THEM DIRTY ROSES Announce 2021 US Tour Dates Through September!

Nashville-based, southern rockers THEM DIRTY ROSES has announced upcoming dates for their August 2021 tour run. Launching August 5 at Arts Avenue in Chattanooga, TN, the tour runs through the South and Midwest, wrapping up September 25 at Southern Wilds Festival in Lawrenceville, GA.

Tour Dates:
08/06 @ Arts Ave – Chattanooga, TN
08/07 @ Festival on the Lane – Alexandria, WY
08/13 @ Red Bicycle Hall – Madison, IN
08/14 @ Illinois State Fair – Springfield, IL
08/20 @ Pickin’ on the Pinyon Festival – Glade Park, CO
08/21 @ Tico Time River Resort – Aztec, NM
08/26 @ Buck’s Bar & Grill – Waterloo, NE
08/27 @ Big’s Bar – Sioux Falls, SD
08/28 @ Northwoods Jam Festival – Henriette, MN
09/02 @ The Gem Theater – Calhoun, GA
09/04 @ Red Neck Raft Out Fest – Afton, OK
09/09 @ The Stache at the Intersection – Grand Rapids, MI
09/10 @ Joe’s on Weed St – Chicago, IL
09/11 @ The Grenada Theater – Mt. Vernon, IL
09/17 @ Sidetracks Music Hall – Huntsville, AL
09/18 @ Locust Alley – Natchez, MS
09/24 @ Roberson House – Monroe, GA
09/25 @ Southern Wild’s Festival = Lawrenceville, GA

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Born and raised in the Bama clay, these boys are as southern as they come. Taught how to bend a string and break a heart by Skynyrd and Hank, brothers James and Frank Ford along with their hometown friends Andrew Davis and Ben Crain formed the southern rock band known as Them Dirty Roses. Piling into an RV with their belongings, their instruments, and all the whiskey they could carry (in the cooler), they made their way from Gadsden, AL to Nashville, TN. All living all under one roof, Them Dirty Roses are a living example of the quintessential rock and roll American Dream. Their live show calls for a shot of whiskey and a 2 for 1 special — BUT what that really means is you better be ready to throw back 12 for 6 and shake it with Them Dirty Roses.

Vocals + Guitar / James Ford
Guitar / Andrew Davis
Bass / Ben Crain
Drums / Frank Ford

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MASON HILL Release Official Music Video for “D.N.A.”

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Glasgow, UK based Rock band MASON HILL has released the official music video for their blistering metal single, “D.N.A.” Directed and produced by David Barras and Scott McKay for Strangeboat Productions, “D.N.A.” is the third single off the band’s chart dominating debut album, Against The Wall.

“D.N.A.” is also dominating German and French charts, sitting comfortably on Rock Antenne FM’s‘ top 20 and hitting top 10 in the Heavy 1 French radio chart.

“A blistering and hook filled bit of gleaming modern metal, it manages to perfectly mesh heaviness with melody that shows a maturity way beyond most of their peers.

With a superb production, this just doesn’t pop out of the speakers, it practically roars, the Highland passion in full flow and Celtic fire blazing.” – Metal Planet Magazine

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Released on March 5th, Against The Wall achieved the UK national album chart at number 19, taking a coveted top 20 album position, and reached over 750,000 streams on Spotify. The long awaited album, which received critical acclaim from both media and fans alike, also hit number 1 in the UK rock album chart. It is the first time a rock band has debuted with their album in the UK Top 20 since Greta Van Fleet in 2018 and also the first time a British rock act as debuted with their album in the UK Top 20 and # 1 in the UK rock album chart since Royal Blood and Lonely The Brave back in 2014!

It is an incredible achievement for new British rock band, starting from an almost zero sales base and during a pandemic when there has been no traditional retail, no live shows or touring opportunities. The innovative marketing campaign run by both 7Hz Productions (ADA) and the band involved a six month fan building initiative utilizing the band’s social platforms, streaming performances, virtual ‘in store’ launch events, dark ad audience building and strategic media take over promotions. Coupled with very positive press reviews, online reviews, regional radio support, and four Planet Rock playlist additions, the band’s new album has connected musically with rock fans resulting in a surge of sales.

