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My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult


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Chicago, Illinois, United States (1987 – present)

My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult (often shortened to Thrill Kill Kult or TKK) is an American band formed in 1987 originally based in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Along with Wax Trax labelmates Ministry, KMFDM, and Front 242, Thrill Kill Kult helped develop the music genre, but they themselves continued to evolve, creating a sound that is not easily identified or categorized. Their music can be described as music with heavy beats, reminiscent of both and , yet amplified to a sometimes abrasive level. Thrill Kill Kult reflected a shift where records could be ominous and aggressive, and they laced their music with riffs and references that would seem more at home in a group. One of their most distinctive characteristics is their use of spoken-word samples lifted from B-movies and other sources.

Frankie Nardiello and Marston Daley met in the spring of 1987 while touring together with the band Ministry. Soon after, Nardiello and Daley began to conceive an art film to be called My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult - a headline taken from a British tabloid Nardiello had noted a few years prior when he lived in London. The film was never completed, but the music they had recorded for its soundtrack appealed to Wax Trax! Records, who released the completed songs as a three-track EP entitled My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult (1988).


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  • Gewaltraud

    I love how this band can sound *really* cheap porno one minute and the next minute sound like a group of demonic ghosts worshipping their dark lord in a cave somewhere and the next minute like CANDY MOUNTAIN, CHARLIE. Sex, drugs and Satan, indeed! <3

    26 Sep 6:25pm Reply
  • Neroese

    Spooky tricks are great!

    21 Sep 8:29am Reply
  • skinnydrifter


    29 Aug 1:34pm Reply
  • Nehebkau

    Spooky Tricks is SO much better than Death Threat.

    28 Aug 6:46pm Reply
  • skinnydrifter

    SPOOKY TRICKS is fucking A!!!

    7 Aug 5:24pm Reply
  • jeff2007

    One of the best bands ever. Love the new album!

    31 Jul 7:20pm Reply
  • JoeyHomeostasis

    Spooky Tricks is fun on a bun! I haven't been this impressed since The Reincarnation of Luna, which was great IMHO.

    12 Jul 1:50am Reply
  • zimorodok

    Great songДом

    6 Jul 7:32am Reply

    Spooky tricks are super funky industrial disco :)

    27 Jun 11:51am Reply
  • Meloku666

    One of the worst bands ever! Their "music" is simple hilarious...

    28 May 9:36pm Reply
  • madnessXD

    Really digging the new album.

    11 May 6:11pm Reply
  • panda_kopanda


    6 May 4:09pm Reply
  • luchs

    Where have these guys been all my life? So amazing.

    7 Mar 11:51pm Reply
  • Nehebkau

    Black magic panther always gets what shes after.

    12 Feb 7:38pm Reply
  • dolph-in

    Можно долго рассуждать о том, что же они на самом деле представляют из себя, но проще будет сказать, что это полная хрень.

    23 Dec 2013 Reply
  • junkie-byproxy

    I love them too. they are like the funnier dirtier version of LOA and Bongwater. SHUT UP SLUT!

    14 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Nihil227

    "Never heared anything like them before." I'd say Ministry's Land of Rape and Honey is their most obvious inspiration, you should give it a try.

    16 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Moonagedreams

    Very original, great band. Never heared anything like them before.

    7 Jul 2013 Reply
  • KuroSabbath

    The Devil Does Drugs <3

    4 Jun 2013 Reply
  • ardsurd

    Уникальный звук должен прозвучать в РФ!!!

    22 May 2013 Reply
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