Thrash metal legends Sepultura have released a new single, a cover of Soft Cell’s 1980s “Tainted Love” for the Brazilian TV series “Desalma”. The track was produced by Rafael Ramos, who also mixed it with Jorge Guerreiro at Studio Tambor in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The recording was mastered by Justin Shurtz at Sterling Sound Studios in New York. “Tainted Love’ was originally a soul song from the 1960’s and covered by Soft Cell and sold millions. It has been covered a bunch by other bands, most notably Marilyn Manson.
Returning from an extended self-imposed hiatus, My Ruin celebrated Valentine’s Day by releasing a new covers album Rock Love & Red Lipstick. Released as a free download on Bandcamp, the covers range from Black Flag, PJ Harvey, Eric B and Rakim, KISS, Plasmatics, Van Halen, AC/DC, Soft Cell, Frank Sinatra, and many more. My Ruin went on hiatus when it’s main conspirators Tairrie B (Manhole, Tura Satana), and Mick Murphy (Heavy Seventies, Chevy Metal, Teenage Timekillers) moved from Los Angeles to Nashville. My Ruin’s last release was 2012’s The Sacred Mood. Tairrie has been busy of late releasing her out of print albums with other bands to Bandcamp, writing her highly-anticipated memoirs, and pursuing future musical projects, photography and video directing. Watch the Tairrie directed video for their cover of ‘My Way’.
When frontman John Haughm left the mighty Agalloch in 2016 to follow a more blackened direction, the heartbreak was soon complete when the remaining members officially laid the idolised beast to rest. Two years later, through the detritus comes Khôrada, lending itself to the apocalyptic post-doom of the parent but with a more emotive, folksier bedrock. Continue reading