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MY LIFE WITH THE THRILL KILL KULT Announce Spring Dates for STRANGE AFFAIRS TOUR with CURSE MACKEY!

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“America’s Most Dangerous Kult” hits the road again this coming Spring for their STRANGE AFFAIRS Tour with Special Guest CURSE MACKEY. In support of their upcoming album, In The House Of Strange Affairs, which is scheduled to release on Valentine’s Day, the tour launches May 5th in Las Vegas, NV and winds through the South and West Coast, winding down June in as yet to be announced venues in Southern California; additional dates with be coming in October. The band has also revealed a sneak peak into their highly anticipated new LP with the single “The Chains Of Fame,” which will release digitally on New Year’s Eve.

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MY LIFE WITH THE THRILL KILL KULT STRANGE AFFAIRS TOUR with CURSE MACKEY!
05/05 @ Beauty Bar – Las Vegas, NV
05/07 @ Metro Music Hall – Salt Lake City, UT
05/10 @ Dante’s – Portland, OR
05/11 @ The Crocodile – Seattle, WA
05/14 @ Harlow’s – Sacramento, CA
05/15 @ DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA
05/16 @ The Ritz – San Jose, CA
05/28 @ 191 Toole – Tucson, AZ
05/30 @ Industry – San Antonio, TX
05/31 @ Elysium – Austin, TX
06/01 @ Numbers – Houston, TX
06/02 @ Trees – Dallas, TX
06/07 @ The Venue – Denver, CO
06/09 @ Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM
06/11 @ Club Red – Phoenix, AZ
06/13 @ TBA – Southern California
06/14 @ TBA – Southern California
06/15 @ TBA – Southern California

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Hailing from Chicago’s renowned Wax Trax! Records stable of recording artists, MY LIFE WITH THE THRILL KILL KULT have been conjuring up sonic tales of sex, blasphemy and kitschy horror since 1987. Along with label mates such as Front 242, KMFDM and Ministry, TKK (as often abbreviated), helped develop the industrial music genre, but they themselves continued to evolve, creating one of the most diverse repertoires in modern day music. Their sound can be described as electronic rock, heavily influenced by both disco and funk. One of their most distinctive characteristics is the use of spoken-word samples lifted from B-movies laced throughout their songs. Since debuting, they have released 13 studio albums, and their music has been featured in a variety of films, television/cable shows and soundtracks, all the while making a reputation for themselves as one of the most notorious and controversial cult bands of their generation.

Artist Franke Nardiello and musician Marston Daley, two Chicago neighbors who enjoyed late night burritos while watching foreign horror movies on VHS rented from the corner store, began conspiring to make a trashy B movie (in the style of Russ Meyer and John Waters) to be called “My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult”. While the film itself never came to fruition, they also wrote some music to be the accompanying soundtrack. Both worked at Wax Trax! Records in Chicago, and when the label heard the tracks, they were intrigued and eager to release it.

The duo took the title of the film as the name for their band, and decided to focus on the musical group full time. Taking the stage names Groovie Mann (Nardiello) and Buzz McCoy (Daley), they worked on creating an occult-biker meets disco-rock influence look for the project, which included a bevy of voluptuous back-up singers and dancers known as the BOMB GANG GIRLZ. The New York Times wrote, “Sex, blasphemy, big beats and go-go dancing; they’re all in a day’s work for My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult ”. This attracted the attention of indie fans and the ire of religious groups in practically equal measure. They released their first album I See Good Spirits And I See Bad Spirits in 1988 followed up by the hard-hitting dance floor classics “Kooler Than Jesus” and “A Girl Doesn’t Get Killed By A Make-Believe Lover Cuz It’s Hot,” which featured no-wave chanteuse Lydia Lunch on vocals. By the time they released their second album, Confessions Of A Knife (1990), they were far and away one of the biggest selling acts on the label.

In 1991, the band embarked on the decadent “Sexplosion! Tour”, titled after their third album. Alternative Press reviewed the show as “Sin-sational!”. The tour was a success and the record sold so well that they signed a deal with Interscope Records shortly afterwards, and the single “Sex On Wheelz” became a sizeable radio hit.

