WICCID to Release Debut, Synth Pop Album & Join Sextreme Fest ’17

Debut Album, By Design, out September 29th via Cleopatra Recordswly formed Electro Industrial Dark Synth Pop band from Erie Loche (MinistryProngPigRevcoFront Line AssemblyLords of AcidPrimitive RaceVelvet Acid Christ) will be joining Lords of Acid, CombichristChristian Death, and En Esch (of KMFDM) in support of their upcoming, debut LP, By Design.

Due out September 29th, By Design is available via Cleopatra Records for pre-order NOW with immediate free download of “Torn” online HERE.

SEXTREME FEST ’17 – LORDS OF ACID, COMBICHRIST, CHRISTIAN DEATH, EN ESCH PLUS NIGHT CLUB / WICCID
09/23 @ BEAUTY BAR – LAS VEGAS, NV
09/26 @ GRANADA THEATER – LAWRENCE, KS
09/27 @ MERCURY BALLROOM – LOUISVILLE, KY
09/28 @ ST ANDREWS HALL – DETROIT, MI
09/29 @ AGORA THEATER – CLEVELAND, OH
09/30 @ THE RAVE – MILWAUKEE, WI
10/01 @ AMSTERDAM – MINNEAPOLIS, MN
10/03 @ GOTHIC THEATRE – DENVER, CO
10/04 @ METRO MUSIC HALL – SALT LAKE CITY, UT
10/05 @ KNITTING FACTORY – BOISE, ID
10/06 @ DANTE’S – PORTLAND, OR
10/07 @ SHOWBOX @ THE MARKET – SEATTLE, WA
10/08 @ RED ROOM – VANCOUVER, BC
10/10 @ SLIMS – SAN FRANCISCO, CA
10/11 @ OBSERVATORY – SANTA ANA, CA
10/12 @ FONDA THEATRE – LOS ANGELES, CA
10/13 @ BRICK BY BRICK – SAN DIEGO, CA
10/14 @ CLUB RED – PHOENIX, AZ
10/15 @ TRICKYFALLS – EL PASO, TX – TRICKYFALLS
10/16 @ TREES – DALLAS, TX
10/17 @ SCOUT BAR – HOUSTON, TX
10/18 @ ELYSIUM – AUSTIN, TX
10/19 @ VINYL MUSIC HALL – PENSACOLA, FL
10/20 @ STATE THEATRE – ST PETERSBURG, FL
10/21 @ RESPECTABLE STREET – WEST PALM BEACH, FL
10/22 @ MAVERICK’S LIVE – JACKSONVILLE, FL
10/23 @ MASQUERADE – ATLANTA, GA
10/24 @ BLIND TIGER – GREENSBORO, NC
10/25 @ SOUNDSTAGE – BALTIMORE, MD
10/26 @ GRAMERCY THEATER – NEW YORK, NY
10/27 @ TROCADERO – PHILADELPHIA, PA (NO EN ESCH) 
10/28 @ REX THEATRE – PITTSBURGH, PA
10/29 @ FRANKIE’S – TOLEDO, OH
10/30 @ OPERA HOUSE – TORONTO, ON
10/31 @ BOTTOM LOUNGE – CHICAGO, IL
11/01 @ VOGUE – INDIANAPOLIS, IN
11/02 @ READY ROOM – ST LOUIS, MO
11/03 @ DIAMOND BALLROOM – OKLAHOMA CITY, OK
11/04 @ SUNSHINE THEATER – ALBUQUERQUE, NM

WICCID Dates in Bold

Wiccid is an electro-industrial synth-pop/Futurepop project on Cleopatra Records from Erie Loch, known for his songwriting, video, remix and studio work with bands (and members of bands) like Ministry, Revolting Cocks, Rob ZombieScum of the Earth, Prong, Pig, PWEIFaith No MoreSkinny Puppy, Front Line Assembly, NIN, Marilyn Manson, Lords Of Acid, Primitive Race, Bells Into MachinesTweaker, Velvet Acid Christ, Gary NumanPeter MurphyMission UK and more.

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DOPE and Andy LaPlegua of Combichrist Cover Ministry’s “Thieves”

Dope is hinting at their upcoming album Blood Money Part 2 by releasing a brand new video for their cover of Ministry’s Industrial / Metal classic “Thieves” featuring Andy Leplegua of Combichrist.