The band is set to release their next digital single, a cover of the 2005 Foo Fighters hit “The Best Of You,” all platforms on April 23, 2021.

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Advance Praise for Against The Wall:

“The music really does the talking. Powered by enough energy to light up the national grid!” – Metal Hammer UK (8/10)

“Energetic, classy young hard rocker’s debut. It’s been worth the wait. An exciting young talent, the songs are well constructed, melodic and powerful” – Classic Rock (7/10)

“Music supercharged by adversity. The long awaited, cathartic full length debut” – Kerrang – (3/5)

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1. Reborn
2. No Regret
3. Against the Wall
4. Broken Son
5. D.N.A.
6. Who We Are
7. Find My Way
8. Hold On
9. Out Of Reach
10. We Pray
11. Where I Belong
12. Reborn (Reprise)

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MASON HILL has also announced UK tour dates. The 17 date UK & Irish tour will head out in early September with support from Hollowstar and Empyre. Despite never having headlined a club tour before, the band has sold 1,800 tour tickets in just 2 weeks!

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“Our fans have been so supportive and to have a top 20 national album on our first release is mind blowing. We are extremely humbled at the reception Against The Wall has received and needless to say, it has been an extremely bright light for us during this long Covid tunnel. It has made us even more hungry to get back out and play live again. Everyone is itching to crank up the volume and blast out the new material” – (Scott Taylor – Vocals)

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Tour Dates:
09/02 @ Tunnels – Aberdeen, Scotland
09/03 @ Garage – Glasgow, Scotland
09/04 @ Macarts – Galashiels, Scotland
09/09 @ Grand Social – Dublin, Ireland
09/10 @ Voodoo – Belfast, Ireland
09/14 @ Junction 2 – Cambridge, England
09/15 @ Corporation – Sheffield, England
09/16 @ Fleece – Bristol, England
09/17 @ Patterns – Brighton, England
09/18 @ Leos – Gravesend, England (Sold Out)
09/20 @ Globe – Cardiff, Wales
09/21 @ Joiners – Southampton, England
09/22 @ Nightrain – Bradford, England
09/23 @ Waterloo Music Bar – Blackpool
09/24 @ Underworld – London, England
09/25 @ Rebellion – Manchester, England
09/26 @ KK’s Steel Mill – Wolverhampton, England

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To trace the Mason Hill story to its origin, Scott Taylor and James Bird met at school in Glasgow. At the age of 14, Bird was already an accomplished, award-winning, gifted guitar prodigy, who’d shared a stage with Ozzy Osbourne/Black Label Society man Zakk Wylde, a personal hero, toured across the UK, and secured endorsements from leading music brands. The teenage Taylor already harboured dreams of fronting a rock ’n’ roll band, and the pair’s friendship and shared aspirations led them to form a band. In 2013 the pair formed Mason Hill, adding drummer Craig McFetridge, bassist Matthew Ward, and guitarist Marc Montgomery in due course. Five diverse, colourful characters, the members of the group were instantly bonded by a shared, singular vision for their band: Taylor relinquished long-held plans to become an Olympic swimmer in order to focus on music, while Ward withdrew from a degree course at the University of Glasgow, where he’d been studying microbiology/virology. For these ambitious young men, Mason Hill was and is priority number one.

Mason Hill are Scott Taylor (Lead Vocals), James Bird (Lead Guitar), Marc Montgomery (Guitar), Matthew Ward (Bass) and Craig McFetridge (Drums)

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Mason Hill has spent their formative years “learning their craft” on stages up and down the UK. This included high profile shows supporting the likes of Graham Bonnet (Rainbow), Snakecharmer (feat. ex-Whitesnake, Thunder & Wishbone Ash members), Toseland, Marco Mendoza (Whitesnake, Thin Lizzy, Ted Nugent, The Dead Daisies) and Stone Broken.

