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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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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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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