Mortiis premieres brand new video for ‘Visions of an Ancient Future’ + offers 24 FREE album downloads to celebrate forthcoming North America tour

Norwegian artist Mortiis, also known as the godfather of dungeon synth, is preparing for another cycle of his Era I material and has just launched a brand new video for the song “Visions of an Ancient Future” which is taken from his forthcoming album “Spirit Of Rebellion”. The video was directed and produced by Finnish film maker Ari Savonen who is known for his work for “Takapihan Pojat: Joulutarina” (2011), “Törkypukki vol. 2” (2016) and “Backwood Madness” (2019).


Check out “Visions of an Ancient Future” above.


Asked about the video Mortiis says: “I had to fend off a lot of demons to get to this point. They’ll be back, they always come back, but at least my vision is no longer clouded…When I was working on re-interpreting my old music for the Cold Meat Industry festival in Stockholm a little over a year ago, I had no idea that I´d eventually create an (almost) new record, nor that a section of it would be used for my first Dungeon Synth video since 1996. But here we are. New video and (almost) new music, and my first Era 1 US tour since 1999.”


Mortiis recently announced his return to North America this year and will be embarking on a 10-date strong trek this Spring which kicks off on March 28th and finishes on April 7th 2019. To celebrate the forthcoming tour, Mortiis is for a limited time only offering free downloads of 24 of the Mortiis (& related projects) digital releases via Bandcamp!


North American tour dates


Mar. 28 2019 Metro Gallery Baltimore MD
Mar. 29 2019 Brooklyn Bazaar, New York NY
Mar. 30 2019 The Raven, Worcester, MA (Northeast Dungeon Siege)
Mar. 31 2019 Petit Campus, Montreal QC
Apr. 01 2019 Velvet Underground, Toronto ON
Apr. 02 2019 The Forge, Joilet, IL
Apr. 04 2019 El Corazon, Seattle, WA
Apr. 05 2019 Hawthorne Theatre, Portland, OR
Apr. 06 2019 Oakland Metro, Oakland CA
Apr. 07 2019 Lodge Room, Los Angeles CA

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Mortiis’ ambient-atmospheric album ‘The Unraveling Mind’ is finally available as a download 13 years after being recorded


There is some extra Mortiis news as well. The 2006 ambient-atmospheric soundtrack album “The Unraveling Mind” is available now as a digital download for the very first time. You can get it from Bandcamp and from Apple/iTunes, Amazon and Spotify


In 2006 Mortiis recorded a whole album´s worth of material for an underground horror movie. The majority of the music was never used, and none of it has ever been released in digital download format, until now.

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Mortiis announces North American tour dates


Mortiis has announced upcoming live dates as part of the ongoing Mortiis Era 1 live performances around the world. This time you can find tourdates for North America. The tour will start in Baltimore on March 28th and will halt at Los Angeles April 7th.


Here’s the complete list of tourdates.


Mar. 28 2019 Metro Gallery Baltimore MD
Mar. 29 2019 Brooklyn Bazaar, New York NY
Mar. 30 2019 The Raven, Worcester, MA (Northeast Dungeon Siege)
Mar. 31 2019 Petit Campus, Montreal QC
Apr. 01 2019 Velvet Underground, Toronto ON


apr. 02 2019 The Forge, Joilet, IL
Apr. 04 2019 El Corazon, Seattle, WA
Apr. 05 2019 Hawthorne Theatre, Portland, OR
Apr. 06 2019 Oakland Metro, Oakland CA
Apr. 07 2019 Lodge Room, Los Angeles CA


Mortiis is a band from Notodden, Norway fronted by Håvard Ellefsen, who is also known as the namesake of the band. Mortiis started as the solo project of Ellefsen as a means to convey a story. Over time and Mortiis slowly formed into a band.

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SUZI QUATRO Releases New Single and Video Today!

The “Queen of Rock N’ Roll” SUZI QUATRO releases her first new single and video for the song “No Soul/No Control” today! The song is taken from her forthcoming studio album “No Control”. The video was filmed at the Peppermint Pavillion and the Peppermint Park Studios in Hannover, Germany and directed by Frank Suffert for


SUZI QUATRO says about the new song: “So, here is my first single, ‘No Soul/No Control,’ from my new album ‘No Control’. You may get the idea the word ‘control’ is very important . It is. I am in control. The song is organic, the sessions were organic, the album is organic, the video is organic. Everything just happened naturally. Kudo’s to my son Richard. Real music, made by a real artist who has been around the block and back again. 55 years after all!! I am so proud of this project, I have come back ‘home where I belong’.”