Hollywood also embraced the group, recognizing the unique cinematic aspect of their sound. The band’s music has appeared in a slew of films and tv/cable shows including, director Ralph Bakshi’s “Cool World”, Paul Verhoven’s saucy “Showgirls”, MTV’s “Beavis And Butthead”, and the cult film classic “The Crow”, in which the ensemble make a cameo appearance performing their song “After The Flesh”. More recently the KULT was written into the story line of the 2014 film “Sexy Evil Genius” starring Seth Green.

THRILL KILL KULT continue to release new material via their own SleazeBox Records label (sleazebox.com) and tour extensively with a rotating cast of musicians and dubious characters, however the core of the project has always been Nardiello and Daley, both on record and in the live act. Their performances sizzle with sleaze and infectious grooves, as Melody Maker once described, “A red hot cabaret from Hell”.

They begin their 4th decade this year with the release of a new album, In The House Of Strange Affairs on February 14th, and a North American tour commencing May 5th in Las Vegas. The current line-up is Groovie Mann (vocals), Buzz McCoy (keys), Mimi Star (bass), Justin Thyme (drums), Arena Rock (Bomb Gang Girl).

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BLACK COFFEE Announce Addition of New Bass Player

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Columbus, OH based Bluesy Rock Band BLACK COFFEE has announced the addition of a new bass player to their line-up, Nick Fratianne. To introduce the new member, the band released a hilarious new video filmed and created by John Payne of Payne Productions.

“We’re all super happy to have Nick on board with Black Coffee, not only is he a very close friend but also one of the best bassists in Columbus, I’m most excited to see what crazy shit Ehab comes up with now that he doesn’t have to worry about the bass!” – Tommy
“I’ve known Nick forever, he helped introduce me to my first tastes of classic hard rock as well as being a band mate in my formative years of music, we’re super pumped to have him in the Black Coffee family and to see how his talents can help push us even further!” – Ehab

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Black Coffee has also announced that they will be performing at both Epicenter Festival in Rockingham, NC (5/10-5/12) and Sonic Temple Music and Arts Festival in Columbus, OH (5/17-5/19)!

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Track List:
1. Creamer
2. I Barely Know Her
3. Hurricane
4. Monica
5. Born to Lie
6. The Traveler
7. Psychedelic Red
8. Fade
9. Away

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Black Coffee formed in early 2017 after drummer Tommy McCullough introduced singer|bassist, Ehab Omran, to guitarist Justin Young. Within the first few days, these artists began songwriting and the chemistry was overwhelmingly apparent.

With the release of Black Coffee’s debut album, Take One, on April 21st, the Columbus, Ohio rockers definitely possess the sound, style, confidence and work ethic to drive this album’s success. The original single, “I Barely Know Her,” is already available on all streaming services, and its accompanying video debuts Friday, April 20th.

Fans can expect a diverse selection of original music. From the raw and dominant 1st single to the blistering, “Hurricane,” and funky, “Monica,” . . . along with otherworldly, “The Traveler,” and drive-with-the-top-down classic,“Born To Lie,” Take One proves to be one of the most exciting musical debut’s in modern history.

Black Coffee combines superb musicianship with a high-energy performance that is refreshingly both vintage and ground-breaking. This three-piece collaboration takes inspiration from classic rock bands of the 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s, and fuses it with the root music of blues and rock n’ roll from the 40’s and 50’s. Dedicated to re-inventing modern rock music, Black Coffee parts the proverbial sea for the next generation of artists.

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GRAYSON ERHARD Releases Official Music Video for “Introvert” Off of ‘Earthship’ EP

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Del Norte, CO based Singer / Songwriter GRAYSON ERHARD a stunning music video for “Introvert,” off of his November 2nd released EP, Earthship. Originally premiered on mxdwn, “Introvert” was directed and filmed by Jason Lee Denton.

