Groovie and Buzz have been busy at STARLUST STUDIOS finishing up final touches on their new cd SPOOKY TRICKS. This will be the band’s 13th studio album and will be released late the spring. Guest appearances include BOMB GANG GIRLZ Arena Rock and the sultry Vina Nova, along with bassist Mimi Star and guitarist Westin Halvorson. A tour is being planned for June. Details coming SOON!
03.02.14 - SPOOKY TRICKS newz
12.14.13 - HOLIDAZE MERCH SALE – 20% OFF
Get 20% off any TKK merch item, plus you’ll get a free TKK Logo sticker, and no sales tax this weekend only! USE PROMO CODE: TKKholidaze
11.11.13 - GROOVIE MANN PRESENTS…
Just in time for the holidays SLEAZEBOX RECORDS is excited to release GROOVIE MANN PRESENTS: THE KATASTROPHE KLOWN b/w the DARLING KANDIE “HELLO ALONE REMIXES”.
THE KATASTROPHE KLOWN is a little project conjured up by GROOVIE MANN and JUSTIN BENNETT while Groovie was vacationing at Justin’s STUDIO 23 in Bologna, Italy. In addition to the 3 new groovy tracks, the CD also contains 4 killer remixes of last summer’s single “HELLO ALONE” from GROOVIE’S other side-project DARLING KANDIE.
Get it HERE
Side A: THE KATASTROPHE KLOWN
1. Out Of The Kloset
2. Kaldo Freddo
3. Katastrophe Klown
Side B: DARLING KANDIE
4. Hello Alone (Killer Klown Remix) by BUZZ
5. Hello Alone (Circuit Remix) by DJ TOXIC RAINBOW
6. Hello Alone (Old Skool Remix) by DJ TOXIC RAINBOW
7. Hello Alone (Studio 23 Remix) by kETvECTOR
10.05.13 - A LITTLE HISTORY…
So what was THRILL KILL KULT lead guru GROOVIE MANN (Franke Nardiello) up to before the band’s formation in 1987? Well… in the late 70’s he was affectionately known about Chicagoland as Franke Funn, performing with his first music endeavor, Delerium Tremins (THE D.T.’s) in 1977. The band consisted of guitarist Willie B Cool, bassist Marty Sorenson, drummer Harry Rushakoff (Concrete Blonde) and Nardiello. The group reformed the next year changing its name to SPECIAL AFFECT, and replaced Cool with guitarist Tom “Atomic” Hoffman, who was subsequently replaced by Al Jourgensen (Ministry). The band recorded a 4 song, 7” EP titled MOOD MUSIC, followed by the full length album (The Original Soundtrack from the Motion Picture) TOO MUCH SOFT LIVING in 1980, all the while making quite a stir in the emerging Chicago punk /new wave scene, opening for such acts as Iggy Pop, The Psychedelic Furs and Wayne County.
The following year Franke moved to England and joined the London-based post-punk outfit Drowning Craze, replacing singer Angela Jaeger. He recorded 2 songs with the group – the NME and Melody Maker “Single of the Week” Trance (1981) and the track Heat in 1982. Soon after they disbanded and Nardiello moved back to Chicago to focus on his art and writings before conjuring up MY LIFE WITH THE THRILL KILL KULT with musician Buzz McCoy in the fall of 1987.
SLEAZEBOX RECORDS is pleased to announce the SPECIAL AFFECT album (with bonus tracks) will be available for download exclusively from the SLEAZEBOX/TKK Merch Store on October 1st.
*Unfortunately the original tapes have long been destroyed, and all tracks have been re-mastered from vinyl recordings – actually making the listening experience sound like it’s 1980 all over again!
10.05.13 - TOO MUCH SOFT LIVING – Available Now on SleazeBox!
The SPECIAL AFFECT album (GROOVIE MANN’s first musical endeavor) is now available for download. You can get it HERE, or purchase it from iTunes, Amazon, etc. The album “TOO MUCH SOFT LIVING” was originally released in 1980, and features Groovie Mann on vocals, Marty Sorenson on bass, Harry Rushakoff on drums, and Al Jorgensen on guitar.
