NEW ALBUM "The Sacred Mood" OUT NOW!

NEW ALBUM "The Sacred Mood" OUT NOW!

The Gospel According to The Press


Thursday, May 26, 2011

Metal Hammer Live Review - Hammerfest!


Just posted this new live review of our appearance at Hammerfest III by Dom Lawson in the latest issue of Metal Hammer Magazine. Visit out press section to read the full review!

Mrs M

Monday, May 23, 2011

Band of the Month -The Metalheadz.Com!


We would like to thank Tom Fownes for making My Ruin "Band of the Month" on The and to Sian Parry for the terrific new 9/10 live review of our show at The Slade Rooms in Wolverhampton on our recent "Ghosts and Good Stories" UK tour in March. You can check out our audio interview with Sian which we recorded backstage before the show below!

Mrs M

Sunday, May 22, 2011

VIDEO PREMIERE - Excommunicated!

Dear Friends.

It's the day after May 21st and since we've all survived the "Rapture" as promised we would like to share with you our new video for "Excommunicated" filmed and edited by our good friend and long time fan of our band Miss Tor Burrows of Notorious Design.

We've had the pleasure of working with Tor in 2008 when she first filmed My Ruin on our both our 'Tell Your God' & 'ReligiosiTour' UK tour. This time she joined us on the road for our recent 'Ghosts an Good Stories' March dates and managed to captured a few of our most special moments on stage in Bristol, London, Wolverhampton and Hammerfest!

Thank you again to Tor [and a shout out to her rock partner in crime who filmed a few shows for us with our camera, Miss Elly Daw] for this bad ass video and to check out her
other videos and more of her work please visit Tor online @


Mrs M

Saturday, May 21, 2011

BGD Store Online Now!


My BGD store has officially gone live with my NEW 'Summer 2011 Collection'. Just in time for the 'Rapture' tonight! For those of you not being "taken up to heaven" I invite you to visit me @


Wearable art for the individual at heart and a little something sacred for everyone including custom made, one-of-a-kind signed & scented scapulars, keyhole plates, bracelets, pendants and my signature relics and rock candy rings. There are also new My Ruin shirts designs for girls & guys in all sizes + limited edition signed album/poster & sticker bundles.


Mrs M

Friday, May 20, 2011

Beauty Fiend Tattoo!

She has been brought back to life after being murdered out in flat matte black, antique gold and baby pink. Her lips are a metallic red and eyes closed in false lashes as her skin shines of pearl white. She is dry and at home again, sacred in her sanctuary among friends and other objects of affection within the reliquary de la ruina. Her head is adorned in her newly golden razor blade crown of thorns and her chest pretends to beat from the bloody vintage glass heart with the metal cross from my microphone stand. She is a mess inside but her make up is perfect. My first muse and my last moment of worship. Born in 2000 and resurrected again and again. She is a saint, herself and a sin. She's been hated, admired and inspired a scream.

She is 'Beauty Fiend'.

Thank you to the lovely Miss Nickie Hobbs for the shout out in the new issue of Devolution Magazine! Nickie rocks and for those of you haven't seen her amazing new My Ruin inspired tattoo she inked on her arm featuring my 'Beauty Fiend' statue, it's time you do!


Mrs M

Women In Rock - MTV Special 1996!

Check out this fun little video blast from the past that aired on MTV Headbangers Ball in 1996. The interview footage with me from 4:01 - 5:36 is from back in the day when I was in my first band, Manhole. It's taken from our making of the video for 'Kiss or Kill' album EPK and the other interview & live footage was filmed when we were on the October Rust Tour with Type O Negative. Until someone recently sent me this link, this was the first time I had ever seen this so I thought it would be nice to share something from my past with you.


Mrs M

BGD Store Announcement!

Nevermind the RAPTURE - Get ready for the RE-LAUNCH!

Attention B- Girls & Guys!

My new 'Summer 2011 Collection' is finally done and my BGD store will officially re-open on Saturday May 21st filled with over 100 custom made one-of-a-kind jewelry designs, new My Ruin merch and limited edition signed bundles. Why be beautiful, when you can be BLASPHEMOUS!

Mrs M


Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Ready For Blood Tattoo!

[Tattoo by Josh Fisher]


Check out this rad My Ruin inspired "Ready For Blood" tattoo our good friend Al Commons just inked on his skin! Baby Al plays guitar in the mighty British metal band Sanctorum who recently toured the UK with us. If you haven't heard them, you should, their new album "Semper Fidelis" rules!


