Industrial legends My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult showcased their classic album Confessions of a Knife recently in a lively show in their Evil Eye Tour: ’87-’97 at Baltimore Soundstage.
Katherine Gaines was there to photograph the show!
On Oct. 26 at Baltimore Soundstage, Groovie Mann and Buzz McCoy drew six songs from Confessions of a Knife throughout a 21-song setlist, opening the show with “Burning Dirt” and closing a lengthy encore with “Kooler Than Jesus.”
Watch the remastered official music video for “Kooler Than Jesus” by My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult on YouTube:
Hailing from Chicago’s renowned Wax Trax! Records stable of recording artists, My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult, or TKK for short, have been conjuring up sonic tales of sex, blasphemy and kitschy horror since 1987. This tour focused on the first 10 years of the band’s career, pleasing longtime fans. Along with label mates including Front 242, Ministry, and KMFDM, TKK helped develop the industrial music genre, but they continued to evolve, creating one of the most diverse repertoires in modern 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.
Here are some photos of My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult performing at Baltimore Soundstage on Oct. 26, 2023. All pictures copyright and courtesy of Katherine Gaines.