My Ruin Biography
My Ruin, a Los Angeles-based hard rock band, was formed in 1999 by lead singer Tairrie B in the wake of her former band Tura Satana, which was previously known as Manhole. Although originally intended as a solo project for her debut album 'Speak and Destroy', My Ruin quickly became a band when she met guitarist and co-songwriter Mick Murphy. The band has been subject to various line-up changes since forming. Their current lineup includes: Tairrie B - Vocals Mick Murphy - Guitar, Bass, Drums Releases: Speak and Destroy (1999, UK release; 2000, US release) (Spitfire/Snapper) A Prayer Under Pressure Of Violent Anguish (2000) (Spitfire/Snapper) To Britain With Love... and Bruises (2001; only released in the UK) (Live) (Snapper) The Shape Of Things To Come EP (2003) (Century Media) The Horror Of Beauty (2003) (Century Media) The Brutal Language (2005) (Rovena/Undergroove) Throat Full Of Heart (2008) (Rovena/Undergroove) Alive On The Other Side (CD/DVD) (2008) (Rovena/Cargo) Former Members: Chris Lisee - Bass (2005-2009) JD - Drums (2008-2009) Marcelo Palomino - Drums (2008) Matt Lechevalier - Drums (2005-2007) Yael - Drums (2000-2005) Jason Brunk - Bass (2005) Jonny Chow - Bass (2004-2005) Meghan Mattox - Bass (1999-2004) Melanie Makaiwi - Guitar & Bass (on Speak and Destroy) They have a dedicated fanbase, most notably in the UK. Their sound consists of passionate and angry vocals set against heavy metal riffs and beats. Vocalist Tairrie B and Mick Murphy began a side project known as The Lvrs. Mick Murphy has another side project known as Neanderthal.