“‘Introvert’ is a reflection of the internal struggles of an introvert, outlining battles with constant bombardment of social situations and wanting to get back to solitude, but ultimately becoming comfortable in one’s own skin. Personally, it’s a musical observation of what I see living with and loving an introvert.”- Grayson Erhard

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“Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Grayson Erhard recently released a five song EP titled EARTHSHIP. The album is an eclectic offering with songs that touch on everything from folk to hard rock, all through the lens of his masterful guitar playing. Today, we’re excited to premiere a video for the last song on that EP, a richly-arranged acoustic-rock number called ‘Introvert.’” – Matt Matasci – mxdwn

Colorado-based musician Grayson Erhard’s “Introvert” video is a visual romance to the introverts, the lovers of them, and the parts of ourselves that need solace.

The video, which dropped today following the release of Erhard sophomore album and EP EARTHSHIP, reflects a more mysterious, somber aesthetic compared to his recent “Tell Me No” video.

“‘Introvert’ reflects the times when I feel best alone,” Erhard said. “It’s about the welcome isolation that comes when everything else is overwhelming. And, yet, how we’re all connected by our desire to pull away from society and into ourselves, at times.”

Like much of the EP, “Introvert” marks a distinct shift toward a full-band, lyrically-focused style and away from Erhard’s previously undressed, stand-alone acoustic sound.

In it, Erhard has weaved together the percussive style of his early love of Metal and the technically complex percussive guitar style that colored his early career with a more dreamy, indie rock sound. He purposefully plays with and disrupts the common chord progressions of pop music, while complimenting distinct harmonics with EARTHSHIP co-writer Bannigrin’s drum lines.

The video was directed by Jason Lee Denton, produced by Schuyler Howie, and features Aliegh Sheilds. It was shot on location at a beautiful home outside of Nashville, TN.

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Track List
1. I Will
2. Time to Move On
3. Tell Me No
4. Driving in the Rain
5. Introvert

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100 WATT VIPERS Release Official Music Video for “The Bell Tolls Heavy”

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Bluesy hard rock duo 100 WATT VIPERS has released the official music video for “The Bell Tolls Heavy” off of their newest LP, Holy Water. Filmed and directed by Connie Crowder, “The Bell Tolls Heavy” was shot in Starke, FL.

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“The ‘Bell Tolls Heavy’ is about the struggles of the working class man. It’s about working hard, trying to live with honor, feeding the family, and getting beaten down again and again, but always getting up. No matter how weary and tired he becomes, he always gets back up, and is truly a rich man as a result.” – Paul Joseph

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Track List:
1. Aces High
2. Penny In The Well
3. You Ain’t Gonna Take Me Down
4. The Bell Tolls Heavy
5. The Thunder Cries
6. I Am the Traveler
7. Holy Water
8. My Old Bible
9. No Salvation in These Fields
10. After the Storm Comes the Peace)After the Storm Comes the Peace
11. We Ride On
12. Hard Summer Coming Down
13. Ain’t Got No Golden Cup

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Formed in 2013 by long time friends Paul Joseph and DJ Riddick in Jacksonville Florida. The band has released 5 DIY albums….“Something Wicked Comes This Way”, Cold Sunday Blues, Hellbound Train Rollin, Salvation Blues, and Holy Water.

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Awake For Days Sign With Music Gallery International

