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MY LIFE WITH THE THRILL KILL KULT Announce Spring Dates for 30th ANNIVERSARY TOUR!

 

“America’s Most Dangerous Kult” hits the road again this April 2018 for Part 2 of their 30 Anniversary Show – a 14 city North American tour commencing April 10th at Trixie’s in Louisville, KY.

To commemorate the milestone, the band turns back time to perform their first two iconic albums on Wax Trax! Records – 1988’s I See Good Spirits And I See Bad Spirits and Confessions Of A Knife (1990), along with other TKK club favorites from that era.

Joining founding gurus Groovie Mann (vocals) and Buzz McCoy (keys, production) will be veteran performers Mimi Star on bass, drummer Justin Thyme, and “Bomb Gang Girl” Arena Rock (vocals).

MY LIFE WITH THE THRILL KILL KULT 30th ANNIVERSARY SHOW 2018 Dates
04/10 @ Trixie’s – Louisville, KY
04/11 @Exit/In – Nashville, TN
04/12 @ Southgate House – Newport, KY
04/13 @ Token Lounge – Westland, MI
04/14 @ Musica – Akron, OH
04/15 @ Mohawk Place – Buffalo, NY
04/17 @ Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA
04/18 @ Knitting Factory – Brooklyn, NY
04/19 @ Stanhope House – Stanhope, NJ
04/20 @ PhilaMOCA – Philadelphia, PA
04/21 @ Fish Head Cantina – Baltimore, MD
04/23 @ Pour House Music Hall – Raleigh, NC
04/25 @ Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
04/28 @ Wire – Berwyn, IL

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Hailing from Chicago’s renowned Wax Trax Records stable of recording artists, MY LIFE WITH THE THRILL KILL KULT creators Groovie Mann (Franke Nardiello) and Buzz McCoy (Marston Daley) have been conjuring up sonic tales of sex, blasphemy and kitschy horror since 1987. Though often categorized as a pioneering industrial band along with label mates MINISTRYKMFDM and FRONT 242, their true sound can be described more as a concoction of experimental, disco, rock, electronica and lounge, interlaced with their signature sampling of spoken dialogue largely taken from old B-movies. In fact, the original intent was to write and produce a trashy thriller film in the style of John Waters and Russ Meyers. Yet without much cinema experience and access to video equipment, the project was scrapped, only to be transformed into a musical group of the same name – something both had more expertise in. Nardiello fronted the late 70’s Chicago bands THE DT’S and SPECIAL AFFECT, as well as singing for the post-punk British outfit DROWNING CRAZE. Daley attended Berklee College Of Music, but quickly realized a formal education in jazz was not for him. He left school in 1981 to co-found the art-punk Boston group ZERO ZERO, and later the more goth-electronic oriented GODBOX before relocating to Chicago in 1987.

TKK’s debut album I See Good Spirits And I See Bad Spirits was released in 1989 and the next few years were spent touring extensively with an entourage of dubious musicians, shocking performance artists, and a back-up trio of voluptuous singers/dancers dubbed the BOMB GANG GIRLZ. The shows had a “Cabaret From Hell” vibe, arousing the curiosity of the kids and the media.

The band’s popularity among the underground club scene was fueled by hard-hitting dance tracks with titles like “Kooler Than Jesus”, “Do You Fear For Your Child”, “A Girl Doesn’t Get Killed By A Make-Believe Lover Cuz It’s Hot” (featuring punk poet chanteuse LYDIA LUNCH), and “A Daisy Chain 4 Satan”. The Parents Music Resource Center (PMRC) was appalled.

Their third album Sexplosion! (1991) spawned the chart-topping, radio savvy song “Sex On Wheelz” which quickly caught the attention of the major labels, and the band signed to Interscope Records in 1992. Like all of their releases, the album had an overpowering cinematic quality, so it wasn’t surprising when Hollywood also took notice. They found themselves writing for an assortment of soundtracks like Paul Verhoeven’s SHOWGIRLS and animator Ralph Bakshi’s COOL WORLD. The video to their 1993 single “Blue Buddha” was prominently featured in MTV’s classic series BEAVIS AND BUTTHEAD. In 1994, they stepped in front of the camera for a cameo in the cult classic THE CROW to perform the song “After The Flesh”. More recently THRILL KILL KULT was written into the story line of the 2013 film SEXY EVIL GENIUSstarring Seth GreenKatee Sackoff and William Baldwin. Their music can be heard frequently in movies, television and cable shows, such as HBO’s long running, REAL SEX series, Showtime’s CALIFORNICATION and most recently in the indie flick CRAZY EYES.