“this is the best new heavy rock act currently performing in the UK.” (Fabrications HQ)

“a prodigious talent that belies their fledgling years.” (Planet Rock)

In December 2015 the band released their debut E.P, the self titled Mason Hill, featuring four tracks which highlighted exactly why this band are turning heads – outstanding songs that demonstrated a maturity far beyond their years. Recorded at The Foundry Music Lab with Sandy Jones (Wet Wet Wet) in the producer’s chair, the EP has been critically acclaimed amongst the music press and fans alike.

2016 brought several breakthroughs in the band’s career, firstly the invitation to perform on The Rising Stage at Ramblin’ Man Fair, headlined by Whitesnake and Black Stone Cherry, winning the UK wide Highway To Hell battle of the bands competition that earned them opening the main stage slot at Hard Rock Hell, alongside the likes of Ugly Kid JoeRatt, and Glenn Hughes, appearing at Winterstorm Festival, alongside the likes of Ricky WarwickLast in Line (ex-Dio) and Inglorious to selling out their first ever headline show at the famous Cathouse Rock Club in Glasgow with one month left to spare – a feat only achieved in recent times by Anthrax and Black Stone Cherry.

The career progression continued into early 2017 when the band was special guest to Inglorious in London at their sold out second album launch show, appeared triumphantly at Download on The Boardie Takeover Stage, opened for Airbourne at their sold out show in Edinburgh. and returned to their hometown for their second headline show at G2; again this sold out with demand so great that it was upgraded to the 750 capacity The Garage where the likes of MagnumTesla, and Symphony X have performed – packing the place to the rafters

The first promo video “’Now You See Me” was released in 2017, which to date has more than a quarter of a million views.

The year ended with support for GUN at Glasgow Barrowlands in December plus an appearance at Planet Rockstock:

“Fresh-faced Glasgow boys Mason Hill were nothing short of a triumph. Completely packing out the room, they served up a rock and roll storm from the offset with anthems like ‘Now You See Me’ before showing off another side of their art with powerful closer ‘Where I Belong’ that delved into rock ballad territory. In fact, the Planet Rockstock faithful were so won over we’ve been inundated with requests for Mason Hill to be bumped up the bill in 2018” (Planet Rock)

The band spent a lot of time developing material for their album and the first show of 2018 was at Glasgow’s King Tuts which sold out in three days, ten weeks in advance of show!

Ladies and gentlemen – Mason Hill are back with fire in their belly. This group of high achievers carry the pressure of early success but as they take to the stage to the intro tape, it is obvious they have class and confidence…” (Down The Front Media)

“There are few up and coming acts in Scotland that have made a notable impression as swiftly as Glasgow rockers Mason Hill. They have grown in popularity and garnered an insane following like nothing else” (SMS, Scotland)

“Mason Hill never disappoint, in fact they always take it to the next level every time you see them” (Jace Media)

This was followed by an appearance at TRNSMT on the same day as Queen, and Steelhouse Festival in Wales alongside such as Black Star Riders, Glenn Hughes and, Myles Kennedy.

The latter part of 2018 saw Mason Hill going out on tour supporting The Dan Reed Network at shows across the UK and a return to Planet Rockstock, by popular demand after their performance in 2017, this time on the main stage.

In a further development Mason Hill agreed to part ways with Frontiers Records.

A further sold out King Tuts show followed in 2019 and a sub headline slot at Planet Rock’s Winters End in February 2020. Since then live activity has been curtailed by the covid 19 pandemic, in common with every other band. However the band has not been idle and the focus has been on the debut album, recorded at Riverside Studios near Glasgow and vocals in New York, and mixed by Chris Sheldon (Foo FightersBiffy Clyro).

In 2020 the band signed a management contract with Jaba Music and a record deal with 7Hz Productions, and the album release date is planned for 5 March 2021. Three singles have so far been released to date from the album to critical acclaim.

2021 promises to be a big year for Mason Hill, despite on going restrictions.

Mason Hill are just getting started!

