Straight To Hell X Actual Pain - Bonded By Blood - Leather Jacket 01/12/15

We just got our first shipment of our brand new leather jackets we made with STH outta Chicago! Sizes are limited so don't wait to snatch one of these up before they're gone for good! Available online from us now!

Oh and today and tomorrow only... Use the discount code: LEATHER to take $25 off your leather jacket order with us!



New All Over Printed Tees 10/08/14

Bondage // Tee // All Over Print - $56
"Getting all tied up has never been so easy! This tee is printed using a special Dye Sublimation process and the shirt itself is 100% polyester, giving it a super soft hand, unlike the hand of the Master."


Pagan Teeth // Tee // All Over Print - $54
"This is a picture of Pagan's (my dog's) teeth... This tee is printed using a special Dye Sublimation process and the shirt itself is a 50% polyester, 50% cotton blend which gives it a super soft hand."

Manson Girls // Raglan Tee // All Over Print - $62
"We printed this a LONG time ago, I'm not sure if any of you remember... This tee is a raglan tee printed using a special Dye Sublimation process and the shirt itself is a 50% polyester, 50% cotton blend which gives it a super soft hand."



These are our new shades and they are incredible. They are laser cut acetate sunglasses with polarized lenses, mother of pearl inlays and laser etched messages inside of each stem. Each pair comes in a super soft drawstring bag inside our custom designed faux-leather folding case. 

The lenses themselves are super dark. And when you think about it, every time you put a pair of sunglasses on, it's like wearing the night on your face... Which pretty much fucking rules. 


Brand New Shirts Online now! 08/15/14

We just stocked our online store with five brand new designs!  Printed with super soft inks on a new softer 100% cotton tee, these shirts are the perfect accompany to the last days of Summer!

And as a celebratory bonus we are offering you a discount code!  Use the discount code: GOATWEED at checkout to get 20% off your entire order!  But don't wait too long, the discount code expires on Monday August 18th at midnight PST!  







Our Beloved Danny is leaving the shop for a week to go and play songs to you. Please go see him and tell him all your tee shirt ideas.



King Dude - Fear is All You Know - Video Premiere and LP Pre-Order 04/07/14

King Dude (aka your's truly) just debuted the first single and music video for Fear is All You Know over at Self Titled Mag. Check it out below... Sufficed to say, it was a lot of fun making this one! People say it's almost NSFW, but since I don't know what that means I won't take it personally.



The pre-orders for our new LP Fear is currently available from Not Just Religious Music and are selling really fast so don't miss out if you want a chance to own one. They'll be shipping out May 6th.

Also I am taking King Dude on the road starting next week, you can see all the dates are below. We are playing the US in support of Ghost all the way from Sweden, should be a great Luciferian time for sure!



Then we fly directly to Germany to begin about four more weeks all over Europe including Moscow. Holy shit - I am going to Russia. I think it just dawned on me...

Anyways, come out and see us play, buy me a whiskey (not scotch), and give me a high five as we pass through your neck of the woods!




4/17 Phoenix Theatre (Toronto, ON) w/ Ghost
4/18 Stage AE (Pittsburgh, PA) w/ Ghost
4/19 Vic Theatre (Chicago, IL) w/ Ghost
4/20 Pageant (St. Louis, MO) w/ Ghost
4/22 Granada Theater (Lawrence, KS) w/ Ghost
4/23 Boulder Theater (Boulder, CO) w/ Ghost
4/25 House of Blues (Las Vegas, NV) w/ Ghost
4/26 House of Blues (San Diego, CA) w/ Ghost
4/27 The Fonda (Los Angeles, CA) w/ Ghost
4/28 The Observatory (Santa Ana, CA) w/ Ghost
5/1 Emo’s East (Austin, TX) w/ Ghost
5/2 House of Blues (Houston, TX) w/ Ghost
5/3 House of Blues (Dallas, TX) w/ Ghost
5/4 Civic Theatre (New Orleans, LA) w/ Ghost
5/6 The Beacham Theater (Orlando, FL) w/ Ghost
5/7 Revolution Live (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) w/ Ghost
5/9 Center Stage (Atlanta, GA) w/ Ghost
5/10 Track 29 (Chattanooga, TN) w/ Ghost
5/11 Lincoln Theater (Raleigh, NC) w/ Ghost
5/12 The Orange Peel (Asheville, NC) w/ Ghost
5/14 The Fillmore (Silver Spring, MD) w/ Ghost
5/15 Trocadero Theatre (Philadelphia, PA) w/ Ghost
5/16 The Chance (Poughkeepsie, NY) w/ Ghost
5/17 Best Buy Theater (New York, NY) w/ Ghost
5/22 Death Disco (Berlin, Germany)
5/23 King George (Köln, Germany)
5/24 Vera (Groningen, Holland)
5/25 DNA (Bruxellles, Belgium)
5/26 The Macbeth (London, England)
5/27 Escape B (Paris, France)
5/28 DB S (Utretch, Holland)
5/29 Market Halle (Aurich, Germany)
5/30 Loppen (Copenhagen, Denmark)
5/31 Muskelrock Festival (Tyrolen, Sweden)
6/02 Pussy A Go Go (Stockholm, Sweden)
6/03 Revolver (Olso, Norway)
6/04 Truck Stop Alaska (Gothenburg, Sweden)
6/07 Manifest Club (Moscow, Russia)
6/08 TBA (Odessa, Ukraine)
6/09 Chemiefabrik (Dresden, Germany)
6/10 Die Bäckerei (Linz, Austria)
6/11 Freakout (Bologna, Italy)
6/12 Lazzaretto (Ancona, Italy)
6/13 Cox18 (Milano, Italy)
6/14 Impetus Festival (Lussane, Switzerland)
6/23 Bar Del Fico (Rome, Italy) *Solo Performance


We are Having a Sale This Weekend. 03/27/14

This weekend we invite you to take 35% off everything online store. The sale starts tonight at midnight PST time and goes all the way through Sunday... Use the discount code: CHAINS at checkout to get 35% off your entire order.




