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The photographic imagery of Tairrie B. Murphy

We are pleased to feature the  crushing and atmospheric photographic imagery of Tairrie  B. Murphy.

Best known as the  fierce, enigmatic siren fronting the hardcore band My Ruin, Murphy is a woman with a long and surprisingly varied career.  Through all her many incarnations, she has always remained true to her ethics and aesthetics.  She is equal parts sharp tongue and enormous heart, and she’s never afraid to speak her mind.  As a rock and rap artist, she delivers gorgeous verses heavily imbued with a poignant, raw subtext that’s always somewhat uncomfortably in-your-face! No matter what her milieu, she remains true to her course, and that makes  Tairrie B. one of our favorite artists.

After My Ruin’s last headline tour of the UK, Tairrie announced that she was taking a break from playing heavy rock to conjure some heavy magic and begin working on her first book, a memoir about her early days signed to Eazy-E of NWA’s Comptown Records label in 1990. This led her to revisit her hip-hop roots, not just with her writing, but with her voice as well. In 2015, Tairrie recorded her first rap album in over 25 years, which she co-produced with husband/ guitarist  Mick Murphy (My Ruin, Chevy Metal, Teenage Time Killers), and stunned the metal world.

We will be talking at length with  Tairrie about her new album “Vintage Curses” and her journey from rap to rock, and back again, very soon.

In the meantime, Tairrie has been pursuing another artistic endeavor -her love of photography. Armed with camera and lens as the newest ammunition in her artistic arsenal, Tairrie B. Murphy explores her love of black and white photography, and like everything  else she touches,  her rich imagery shows an obvious passion.

Tairrie B. recently shared a post on Facebook talking about her photography. The following are her words, and some of her striking photos.

Since my early days as a rapper into forming my first band Manhole and throughout my various musical endeavors, I have documented my life on and off tour, designed album artwork & merch, conceptualized and edited other people’s photos (with permission) and collaborated on all of my videos, many of which I directed & co-edited. It’s been a wonderful learning experience and I am grateful to all those who encouraged me to pursue my artistic passions along the way.

As most of you know, I have always had a bit of a fascination with the somber beauty of black & white imagery from the sky above to the city below. After working with so many amazing photographers over the years, I have found myself more and more drawn to being behind the lens. Back in the day, I used to shoot analog with my first Canon 35mm camera and have recently uncovered many never before seen photos in my vault along with two hundred rolls of film I shot of bands & musicians live which have remained untouched and waiting to be developed. It’s exciting to think what I am going to find and a little scary!

I recently got a new digital Canon which has re-ignited my fire and inspired me to rediscover my love for the art of photography while slowly working on my first book and writing for my new album.  

I have created a new public pageTairrie B. Photography which will accompany my new music page Tairrie B. to showcase more of my work for those of you interested in checking it out. I look forward to sharing my photos from the past to present day with you and thank you again for your continued support. ♡


Please check back soon to read our upcoming in-depth feature on the music and career of Tairrie B. Murphy.

You can find her at the following links.
Tairrie B. Photography
Tairrie B. 
My Ruin
Blasphemous Girl Designs (BGD)


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Teenage Time Killers (Part Three)

Teenage Time Killers
Fonda Theatre,
6126 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles
Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015

House Band
Drums- Reed Mullin (34 songs)
Guitar- Mick Murphy (50 Songs)
Bass- Derik Envy (44 songs)


Singer #11 – Neil Fallon (Clutch)
Crowned By The Light Of The Sun (Teenage Time Killers)
Kick Out The Jams (MC5)
Animal Farm (Clutch)
Pure Rock Fury (Clutch)

Singer #12  – Lee Ving (Fear)
(Andrew Jamiez (Fear) – Drums)
Big Money (Teenage Time Killers)
I Love Livin’ In The City (Fear) (Lee Ving – Guitar)
Foreign Policy (Fear) (Lee Ving – Guitar)
New York’s Alright If You Like Saxophones (Fear) (Lee Ving – Guitar)
Beef Bologna (Fear) (Lee Ving – Guitar)
I Don’t Care About You (Fear) (Lee Ving – Guitar)

Singer #13 – Randy Blythe (Lamb Of God)
Hung Out To Dry (Teenage Time Killers)
Attitude (Bad Brains)
The Regulator (Bad Brains)
My War (Black Flag) (John “Lou” Lousteau – Drums)

