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My Ruin Crushes The Whisky A Go Go

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Headlining act, MY RUIN, in support of their brand new album: The Brutal Language on Rovena Recordings, made damn sure that everyone - packed tightly into Hollywood, California's famed Whisky A Go Go club last night - got an adrenalin and beer-fueled Heavy Metal show to remember.

The first band I witnessed upon arrival at around 8PM was AMERICAN AFTERMATH.

AMERICAN AFTERMATH (hear them on MySpace), is led by founding guitarist, bassist and songwriter Rich Gonzales. Rich is well known for his past work with the metal outfit DIESEL MACHINE, which also featured the likes of Pat Lachman (DAMAGEPLAN-THE MERCY CLINIC).

AA's other band members are: Chris Moore on drums, Ed Veliz on vocals, Rudy Gonzales jammin' bass.

I noticed Rich was seated the entire set... kind of had me confused -- but as I now understand his story, the cat has spent the last few years recovering from a near fatal motorcycle accident in 2002. He is now paralyzed and in a wheelchair.

I dunno... but I'd say that's about the most metal thing I've seen in some time. And he can still play the guitar, let me say that right off. He had some solid solos and beefy riff work during the roughly half hour set. AA have the Alice in Chains meets hardcore metal-thang going on.

Next up from Whittier, California was the harcdcore metal act: AL-CE-MI (hear them on MySpace).

They are Josh on Vocals-- Ned Barrett and Ray Mendez on Guitars -- Nyroh working the Bass -- Kirk Allen hitting the Drums -- Ryan Gregory Samples .

They had a bit of the OG West Coast hardcore flave ... and they seem to have a good time with it, which makes it more appealing to all.

Next on the stage was Salimus(hear them on MySpace), a death metal act from Norwalk, California. They had an obvious following in the crowd and were the first band of the night to get the pit going. It wasn't a lightweight circle jerk either... as I witnessed quite a few people getting thrown around like drunk rag dolls. Salimus had some seriously heavy-hitting songs breaking off and deep, evil lyrics that you could 'actually' understand, which I dig very much.

Pouncing thru their set with such 'full metal abandon', these young guys almost nearly ended up stealing the show from all involved.

Up next was Pat Lachman's new outfit THE MERCY CLINIC (hear them on MySpace), formed after Dimebag's onstage murder back in December/2004 (R.I.P. Dime, we all miss you still soooooo much!).

Right out the gate, I could tell Pat had shaken the cold he had when I saw TMC two weeks back at The Viper Room in Hollywood. Their set was another short one... maybe twenty-five minutes... nonetheless, they surged thru like metal champs. Even though they are more melodic metal at this early point, they can drop the hardcore 'thunder' as well... loving it!

Next up was to be DEMOLITION PIT... but for whatever reason, MY RUIN came out before them... doesn't matter - MY RUIN was the main reason I showed up in the first place.

For those of you tried and true metal heads that dont know this band, GET ON IT... Tairrie B is the female Phil Anselmo! I was extremely knocked out by her HIGH VOLTAGE vocal performance. She sounded ten times more satanic than Linda Blair during the craziest scenes in The Exorcist. Mick Murphy on lead guitar really has come into his own and had some nice 'frenetic' solo moments. The other two new players, Frenchy on drums and Chris Lisee on bass, are way solid and were playing like madmen going all-out for the metal glory!

MY RUIN (hear them on MySpace) covered a bunch of their classics... truly hardcore. The highlight came when they pulled out the new tune entitled: 'Vince Vaughan'... and such an instant classic this one is... basically taking a poke at the ridiculous image this 'partyin-hipster' movie actor has garnered as the ultimate 'lady killer'. Great song! It was nice to have some humor mixed into the volatile set.

I split after MY RUIN finished... so I owe the boys in Demolition Pit a future review.

Get out and support any one of these bands. They certainly deserve it.

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1. LordAgony writes:

Good I hate chicks in metal...

ESPECIALLY WIGGER CHICKS...

The nerve of this dumb c-unt to affilliate herself with EAZY-E...

SHES JONATHAN DAVIS WITH A BIGGER CLIT...NUFF SAID...

# Jan 8, 2006 @ 4:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. LordAgony writes:

Oh yeah...

MU RUIN SUCKS BALLS HARD....

