MY RUIN — the Los Angeles based rock duo featuring lead screamer Tairrie B and husband/guitarist Mick Murphy — has inked a new deal with Tiefdruck-Musik. The band will enter the studio this month to begin recording its sixth full-length album, "Ghosts and Good Stories", for an early 2010 release.
Commented Tiefdruck-Musik founder Daniel Heerdmann: "Tairrie and Mick are two of the most talented and inspiring musicians I have ever had the pleasure to work with. Tairrie's authentic lyrics and her unique singing style scream 'integrity' with every syllable she delivers, while Mick's songwriting abilities, his production skills, resulting in albums like 'The Brutal Language' and 'Throat Full Of Heart', deserve my deepest respect. Tiefdruck-Musik feels very blessed to have the chance to work with MY RUIN and we are sure the new recordings will result in a monster of a metal album we have not experienced before."
Added Tairrie B: "Mick and I have been together for almost a decade and we've basically put our band first the whole time. These last three years, in particular, were pretty crazy and personally hard on me. I got into a serious car accident in late 2006 on the eve of recording our last full length album, 'Throat Full Of Heart', but found myself quickly back in the studio recording while I was still in the middle of my surgeries and recovering. Not long after, we were on the road again and releasing our first live album/DVD, 'Alive On the Other Side'.
"It's been non-stop for us for so long that after we were married last Christmas Eve in Knoxville, Tennessee, we decided to take some time off from our band to celebrate just being husband and wife, but, as usual, soon we found ourselves writing again and all of a sudden we had a new album ready to be recorded and a new label wanting to work with us. Everything has come together naturally and we're excited about this next chapter of MY RUIN.
"We're a DIY band and always will be but were looking forward to working with our new label manager Daniel Heerdmann and Tiefdruck-Musik in 2010 as well as Sharon Richardson and Factory Music Management and Agency LTD in the U.K. who have also become a part of our new team and both have some great ideas for our next release."
The idea of MY RUIN began as a project in which Tairrie planned to work with various musicians in the studio and on the stage, something that would always be changing. It has been like this on every recording, with the exception of Mick, who has been a constant as MY RUIN guitarist, co-writer, producer and Tairrie's real-life partner for the last 9 1/2 years.
With their new album MY RUIN has come full circle, deciding to keep it just the two for the new recordings, which see Mick Murphy not only producing once again and playing guitar but also handling the bass and drum duties, as he did on the band's 2005 release, "The Brutal Language".
"MY RUIN has always had a revolving rhythm section and an interesting cast of characters both live and in the studio, including four bass players and six drummers," said Tairrie. "While some were with us longer than others, becoming a real part of our lives, most did not play on our albums and were just hired to tour with us.
"Our new album will be a testament to our strength as a band and the devotion we share to the music we have continued to create together against all odds and outside forces.
"We all have regrets and mistakes we have made trusting and believing in something or someone and ghosts of our past that haunt us, but we also have passion for what we love and love lasts. Ironically, at this same time last October, I could never have imagined we would write this album which is by far the most honest and heartfelt album of our career. I definitely have some good stories to tell and there will be some serious heavy metal rock and roll thunder underneath them as well."
In addition to launching her first online blog, where — according to Tairrie — you will find her random fashion, music, art and outspoken political related musings; the sharp tongue of MY RUIN has also launched her first online store this past year at www.bgd.bigcartel.com for her trademark BGD line of covet worthy sacred adornments and one-of -a-kind custom -made jewelry and deconstructed clothing designs in which she has recently debuted her third and final collection of 2009.
"I'm amazed at how successful my store has become and what a loyal following I have in regards to my designs," she said. "I really had no idea it would take off like it did but it's something I plan to keep putting myself into and developing. I'm a DIY girl from my music to my art and both my store and blog are extensions of my band. I have always been drawn to religious imagery, Catholic icons and reliquary and I enjoy working with found objects and unique vintage materials. I like to think of BGD as wearable art for the individual at heart."