Singer #14 – Corey Taylor (Slipknot / Stone Sour)
Egobomb (Teenage Time Killers)
Your Empty Soul (Teenage Time Killers) 

We Got The Neutron Bomb (Weirdos)
Rise Above (Black Flag) (Randy, Clifford, Vic – Backing vox)
Where Eagles Dare (Misfits) (Everybody – Backing Vox)

Guitar- Mick Murphy 
Bass- Derik Envy 


Teenage Time Killers (Part One)
Teenage Time Killers (Part Two)

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Teenage Time Killers (Part Two)

Teenage Time Killers
Fonda Theatre,
6126 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles
Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015

House Band
Drums- Reed Mullin (34 songs)
Guitar- Mick Murphy (50 Songs)
Bass- Derik Envy (44 songs)

House Band
Drums- Reed Mullin (34 songs)
Guitar- Mick Murphy (50 Songs)
Bass- Derik Envy (44 songs)



Singer #6 – Reed Mullin (C.O.C.)
(John “Lou” Lousteau – Drums)
Exploder (Teenage Time Killers)
The Dead Hand (Teenage Time Killers) (Vic Bondi – Backing Vox)
Say Goodnight To The Acolyte (Teenage Time Killers) Album vocals Phil Rind

Singer #7 – Tairrie B. Murphy (My Ruin)
(Luciano Ferrea (My Ruin) – Bass & John “Lou” Lousteau – Drums)
Touch Me I’m Sick (Mudhoney)
Moriendo Renascor (My Ruin)
Clawhoof (Teenage Time Killers)

Singer #8 – Pete Stahl (Scream / Goatsnake)
(Franz Stahl (Scream) – Guitar)
Plank Walk (Teenage Time Killers)
Sailin’ On (Bad Brains)
Came Without Warning (Scream)

Singer #9 – Tommy Victor (Prong / Danzig)
Doomsday (Discharge) (Tommy Victor – Guitar)
Snap Your Fingers, Snap Your Neck (Prong) (Tommy Victor – Guitar)
Days Of Degradation (Teenage Time Killers)

Singer #10 – Tony Foresta (Municipal Waste / Iron Reagan)
Time To Die (Teenage Time Killers) Album vocals Mike IX Williams
Ignorant People (Teenage Time Killers)
Don’t Tread On Me (Cro-mags)
Raining Blood clip (Slayer)

Teenage Time Killers (Part One)
Teenage Time Killers (Part Three)

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Teenage Time Killers (Part One)

Teenage Time Killers
Fonda Theatre,
6126 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles
Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015


House Band
Drums- Reed Mullin (34 songs)
Guitar- Mick Murphy (50 Songs)
Bass- Derik Envy (44 songs)

Singer #1 – Trenton Rodgers (Chaotic Justice)
(Pat “Adam Bomb” Hoed (Brujeria / Nip Drivers) – Bass & John “Lou” Lousteau – Drums)
Teenage Time Killer (Teenage Time Killers)
Blood Stains (Agent Orange)
Fuck Authority (Pennywise) (Trenton’s friend Josh – Backing Vox)

Singer #2 (+ Guitar) – Jonny Webber (The Ghost Of Saturday Night)
Son Of An Immigrant (Teenage Time Killers)
Barrio (Teenage Time Killers) 

Singer #3 – Vic Bondi (Articles Of Faith)
Bleeding To Death (Teenage Time Killers)
Hannity (Teenage Time Killers) 
What We Want Is Free (Articles Of Faith)
TV Eye (The Stooges) (Vic Bondi – Guitar)

Singer #4 – Clifford Dinsmore (Bl’ast)
Power Outage (Teenage Time Killers)
Procreation Of The Wicked (Celtic Frost)
Dirty Love (Motorhead)

Singer #5 – Karl Agell (Kinghitter / C.O.C. Blind)
Dance Of The Dead (C.O.C.)
Devil In This House (Teenage Time Killers)
Vote With A Bullet (C.O.C)

Teenage Time Killers (Part Two)
Teenage Time Killers (Part Three)

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TEENAGE TIME KILLERS only live performance!