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BLACKLITE DISTRICT Releases Visualizer for New Single, “Falling”

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Multi-Genre Artist and YouTube star BLACKLITE DISTRICT has released both a dazzling visualizer as well as a new MINECRAFT themed music video for his newest single, “Falling.” “Falling,” produced by Young Kxge and with visuals by Wifey, is his second second release in 2020. With nearly 300,000,000 combined streams, “Falling” will be followed on 4/3 by “Wishing Dead,” with his debut album set to release later this year.

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I think that “Falling” is me finding myself as an artist, and you can hear the evolution of my songwriting. I actually broke down into tears while recording the vocals for this track, which was a first for me, and that’s when I knew this song was special. I love the fact that I got to bring so many different influences into this song. It’s a great reference for what’s to come with my official debut album later this year.” – KYLE PFEIFFER

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Catch BLACKLITE DISTRICT LIVE with ADELITA’S WAY:
09/25 @ Sunshine Studios – Colorado Springs, CO
09/26 @ Herman’s – Denver, CO
09/27 @ Royal Grove – Lincoln, NE
09/30 @ Wildwood – Iowa City, IA
10/01 @ Majestic – Madison WI
10/02 @ Apollo – Belvidere, IL
10/03 @ Every Buddy’s – Chippewa Falls, WI
10/04 @ Bigs – Sioux Falls, SD
10/05 @ Turf – St. Paul MN
10/07 @ O Bar – Minot, ND
10/08 @ Pub Station – Billings, MT
10/09 @ TBA – Lewiston, ID
10/10 @ Perham Hall – Zillah, WA
10/11 @ El Corazon – Seattle, WA
10/14 @ DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA
10/15 @ TBA – Fresno, CA
10/16 @ Boardwalk – Orangevale, CA
10/17 @ Ramona Mainstage – Ramona, CA

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DEEPFALL Joins ALTER BRIDGE on WALK THE SKY TOUR 2020!

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Michigan based Heavy Rock Band DEEPFALL has announced 2020 tour with ALTER BRIDGE, launching February 8th in Nashville, TN and running through the Midwest and West Coast before wrapping up February 27th in Spokane, WA.

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02/08 @ War Memorial Auditorium – Nashville, TN
02/09 @ Egyptian Room at Old National Center – Indianapolis, IN
02/11 @ Mars Music Hall – Huntsville, AL
02/12 @ Clyde Theatre – Ft. Wayne, IN
02/14 @ The Apollo Theatre – Belvedere, IL
02/15 @ The Rave – Milwaukee, WI
02/17 @ Ogden Theatre – Denver, CO
02/18 @ The Depot – Salt Lake City, UT
02/20 @ House of Blues – Las Vegas, NV
02/21 @ Montbleu Resort – Lake Tahoe, NV
02/23 @ The Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA
02/24 @ The Wiltern – Los Angeles, CA
02/26 @ Moore Theatre – Seattle, WA
02/27 @ Knitting Factory – Spokane, WA

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Deepfall drops their latest album, Broken, via Pavement Entertainment. Broken is available on CD through Pavement’s Online Store and on streaming platforms everywhere.

Rich Hopkins, the vocalist of Deepfall, says on Broken, “My favorite song performance wise from the new album would have to be ‘Ghost.’ It’s a fairly deep song for me, and playing it on stage is a bit of a rollercoaster ride.” He also appreciates seeing the different reactions fans have to Deepfall’s music. “Everyone who listens to our music can incorporate their own circumstances to each song. It’s amazing to see what our fans take away from it.”

Deepfall conjures an enveloping storm of carefully crafted hard rock that strikes the soul with stinging honesty. Masterfully capturing thematic darkness, the band leaves a sonic trail of scorched post-apocalyptic earth behind its musical machine, blazing a path through the heaviness of life with an equally heavy response.

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Track List:
1. Wasted
2. I’m Sick
3. Ghst
4. Cancer
5. Monster
6. M.F.K.S. (Voice of the Broken)
7. Out of Line

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DEEPFALL conjures an enveloping storm of carefully crafted hard rock that strikes the soul with stinging honesty.