Mrs M

Friday, May 13, 2011

"Excommunicated " - Video Premiere Announcement!


The religious censure used to deprive, suspend or limit membership in a religious community. The word means putting [someone] out of communion. In some religions, excommunication includes spiritual condemnation of the member or group. Excommunication may involve banishment, shunning and shaming depending on the religion, the offense that caused excommunication, or the rules or norms of the religious community.

Dear Friends,

Rumor has it that some people believe May 21, 2011 is Judgement Day and as the story goes, the rapture will begin taking God's elect people up to heaven. I swear, I'm not making this stuff up, check Google, it's true. There are people who actually do believe this crazy shit! So for those of you who survive the rapture on Saturday night, we invite you to skip Church on Sunday and make it a fun day! Come watch the premiere of our new video for "Excommunicated" which we will be debuting on our blog. That's right, blow the trumpet and warn the people because May 22nd is "Excommunicated" day! Brought to you by My Ruin and filmed & edited in beautiful HD by Miss Tor Burrows of Notorious Design who joined us on the road in March for our 'Ghosts and Good Stories' tour of the UK .

Tor has filmed My Ruin in the past. Her work includes our 2008 videos for "Me Without You" & "Slide You The Horn" filmed in Birmingham while on the 'Tell Your God Tour' and "Rock & Roll Hoochie Koo" filmed on our 'ReligiosiTour'. She is amazingly talented and creative and we can't wait for you to view her latest rock masterpiece, so save the date and let the countdown to "Excommunicated Day" begin but in the meantime, before the big reveal, here's a little teaser shot preview for you now....

Mrs M

Wednesday, May 11, 2011



We are excited to debut our new tour movie which was filmed on our recent visit to the UK. Mick edited this video in a black & white classic style keeping with the theme and vibe of our new album artwork and studio movies. If you were there and you're in it, or you just dig it, make sure to share it!

Thank you again to all our friends and fans and to our special guests Headcharger & Sanctorum for sharing the stages with us. We had a blast with everyone and made some great memories! It was wonderful celebrating our 11 year anniversary of making music with Mick in My Ruin, in London with everyone and the after party was amazing! Another night to always remember and talk about for years to come. Thanks to our tour family, Luciano Ferrea, Matt LeChevalier, Jack Osborne, Tor Burrows, Elly Daw and the talented Mr Don Jackson Wyatt of Circle Pit.TV who joined us on the road to document all our shows with his trusty camera for a special post tour book we are working on now! Extra special thanks to our tour manager Terry Sly, Roy Jenkins @ Noise Merch and Gavin Harry at RSK Distribution who were all a pleasure to work with! Respect in rock.


Mrs M

Post Modern Ink Magazine Interview!

"If you haven't heard of My Ruin before, you better sit up and pay attention - not only was Tairrie B one of the pioneers of heavy female vocals (and we mean real heavy), the band is also fucking awesome. We spoke to Tairrie B and noise genius, Mick Murphy."

[Stephan Farrelly]


Hey Friends!
Check out our rad 6 page feature in the new issue of the Post Modern Ink Magazine from Australia. Special thanks to Joshua Nash for sending us the scans and to Editor Stephen Farrelly for taking the time to speak with us and give us such a terrific spread!


Mrs M

Sunday, May 8, 2011

UK Tour Video Announcement!


This coming Wednesday we will be debuting our new 'Ghosts and Good Stories' tour video for your viewing pleasure here and on our band page on Facebook! The video was edited by Mick and includes behind the scenes footage of My Ruin filmed before, during and after all the shows while on our March 2011 UK tour and Hammerfest appearance. There are also a few cool cameos of many of you, so stay tuned to Wednesday afternoon and make sure to check it out!


Mrs M

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Rose Blood Blog - London Show Review!

[Photo by Andy Watson -]

Written By Delphine Loisel


[Translated to English from French]

My Ruin is a band from Los Angeles in activity since 1999. Their line-up change a lot since their debut and it's now the duet formed by Tairrie B. et Mick Murphy, husband and wife, which lead the band. They are support by the French Matthieu LeChevalier, drummer and Luciano Ferrea, bassist for their tours. Their six albums enhance perfectly the powerful Tairrie's voice that can make shake some of the great metal singers and her talent of lyricist about her fetish theme that religion is. Ghost and Good Stories is the last concept album of the duet: the musical part has been totally records by Mick Murphy himself. A brutal album to listen now!