MY LIFE WITH THE THRILL KILL KULT’S sound has always been fearlessly experimental, and has been directly credited for influencing many of today’s artists from MARILYN MANSON to the SCISSOR SISTERS. The group continues to morph and stretch the fabric of music and as we know it, changing styles and exploring new sonic avenues with each new album, yet always remaining true to the KULT and true innovators.

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Chuck Mosley–ex-Faith No More/Bad Brains/Cement–Announces North American Dates of “Reintroduce Yourself Tour”!

Legendary Front-Man Chuck Mosley–ex-Faith No More/Bad Brains/Cement–has concluded the European leg and now is launching the North American leg of his “Reintroduce Yourself 2017” Tour. The tour launched August 6th in Youngstown, OH and will wind throughout North America and winding up back in his home town of Cleveland, OH on November 3.

REINTRODUCE YOURSELF 2017 Tour Dates:
08/10 @ Maggie Meyer’s Irish Pub – Huntsville, AL
08/11 @ Portside Lounge – New Orleans, LA
08/12 @ The Gig – Beaumont, TX
08/13 @ Vollie Ray’s (Free Show) – Houston, TX
08/17 @ The Viper Room – West Hollywood, CA
08/18 @ Eli’s Mile High – Oakland, CA
08/19 @ Alturas – Reno, NV
08/20 @ Solar Celebration – Madras, OR
08/21 @ Solar Celebration – Madras, OR
08/23 @ Rock Hard Pdx – Portland, OR *
08/24 @ Shannahan’s – Vancouver, WA *
08/25 @ Vista Bar – Boise, ID *
08/26 @ The Hideout Pub N Grub – Salt Lake City, UT
08/27 @ Herman’s Hideaway – Denver, CO
08/29 @ Barleycorn’s – Wichita, KS
08/30 @ 89th Street Collective – Oklahoma City, OK
08/31 @ The Prophet Bar – Dallas, TX
09/01 @ Hi-Tone – Memphis, TN (w/HEELS)
09/02 @ Star Bar – Atlanta, GA
09/03 @ The Sparrow – Charleston, SC
09/05 @ Altamont Theatre – Asheville, NC *
09/06 @ Calico Room – Wilmington, NC
09/08 @Jj’s Bohemia – Chattanooga, TN
09/09 @ The Open Chord – Knoxville, TN
09/10 @ Springwater Supper Club – Nashville, TN
09/29 @ Dingbatz – Clifton, NJ
09/30 @ Country Corner – Setauket, NY
10/01 @ Ralph’s Diner – Worcester, MA
10/02 @ Little Joe’s Bar And Grill – Lewiston, ME
10/04 @ TBA – Syracuse, NY
10/05 @ The Mohawk – Buffalo, NY
10/06 @ Phantasy – Cleveland, OH *
10/07 @ Papa Pete’s – Kalamazoo, MI
10/10 @ Big’s Bar – Sioux Falls, SD
10/12 @ Prohibition Hall – Kansas City, MO
11/03 @The Agora (with Dog Fashion Disco) – Cleveland, OH
* FREE SHOW

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Catch TKK Elektrik Messiah Show LIVE

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Industrial-disco demons MY LIFE WITH THE THRILL KILL KULT will be taking their ELEKTRIK MESSIAH SHOW on a Summer 2016 run through the East Coast beginning June 9th at The Gin Mill & Grille in Northampton, PA and finishing up back in California on June 17th at Spike’s Bar in Rosemead, CA. The band will be playing revved-up, electro versions of many of their classic tracks, as well as songs 2014 release, Spooky Tricks. Joining founding members Groovie Mann (vocals) and Buzz McCoy (keys, production) will be veteran performers Mimi Star on bass, and guitarist Westin Halvorson.

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MY LIFE WITH THE THRILL KILL KULT
ELEKTRIK MESSIAH SHOW Dates
06/09 – Northampton, PA @ The Gin Mill & Grille
06/10 – Cambridge, MA @ Middle East Downstairs
06/11 – Halethorpe, MD @ Fish Head Cantina
06/12 – Amityville, NY @ Revolution Bar & Music Hall
06/13 – New York, NY, @ Highline Ballroom
06/16 – San Diego, CA @ The Casbah
06/17 – Rosemead, CA @ Spike’s Bar

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Hailing from Chicago’s renowned Wax Trax Records stable of recording artists, MY LIFE WITH THE THRILL KILL KULT creators Groovie Mann (Franke Nardiello) and Buzz McCoy (Marston Daley) have been conjuring up sonic tales of sex, blasphemy and kitschy horror since 1987. Though often categorized as a pioneering industrial band along with label mates MINISTRY, KMFDM and FRONT 242, their true sound can be described more as a concoction of experimental, disco, rock, electronica and lounge, interlaced with their signature sampling of spoken dialogue largely taken from old B-movies. In fact, the original intent was to write and produce a trashy thriller film in the style of John Waters and Russ Meyers. Yet without much cinema experience and access to video equipment, the project was scrapped, only to be transformed into a musical group of the same name – something both had more expertise in. Nardiello fronted the late 70’s Chicago bands THE DT’S and SPECIAL AFFECT, as well as singing for the post-punk British outfit DROWNING CRAZE. Daley attended Berklee College Of Music, but quickly realized a formal education in jazz was not for him. He left school in 1981 to co-found the art-punk Boston group ZERO ZERO, and later the more goth-electronic oriented GODBOX before relocating to Chicago in 1987.

