It's the day before our new album is officially released so in honor of June 10th, I decided to dig out a couple never before seen photographs from the My Ruin vault. These were taken by my longtime friend and photographer Paul Harries in 1999 when I was in London shooting the video for 'Terror' (which he directed). We shot some footage for what was to be a second video that same day but in the end, we decided not to release it. Looking back at an old photo can bring so many memories both good and bad depending on how you view it within your mind at the time. Years ago this photo would have reminded me of a person I used to know who I wrote the song 'June 10th' about but today, it simply reminds me of me -- the woman formerly known as Miss B.
I've written and recorded 8 albums with My Ruin over the years and each one holds a special place in my heart. I've grown as an artist but have always stayed true to myself and my art. Being in the music industry you open yourself up to having to deal with an endless parade of countless assholes, disappointments and misery. There have been many days that I've wanted to walk away because it has never been easy.
That being said -- I've never been in it for the money or the fame, I've been in it for the music and this is why I remain. I am also blessed to have a husband and guitar player who feels the same. There would be no My Ruin without the music of Mick Murphy. I spill the blood with my lyrics but he is the soul of the band and the champion of our independent spirit.
Tomorrow 'The Sacred Mood' will be available worldwide and I hope those of you who are family, friends and fans of our band will continue to show us your rock love and support the music we make by purchasing a copy of our new album via iTunes & Amazon and thank you.
Our new album 'The Sacred Mood' is set for release on Tuesday, June 11th via iTunes & Amazon but after getting such a great response to our teaser video recently, we have decided to give everyone a sneak preview of all 10 tracks leading up to the big day for one week starting this Saturday, June 1st through next Saturday, June 8th. The full streaming will be exclusively via our new Soundcloud page which you can follow us on
Over the weekend we did a little revamp to our site to go with the release of our new album. Thank you to our good friends Matt Adamson and Kayleigh Brookes for their technical and artistic talents which they have both lent us while working with me behind the scenes recently.
The above art piece is taken from the new hard cover art & lyric book I am currently designing with Kayleigh to accompany the album. It is called 'Triple Moon' and represents the three of us together as well as me alone. This symbol is found in many Neo Pagan and Wiccan traditions as a symbol of the Goddess. The first crescent represents the waxing phase of the moon -- new beginnings, new life, and rejuvenation. The center circle is symbolic of the full moon -- the time when magic is at its most potent and powerful. Finally, the last crescent represents the waning moon -- a time to do banishing magic and to send things away. The sacred heart between my hands represents our band as a whole. Our music and soul. It is made of metal and along with the Mi Ruina ring which I designed for Seventh Circle Artworks, the only other real element in the illustration which represents belief and dedication. The heart hangs on the wall in our home among the many other ex-votos I have collected over time. Each one has it's own story and meaning behind it. The nails which surround the heart represent the thirteen years of My Ruin on the inside, tough and unbreakable. Hope you like our new design and please take a moment to check out both of their pages on the links below and give them a big "like". Two very inspiring independent artists I am proud call part of our extended family in the UK and who are helping me bring my vision to life with
We are excited to debut the awesome teaser video for 'The Sacred Mood'. We invite you to watch, rock, share and let us know what you think of this special sneak preview of selected songs "Monolith Of Wrath, Honey Of The Human
Soul, Moriendo Renascor, God Is A Girl With A Butcher Knife &
Insomniac Moon" from our new album out June 11,
2013 via Amazon & iTunes.
Tairrie, Mick & Luciano
Produced by Mick Murphy & Joel Stooksbury Engineered & Mixed by Joel Stooksbury Recorded @ Soundtrack Black Studio - Knoxville, Tennessee Mastered by John Lousteau @ Studio 606
------------------- Edited by Tor Burrows of Notorious Design Live Footage by Tor Burrows Studio Footage Edited by Mick Murphy Artwork by Kayleigh Brookes - The Little Room at House of Brookes
We know things have been a bit quiet lately here at My
Ruin HQ but this Friday, May 24th it's about to get very loud as we
debut the awesome teaser video for our new album 'The Sacred Mood' out
worldwide on June 11th!
So mark your calendars and remember to
check our page for a sneak preview of selected songs "Monolith Of Wrath,
Honey Of The Human Soul, Moriendo Renascor, God Is A Girl With A Butcher
Knife & Insomniac Moon" along with never before seen studio & live footage for your viewing pleasure.
We can't wait to share this first taste of our new album with you and look forward to your sharing in our mood. Keep it Sacred,
We would like to invite you to join us on Saturday June 15th @ 11pm as we rock our favorite Hollywood haunt, The legendary Whisky a Go-Go and celebrate the release of our new album 'The Sacred Mood' which comes out on June 11th.
For those of you who plan
on attending, mark your calendars and
remember to say the password
"Insomniac"for a special admission price
at the door.
I am excited to announce that my first BGD collection for 2013 is now live and online. This first collection for 2013 includes two
new solid perfume & oil scents which I have made available in a few limited
edition sets. Both inspired by songs on
our new album 'The Sacred Mood' which will be out worldwide on June 11th. I ship worldwide so please take a moment to visit my store and pick up something special for yourself or someone you adore. One of a kind, custom handmade designs and wearable art for the individual at HEART.
We are excited to announce that Mick will be playing a show next Wednesday March 27th at The Whisky a Go Go for the Rock Against MS All-Star Benefit Concert. He has been playing guitar with Wiley Hodgen & Taylor Hawkins of Foo Fighters in their awesome 70's & 80's classic rock cover band known as Chevy Metal and they rule!
They are kicking off the night by opening the show and rumor has it, there might be a very cool *special guest* joining them on stage straight from The Sound City Players so for those of you who can make it out, come hang, watch Mick rock with CM and have a drink with us for a good cause!