Club Red

Dual Theater Live Music Venue in Mesa, Arizona

My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult

Club Red Presents

My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult

Left Spine Down, A0n, Warpsmasher

Tue, October 2, 2012

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 6:00 pm (event ends at 12:00 am)

Club Red

Tempe, AZ

$22.00 - $25.00

This event is 21 and over

My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult
My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult
In the fall of 1987, artist/performer Groovie Mann and musician Buzz McCoy met one night in a seedy Chicago neighborhood bar. Discovering they shared a common love for tabloid tales of sex and Satan, kitschy horror flicks, and trashy exploitation films, the boys started conjuring up the plot for their own B-movie to be titled MY LIFE WITH THE THRILL KILL KULT. Yet without much video experience and limited access to equipment, they soon scratched their dreams of celluloid, but continued working on what was to be the project's accompanying soundtrack. Chicago's renowned Wax Trax Records - home to bands like Ministry, Front 242, and KMFDM - were intrigued by the duo's experimental mixture of combining dance rhythms, movie dialogue, dark instrumentation and distorted vocals. In 1988 they released their first LP, the ominous and foreboding I See Good Spirits And I See Bad Spirits. Realizing their scrapped film idea was now considered a "band", Groovie and Buzz hastily recruited some of their nightclub friends - musically inclined or not - and hit the road in the summer of 1989, which quickly established THRILL KILL KULT as one of America's premier "industrial/goth/rock" dance acts.

With their third album Sexplosion (1991), the group mixed up their sound to include pumping bass-lines and a raunchy horn section. The album spawned the chart–topping alternative radio hit "Sex On Wheelz", and soon the major labels came knocking! The band signed to a fledgling Interscope Records later that year and oddly enough found themselves back in the world of film, writing music for an array of major and cult oriented movies such as "Showgirls", "The Flintstones", "Cool World", "Sliver" and "The Crow" - in which the band also performs, making their silver screen debut!

Two decades later, TKK continues to challenge today's alternative music scene (as well as the PMRC) with their unique style and attitude. Each album is very different from the previous, as the band likes to "stir it up", creating a potent cocktail of what can only be described as "industrial-disco-punk-glam-sleaze-rock"! They have been credited for directly influencing a broad spectrum of contemporary bands from Marilyn Manson to the Scissor Sisters. They have released 13 albums and dozens of singles over their timely career, all the while touring non-stop with their revolving entourage of musicians, performance artists and vivacious back-up singers known as THE BOMB GANG GIRLZ.

Band Members: Groovie Mann, Buzz McCoy

Sounds like: Revolting Cocks, Pigface, Sister Machine Gun, Machines Of Loving Grace, KMFDM, 1000 Homo DJs, Pig
Left Spine Down
Left Spine Down
Based in Vancouver, Canada, LEFT SPINE DOWN (also known by the acronym LSD) plays a brand of music called Cyberpunk that fuses the sounds of Industrial, Metal, Punk and Electronica.

The band features Jeremy Inkel of Industrial music legends FRONT LINE ASSEMBLY & NOISE UNIT and also Denyss McKnight the former bass player of Vancouver punk heavyweights THE BLACK HALOS. The band has no shortage of firepower both on stage and in the studio.

The band self released their first album entitled the SMARTBOMB EP in June 2007, and it was met with a frenzied reception from fans and critics worldwide. The EP was produced by FRONT LINE ASSEMBLY/NOISE UNIT/UNIT 187's CHRIS PETERSON.

Their full length release FIGHTING FOR VOLTAGE saw the band combining efforts with mastering giant SHAUN THINGVOLD (SKINNY PUPPY/STRAPPING YOUNG LAD/LAMB OF GOD/K-OS) and again with CHRIS PETERSON. The album was released in Canada on April 22, 2008 by Canadian label SYNTHETIC SOUNDS, distributed across Canada by Indie Pool and released on September 23rd 2008 in the USA by BIT RIOT RECORDS/WTII RECORDS.

In March 2009 the band released VOLTAGE 2.3 REMIXED & REVISTED again on SYNTHETIC SOUNDS featuring one new original song plus covers of Nirvana's "Territorial Pissing" and Joy Divisions "She's Lost Control". The album features remix's from a literal who's who of the Industrial music world today including Tim Skold, KMFDM, Revco, Combichrist, XP8, Download, 16 Volt, The Birthday Massacre, Seb Komor and DJ? Accucrack.
A0n
A0n
Active in the Phoenix industrial/experimental/electronic scene since 2001, A0n has played numerous shows around the Valley opening for the likes of Combichrist, Imperative Reaction, Noisex, Tarmvred, Iszoloscope and The Strand. Currently, A0n also collaborates and performs with Waveform Analogue Research as NONCOMMUNICATION. This collaboration has provoked A0n to explore analog synthesis much more directly in solo work. That exploration into analog gear, as well as the recent addition of vocals to the previous instrumental set up, has pushed A0n's sound into new territory reminiscent of the stripped down experimentation of early industrial icons like Cabaret Voltaire and The Klinik. A0n is currently working on new material for a long overdue follow up to 2003's "Complacency".
Warpsmasher
Warpsmasher
Twisting minds and shattering stereotypes since 2003, Warpsmasher is the wildest, weirdest, most unusual electronic musician Arizona has to offer. Combining elements of instrumental rock, industrial, and various psychedelic genres with sci-fi and supernatural themes, the result is a mind-melting collision of styles that overtakes the senses like an intense hallucination of the deepest order.

The first Warpsmasher album, DESCENT INTO HYPERSLEEP, appeared as a free internet relese in March of 2003. Noticed only by Metal Maniacs magazine, who compared it to obscure underground electronic projects such as James Plotkin's Phantomsmasher, and Colin Marston's Infidel?/Castro!, the album was a true DIY project, composed entirely of hyper-processed sample arrangements and virtual instrument passages, assembled on computer with no physical instruments used. Despite it's artificial genesis, the sound was surprisingly natural and lifelike, a trait that would continue throughout the discography and become one of the music's strong suits.

The second full length album, TRANSFORMATION CHAMBER, brought a new focus to the compositions, and saw the first incorporation of live instruments into the music. Released to the internet on the 4th of July in 2004, this collection of tracks cemented Warpsmasher's place as a true musical misfit, unclassifiable by common standards, and uncompromising in creativity and originality.

September 2005 brought the release of the HALLOW'S EVE EP, a haunting collection of drumless ambient soundscapes, and also saw the first use of electric guitar, as both a lead and background instrument. Released at the height of "the Myspace era" of music, when complete unknowns could go viral in a matter of days, this six-song collection quickly became the most downloaded Warpsmasher release yet. A limited edition of 100 CDs was also made, making it the first and only physical release to date.

Near the end of 2007, HOMEWORLD, a 38-track collection of studio outtakes and rough mixes, was released. The final edition of BAD ACID MAGAZINE (a massive U.K. omnibus of modern psychedelic music) featured a rundown of the Warpsmasher discography up to this point, and also placed 3 tracks on the included compilation CD. Warpsmasher has lain dormant since then, undergoing yet another uncanny transformation. All four albums now reside on bandcamp.com, as free or "name your price" releases, and four brand new tracks have appeared on the official soundcloud page, but have yet to be associated with any kind of official release. The new material is of a higher calibre than anything previously released, brazenly flaunting new standards of production and technical mastery, yet it is still unmistakeably the sound of something completely alien to modern music...something that could only have come from so many strange years of experimentation and eclectic energy...something that could only be the one and only Warpsmasher!
Venue Information:
Club Red
1308 W. University Dr
Tempe, AZ, 85201
http://www.clubredrocks.com/