Cutting to the bone with soaring instrumental passages, spirited choruses, and precisely placed breakdowns, the band thrives in the expanse of rock ’n’ roll’s vast sub-genres.

Masterfully capturing thematic darkness, the band leaves a sonic trail of scorched post-apocalyptic earth behind its musical machine, blazing a path through the heaviness of life with an equally heavy response.
Situated in Greenville, Michigan, the group’s current lineup, which began to take shape in 2015, is comprised of Rich Hopkins (vocals/guitar), Nick Gray (drums), Tim King (keyboards), Anthony Battista (lead guitar 1), Max Carrillo (lead guitar 2), and Taylor Brandt (bass).

In a short time, DEEPFALL has carved its place in the American rock scene with broad, muscular soundscapes forged in the studio and resurrected onstage. The band’s latest release, Broken, employs a signature brand of soulful songwriting rounded out by an unapologetic combination of surging guitars, rattling bass, mesmerizing keyboards, heavy drums and Hopkins’ roaring lead vocals.

Behind the veil of these ferocious soundscapes, DEEPFALL emerges as an outfit of determined musicians with a deep love for their craft and a hope to connect with listeners through engaging story-driven rock.

DEEPFALL has supported national acts such as HinderSOiLTantricSmile Empty SoulSaving AbelThe Iron Maidens, Texas Hippie Coalition, and Wayland, while having performed at venues such as The IntersectionThe Stache, and The Music Factory. The band continues to play regionally, write new music, and keep its collective foot pressed down on the gas pedal towards endless possibility.

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STATIC-X announces new support for select dates of the final leg of their 20th Anniversary Wisconsin Death Trip Tour / Memorial to Wayne Static!

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In wake of the recent news that DevilDriver front man Dez Fafaras wife, Anastasia Fafara, has been diagnosed with cancer, Devildriver has been forced to withdraw from the tour, so that Dez may remain home to care for her and his family.

Static-X sends the Fafara family our prayers and support.

Drowning Pool and Musroomhead will now appear on select dates, while DopeWednesday 13, and Raven Black will remain part of the tour as originally scheduled.

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My wife has been diagnosed with cancer .

I will be staying home to care for her and be by her side every minute as she begins her Cancer fight with surgery and further treatments .

Apologies to all but I’m sure you all understand that family comes before work.

We thank you for all your well wishes at this time .”

Dez Fafara

Static x recently announced the official release date for their new album project regeneration. A teaser for the new song hollow can be seen here.

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STATIC-X North American Wisconsin Death Trip 20th Anniversary Tour Dates, Second Leg

11/08 @ Emo’s – Austin, TX
11/09 @ Clicks – Tyler, TX
11/10 @ Diamond Ballroom – Oklahoma City, OK
11/12 @ The Cannery Ballroom – Nashville, TN
11/13 @ House of Blues – New Orleans, LA
11/15 @ Revolution – Ft. Lauderdale
11/16 @ The Orpheum – Tampa, FL
11/17 @ Club LA – Destin, FL
11/19 @ Cone Denim – Greensboro, NC
11/20 @ The Norva – Norfolk, VA
11/21 @ Express Live – Columbus, OH
11/22 @ Skyloft – Albany, NY
11/23 @ Providence Metal Fest at Fete Ballroom – Providence, RI
11/24 @ Sony Hall – New York, NY
11/27 @ Machine Shop – Flint, MI
11/28 @ Machine Shop – Flint, MI
11/29 @ Riverfront Live – Cincinnati, OH
11/30 @ The Rave II – Milwaukee, WI
12/01 @ The City Center – Champaign, IL
12/02 @ House of Blues – Chicago, IL
12/03 @ Green Bay Distillery – Green Bay, WI
12/04 @ The Myth – St. Paul, MN
12/05 @ Wooly’s – Des Moines, IA
12/06 @ Pop’s – Sauget, IL
12/07 @ Bourbon Theater – Lincoln, NE
12/08 @ Sunshine Studios Live – Colorado Springs, CO
12/10 @ The Royal Bar – Salt Lake City, UT
12/11 @ Knitting Factory – Boise, ID
12/12 @ Knitting Factory – Spokane, WA
12/13 @ Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR
12/14 @ El Corazon – Seattle, WA
12/15 @ Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, BC
12/17 @ Slim’s – San Francisco, CA
12/18 @ Fulton 55 – Fresno, CA

Line-Up varies from city to city – Check local listings for support band information!

