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AFTERMATH Release Lyric Video for “Gaslight”

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Chicago based Progressive Thrash Metal Band AFTERMATHhas released the lyric video for “Gaslight,” off of their recently released LP, There is Something Wrong.

To Gaslight someone means to manipulate a person into questioning their own sanity. The song and video are integral parts of the greater message behind this ambitious concept album.

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“The song is about waking up and having an open-mind in order to avoid the elite’s attempt to Gaslight you,” says frontman Kyriakos “Charlie” Tsiolis. “It tells the real rulers of the world we are on to their ways and we will destroy them and their symbols.”

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Track List:
1. Can You Feel It
2. FFF (FalseFlagFlying)
3. Diethanasia
4. Scientists and Priest
5. Smash Reset Control
6. Gaslight
7. Handful of Dynamite
8. Temptation Overthrown
9. Pseudocide
10. There is Something Wrong
11. Expulsion

Download / Stream There is Something Wrong Online

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Advance Praise for There is Something Wrong

“This album is f*ing awesome from start to finish.” – The Dirty Room

“It’s bullish, belligerent and fueled by anger…it will punch your f*in’ teeth in!”
Chris Jennings – Worship Metal

“It really packs a punch.” – caemanamelio – Metal Anarchy

“I can’t even begin to tell you how badass this entire album is.” – Allyson Kingsley – Boston Rock Radio

“This one will be difficult to knock of the Gauntlet’s Top 10 list for the year.” – The Guantlet

“Aftermath is back with another album of wild thrash” – Daniel Cordova – Metal Injection

“This album will score the hearts of listeners old and new.” – Kenny Lenehan – Silence is the Enemy

“What lies within the message of the songs on ‘There is Something Wrong’ is the truth etched into the songs with a fervor.” – cherribird.com

“…surprises lie in wait at every corner, with twists and turns following in dizzying succession recalling the works of other visionaries…” – Bayern – Encyclopaedia Metallum The Metal Archives

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One of the original crossover bands of the 1980s – A crossover band that transformed into one of the most technical Thrash Metal bands of their time.

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AWAKE AT LAST “The Change (Feat. Spencer Charnas)” Visualizer

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Dover, DE based Dark Pop / Hard Rock Band AWAKE AT LAST has released a vivid visualizer for their single, “The Change (Feat. Spencer Charnas).”

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“‘The Change’ is anthemic and bold. It’s a call to arms to our listeners to not only make a change in themselves to pursue more fulfilling lives, but also to lead by example and BE the change in the world that show’s others they don’t have to be afraid to make the transformation themselves.””I can’t wait to finally release the title track of this amazing record we’ve worked so hard on.” – AWAKE AT LAST

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AWAKE AT LAST with Famous Last WordsDayshell, and At My Mercy:
05/10 @ Legends Bar and Venue – Convington, KY
05/11 @ The Champ – Harrisburg, PA
05/12 @ Alchemy – Providence, RI
05/13 @ Revolution Music Hall – Amityville, NY
05/14 @ Kingsland – Brooklyn, NY
05/15 @ Championship – Trenton, NJ
05/16 @ Canal Club – Richmond, VA
05/17 @ Drunk Horse Pub – Fayetteville, NC
05/19 @ Soundbar – Orlando, FL
05/21 @ Crowbar – Tampa, FL
05/22 @ Connect Live – Acworth, GA
05/24 @ House Of Rock – Corpus Christi, TX
05/25 @ Dirty Dog Bar – Austin, TX
05/26 @ Prophet Bar – Dallas, TX
05/27 @ 89th St Collective – Oklahoma City
05/28 @ Fubar – St Louis, MO
05/29 @ Vaudeville Mews – Des Moines, IA
05/30 @ Amsterdam Bar and Grill – St Paul, MN
05/31 @ Annex – Madison, WI
06/01 @ Citadel – Indianapolis, IN