December 6th, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Nuoro, Sardinia – Sardinia’s Awake for Days are an alternative modern metal band of pure heart, unwavering talent and unrelenting drive on the bleeding edge of creativity and performance in the genre. Based out of the island paradise of Sardinia in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Italy Awake for Days bring a positivity and strength to their songwriting and lyrics that is desperately missing in the current status quo of bleakness in heavy music. It was Awake for Days talent, motivation and overall originality that caught MGI’s Shawn Barusch’s eyes and ears that ultimately brought him to sign a management deal with the band.
“I am very excited to be working with this exceptional song writing group!” says Shawn. “Unlike many artists that sit at home waiting for something to happen or don’t have the balls to get out in the real music world, these young Sardinian boys are grabbing the industry like they own it!!”
Awake for Days on signing with MGI, “We are now working with Shawn Barusch to build up a new era for the band. We think that he’s the right choice in order to bring our music to the biggest audience we can. We loved his enthusiasm, and the fact that he trust in our music. We’re more than excited and curious to see where he and the MGI can take us.”
AFD was founded in 2013 and then shortly afterward released their stellar inaugural album Magnificent Disorder to universal acclaim. Magnificent Disorder was also the inspiration for the band name, “The name Awake for Days comes from a non-sleeping month we had to face producing and promoting the first album Magnificent Disorder: it was an incredible time and it paid well with all the pros and cons.”
The long awaited sophomore album Multiverse will be launched in early 2019 which will be tackling heavy subjects that other bands shy away from and will instead be bringing positivity and courage to them. “The lyrics of our new album are pretty much focused on motivational themes. They’re about fighting for life; reach what you want for your future, defeating depression and what makes you weak every day.”
The Multiverse album will be supported with heavy touring both in Europe and the USA.
Awake for Days is:
Lukas – voice
Nino – guitar
Mike – drums
Nick – bass
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LORDS OF ACID Announce PRETTY IN KINK TOUR 2019 with ORGY, GENITORTURERS, LITTLE MISS NASTY, & GABRIEL AND THE APOCALYPSE

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Legendary Industrial band LORDS OF ACID has announced dates for their highly anticipates PRETTY IN KINK TOUR 2019 with special guests ORGY, GENITORTURERS, LITTLE MISS NASTY, and GABRIEL AND THE APOCALYPSE. Launching February 21st in Phoenix, AZ, the tour winds throughout the United States before wrapping up March 27 in Las Vegas, NV. VIP Ticket Packages are available now with General Admission Tickets on sale FRIDAY 12/7/2018 at 10:00 am local time!

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Pretty In Kink 2019 Tour Dates:
02/21 @ Club Red – Phoenix, AZ *
02/22 @ The Regent Theatre – Los Angeles, CA *
02/23 @ Brick By Brick– San Diego, CA *
02/24 @ UC Theatre – Berkeley, CA *
02/26 @ Dante’s – Portland, OR
02/27 @ Showbox SODO – Seattle, WA
03/01 @ The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT
03/02 @ Gothic Theatre – Denver, CO
03/03 @ Granada Theater – Lawrence, KS
03/05 @ Cabooze – Minneapolis MN
03/06 @ Miramar Theater – Milwaukee, WI
03/07 @ Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL
03/08 @ Agora Theatre – Cleveland, OH
03/09 @ Buick City Events Center – Flint, MI
03/10 @ Rex Theatre – Pittsburgh, PA
03/11 @ Theatre Of Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA
03/12 @ Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY
03/13 @ Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA
03/15 @ Soundstage – Baltimore, MD
03/16 @ Underground at The Fillmore – Charlotte, NC
03/17 @ Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
03/18 @ Culture Room – Ft Lauderdale, FL
03/19 @ The Orpheum – Tampa, FL
03/21 @ House of Blues – New Orleans, LA
03/22 @ Scout Bar – Houston, TX
03/23 @ Trees – Dallas, TX
03/24 @ Come and Take it Live – Austin, TX
03/26 @ Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM
03/27 @ Hard Rock Live – Las Vegas, NV

* No LITTLE MISS NASTY

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Track List:
1. Break Me
2. Ma Fille De Joie
3. Sex Cam Girl
4. Flow Juice
5. Like Pablo Escobar
6. Before the Night is Over
7. Androgyny
8. Goldfinger
9. What the Fuck!
10. So Goddamn Good
11. My Demons Are Inside
12. We Are The Freaks

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From his first single, “I Sit On Acid”, released in 1988, to the present, Belgium’s Praga Khan remains one of the most innovative acid house musicians in circulation. Thanks to extensive experimentation with drugs, Crowley-ian sex magic, and esoteric paths of self-deprivation and mutilation known only to himself, this orgiastic orchestrator created the LORDS OF ACID to further encapsulate the seductive messages and raw sex of his ever-evolving musical vision. From the raw carnality of their 1991 release Lust to the electro-thrash of 2012’s Deep Chills, Lords of Acid has re-defined the pure pleasures of drugs, hedonism, and deviant sex for thirty years. Now, despite numerous lineup changes, world tours, over 2.5 million album sales, and every possible point of crisis and conflict a band can face, Lords of Acid is returning to the unsuspecting again, this time with a new crew of deviants, dilettantes, and sonically transmitted diseases.