TICKETS ON SALE AUGUST 14TH AT 10AM PST AT http://axs.com/events/281747/teenage-time-killers-tickets

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“the metal/punk supergroup to end all metal/punk supergroups”—NOISEY

“sneers and snarls like a long-lost punk mixtape, fueled by the forever-young rage of rockers who refuse to grow up.”—ROLLING STONE

“chock-full of hot-wired, brain-busting hardcore punk…an absolute blast”—REVOLVER

“Scuzzy and simple…the record crackles with energy…delirious excitement that is irresistible.”—ALTERNATIVE PRESS

“track after track of unrepentant volume that cuts like a hardcore DIY effort, glazed by moments that mosh between Black Sabbath séances and CKY videos with almost no blood to spare. I don’t know or care why this record exists, this bizarre shotgun blast where nearly every good song is played by a different lineup, but one thing is clear: I want another, sir. Hit me.”—CONSEQUENCE OF SOUND

Following the July 31st release of their debut album Greatest Hits Vol. 1 (Rise Records), the ball-crushing, ragtag team of Teenage Time Killers are pleased to confirm a once-in-a-lifetime and only US performanceSeptember 12 at the Fonda Theatre in Hollywood. Full lineup for the show below, including some very special guests.

Tickets go on sale Friday, August 14 at 10am PST, but snag them early at the presale, beginningThursday (8/13) at 10am PST. Doors will open at 8, show starts at 9—so don’t be late!





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Following months of speculation, anticipation and outright misinformation, a July 31st release date has been set for Teenage Time Killers’ Greatest Hits Vol. 1 on Rise Records. Pre-orders being taken NOW at http://ttk.merchnow.com and via iTunes at http://smarturl.it/ttk-greatest-hits and include the instant grat track “Hung Out To Dry,” which you can preview hereon YouTube (see below)

The long-gestating brainchild of Corrosion Of Conformity founder/drummer/vocalist Reed Mullin, guitarist Mick Murphy (My Ruin, The Birds of Satan, etc.) and producer John “Lou” Lousteau, Teenage Time Killers’ Greatest Hits Vol. 1 is 20 concise seismic shocks created by an all-star line up of punk and metal legends spanning decades. Joining Reed on drums and Mick on guitar on the album’s 20 mostly original tracks and few covers of underground classics (including the Rudimentary Peni deep cut that inspired the project’s title) includes: Jello Biafra, Randy Blythe of Lamb of God, Dave Grohl and Pat Smear of Foo Fighters, Nick Oliveri, Matt Skiba of Alkaline Trio, Corey Taylor of Slipknot and Stone Sour, Tommy Victor of Prong and Danzig, Lee Ving of Fear, Mike “IX” Williams of Eyehategod, Mullin’s Corrosion of Conformity band mates Mike Dean and Woody Weatherman, Karl Agell and many, many more. See below for a full rundown.

All instrumental tracks on Teenage Time Killers’ Greatest Hits Vol. 1 were recorded at Grohl’s 606 Studios in Northridge, CA. The album was produced by John “Lou” Lousteau, Reed Mullin and Mick Murphy, engineered and mixed by John “Lou” Lousteau at 606.

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http://ttk.merchnow.com AND VIA ITUNES AT http://smarturl.it/ttk-greatest-hits


GREATEST HITS VOL. 1 (Track listing with Guest Credits)

Vocals: Reed Mullin
Featuring Pat Hoed (Bass), London May (Drums)

“Crowned by the Light of the Sun”
Vocals: Neil Fallon
Featuring Jim Rota (Guitar), Dave Grohl (Bass)

“Hung Out to Dry”
Vocals: Randy Blythe
Featuring Mike Schaefer (Guitar), Dave Grohl (Bass)

“Power Outage”
Vocals: Clifford Dinsmore
Featuring Dave Grohl (Bass)

“Ode to Hannity”
Vocals: Jello Biafra
Featuring Mike Dean (Bass)

Vocals: Matt Skiba
Featuring Brian Baker (Guitar)

“The Dead Hand”
Vocals: Reed Mullin
Featuring Woody Weatherman (Guitar), Dave Grohl (Bass)

Vocals: Corey Taylor
Featuring Dave Grohl (Bass)

“Plank Walk”
Vocals: Pete Stahl
Featuring Greg Anderson (Guitar), Dave Grohl (Bass)

“Time to Die”
Vocals: Mike IX Williams
Featuring Greg Anderson (Guitar)

