Gothic-disco legends MY LIFE WITH THE THRILL KILL KULT have 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 18 in Detroit, the second run winds through the East Coast and wraps up November 9 in Berwyn, IL.
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.
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.
They begin their fourth decade this year with the release of new album, In The House Of Strange Affairs, on February 14, and a North American tour commencing May 5 in Las Vegas.
The current line-up is Groovie Mann (vocals), Buzz McCoy (keys), Mimi Star (bass), Justin Thyme (drums) and Arena Rock (Bomb Gang Girl).