AWAKE AT LAST with Eyes Set To Kill and Rivals:
06/28 @ Let There Be Rock School – Frederick, MD
07/01 @ Bungalow – Manchester, NH
07/02 @ Alchemy – Providence, RI
07/03 @ The Cave – West Haven, CT
07/05 @ Mohawk Place – Buffalo, NY
07/06 @ Crofoot Ballroom – Pontiac, MI
07/07 @ Rockpile – Toronto, Ontario
07/08 @ Rockpile – Ottawa, Ontario
07/09 @ Salle Multi – Quebec City, Quebec
07/10 @ Piranha Bar – Montreal, Quebec
07/11 @ Montage Music Hall – Rochester, NY
07/12 @ INKCarceration Fest – Mansfield, OH

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Both as a band and as individuals, Awake At Last continue to stand for positivity, spirituality, self-help and making an impact every single day. Returning with their debut full-length release, The Change, they have never sounded more confident, more energized, or been more determined to reach out to those who might be struggling in the world. The Change releases June 21st via Outerloop Records. “We pushed ourselves to our limits as songwriters,” states guitarist Imran Xhelili. “There is more variety on this record and there are songs that lean in a heavier rock/metal direction with other songs being a lot lighter and more dynamic. All of the choruses on this album have huge hooks, and there are more sections that are less guitar heavy and carried by different elements, like pianos and orchestral instruments.

The lyrics are also more direct in how they carry across the messages we have always had at the forefront of our music.” While making waves with their previous output, this combination is the sound of a band who have truly come into their own. From front to back, every song carries a message of hope. Having commenced writing for it even before the release of their Life/Death/Rebirth EP in 2016, the finished result is not something that came easily. “We all had demons we had to battle mentally and physically,” explains vocalist Vincent Torres. “You wouldn’t believe the pressure that comes down on you when you begin the process for a full length record. After we pushed through the turmoil and embraced the wonderful things that came as a reward it became pretty clear that what we had made should be called The Change. I think this is a perfect name, because it represents the spiritual evolution that we all went through.”

Having achieved a lot in 2018, including a stint on the final run of the Warped Tour – commencing the day after they finished tracking The Change – appearing on the iMatter Festival alongside Underoath and August Burns Red and opening for Asking Alexandria in Louisville, Kentucky, the band are striding into the fifth year of their existence on a high. The first taste of the record is single “Dead Generation”, which stands as a wake-up call, urging everyone who hears it to stand up and speak with their own voice, rather than becoming part of said dead generation. This perfectly represents both the band – rounded out by guitarist Eric Blackway, bassist/vocalist Tyler Greene and drummer Jon Finney – and their core message, continuing to place their fans first, and wanting to do all that they can to help improve their quality of life. “I want people to understand the symbiotic relationship between a band and its fanbase and I want them to feel like they’re along for the ride with us,” Torres states. “We are a band that is built on the foundation of endurance and perseverance, and nothing we’ve accomplished has been easily accessed. I want our fans to know that the reason we are able to live this dream is because they continue to support us and allow us to do so, but most of all I want them to understand that whatever it is that nurtures their soul can also be obtainable if they strive for it and believe in themselves.” Xhelili expounds on this, noting “As individuals, it can feel hard at times to find our own identity and our individual greater purpose. It all may feel rather heavy and bog us down constantly. However, we are here to take a stand and try to rise above all of that and be a respite for all of the darkness around us, as a shining light.” The casual listener also might be unaware of the interconnectedness of Awake At Last’s releases, with Torres explaining that there’s a deep-rooted storyline following a character on their journey through multiple lives.The Change in fact serves as a direct sequel to Life/Death/Rebirth. “The being who experienced the afterlife in Life/Death/Rebirth is reborn into a new vessel in The Change, but in order to interrupt the endless cycle of life and death they’ve been going through they attempt to imbue their new vessel with all of their cellular knowledge. They believed that by doing this the vessel in The Change could bring about a great revolution in the world and finally end the process so the soul may finally rest. What happens next is yet to be determined.”