“Days of Degradation”
Vocals: Tommy Victor
Featuring Dave Grohl (Bass)

Vocals: Tairrie B. Murphy
Featuring Dave Grohl (Bass)

“Big Money”
Vocals: Lee Ving
Featuring Pat Smear (Guitar & Bass), London May (Drums)

“Devil in this House”
Vocals: Karl Agell
Featuring Dave Grohl (Bass)

“Say Goodnight to the Acolyte”
Vocals: Phil Rind
Featuring Jason Browning (Guitar), Dave Grohl (Bass)

“Ignorant People”
Vocals: Tony Foresta
Featuring Greg Anderson (Guitar), Nick Oliveri (Bass)

“Son of an Immigrant”
Vocals: Johnny Weber
Featuring Brian Baker (Guitar)

“Your Empty Soul”
Vocals: Aaron Beam

“Bleeding to Death”
Vocals: Vic Bondi
Featuring Dave Grohl (Bass)

“Teenage Time Killer”
Vocals: Trenton Rogers
Featuring Greg Anderson (Guitar), Pat Hoed (Bass)

Teenage Time Killers signed a deal with Rise Records to release their debut album.

All photos courtesy of the artists and Tairrie B. Murphy

Supergroup, Teenage Time Killers have signed a deal with Rise Records to release their debut album. The architects of what is bound to be a monumental work of metallic mayhem, are core members Reed Mullin (Corrosion of Conformity), Mick Murphy (My Ruin/The Birds of Satan/Chevy Metal/Neanderthal) and John “Lou” Lousteau (pictured above).

The album produced by John Lousteau, was recorded and mixed at Dave Grohl’s famed Studio 606 in Northridge, California on very board that was the focus of Grohl’s acclaimed documentary Sound City: Real To Reel. Bill Stevenson (Descendents/All) mastered the recording at The Blasting Room.

MullinMurphy and Lousteau along with the assistance of musicians from the metal and hardcore scene have created what is sure to be one of the most memorable heavy offerings of 2015.  The phenomenal list of talent on this project is like a concert wet-dream. The Teenage Time Killers album, Greatest Hits Vol.1, is due for release in early 2015. It can’t come soon enough!

Reed&Mick TTK@Studio606 Photo by TairrieBMurphyReed Mullin and Mick Murphy recording at Studio 606 

The albums contributors reads like the “who’s who” list of the hardcore scene:

Aaron Beam (Red Fang)
Brian Baker (Minor Threat/Bad Religion)
Clifford Dinsmore (BL’AST!)
Corey Taylor (Slipknot/Stone Sour)
Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters/Nirvana)
Greg Anderson (Goatsnake/Sunn O)
Jason Browning (Righteous Fool & HR)
Jello Biafra (Dead Kennedys)
Jim Rota (Fireball Ministry)
Johnny Weber (The Ghost of Saturday Night)
Karl Agell (Corrosion of Conformity/King Hitter)
Lee Ving (Fear)
London May (Samhain/Danzig/Legacy/Tiger Army/Son of Sam)
Matt Skiba (Alkaline Trio)
Mike “IX” Williams (Eyehategod)
Mike Dean (Corrosion of Conformity)
Mike Schafer (Blatant Disarray)
Neil Fallon (Clutch)
Nick Oliveri (Kyuss/Queens of the Stone Age)
Pat Hoed (Brujeria/Nip Drivers)
Pat Smear (Foo Fighters/Nirvana/Germs)
Pete Stahl (Scream/Goatsnake)
Phil Rind (Sacred Reich)
Randy Blythe (Lamb of God)
Tairrie B. Murphy (My Ruin)
Tommy Victor (Prong/Danzig)
Tony Foresta (Municipal Waste/Iron Reagan)
Trenton Rogers (Chaotic Justice)
Vic Bondi (Articles of Faith)
Woody Weatherman (Corrosion of Conformity)

Mick Tairrie Reed Photo by John LousteauMick Murphy, Tairrie B. Murphy and Reed Mullin at Studio 606, Photo (C) John “Lou” Lousteau

Greg John Mick Reed TTK@Studio606 Photo by TairrieBMurphyGreg Anderson, John “Lou” Lousteau, Mick Murphy and Reed Mullin at Studio 606

Are you ready for this? We sure are.. Alright 2015, BRING IT!