My Ruin – A Southern Revelation (self-released, 7 December 2011)
Imagine this: your band has just been offered a deal with a record label, to include help with promotion, distribution, and touring support for the new album you’ve just recorded. You’re happy with your new music and thrilled with the new contract and all the benefits that the head of the label promised you. Then suddenly, without warning, the rug gets pulled out from underneath you, and nothing is happening according to the agreement, resulting in delays to releasing your record, cancelled tourdates, huge losses in profits, and eventually, nasty messages sent through lawyers. What would you do? Run off in a corner somewhere and cry? Decide that life as a musician is too hard, and that you might as well just give up?
Well, according to southern-fried-hard-rock/alt-metal duo My Ruin, that’s exactly what happened to them, but their reaction to the situation was to write and record another whole album full of kick-ass, angry music. And then as a great big “fuck you” to the whole industry, they decided to give it away for free! Keep reading to learn more about this band, their new album A Southern Revelation, and where you can pick up a copy absolutely free of charge…