and more bands opting for the easy route of just banging-out a few killer riffs and screaming like a little girl over the top of it. Not to say that Mick Murphy doesn’t play killer riffs, he definitely does and his are more honest, more natural and more brutal! Harking back to the classic metal bands from way-back-when, with Black Sabbath being a prime example, My Ruin put their own modern spin on the best of the best and Throat Full of Heart perfectly documents this. With one of the strongest opening tracks in the history of albums, ‘Ready For Blood’ packs a punch of real rock ‘n’ roll raunch. Not letting-up for a second, This all-killer-no-filler offering from LA’s finest is proof that rock ‘n’ roll ain’t dead: it’s still brutal; it still hurts; it doesn’t get much better than My Ruin." 5/6 Thrash Hits. com
"Mick Murphy’s guitar kills you, then Tairrie B’s voice flays your dead flesh. That’s how Los Angeles’ My Ruin have rolled for nearly a decade. Through several albums and quite a few drummers and bassists; that’s how they roll on “Throat Full of Heart.” And it’s one of my favorite punishments this year. Murphy’s axwork is indomitable: the belly-slug riff and lunatic lead on 'Memento Mori,; for instance, or the sexy, shoulder-shaking figure he loops out while riding LeChevalier’s wide-open high hat on “Nothing Is Sacred. And what can you say about Tairrie B, who plunged into recording this album while recovering from an auto accident that nearly ripped off her arm? Expressing and transcending pain is what her soul-scouring roar is all about." Greg Burke // Metal Jazz.. com
released 19 January 2008
Produced by Mick Murphy & D.Burda
Engineered & Mixed by D.Burda
Recorded @ The Hobby Shop Highland Park, Ca.
Lyrics - Tairrie B Murphy
Music - Mick Murphy
Vocals - Tairrie B Murphy
Guitar - Mick Murphy
Bass - Chris Lisee
Drums - Matt LeChevalier
Cover & Booklet Art Designed by Tairrie B. Murphy