My Ruin re-release ‘Throat Full Of Heart’ LP – for FREE!

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LA metal band My Ruin have re-released their Throat Full Of Heart album – for free!

The 2008 album was originally released via the band’s own imprint, Rovena Recordings, and distributed in the UK by Cargo.

As frontwoman Tairrie B. Murphy explained:”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,” she added.

The decision to re-release the album also comes on the 8th anniversary of a fateful event that dramatically altered the course of the recording and the music that would eventually appear on Throat Full Of Heart. The night before recording sessions were due to begin, Tairrie had a night off following pre-production in order to go to dinner with friends:

“After dinner, one of my friends offered to drive me home. I had no idea she was intoxicated because she seemed fine,” said the vocalist via My Ruin’s Facebook page. “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… The rod tore open my arm from the elbow to the wrist underneath and punctured a wide deep hole in the top.”

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Following extensive surgery – before which Murphy had been warned she may lose her arm owing to the extent of the injuries she had suffered – Tairrie began the long road to recovery. The band had recorded the music for the new album at their frontwoman’s request, and miraculously only Tairrie’s own vocal sessions were delayed.

“I laid the vocals for this album while still heavily bandaged and full of pain killers before my final skin graft surgery,” says Murphy now. “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.”

You can grab your own copy of Throat Full Of Heart via My Ruin’s Bandcamp page, where the band have also made available a very limited set of just 12 physical signed copies of the album that also contains the 2hr behind the scenes bonus DVD.

Watch the official video for Throat Full Of Heart’s lead track, “Ready For Blood”, below:

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De Profundis tour the UK with Demonic Resurrection

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Progressive extreme metallers De Profundis are to tour the UK with Indian metal heavyweights Demonic Resurrection.

The tour, which has been scheduled in association with Zero Tolerance magazine, kicks off this Saturday the 5th of July in Wakefield, before taking in destinations across the country.

The band have just unleashed their new EP, Frequencies, which they are promising will be “more intense than anything we have delivered before.”

The EP contains three original compositions, alongside a cover of Death’s 1995 album track “Crystal Mountain” and is available from De Profundis’ bandcamp page.

The band will also be returning to the Bloodstock festival in August, before releasing their fourth full length album later in the year.

De Profundis will play:

Sat 5th of Jul: Snooty Fox, Wakefield
Mon 7th of Jul: Cavern, Exeter (supporting Demonic Resurrection)
Tue 8th of Jul: Tiki Bar, Plymouth (supporting Demonic Resurrection)
Thu 10th of Jul: Marquee, Norwich (supporting Demonic Resurrection)
Fri 11th of Jul: Black Heart, London (supporting Demonic Resurrection)
Sat 12th of Jul: Eradication Festival, Cardiff
Sun 13th of Jul: Green Door, Brighton
Sat 9th of Aug: Bloodstock festival, Catton Park, Derbyshire

You can listen to new track “Illumination” from the Frequencies EP below:

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Listen as Grimes streams brand new song, “Go”

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Grimes has unveiled a brand new song, “Go”. You can listen to it via the stream below.

It is rumoured that the Canadian artist originally penned the song for Rihanna, but it was turned down by the Barbadian pop star. Featuring producer Blood Diamonds, Grimes premiered the track live at the Governers Ball festival in New York earlier this month.

“It’s our summer jam so we figured we should put it out cuz I am very bored of waiting to finish my album b4 releasing new music haha,” said Grimes, real name Claire Boucher.

You can download “Go” for free from Grimes’ official website. Her fourth album is expected to be released later this year.

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Sub Pop launches subscription service

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Sub Pop is the latest independent record label to join the ranks of those offering subscription services via the platform. The Sub Pop service launched worldwide today.

Subscribers will pay a monthly fee to receive digital copies of each new Sub Pop release via e-mail on the day it comes out. Users will also be able to chose from a selection of the Sub Pop back catalogue, with files available in either 320kbps compressed or WAV formats. All files will be free from DRM restrictions.

The first 100 subscribers will be entered to win a prize pack containing, Beach House’s Bloom LP (Loser Edition), a signed copy of the Deluxe edition of the Postal Service’s Give Up LP, the Record Store Day exclusive pressing of Mudhoney On Top, and more.

Artists from Sub Pop’s back catalogue that feature on the service include Nirvana, Fleet Foxes and Earth to name just three.

Find out more about how to subscribe and the prize pack promotion via Sub Pop’s website.

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