Visiting London is always a big event so what about when adding to this trip a show of one of our favorite band? It's with excitement that on March 12th, my lovely half and I arrive in Camden to attend to the concert of My Ruin with the French band Headcharger and Sanctorum. At 9pm, My Ruin finally comes to the stage after being well claimed by his audience. The musicians come first: Mick on guitar, Matt on drums and Luciano on bass. The very expected Tairrie arrive then and it's without waiting that the band start the show with the inescapable Stick it to me from the excellent album A prayer under pressure of violent anguish. Things are on : the audience sings along and the sparkling singer takes pleasure in passing them the microphone to make them participate to the show. The band continue quickly with Excommunicated, first song from the last album Ghost and Good Stories performed tonight, that we can recognize easily because of its heavy ambiance quite significant from the last CD. Mick seems to be in his element and makes the show all by himself during the devilish solo of the composition. This song, strong by a deconstructed rhythm, shows all its power in live. The show goes on with an amazing fluidity: we pass from The Devil Walks from the album The Brutal Language to Long Dark Night and Memento Mori, respectively present on the three last albums that permits us to see that the band founds a musical conductor line since few years, like they finally found their sound, their signature « My Ruin ».

Let’s talk about the sound’s quality after this six titles. We were absolutely amazed by its clarity! All was set perfectly, no instrument to pass over another as it’s often the case with the drums. A very good job from the sound engineers, we would like to take advantage of this quality more often! Let’s go back to the show! Before the interpretation of Diggin' For Ghosts, title song from the last album according to Tairrie, she takes the time to talk a little with her audience, telling them how much England is dear to her heart. Followed by Cold Hands-Warm Heart, Money Shot and Hot In The House Of God, the ambiance is still set fair everywhere in the hall and specially in the pit, the band taking obviously pleasure to play all together. Tairrie, inexhaustible, seems to have no difficulty to push her voice in growls so characteristics and impressive. She has so much fun on stage like her husband, headbanging joyfully without any false notes in his guitar playing. The rhythmic duet formed by Luciano and Matt, plays their parts excellently although discretely. It’s a real hearing satisfaction to appreciate the drums lines without any frills.

It’s now the time of my most expecting moment of the show with the interpretation of Blasphemous Girl from Speak & Destroy. Emblematic song of the band, its title being also the name of the creative brand of Tairrie, it’s greeted warmly by the public who seemed to wait for it as feverishly as I do! Great moment of the show! To introduce the next song, the singer launching a subliminal message asking if anyone would be kind enough to bring her a glass of this good old Jack! Glass that she will finally obtain from a “gentleman” she said. It’s naturally that the band performs Have A Drink On Me, an AC/DC cover initially recorded for the Metal Hammer Magazine for the 30th birthday of the release of Back in Black. This cover has inspired a metal wave to a basic rock’n’roll song. A success! It’s followed by Repose and an unexpected duet on Ready for Blood with Aaron, the singer of Sanctorum, a really shy person for whom Tairrie makes a lot of compliments. Finally, it’s on a duet of old songs this time that the show ends with Burn the Witch and Beauty Fiend, two unavoidable songs of My Ruin’s discography.

It’s with a real affection that the band, together in the front stage, says goodbye and thanks to his audience before joining them to the party organize to celebrate the eleven years of collaboration between Tairrie and Mick in My Ruin where we didn’t take part to my regret. This show was in every way a huge success. It’s rare now in this industry to be in front of bands so close to their audience, making every concert unique by their conviviality. The band gives itself entirely and we can only be amazed by their professionalism, leads brilliantly by Tairrie whose charisma is undeniable. It’s important to say that in a world where the man is usually the king, Tairrie proves us at any time that a woman has more than ever her place in the metal world. She is assisted by talented musicians: Luciano and Matt did an amazing job with wonderful Mick’s compositions by giving them a different soul for a unique feeling live. I just have one more advice : if My Ruin comes to your town, go see them without any reflection!


[Band Intro] Lucifers Jam - Stick It To Me - Excommunicated - The Devil Walks
Long Dark Night - Memento Mori - Diggin' For Ghosts - Cold Hands/Warm Heart
Money Shot - Hot In The House Of God - Blasphemous Girl -Have A Drink On Me [AC/DC Cover] - Repose - Ready For Blood [Duet w/Aaron from Sanctorum] - Burn The Witch &
Beauty Fiend

Photos credits: Doug Rimington