# Jan 8, 2006 @ 4:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. LilMeghan writes:

Bullsh**...Tairrie and My Ruin f***ing kick ass!

# Jan 8, 2006 @ 6:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. rocket writes:

U morons making these comments against the lovely and oh so powerful Miss B 'are probably' wiggers.. ah-hahahahahahaha

MY RUIN DOMINATES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

# Jan 8, 2006 @ 6:54 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. GRACE writes:

Hell yeah Rocket;) And Id also like to say..as far as punks hating chicks in metal and making foul comments about people and bands..well..having an opinion is one thing.... uncalled for harsh comments is another...and honestly if given the chance,Id kick your face in...wigger style..ahaha! Idiot. And that being my opinion and comment on that...Done..Next. Just wanted to send love and respect to Rocket..and..a nasty brutal...Hells Yeah! haha Damn right.
xox

# Jan 9, 2006 @ 1:00 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. razor writes:

sorry, i agree with lordagony; this band sucks all ass. clits don't belong in metal

# Jan 9, 2006 @ 1:15 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. razor writes:

excuse me; unless they r rapped around my d***!

# Jan 9, 2006 @ 1:16 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Maniac writes:

chicks can belong in metal in some cases. ussually metal needs a powerful agrressive sound that ussualy comes from a dude, but that doesn't mean a chick cant do the same, it just requires a didnt kind of sound.
hails Rocket

# Jan 9, 2006 @ 2:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Maniac writes:

different kind of sound. damn typos

# Jan 9, 2006 @ 2:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. LordAgony writes:

WHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!!!!

Thanks for the comment razor....

# Jan 9, 2006 @ 7:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Maniac writes:

thats why im here, i just sit around my house on the internet all day to entertain a$$holes. your welcome

# Jan 9, 2006 @ 8:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. diavolina screams writes:

tairrie is a wonderful and talented woman&hearts; despite wut other ignorant haters might think, and talking sh** isnt gonna change my and other peoples minds so its pretty pathetic to even try >;<;

# Jan 9, 2006 @ 9:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. LilMeghan writes:

That's crap too. If you were on The Metal Den their would be a bunch of heavy metal chicks b****ing you out right now. Anyone is allowed in Metal.
And if you ask me, Tairrie can probably scream a lot better and heavier than you a$$holes anyday. My Ruin f***ing OWNS!

# Jan 9, 2006 @ 9:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. LilMeghan writes:

Wait...you just said that clits shouldn't be in Metal unless they're on your d***. So does that mean your d*** is a vibrator or something?

# Jan 9, 2006 @ 9:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. razor writes:

You wanna get yo know my d***, eh?

# Jan 10, 2006 @ 1:35 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. dick in... writes:

...yo you guys are all f***ing gay. f*** all of yous. if you dont like women go f*** your self moowahahah...

# Jan 10, 2006 @ 6:46 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. LilMeghan writes:

Hell no

# Jan 10, 2006 @ 5:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. SlayerRulz writes:

Damn, I thought it didn't matter if you were a chick or not just so long as you do heavy and aggressive music. Last I checked, Angela Gossow fronts one of the best metal bands out there, EVER! (that's Arch f***ing Enemy b****es!) And although I don't agree with Tairrie and Mick running through bass players and drummers every 3 or 4 days, they are one hell of a metal combo and My Ruin is a bad a$$ band and I just wish they'd come out of LA once in a while.

P.S. Girls stop having cooties when boys hit puberty. But lord agony, razor and all you other pre teens will realize that soon enough! Then let the begging begin!

# Jan 14, 2006 @ 1:58 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. LilMeghan writes:

What the f***? This isn't even about the damn review anymore.

# Jan 14, 2006 @ 9:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. SlayerRulz writes:

Hmmm, how did that happen on this site I wonder?

# Jan 14, 2006 @ 9:49 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. deathbringer writes:

LordAgony, you post some sh** like that again on this site and you will quickly find yourself banned and every post on this site erased.

# Jan 14, 2006 @ 10:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. kylie writes:

im pretty sure all of you out there who believe My Ruin "sucks" are very uncultured. its hard not to appreciate the awesomeness of My Ruin. you probably sit in dark coroners and listen to good charolte, no one cares about you so shut the f*** up and appreciate b****ES! there is nothing wrong with chicks in metal, we can be just a f***ing hardcore as anyone,and better.

# Jan 22, 2006 @ 2:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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