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GHOST share new single “Spillways (ft. Joe Elliot of Def Leppard)”


host’s “Spillways” has undergone a transfiguration to include guest vocals from rock legend and avowed Ghost fan Joe Elliott of Def Leppard. To hear this new facet of this “sweetly constructed rock tune” (The New York Times) from Ghost’s American Music Award-winning IMPERA, which charted at #2 in the UK Album Charts, go to https://i.ghost-official.com/spillwaysDL

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MY LIFE WITH THE THRILL KILL KULT Announces Spring 2023, EVIL EYE TOUR with Special Guests ADULT. & KANGA!


In celebration of 36 years, MY LIFE WITH THE THRILL KILL KULT will hit the road this Spring after a four year hiatus. The “Evil Eye Tour” kicks off May 14th, 2023 at the Nile Theater in Mesa, AZ. The set list for the 14-date western US tour will focus heavily on the band’s early career on both the Wax Trax and Interscope record labels (1987 – 1997). Joining TKK as direct support will be Detroit’s avant-garde electronic duo ADULT. and underground pop purveyor KANGA completes the bill.

EVIL EYE 2023 Tour Dates:
05/14 @ Nile Theatre – Mesa, AZ
05/15 @ Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM
05/17 @ House of Blues – Houston, TX
05/18 @ The Rock Box – San Antonio, TX
05/19 @ Mohawk – Austin, TX
05/20 @ The Echo Lounge – Dallas, TX
05/22 @ Oriental Theater – Denver, CO
05/24 @ Metro Music Hall – Salt Lake City, UT
05/26 @ McMenamins Crystal Ballroom – Portland, OR
05/27 @ The Crocodile Showroom – Seattle, WA
05/30 @ Ranch House – Sparks, NV
05/31 @ Great American Music Hall – San Francisco, CA
06/02 @ Teragram Ballroom – Los Angeles, CA
06/03 @ Music Box – San Diego, CA

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Hailing from Chicago’s renowned Wax Trax! Records stable of artists, MY LIFE WITH THE THRILL KILL KULT have been conjuring up sonic tales of sex, blasphemy and kitschy horror since 1987. The band helped develop the industrial music genre, yet have continued to expand their style, creating one of the most diverse repertoires in modern music. Electronic rock, heavily influenced by both disco and funk can best describe their sound, while spoken-word samples lifted from B-movies gives the band their signature mark. They have released 14 studio albums, a slew of remix compilations, and have contributed to a variety of soundtracks and film scores, including a cameo performance in the 1994 cult movie classic The Crow.

Artist Franke Nardiello and musician Marston Daley, two Chicago neighbors who enjoyed late night binges watching trashy exploitation films and horror flicks, wanted to make their own movie to be called “My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult”. While the project never came to fruition, they wrote some music to be the accompanying soundtrack. Both worked at the Wax Trax record store, and when label founders Jim Nash and Dannie Flesher heard the songs, they were intrigued. Using the film title as the name of the band, they released a 3-song EP in early 1988. The response was overwhelming, and it was clear fans wanted to hear more.

Taking the stage names Groovie Mann (Nardiello) and Buzz McCoy (Daley), the duo began to focus on music full time. They created an occult meets leather biker image to compliment the band’s name which included enlisting a bevy of voluptuous back-up singers / dancers known as the BOMB GANG GIRLZ. In June of ’88, they flew to label mate Luc Van Acker’s studio in Belgium to record their first album, I See Good Spirits and I See Bad Spirits. It was recorded in just ten days, and mixed in another ten days at Southern Studios in London. The fans ate it up! They followed up with two hard-hitting dance floor 12” tracks – Kooler Than Jesus (1989) and Cuz It’s Hot (1990), which features no-wave chanteuse Lydia Lunch on vocals. 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, as well as the ire of the PMRC and conservative religious groups in practically equal measure. By the time of their sophomore release, Confessions Of A Knife (1990), they were far and away one of the biggest selling acts on the label.

1991 saw the release of their third album, Sexplosion!, a calculated sonic and visual departure from their previous work. 1950’s pin-up models replaced the demonic imagery, while sleazy stripper horns, disco beats and house diva vocals (provided by artist Shawn Christopher) took prominence over the more abrasive musical elaments.They put together a provocative stage show, complete with spinning police lights, mirror balls and a stocked bar with bartender to serve the scantily clad musicians and dancers while they performed. Alternative Press reviewed the show as “Sin-sational!”, while Melody Maker described it as “A Cabaret from Hell”. It was a huge success, and the album sold so well (fueled by the phenomenal radio hit “Sex On Wheelz”) that the group signed a deal with Interscope Records shortly afterwards and released two more albums – 13 Above the Night (1993), and Hit & Run Holiday (1995).