1. Nuclear Gloom
3. Blondes On The Run
4. Nothing Nothing
5. Too Much Soft Living
6. What Next?
8. Bruiser Boy
10. Killjoy Interference
12. Vertigo Feeling (bonus track)
13. Dress Me Dolls (bonus track)
05.21.13 - BOOGIE WITH THE DEVIL!
TKK and SLEAZEBOX RECORDS is pleased to announce the re-release of EL INFIERNO: Songs From the Original 1989 “Inferno Xpress Tour”. The album contains 7 live tracks recorded on a Fostex 4-track and released only on cassette in 1990. The original 4 -Track cassette has been resurrected and digitally remastered for this re-issue, and is available from all major digital download music stores – Or get it HERE and SAVE!
The 1989 INFERNO XPRESS tour was TKK’s second tour. They trimmed the band down from 8 people to 4, and played versions of their early works mashed-up with 70′s dance music, creating the ultimates “Satanik Disko” party! The line-up for that tour was Groovie Mann (vocals), Buzz McCoy (keys), Buck Ryder (keys) and Jacky Blacque (go-go butt). This is the same show TKK took to Europe that Fall when they toured with Wax Trax! label mates KMFDM.
1. Confessions Of The Xpress (Intro)
2. X Xpress
3. Swine Xpress
4. Gateway To The Xpress
5. Easy Xpress
6. The Shock Of Xpress
7. Crime Xpress
04.06.13 - HELLO, ALONE
DARLING KANDIE will release their new single “Hello Alone” on SLEAZEBOX RECORDS April 9th.
This is the first song Groovie Mann has recorded as Darling Kandie since he and guitarist/producer William Tucker (RIP) aka Amber GuitarStar first concocted the project in 1999.TKK’s Buzz McCoy co-wrote and produced the track, and the song is available for download from all major music sites, or better yet… directly from us here! HELLO ALONE Digital Download
04.03.13 - SEXY EVIL GENIUS on DVD
The indie flick SEXY EVIL GENIUS will be released on DVD and digital download on April 9th. The film is a dark comedy about an eclectic group of strangers invited to a downtown LA bar by a mutual ex-lover, Nikki Franklyn, a maddeningly sexy, unpredictable and possibly insane young woman who’s recently gotten out of prison for murdering her last ex-boyfriend. She ALSO happens to be a THRILL KILL KULT fan, and recites lyrics and references the band throughout the movie! The TKK classic song “A Daisy Chain 4 Satan” is also featured. The cast includes Seth Green, Michelle Trachtenberg, Katee Sackhoff, William Baldwin and Harold Perrineau. Watch the trailer!
03.22.13 - STILL KOOLER THAN JESUS – 2013 Remix!
Long time fan of TKK, California based DJ Toxic Rainbow got his first dose of the group at the ripe age of 14. Now at 23, their inspiration has guided his musical endeavors to international labels and worldwide recognition. As winner of the Beatport.com “TKK Remix Contest”, DJTR joins the SleazeBox family with his hot 2013 mix of “Kooler Than Jesus” – available April 9th on iTunes, Amazon, and most other online music stores. “I’m hoping to give more tunes a go down the line; crafting my own “daisy chain for Satan”, states Toxic Rainbow.
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03.03.13 - TIME 4 MORE SLEAZE!
SLEAZEBOX RECORDS is getting ready for a busy year, with at least 6 releases on the schedule. This April 9th we’ll see both the release of DJ TOXIC RAINBOW’Shot and wild “KOOLER THAN JESUS” 2013 remix, as well as a dark and melodramatic single titled “HELLO ALONE” by DARLING KANDIE – one of TKK frontman Groovie Mann’s other projects.
Also scheduled in May is the first digital release of the original 1989 TKK “INFERNO XPRESS” tour, which features live tracks from that infamous 2nd tour, where THRILL KILL KULT performed 70′s disco “mash-ups” of their most notable songs.
TKK’s Buzz McCoy is finishing up work on 2 side-projects slated for release early this summer with titles yet to be announced. More news coming SOON!