The album was produced by Kile Odell of Failure Anthem and Josh Landryin Greensboro, NC, the energy and the dynamic of the team essential to shaping the record into its finished product. With Xhelili admitting the pressure of making a full-length was nerve-wracking, he also claims that this nervous energy helped them nail it down. “We all were striving and yearning for this to be the biggest and best album it could be and we all walked away very proud and satisfied with the end result.” For Torres, the process was not an easy one, the sessions taking a toll on him, having his lyrics chopped and changed by the production team after extensive demoing not something that immediately sat well with him. “It was hard fought but after all was said and done I’d learned so much about taking many words and turning them into poetry, and I believe the sessions made me a much better musician and songwriter. After some push and pull I think the compromises made created the perfect record and I think you can feel some of that struggle in the music, but also feel how to get through it.”The Change also marks the band’s transition from a fully independent band to one partnered up with Outerloop Records, which is a landmark event in their story. This partnership has allowed the band to make the album they want, and having the backing of a label will allow them to spread their music far further than they could with previous releases. “They believed in the vision we were striving for and we signed with them for this record to see the vision come to life,” explains Torres. “It is a bit of an adaptation process when you go from being completely DIY and independent to having a team behind you, but overall it’s really cool to be able to bounce ideas off of multiple sources and work with some amazing people who want the same thing that we do.”

As they continue to build momentum, the quintet’s ambitions remain true to their original aspirations: wanting to establish an even stronger connection to their fanbase. “I want to create a movement where individuals from all walks of life can come together and support one another as we continue to evolve and make changes in order to pursue fulfilling lives,” states Torres. Given the demons that had to be battled and overcome to reach this point it’s unsurprising how eager they are for people to hear what they have achieved. “This is the moment we’ve spent years working towards and these are by far the strongest Awake At Last songs we have written,” says Xhelili. “I feel proud of every single song that made the record and there is no filler. This is an album the fans can listen front to back and be immersed in the underlying concept and themes that tie it all together.”

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DOPE Celebrates 20th Anniversary of debut album, ‘Felons & Revolutionaries’ with Worldwide Tour Alongside STATIC-X, DEVIL DRIVER, WEDNESDAY 13, RAVEN BLACK, & SOIL

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Industrial Metal Lifers DOPE are celebrating the 20th Anniversary of their debut album, Felons & Revolutionaries with the launching of a worldwide tour alongside STATIC-X. Kicking off June 18 in Tempe, Arizona, the tour winds throughout North America, Australia, the UK, Europe, and will also include Russia and The Ukraine.

“It’s crazy to think that it has been almost 20 years since Dope’s debut album Felons & Revolutionaries was released.

I’m so grateful for the foundation that the album laid for the band and I appreciate the affinity that so many of our fans have for its raw, unpolished production..”

Felons and Revolutionaries really put Dope on the map. It catapulted us from the streets of NYC to international awareness in such a short time. We toured constantly with bands like Slipknot, Mudvayne, Fear Factory, Powerman 5000, Statind, Sevendust, POD, Kid Rock, and of course Static-X.. We also got to see our music featured in some very prominent movies and soundtracks such as The Fast & The Furious, Scream 3, and American Psycho.
– EDSEL DOPE

On Dope touring with STATIC-X, Edsel states:

“Somehow, everything has all come full circle. In the early days, Dope toured with Static-X more than any other band. We played more than 200 shows together on our debut album cycles and we all became really good friends..

So many tours, so many memories.. It’s really surreal to be dong it again 20 years later..

It’s very fitting that Dope is pairing up with Static-X again to celebrate the anniversaries of both of our debut albums..”

And in discussing the passing of friend and iconic front-man WAYNE STATIC:

“It was really sad man! Dope was part of the last North American tour that Wayne did in 2014. So I had the pleasure of touring with Wayne at the very beginning of his career and also at the very end.. I’m very grateful for those experiences, but they obviously left me feeling very sad and angry, after hearing how he passed.. Addiction is incredibly unforgiving & It doesn’t discriminate.. Even still, Wayne’s passing caught us all off guard.. It was shocking and it was sad and it was totally unnecessary..
We lost an incredibly talented friend, a funny and gentle person, who contributed so much to our scene… His voice was incredible and we all mourn his passing because we love and miss the beauty that he contributed to the world… We should also view his passing as a cautionary tale, because too many good people are leaving this earth way too early.. It’s sad and it makes me angry, because it really shouldn’t have happened at all.. I’m glad that Static-X has chosen to memorialize Wayne on this tour! I think it’s an incredibly sincere way form them to pay their respects & to represent his importance and presence within the band, while they celebrate the 20th anniversary of Wisconsin Death Trip.”