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CAMU Releases Official Music Video for “The One You Leave Behind”

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Hawaii based, NAKED front-man CAMU has released the official music video for “The One You Leave Behind,” part 2 of the video Trilogy. Directed, edited, and produced by CAMU, “The One You Leave Behind” was filmed throughout the Island of Hawaii.

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Nothing great ever comes easy & the most rewarding way is usually the hard way, which is the essence of “The One You Leave Behind”. Four years ago when my son was 8 months old, my wife & I mustered up the balls to leave everyone & everything we knew behind and move 7000 miles away to start a new chapter in our life. The task was so momentous that I had to cruise through it at times. What I left behind was the person I had always been, everyone I knew, and who everyone knew me as. Everything I experienced in the last few years, becoming a dad twice over, starting a business & relocating again has been new and foreign to me but in the end I came out the ringer a much better & more fulfilled person. Iv’e always gone with the flow in life, never could have imagined it would take me from Helsinki to Hawaii.

“The One You Leave Behind” has been a very difficult yet rewarding song to write & record. I completely changed my approach with this one and dug deep. If you harness the spirit that your inner voice represents you can achieve anything. Your gut feeling is fire. Don’t make plans just do.
The song took on a life of it’s own and consumed me and I gave it my all. The song contains some of the actual demo recording as I wanted to keep the songs authentic feel alive. It was recorded on three different continents and is raw, honest and a testament of who I have become, showcasing a different side of me. I actually recorded my vocals on my balcony at night, and I have to say I liked singing this song as I wasn’t belting all the way through. I’m happy and relieved it’s finally released.

What started off as a nice little riff inspired by attending what was to be Tom Petty’s last show ever at the Hollywood Bowl, made me question my sanity at times, adding to it the fact that I recorded this song between 1 and 3 AM exclusively, like a hermit isolated deep in the jungle of Hawaii Island.
I had every technical set back under the sun with this one, broken hard drives, crashed drones & lost tracks. I almost died falling into the river above a 40 feet tall waterfall, only saved by grabbing onto a rock at the last second.
The video is something I am very proud of, the coolest thing I have ever created up till this point. It really showcases how magical the place I now call home is. While filming and recording “The One You Leave Behind” we were hit by hurricanes, floods and a volcanic eruption, yet beauty & life prevails.
Part 2 of the Trilogy is about giving into the universe and grabbing life by it’s balls and riding that wave from infinity till beyond, if you dare. Trust me, you’ll be better than fine. Life is magical so enjoy it.

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Part 1: The story so far

 

After a 8 year hiatus from releasing music, the first thing I will be releasing is a trilogy of songs & their corresponding videos (“Empire State Of Sound” being the first of the trilogy) that unfold the journey of my life throughout these last 8 years, musically & personally. Once NAKED disbanded after 10 years, 4 albums and two world tours I had had enough, the final straw came when our manager Bill Aucoin (KISS & Billy Idol) passed away, everything fell apart, I left, I hung it up and I disappeared. NAKED had been my band since I was a teenager. I’m grown now & I have 2 children, & spend most of my time in Hawaii. A lot has changed obviously, but I’ve written & recorded a lot of music during my time living away from Finland. I’ve had so many life altering & mind blowing experiences, so I’ve got a lot of new song material & the trilogy songs reflect and tells my story. This new release is all about me coming out & being me, Camu. Naked is still my band & will be touring as my band when we do our summer tour in 2019, but this is pure Camu music the way I have always envisioned it. As the new music being released ventures further from the straight rock music we used to play back in the day, we will be releasing it under a new better fitting new name, CAMU.

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