The two bands are currently co-headlining the Black Craft Whiskey sponsored Blood Lust Death Tour.

“To celebrate the release of Thieves, we are inviting our fans to rob us”  Says Edsel Dope.

“Thieves” can be downloaded for free HERE.

The pointed, yet hilarious, video takes shots at a number of leaders throughout our history, and ultimately climaxes with a ridiculous parody of Donald Trump grabbing Hillary Clinton by the pussy, followed by the two having sex while chugging wine and eating a well done steak..

“Like many people, I wasn’t pro Hillary, nor was I pro Trump”. Says Edsel. “I’m pro America and all of the politicians appear to be crooked in one way or another… As a result., we had a good time throwing all of them under the bus in this video.”

Dope’s Blood Money Part 1 was released In October 2016, where it debuted at number 27 on the Bilboard top 200 album chart..

The release date for the highly anticipated follow up Blood Money Part 2 has yet to be announced, but this new track is a sign that it might be coming sooner rather than later…

“I’m not a fan of cover songs” says Andy. “When Edsel reached out to me about doing ‘Thieves’ together I was really skeptical – but in the end I think we do the mighty Ministry justice… and I’m sure Uncle Al will love the video!” – Andy Leplegua

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Industrial Disco Legends MY LIFE WITH THE THRILL KILL KULT Announce Release of ‘Sinister Whisperz II: The Interscope Years (1992-1996)’

Industrial Disco Legends MY LIFE WITH THE THRILL KILL KULT have announced the 12/13/2016 release of Sinister Whisperz II: The Interscope Years (1992-1996), the second CD in a series of compilations featuring fresh mixes of notable tracks from the band’s vast career, via their SleazeBox Records. This release focuses on the “major label” years, when TKK were one of the first artists to sign with Interscope Records in 1992. It includes songs from the albums Sexplosion!, 13 Above The Night, and Hit & Run Holiday, as well as a new mix of “After The Flesh,” the song they performed in Cult Classic film The Crow.

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Track List:
01. Sexplosion!
02. Badlife
03. Apollo 69
04. Disko Fleshpot
05. International Sin Set
06. Glamour Is A Rocky Road
07. Blue Buddha
08. Dream Baby
09. Velvet Edge
10. Chemical Copout
11. After The Flesh
12. Final Blindness
13. A Martini Built For 2
Listen / Download Sinister Whisperz II HERE, and pre-order physical copy HERE
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.

71xq4lgn-nl-_sl1000_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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Wax Trax! Veterans Groovie Mann (My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult) & JDN (Blue Eyed Christ) Team Up to Form Trash Deity

Chicago Wax Trax! veterans Groovie Mann (My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult) and JDN (John D. Norten of Blue Eyed Christ) have combined their considerable talents to create Trash Deity, an eclectic Industrial project combining classic sounds with modern, polished music production. Over the last several months, the duo have written and produced their introductory EP, Run 4 Your Lies!, release date TBA. The Official Video for their debut single, “Finger on a Trigger,” was created by photographer and graphic artist Neil Kull and features the compellingly vivid paintings of Groovie Mann himself.

I think the forthcoming EP is a really exciting representation of Groovie Mann and I experimenting and discovering what our sound is as Trash Deity. It’s an eclectic EP because we weren’t locked into a sound or expectation from our previous projects. One song is electronic for the clubs with a pounding bass line and signature Groovie Mann maniacal vocal chants, then another is a sexy dirty strip club anthem. Each song has it’s own identity, but the EP still sounds totally cohesive and chaotic at the same time…just like us! – JDN

Download Trash Deity’s “Finger on a Trigger” FREE Now Through 11/23/2016 HERE!

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About Trash Deity:

Hailing from Los Angeles with roots in the legendary Chicago Wax Trax! scene comes the new duo Trash Deity. Combining the chaos and energy of the classic Wax Trax! sound updated with hard and modern production, Trash Deity is Groovie Mann aka Franke N. Nardiello (My Life With The Thrill Kill Kultfrontman/writer) and accomplished music producer and industrial artist JDN aka John D. Norten (Blue Eyed Christ). Their debut Single, “Finger on a Trigger”, combines classic Groovie Mann vocals and cryptic lyrics with an infectious heavy electronic/guitar groove benefitting from JDN’s studio experience mixing and engineering major artists. The accompanying Music Video is comprised entirely of manipulated shots of paintings from the twisted imagination and eccentric mind of Groovie Mann. The debut 4 song EP, Run 4 Your Lies!, will follow soon.