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North America w/ Static-X, Devil Driver, Wednesday 13, Raven Black
06/18 @ Marquee Theater – Tempe, AZ
06/19 @ El Rey Theater – Albuquerque, NM
06/21 @ Gas Monkey Live – Dallas, TX
06/22 @ The Warehouse – Houston, TX
06/23 @ The Aztec Theater – San Antonio, TX
06/25 @ The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
06/26 @ The Firmanent – Greenville, SC
06/28 @ Soundstage – Baltimore, MD
06/29 @ Starland Ballroom – Sayerville, NJ
06/30 @ Levels – Scranton, PA
07/02 @ Opera House – Toronto, ON
07/03 @ London Music Hall – London, ON
07/04 @ Brass Monkey – Ottawa, ON
07/05 @ Wally’s – Hampton Beach, NH
07/06 @ The Palladium – Worcester, MA
07/07 @ Reverb – Reading, PA
07/09 @ Jergel’s – Pittsburgh, PA
07/10 @ Agora Theater – Cleveland, OH
07/11 @ The Citadel – Indianapolis, IN
07/12 @ The Clyde – Ft Wayne, IN
07/13 @ Harpos – Detroit, MI
07/14 @ Manchester Music Hall – Lexington, KY
07/16 @ Intersection – Grand Rapids, MI
07/18 @ Cadott Rockfest – Cadott, W
07/19 @ Anthem @ Hard Rock – Sioux City, IA
07/20 @ The Forge – Joilet, IL
07/21 @ Apollo Theater – Belvidere, IL
07/23 @ Oriental Theater – Denver, CO
07/25 @ The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA
07/26 @ Catch One – Los Angeles, CA
07/27 @ House Of Blues – Las Vegas, NV
11/12 @ Varsity Theater – Baton Rouge, LA
11/13 @ House Of Blues – New Orleans, LA
11/15 @ Revolution – Ft Lauderdale FL
11/16 @ The Orpheum – Tampa, FL
12/02 @ House Of Blues – Chicago, IL
12/05 @ Wooly’s – Des Moines, IA
12/06 @ Pop’s – Sauget, IL
12/07 @ Bourbon Theater – Lincoln, NE
12/08 @ Sunshine Studios – Colorado Springs, CO

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Australia w/ Static-X – Wednesday 13
08/22 @ Eaton Hill – Brisbane, QLD
08/23 @ Croxton – Melbourne, VIC
08/24 @ Metro – Sydney, NSW
08/26 @ The Gov – Adelaide, SA
08/27 @ Rock Rover – Perth, WA

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UK w/ Static-X – Soil – Wednesday 13
09/24 @ SWX – Bristol, England
09/25 @ Tramshed – Cardiff, Wales
09/26 @ Electric Ballroom – London, England
09/27 @ Rock City – Nottingham, England
09/28 @ Stylus – Leeds, England
09/29 @ Engine Room – Southhampton, England
10/01 @ Northumbria Institute – Newcastle, England
10/02 @ The Garage – Glasgow, Scotland
10/03 @ The Ritz – Manchester, England
10/04 @ 02 Institute – Birmingham, England

Europe w/ Static-X – Soil – Wednesday 13
10/05 @ File 7 – Paris, France
10/06 @ Trix Club – Antwerp, Belgium
10/07 @ Markthalle – Hamburg, Germany
10/09 @ Essigfabrik – Cologne, Germany
10/10 @ MS Connex – Mannheim, Germany
10/11 @ Dynamo – Zurich, Switzerland
10/12 @ Rock Planet – Pinarella di Cervia, Italy
10/13 @ Backstage – Munich, Germany
10/14 @ Meet Factory – Prague, Czech Republic
10/15 @ Simm – Vienna, Austria

Russia and the Ukraine TBA

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For fans hoping for new music from Dope, Edsel offers:

“Dope has a ton of new music recorded for the next album.. The trouble is, I’m a self diagnosed crazy person.. I just can’t seem to put the finishing stamp on things quite yet.. I’m truly sorry! I know that it drives the fans crazy, because they want to hear what I’m working on.. Believe me, It drives me crazy too.. I just have to be in the right head space, in order to commit to the completion of the audio and visual elements that go along with it.. I’m the artist, the producer, the video director, the graphic designer, the manager, and everything else in between for Dope, so it’s allot for me to come to a peaceful place with. Deep down, there is a method to the madness and I’ll get there soon enough….