TKK’s debut album I See Good Spirits And I See Bad Spirits was released in 1989 and the next few years were spent touring extensively with an entourage of dubious musicians, shocking performance artists, and a back-up trio of voluptuous singers/dancers dubbed the BOMB GANG GIRLZ. The shows had a “Cabaret From Hell” vibe, arousing the curiosity of the kids and the media.

The band’s popularity among the underground club scene was fueled by hard-hitting dance tracks with titles like “Kooler Than Jesus”, “Do You Fear For Your Child”, “A Girl Doesn’t Get Killed By A Make-Believe Lover Cuz It’s Hot” (featuring punk poet chanteuse LYDIA LUNCH), and “A Daisy Chain 4 Satan”. The Parents Music Resource Center (PMRC) was appalled.

Their third album Sexplosion! (1991) spawned the chart-topping, radio savvy song “Sex On Wheelz” which quickly caught the attention of the major labels, and the band signed to Interscope Records in 1992. Like all of their releases, the album had an overpowering cinematic quality, so it wasn’t surprising when Hollywood also took notice. They found themselves writing for an assortment of soundtracks like Paul Verhoeven’s SHOWGIRLS and animator Ralph Bakshi’s COOL WORLD. The video to their 1993 single “Blue Buddha” was prominently featured in MTV’s classic series BEAVIS AND BUTTHEAD. In 1994, they stepped in front of the camera for a cameo in the cult classic THE CROW to perform the song “After The Flesh”. More recently THRILL KILL KULT was written into the story line of the 2013 film SEXY EVIL GENIUS starring Seth Green,Katee Sackoff and William Baldwin. Their music can be heard frequently in movies, television and cable shows, such as HBO’s long running, REAL SEX series, Showtime’s CALIFORNICATION and most recently in the indie flick CRAZY EYES.

MY LIFE WITH THE THRILL KILL KULT’S sound has always been fearlessly experimental, and has been directly credited for influencing many of today’s artists from MARILYN MANSON to the SCISSOR SISTERS. The group continues to morph and stretch the fabric of music and as we know it, changing styles and exploring new sonic avenues with each new album, yet always remaining true to the KULT and true innovators.

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Victor Love Releases New Solo Album ‘Technomancy’ On Metropolis Records

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Mastermind of Electro-Rock/Cyberpunk band Dope Stars IncVictor Love, has announced the release of his first solo album titled Technomancy on Metropolis Records.

Technomancy, due out May 6th, features collaborations with such artists as KMFDMDeathstarsArmy of the UniverseSpiritual Front, and many more. Artwork for Technomancy was done by world renowned pixel artist Valenberg.

“Bitchcraft” will be available as a digital single April 15th, and includes remixes by DeathstarsCyanoticAesthetic PerfectionChantArmy Of The UniverseAndy Selway (KMFDM), Latexxx Teens, and Obszön Geschöpf.
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01. Bitchcraft (feat. KMFDM)
02. Irrationality (feat. Spiritual Front)
03. Cocaine (feat. Deflore)
04. Surrenders (feat. Deathstars)
05. Machine Gun (feat. Army Of The Universe)
06. The New System (feat. Aborym)
07. I Curse You (feat. Zu)
08. Blind Or Dead (feat. The Enigma TNG)
09. Can’t You Remember (feat. Hate Inc.)
10. Black Dreams (feat.ORAX)

About Victor Love

Victor Love is the mastermind behind long running industrial-cyberpunk-rock and rollers Dope Stars Inc. Outside of his work with that project, Victor Love is a prolific artist, producer, and musician having also released music with the orchestral/anthemic/industrial crossover project Epochate and the electronic-post-industrial side project Hacking The Wave, remixed such artists as KMFDM, Deathstars, Suicide Commando, 3TEETH, Funker Vogt, Mortiis, L’ame Immortelle, ASP and Emilie Autumn, and had music on the soundtracks for 3 movies of the SAW series.

With his new eponymous solo project, Victor Love explores various aspects on his musical range and experiences, creating a sound that is a crossover of industrial and dark electro, healthy doses of cyberpunk, cryptowave, distorted beats, obscure leads, and synth guitars.

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