Hollywood also embraced the KULT, recognizing the unique cinematic aspect in their sound. Most notably, the band scored five songs for animator Ralph Bakshi’s Cool World (1992) and wrote the lap dance song for director Paul Verhoven’s saucy Showgirls (1993). Comedies BASEketball and The Flintstones Movie prominently feature songs from the Hit & Run Holiday album. They have been roasted by MTV’s Beavis & Butthead, and were written into the story line of the film Sexy Evil Genius which also features the song “A Daisy Chain 4 Satan”. Most recently the club hit “Kooler Than Jesus” can be heard blasting in Season 3 of the Netflix series Narcos.

The band moved to Rykodisc in 1997 and re-released their entire remastered / repackaged catalog, along with five more studio albums, including an homage to 70’s disco era called Gay Black & Married, and the sultry and decadent Filthiest Show In Town (2007). They also formed their own label, SleazeBox Records, in 2001, enabling the release of a growing number of side-projects in addition to new TKK material.

Today SLEAZEBOX.com boasts the complete THRILL KILL KULT catalog, in addition to related works such as Mann’s DARLING KANDIE, and McCoy’s self titled projects. They continue to work with Wax Trax! Records for the purpose of re-issuing special limited edition vinyl. Buzz and Groovie still record and perform live along with veteran band mates Mimi Star (bass) and Justin Thyme (drums), all the while making a reputation for themselves as one of the most notorious and controversial cult bands of their generation.

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COHEED AND CAMBRIA ANNOUNCE “NEVERENDER: NO WORLD FOR A WAKING MIND” TOUR WITH DEAFHEAVEN


Coheed and Cambria have announced details of a massive North American trek deemed “Neverender: No World For A Waking Mind” Tour which is set to get underway this spring. The upcoming dates will see the band performing their seminal album No World For Tomorrow in full, along with a strong mix of songs from their most recent album Vaxis II: A Window of the Waking Mind.  Special guests Deafheaven will feature as support across the tour which begins April 28th at The NorVa in Norfolk, VA and continues through late May with a second leg picking up on September 6th at the Fillmore Charlotte in Charlotte, NC and wrapping up at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles, CA on October 7th [full itinerary below]. Pre-sale tickets for the tour will be available beginning tomorrow, January 25th at 10:00AM local with public on sale starting Friday, January 27th at 10:00AM local. For tickets and more information on Coheed and Cambria’s upcoming live dates, visit www.coheedandcambria.com/tour.

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FEAR FACTORY re-sign to Nuclear Blast


Nuclear Blast Records are proud to announce that extreme industrial metal pioneers FEAR FACTORY have re-signed their contract and are ushering in a new era. Initially signed to the label in 2013, the band have since released the albums GenexusAggression Continuum, and Recoded.
 

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SABATON share new single ‘The First Soldier’


Following the successful launch of the Weapons Of The Modern Age EP on 30th September 2022, SABATON are excited to announce that Heroes Of The Great War, their second EP of the Echoes Of The Great War EP trilogy, is now available and features a never-heard-before track entitled ‘The First Soldier.

The brand new Heroes Of The Great WarEP focuses on some of the boldest, most courageous heroes of World War I. For SABATON, these are people whose stories need to be told and whose narratives truly resonate with the band on a personal level.                        

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METALLICA RELEASE “SCREAMING SUICIDE” SECOND TRACK & VIDEO FROM UPCOMING ALBUM


Metallica has unveiled a second glimpse into the intensity and expanse of its forthcoming 12th studio album, 72 Seasons, in the form of “Screaming Suicide.” The newly released album track is now available to stream and download, and as an instant grat with all 72 Seasons pre-orders—as well as a video directed by Tim Saccenti, which can be seen here.

“Screaming Suicide addresses the taboo word of suicide,” says James Hetfield. “The intention is to communicate about the darkness we feel inside. It’s ridiculous to think we should deny that we have these thoughts. At one point or another I believe most people have thought about it. To face it is to speak the unspoken. If it’s a human experience, we should be able to talk about it. You are not alone.”

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