I think the forthcoming EP is a really exciting representation of Groovie Mann and I experimenting and discovering what our sound is as Trash Deity. It’s an eclectic EP because we weren’t locked into a sound or expectation from our previous projects. One song is electronic for the clubs with a pounding bass line and signature Groovie Mann maniacal vocal chants, then another is a sexy dirty strip club anthem. Each song has it’s own identity, but the EP still sounds totally cohesive and chaotic at the same time…just like us! – JDN

What was the earliest influence in your life that led you to a music career?

the vibrations from my mother’s record player that she kept under my crib. She was 19. – Groovie Mann

The defining moment for me was my first concert, Duran Duran, when I was in 6th grade. I looked around and thought…”That’s what I want”. It was a very powerful image at that time and age, Nick Rhodes with the Fairlight Sampling Keyboard and the futuristic sights and sounds. The music and lyrics were very mysterious inviting me into their world and I was very intrigued. – JDN

Nardiello’s informally structured and yet deeply storied career began with his first band, Special Affect, including Marti Sorenson & Harry Rushakoff (Concrete Blonde) with Al Jourgensen (Ministry) on guitar. Shortly after, he moved to London working with Simon Raymonde of Cocteau Twins with post-punk band Drowning Craze recording a John Peel session in 1982. While touring with Ministry in 1986, he met and began working with Buzz McCoy (Marston Daley) to write a film titled Hammerhead Housewife and the Thrill Kill Kult, which was never filmed but ultimately evolved into TKK and an EP released with Wax Trax! Records. Over the next nearly 30 years, Groovie Mann has established his iconic reputation through multiple releases with TKK and contributed songs to several movie soundtracks, even appearing in the 1994 cult classic film The Crow. He’s also established himself as an accomplished painter in the LA art community. His uniquely abstract style offers a further peak into the mind and art of Groovie Mann and are sold to fans around the world.

What would you consider to be the ‘crossroads’ that directly led to you actively pursuing a musical career?

My Insanity. – Groovie Mann

I would say my first Blue Eyed Christ record deal with KK Records in Belgium right out of High School for Leaders + Followers. It legitimized what I was doing for the first time and made me realize people outside of my bedroom studio may be interested in what I was doing. – JDN

John D. Norten also emerged from the 1990s Chicago Industrial scene as the leader of Blue Eyed Christ. The debut album Leaders + Followers was released internationally on Belgians classic EBM/Industrial label KK Records while still in his teens. Over the next few years, Blue Eyed Christ was featured on several prominent compilations and played the prestigious New Music Seminar in 1992 at the Limelight with Clock DVA and Chemlab. Blue Eyed Christ continued playing visceral live shows throughout the 90s and Norten continued recording at Chicago Trax Recording Studios working with established musicians and engineers from Ministry, Nine Inch Nails, etc. In 1996, Norten relocated to Los Angeles and has established himself as an in demand mixer and engineer for many of the biggest artists in the world including The Black Eyed Peas, Prince, CeeLo Green, and Lady GaGa.

How are you inspired to start a song and how does that develop from writing to composition, recording, and completion? What was the process for this project?

Jump into it -improvise with & without notes, laugh cry & argue with the producer.– Groovie Mann

I usually start with the drums and music, but really anything can be the creative spark. When I first met with Groovie Mann he came over and I played him a bunch of instrumental tracks I had and he choose the ones that inspired him the most lyrically. He would write to them while he paints at home and then come over with notebooks full of ideas and inspirational goodies. Once we wrote the lyrics and recorded his vocals, I’d go back in and add more music and elements and we’d arrange that into the song. The whole process was very organic. – JDN

The four tracks making up Run 4 Your Lies! ultimately reflect both their shared roots as well as their unique, individual approaches to their craft. Groovie Mann’s spontaneous and poetic lyrical reactions to JDN’s carefully constructed song productions makes for a compelling mix of something new with enough of a nod to the past sure to please the old school fans and the popular emerging newer generation as well.

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My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult Announce Dates For Elektrik Messiah Show

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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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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