Drowning In The Static
September 2014 Album Of The Month: King 810: Memoirs of a Murderer

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By Chad Thomas Carsten

I grew up in Flint, Michigan. I remember my father sitting in front of our front door with a shot gun, because people tried breaking in past midnight. I was only 6 years old. It was pretty scary going to middle school with metal detectors, at age 11. Other Kids tried bribing me with cigarettes and pills, to trade for my Pokémon  cards. Someone connected with  a local gang member, was hired to kill my father, because my father stood up for his father. He believed my Grandfather defended himself and was 100 percent innocent for a murder charge, my Grandfather was arrested for. Guy was dressed in a trench-coat about to pull out something fully loaded and my dad smashed a beer mug over his face. The guy chased my father to a local gas station and my dad locked himself inside the store, till police arrived. I was 12.

 Right when we got the hell out of Flint, people broke into the house we moved out of and stole all the copper & metal within. I currently reside in Montana of all places.

Anyways, I don’t give a fuck what people think. This band deserves to be getting all the shine right now. I am happy they survived the slums of Flint and are going on national tours, even doing shows in Europe! They proved it doesn’t matter where you come from, you can be successful anywhere. “Memoirs of a Murderer” is kick ass from to to finish! Real and Raw! This band isn’t fake. Some tracks may even bring tears to the eyes, on the acoustic tip. Great job! Can’t wait to hear more! See ya guys at Knotfest! 

Part 2 of Destroy The Archetype Tour in Billings Montana! Sadistik rounded up everyone on the main tour twice, to get a picture with me. Afterwards, I went to Denny’s with the tour manager, Cage, Sadistik and Maulskull. Most hilarious dinner I’ve ever had! My copy of “Movies For The Blind” is signed! Big shout out to Sadistik, Cage and Maulskull! Daniel Jordan flew out from AZ and did the show for free. I’m a huge DJ fan! He’s actually friends with Max Cavalera’s wife and Daughter, so I got to see Soulfly for free, the day before the Cage show. Daniel is the guy with Sunglasses on the porch with me. Daniel Jordan has toured with Esham, Twiztid handed picked him to do Frightfest 2013, in Michigan, with Madchild & Aqualeo, has tracks with Mac Mall, Dolemite and Blowfly! DJ is currently signed to Mad Insanity records, owned my Mars and Kung Fu Vampire! Much love and respect Daniel! killdanieljordan.com!

Part One of Destroy The Archetype tour, Billings Montana! First Major show I put on: Cage Sadistik, Maulskull & Daniel Jordan!

Photo Credit

Me Chad Carsten, Daniel Jordan on the color/edit, Skeleton Key Photography and Wes Berger!

My gift to Cage! Everything you see on there is my idea and Mizter 8 Legz brought it all to life. He is damn good at art! I gave this to Cage in person, at a show I put on in Billings Montana! 
The concept is inspired by Cage’s divided fanbase. Classic Cage VS Present Cage.

My gift to Cage! Everything you see on there is my idea and Mizter 8 Legz brought it all to life. He is damn good at art! I gave this to Cage in person, at a show I put on in Billings Montana!

The concept is inspired by Cage’s divided fanbase. Classic Cage VS Present Cage.

August 2014 Album Of The Month: My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult: Spooky Tricks

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Review By Rock Revolt Magazine

It’s been a long life, My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult; they’ve been entertaining and offending with their infectious beats since 1987.  Never one to be constrained by their last album, TKK has once again spun the car around with the release of their new album Spooky Tricks.  While their last album of new tunes, 2009’s Death Threat was a return to their darker, heavier themes—both musically and lyrically, Spooky Tricks is a horse of a somewhat different color.

“The Way We Live Now,” “Sex Witch,” and “Room on the Moon” have a direct lifeline to some of their earliest albums—with the dark and vampy vibe that so many TKK fans love.  Here are the distorted guitars and menace, but sharpened with some sophisticated backing melodies and a solid underpinning of sinister beats.  “Room on the Moon’s” growling vocals sound exactly like something whispered in your ear on a crowded dance floor—promise, menace and intrigue wrapped up in a sleazy, sexy rhythm.  For my money, “Sex Witch” is one of the best tracks on the album, and will be the biggest hit with more seasoned TKK fans.

The title track has a generous helping of horror-movie sensibilities and dark distortion mixed with a spacy sci-fi sound that feels like a nod to 80’s dance music.   “Monti Karlo” is my personal favorite on the album—a patented disco beat with the soaring horns opens the track, and the whole song dares you to stay seated while you listen.  Double dog dares you.  If you can resist the danceable charms of “Monti Karlo,” your powers will not last against “Diamonde Doll”.  The smooth, bouncy boom-chicka-wow factor of this track is a polished, infectious call to carpe diem and get your booty shaking.

All in all, you can’t pin down My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult, and that is what has kept them going, like some sort of irreverent, sexy, grinding, battery-operated bunny for nearly three decades, and will for years to come.

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Black Flag last night with Mike V of The Rats on Vocals! First pic, the legendary Greg Ginn and I! Railyard, Billings Montana!