Right now, I’m just excited to hit the road and party with the Dope fans around the world and to spend time with lots of old friends.. After that, we can turn the page again and focus on completing and releasing some new Dope music.
These shows are gonna be insane!! Many of them are already sold out..

I can’t wait for it to begin!”

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AM I DEAD YET?–MARY BYKER (POP WILL EAT ITSELF) and NOKO (APOLLO 440, MAGAZINE)–Release Debut, Self-Titled LP via Wire-Sound!

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Retro-Cinematic, Noir Electronic duo AM I DEAD YET?, made up of POP WILL EAT ITSELF and GAYE BYKER ON ACID frontman MARY BYKER with APOLLO 440 and MAGAZINE guitarist and long-time collaborator NOKO, has released their stunning, debut, self-titled LP. Out Now via Wire-Sound and worldwide via Cargo, the 11 track LP introduces audiences to the pair’s hauntingly unique sonic universe.

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“For me it’s pretty much all Leonard Cohen at the end of the day, with some residual David Bowie, Abba, Nick Cave, Scott Walker and Chico Buraque. Basically any important musician who’s recently dead. I’ve brought my new found voice and some basic piano playing and programming, Noko then transforms my crude doodling into something beautiful sounding with added bongos…” – MARY BYKER

“I never got over John Barry, Ennio Morricone, Serge Gainsbourg, Hank Marvin, Brian Wilson, the post-punk dystopia of Magazine, Joy Division and Cabaret Voltaire and an awful lot of ‘70s progressive rock : King Crimson, Yes and Goblin. All of this stuff has a huge bearing on my contribution to our sound.

As a 2-piece, I play pretty much all the instruments. Inevitably the computer forms the centre of our sonic universe, though guitar is at the core of it all. I do have a primal love for the bottom-end of a harpsichord though. What I’ve enjoyed playing most on our stuff is the bongos – I got an amazing pair for my birthday last year and haven’t looked back…” Noko

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Track List:
1. Leaving Me Behind
2. Loneliness
3. Solid Gone
4. Joe Meek Shall Inherit The Earth
5. Ghosted
6. People Are Dangerous
7. Wasted on Me
8. Futuristic Paranoia
9. Master of Disguise
10. Fake Flowers
11. Thanks for Sharing

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Last century, Mary joined Noko’s band, Apollo 440, as frontman and they went chart-bound with, amongs others, their genre-busting, ‘Ain’t Talkin’ ’bout Dub’. Their collaboration, ‘Stop The Rock’, hit world-wide and nearly 20 years after its release, the film and advertising synchronizations show no sign of slowing down. The track recently flew into a stadium near you on Budweiser’s global FIFA World Cup commercial.

To date over 50 Apollo 440 tracks have appeared in Hollywood film & TV blockbusters (Gone In 60 Seconds, Driven, Resident Evil, The Sopranos etc), and the band were also commissioned to record
the themes for the Lost In Space & Charlie’s Angels 2000 movies, and the mega-selling video games, Gran Turismo, FIFA 2000, Forza Motorsport & Spider Man, alike.

Noko’s non-Apollo 440 previous includes work-outs with The Cure (bass), Pete ‘Buzzcocks’ Shelley (bass & guitar), with Howard Devoto in Luxuria & Magazine (guitar), and bass with Japanese superstar guitarist Tomoyasu ‘Kill Bill’ Hotei. Noko has also scored a number of feature films, notably French-language noir thrillers, Une Affaire D’Etat and La Proie.