Click for Ticketing and Meet & Greets for All tour Dates on Official Static-X Site

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MY LIFE WITH THE THRILL KILL KULT Announce Fall 2019 Tour Dates with CURSE MACKEY

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Gothic-Disco legends MY LIFE WITH THE THRILL KILL KULThave announced the addition of 17 East and Midwest tour dates to the House of Strange Affairs 2019 Tour with special guest CURSE MACKEY. Launching October 18th in Detroit, MI, the second run winds through the East Coast and wraps up November 9th in Berwyn, IL.

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MY LIFE WITH THE THRILL KILL KULT STRANGE AFFAIRS TOUR with CURSE MACKEY!
10/18 @ The Token – Westland, MI
10/19 @ Odeon – Cleveland, OH
10/21 @ Iron Works – Buffalo, NY
10/23 @Sonia – Cambridge, MA
10/24 @ Le Poisson Rouge – New York
10/25 @ Debonair Music Hall – Teaneck, NJ
10/26 @ First Unitarian Church – Philadelphia, PA
10/28 @ Capitol Room – Harrisburg, PA
10/29 @ Metro Gallery – Baltimore, MD
10/31 @ Radio Room – Greenville, SC
1/01 @ 1904 Music Hall – Jacksonville, FL
11/02 @ Crowbar – Tampa, FL
11/03 @ Respectable Street – West Palm Beach
11/05 @ Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
11/07 @ Chop Shop – Chicago, IL
11/08 @ The Crucible – Madison, WI
11/09 @Wire – Berwyn, IL

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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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“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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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 242KMFDM 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’ssaucy “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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THE CENTURY MEDIA FAMILY Launches Spotify App

THE CENTURY MEDIA FAMILY is proud to announce the launch of its official Spotify app offering over 20 million Spotify users access to tons of entertaining and informative features from the most successful and fascinating acts in metal, prog, rock, punk and hardcore.

One of the app’s primary features are playlists which are continuously updated by both artist and label contributors. Some of the first playlists to be spotlighted are by Anders Friden (In Flames), Greg Mackintosh (Paradise Lost), Cristina Scabbia (Lacuna Coil) and Bleed From Within. Check out playlists to see who inspired your favorite artists and who they’re currently listening to.

For fans that are more genre inclined, each label from THE CENTURY MEDIA FAMILY is featured with its own section. Each label will list brand-new releases, news pieces, tour dates and offer shopping capabilities directly from CMDistro.

THE CENTURY MEDIA FAMILY consists of primary rock and metal label Century Media Records (In Flames, Lacuna Coil, Arch Enemy), prog leaders Inside Out Music (Devin Townsend, Steve Hackett, Riverside, Transatlantic), alt prog label SuperBall Music (Trail Of Dead, Dredg) and punk rock specialists People Like You Records (Broilers, Mad Sin).

So, check out our new label app and enjoy the diversity and quality of our artists and labels in the best possible way on Spotify: http://open.spotify.com/app/metalofthecentury

THE CENTURY MEDIA FAMILY online:
http://www.centurymedia.com

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About Spotify
Spotify is an award-winning digital music service that gives you on-demand access to over 20 million tracks*. Our dream is to make all the world’s music available instantly to everyone, wherever and whenever they want it. Spotify makes it easier than ever to discover, manage and share music with your friends, while making sure that artists get a fair deal.

Spotify is available in 17 countries: USA, UK, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Denmark, France, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Belgium, The Netherlands, Spain, Ireland, Luxembourg, Australia and New Zealand, with more than 20 million active users, and over 5 million paying subscribers. http://www.spotify.com

*Number of tracks licensed globally. Catalogue size varies per market.