The new album “No Control” will be released through SPV/Steamhammer on March 29th, 2019 as CD DigiPak, 2LP Gatefold, download and stream:




Australian Tour

16.02. AUS-Barossa Valley – Seppeltsfield Wines (sold out)
17.02. AUS-Hobart – Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (sold out)
23.02. AUS-Bendigo – Bendigo Racecourse (sold out)
24.02. AUS-Canberra – Stage 88 Commonwealth Park
02.03. AUS-Wodonga – Gateway Lakes
03.03. AUS-Kiama – Kiama Showground
09.03. AUS-Kariong – Mount Penang Parklands
10.03. AUS-Jacobs Well – Harrigans Drift Inn (sold out)
16.03. AUS-Port Macquarie – Westport Park
17.03. AUS-Bribie Island – Sandstone Point Hotel
19.-26.10 AUS-Sydney – Sydney Cruise “Rock The Boat ”
27.10. AUS-Perth – Regal Theatre
30.10. AUS-Rockhamton – West End Hotel Arena
01.11. AUS-Gold Coast – The Star Theatre
04.11. AUS-Melbourne – Palais Theatre
06.11. AUS-Newcastle – Entertainment Centre
08.11. AUS-Sydney – Enmore Theatre


UK Tour

04.04. UK-Manchester – O2 Apollo
05.04. UK-Leeds – First Direct Arena
06.04. UK-Cardiff – Motorpoint Arena
07.04. UK-Brighton – Brighton Centre
09.04. UK-Newcastle – Metro Radio Arena
10.04. UK-Nottingham – Motorpoint Arena
11.04. UK-London – The SSE Arena
12.04. UK-Birmingham – Genting Arena
13.04. UK-Liverpool – Echo Arena
14.04. UK-Bournemouth – BIC


German Tour

24.04. DE-Berlin – Friedrichstadt Palast
30.04. DE-Schopfheim – Stadthalle
06.05. DE-Hamburg – Laeiszhalle
11.05. DE-Bremen – Metropol Theater
12.05. DE-Neuruppin – Kultur-Kirche
14.05. DE-Rostock – Stadthalle
15.05. DE-Hannover – Theater am Aegi
29.05. DE-Munich – Circus Krone
30.05. DE-Frankfurt – Alte Oper
30.08. DE-Plauen – Parktheater
31.08. DE-Thale – Bergtheater
01.09. DE-Kranichfeld – Freilichtbühne Niederburg
22.09. DE-Leipzig – Gewandhaus
28.09. DE-Dortmund – Westfallenhalle 3A
01.10. DE-Reutlingen – Stadthalle
02.10. DE-Kassel – Stadthalle
04.10. DE-Wuppertal – Stadthalle
05.10. DE-Osnabrück – Osnabrückhalle
07.12. DE-Heilbronn – Harmonie
13.12. DE-Dresden – Kulturpalast
14.12. DE-Jena – Sparkassen Arena
15.12. DE-Nürnberg – Löwensaal


European Tour

22.03. SLO-Trencin – Sportova Hala
23.03. SLO-Bratislava – Istropolis
24.03. CZ-Olomouc – Clarion Congress Hotel
25.05. LV-Jurmala – Festival
27.07. CH-Fahrwangen – Open Air
17.08. CZ-Pardubice – Open Air
14.09. DK- Knebel – Fuglsocentret



25.02. CZ-Prague – Lucerna
26.02. AT-Vienna – Stadthalle F
27.02. CZ-Brno – Sono Centrum



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HAPPY VD from MK and AZ! Here’s the brand spanking new video from WHITESNAKE: “Shut Up and Kiss Me”

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MY LIFE WITH THE THRILL KILL KULT Release Hotly Anticipated New Album, ‘In The House Of Strange Affairs’ / TKK to Hit The Road with CURSE MACKEY for 2019 STRANGE AFFAIRS TOUR




February 14, 2019 – Happy Valentine’s Day from “America’s Most Dangerous Kult”! Wax Trax! legends MY LIFE WITH THE THRILL KILL KULT have released their sexy new LP, In The House Of Strange Affairs, a 12 track masterpiece celebrating all that is deliciously decadent and craven with their uniquely scintillating lyrics and addictive sound. The seamless connection of Buzz McCoy’s brilliant soundscapes and production with the iconic lyrics and vocal presence of the quintessential front man Groovie Mann culminates in a sonic adventure that is set to garner new fans and entice the band’s historically loyal and enthusiastic kult following.

Advance Praise for In The House Of Strange Affairs
“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




05/05 @ Beauty Bar – Las Vegas, NV
05/07 @ Metro Music Hall – Salt Lake City, UT
05/10 @ Dante’s – Portland, OR
05/11 @The Crocodile – Seattle, WA
05/14 @ Harlow’s – Sacramento, CA
05/15 @DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA
05/16 @ The Ritz – San Jose, CA
05/28 @ 191 Toole – Tucson, AZ
05/30 @ Industry – San Antonio, TX
05/31 @ Elysium – Austin, TX
06/01 @ Numbers – Houston, TX
06/02 @Trees – Dallas, TX
06/04 @ The Ready Room – St. Louis, MO
06/07 @ Marquis Theatre – Denver, CO
06/09 @ Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM
06/11 @ Club Red – Phoenix, AZ
06/13 @ 1720 – Los Angeles, CA
06/14 @ Marty’s – Los Angeles, CA
06/15 @ Brick By Brick – San Diego


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 242, KMFDM 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’s saucy “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 ( 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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