Mary’s previous includes vocalising for psychedelic-grebo giants, Gaye Bykers On Acid, industrial monsters, Pigface, and Black Country indie perennials, Pop Will Eat Itself. He even delivered on Nervous with DJ Fresh and took it to #1 in the BBC Radio 1 dance chart. To this day, Mary fronts the Gaye Bykers & The Poppies, and like Noko, composes film scores & TV documentary soundtracks.

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LULLWATER Release Highly Anticipated LP, ‘Voodoo’!

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Athens, GA based alternative rock band LULLWATER has released their hotly anticipated new LP, Voodoo.

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Advance Praise for Voodoo

Voodoo is riveting, powerful, at times relentless and full of so many layers. It’s thoroughly enjoyable.” – Moments In Sound

“All in all, “Voodoo” is an amazing album that proves Lullwater will be force to be reckoned with in the rock world.” – Metal Anarchy

Voodoo is Lullwater’s heaviest and most explosive work to date, shot through with blinding glimpses of clarity and searing moments of passion.” – The RockPit

“If you want rock ‘n’ roll with heart, look no further. Voodoo is a must have album for any music fan.” – Rock Documented

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Track List:
1. Curtain Call
2. Dark Divided
3. Empty Chamber
4. Similar Skin
5. This Life
6. Godlike
7. Buzzards
8. Fight Of Your Life
9. Into The Sun
10. Yellow Bird
11. Suffer Not

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Tour Dates:
03/02 @ Diamond Ballroom – Oklahoma City, OK
03/03 @ VIBES Event Center – San Antonio, TX

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For more than a decade, alt rockers Lullwater have been blazing their way to the top of the industry thanks to their gritty, Southern-infused sound and straight-up, raw performances.

Formed in 2007 in Athens, GA, the foursome was born from the indelible mark that the godfathers of grunge left on music. The convergence of this inspiration, mixed with a healthy helping of swagger, defines this critically acclaimed alternative rock band.

The group released its debut, self-titled album in 2012 to solid reviews and were immediately invited to join some of the biggest tours that same year, as well as had the single “Albatross” featured on Sirius XM Octane Radio. Since that time, Lullwater has spent the majority of their career on the road sharing the stage with such A-list acts as Candlebox, Theory of a Deadman, Flyleaf, Passafire, Amaranthe, Butcher Babies, and more. The band released their critically acclaimed sophomore album, Revival, in 2015, followed by a live EP, The Seattle Sessions, in 2017.

Voodoo, their latest effort and arguably their best work to date, was recorded at the end of 2017 in New Orleans at Marigny Studios by Swedish producer and engineer Jakob Herrmann, co-produced/engineered by Justin Davis, and mixed by Jakob Herrmann at top floor studios, is scheduled for a Winter 2018 release; this record promises an even bigger, more explosive sound that will shake you to your core.

John Strickland – Rhythm Guitar & Lead Vocals
Daniel Binnie – Lead Guitar
Roy ‘Ray’ Beatty – Bass & Vocals
Joseph Wilson – Drums & Vocals

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AFTERMATH Release New Album, ‘There is Something Wrong’

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Chicago based Progressive Thrash Metal Band AFTERMATH has released a full stream of their highly anticipated new album, There is Something Wrong. Originally premiered on Metal Insider, There is Something Wrong is out NOW for digital download via Zoid Entertainment, INGrooves, and TLG, with pre-order of the physical CD available now for shipping in March (and will be available in-stores and online), as well as European CD / Vinyl also in March on Sleaszy Rider Records.

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“Aftermath are considered one of the original crossover bands from the 80s as their style is considered as one of the most technical thrash bands out there.” – Metal Insider

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Track List:
1. Can You Feel It
2. FFF (FalseFlagFlying)
3. Diethanasia
4. Scientists and Priest
5. Smash Reset Control
6. Gaslight
7. Handful of Dynamite
8. Temptation Overthrown
9. Pseudocide
10. There is Something Wrong
11. Expulsion

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Advance Praise for There is Something Wrong

“This album is f*ing awesome from start to finish.” – The Dirty Room

“It’s bullish, belligerent and fueled by anger…it will punch your f*in’ teeth in!”
Chris Jennings – Worship Metal

“It really packs a punch.” – caemanamelio – Metal Anarchy

“I can’t even begin to tell you how badass this entire album is.” – Allyson Kingsley – Boston Rock Radio

“This one will be difficult to knock of the Gauntlet’s Top 10 list for the year.” – The Guantlet

“Aftermath is back with another album of wild thrash” – Daniel Cordova – Metal Injection

“This album will score the hearts of listeners old and new.” – Kenny Lenehan – Silence is the Enemy

“What lies within the message of the songs on ‘There is Something Wrong’ is the truth etched into the songs with a fervor.” – cherribird.com

“…surprises lie in wait at every corner, with twists and turns following in dizzying succession recalling the works of other visionaries…” – Bayern – Encyclopaedia Metallum The Metal Archives

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One of the original crossover bands of the 1980s – A crossover band that transformed into one of the most technical Thrash Metal bands of their time.

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MY LIFE WITH THE THRILL KILL KULT Release Hotly Anticipated New Album, ‘In The House Of Strange Affairs’

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Happy Valentine’s Day from “America’s Most Dangerous Kult”! Wax Trax! legends MY LIFE WITH THE THRILL KILL KULT have released their sexy new LP, In The House Of Strange Affairs, a 12 track masterpiece celebrating all that is deliciously decadent and craven with their uniquely scintillating lyrics and addictive sound. The seamless connection of Buzz McCoy’s brilliant soundscapes and production with the iconic lyrics and vocal presence of the quintessential front man Groovie Mann culminates in a sonic adventure that is set to garner new fans and entice the band’s historically loyal and enthusiastic kult following.

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Advance Praise for In The House Of Strange Affairs

“With a sheer multitude of musical styles and socialistic genres seamlessly meshing into a sordid melting pot of creative debauchery, My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult retains the flag of anarchy among the masses with a ‘fuck you’ style and a ‘watch this’ smirk. Drenched in kitsch and soaked in gasoline, ‘In The House of Strange Affairs’ will become a looped playlist of hypnotic decadence in whatever listening receptical you choose.” – Jammerzine

“As far as a review goes, there’s not much I can say that could sell this record any more than it will already sell itself, T.K.K fans are practically addicts for this stuff. If the band emerged in 70’s New York in the cinematic world they’re so dearly devoted to they’d be on Travis Bickle’s hit-list for sure and would revel in in the fact of being so too. As uncompromising as they are unsavoury, T.K.K will always thrive in their very own house of strange affairs.” – Happy Metal Geek

“Eclectic,yet sonically appealing,by track two,the record has laid it’s landscape down, and has invited the listener in.With beats from the Land of Rhythm and Blues.raunchy vocals courtesy of lead singer Groovie Mann,and spoken-word overlays,the album is a strange affair all it’s own. Spotlight Tracks include “Gold To Grey”,the album opener,”Strange Affairs”,and the first song released from the album,”Year of the Klown“,which first saw release last year as part of a Sleazebox Records Sampler.” – Rock And Roll Infinity

“Per usual, TKK has outdone itself with originality. This phenomenal album is one that dreams are made of, a little dirty and a lot of good. The groove on this album is reminiscent of the new wave style of the eighties, and lets face it, it’s awesome. The sexual innuendos are noticeable. It is a sexy album, it is a good album, and it will get anyone in the mood for fun.” – Rock Documented

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Track List:
1. Gold to Grey
2. Forbidden Saints
3. Treat Street
4. The Chains of Fame
5. Strange Affairs
6. It’s Me Holly
7. Studio 21
8. Year of the Klown
9. Royal Skull
10. Hanging Hearts
11. Under a Crown
12. Am I Dead

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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
06/04 @ The Ready Room – St. Louis, MO
06/07 @ Marquis Theatre – Denver, CO
06/09 @ Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM
06/11 @ Club Red – Phoenix, AZ
06/13 @ 1720 – Los Angeles, CA
06/14 @ Marty’s – Los Angeles, CA
06/15 @ Brick By Brick – San Diego

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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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