Summer in Chains and Warehouse Sale 03/17/14


We just stocked the warehouse with some new designs from our Summer in Chains collection. We got new tees, tanks, crews, and jackets for you over there, check it out! 

If that's not great enough news, we'd like to invite you to come by our warehouse this Saturday, March 22nd where you could pick it up in person! In addition to being able to grab yourself the Summer in Chains collection, we are offering samples and past seasons at up to 50% off including hats, leggings, tees, tanks, crews, and more! Plus the first thirty customers will receive a free pair of socks... How sick is that? The sale starts at noon and ends at 7pm. Don't miss out! 




King Dude & Chelsea Wolfe "Sing More Songs Together..." 02/21/14


A little while ago I (aka King Dude) recorded some new songs with my near dear friend Chelsea Wolfe. Now my record label (Not Just Religious Music) will be releasing those songs on a limited edition 7". Check out "Be Free" below, I hope you like it. We also spent last weekend roaming around the Californian desert filming a music video for Be Free which we will post here just as soon as it's done.



Sync Music Video Fest 02/12/14

This year at SIFF they are having a music video festival and our very own Emily Denton was chosen to show her work. We are so proud of her, in addition to filming all of our look book videos she's been making DIY music videos for a few years now and it's great to see her get some recognition for it. If you are planning to go to see anything at SIFF this year, make sure it's this!



See more of Emily's videos over at her site Weird Mirror and tomorrow you can see even more of her photo work at Cairo for her very own photo show


Chelsea Wolfe - Feral Love 02/11/14

Chelsea Wolfe debuted this amazing video for her song Feral Love this week. Check it out, it's the first in a series of Chelsea Wolfe music videos from famed director Mark Pellington all from her great new record, Pain is Beauty.


Never Ending Winter Sale 01/30/14

Hello! We are having a sale this weekend... 35% off everything in our store! Use the code WINTER at checkout now until Sunday February 2nd at midnight Pacific Standard TIme!


New Leggings 01/14/14


We are pleased to introduce three new styles of leggings available now over at our online shop.  We also fully restocked the Sixth SealLunatics, and Marble leggings for you too!


We Made New Shit 12/16/13

We've added five brand new designs in tanks, tees and sweaters to the online shop... And the good news is there's even more stuff on the way! Keep your eyes peeled, we've got some shit in the works that is going to blow your minds!


It's time once again for our Black Friday Sale! 11/26/13


It's time once again for our most epic Black Friday Sale. Starting this Friday November 29th at midnight PST and lasting until Sunday December 1st at midnight PST we are putting EVERYTHING in our online store on sale!

Use the code: BLACK13 to take 50% off EVERYTHING!

We are restocking the shop with tons of stuff as we speak in preparation for this sale, so don't worry - We got you covered.

Oh and I almost forgot, the first 250 orders will receive a FREE gift from us here at Actual Pain. It's a surprise so don't ask me to spoil it, but trust me it's awesome and you will love it.

OK, good luck, happy hunting, and don't forget... Long Live Death!

Actual Pain


New Actual Pain Socks! 10/15/13

We are proud to introduce these awesome contrasted cream and black socks to our on-line shop! They look incredible on human feet and are super fucking comfortable. 

To celebrate their arrival (and of course to thank you for shopping with us) we are offering you a special discount code! Use the code:SOCKS at checkout to take 20% your next order with us! 

But don't wait too long, the code will expire this Friday, October 18th at midnight PST




Youth Code, Night Sins, Crypts - 10/1/13 - CHOP SUEY 09/30/13

We are very excited to be bringing Youth Code to Seattle for their first time ever!  Come to Chop Suey tomorrow and dance your asses off with us!


Los Angeles Duo Youth Code are raw, punishing, industrious electronics built from the seeds of hardcore and early Wax Trax. Ryan William George and Sara Taylor blend chaos with catchy dance undertones to create a sonic fury paralleled to none. Formed in 2012, Using all hardware to perform, Youth Code have already proven their path with being the first band outside of Psychic TV to be put out by PTV’s own label ” Angry Love Productions ” as well as a full length LP on the flawless Dais Records roster due out this summer.

“Night Sins is aural proof this side of the Atlantic that life does not walk so dark all over Europe alone. Emerging sometime around 2010 under the oppressive skies of Philadelphia, these overcast malcontents are fitly connected to a city engrossed in shadow-soaked vices and dilapidated architecture. Not to imply that there isn’t a comforting sort of gloominess in this musical malaise, as Night Sins frolic down the musical path originally cut by The Sisters of Mercy and Clan of Xymox with enough hints of The Mission and extensions into 80′s darkwave to produce memorable songwriting that stands on it’s own. Bass and drums punch through the mist thick as thieves, guitar lines circle like falcons overhead, minimal synths street clean some of the residual dirt, and singer-songwriter Kyle Kimball’s vocals confidently press into the intimate fog. There is a brilliant light in the midst of dimness, and Night Sins is carrying the torch.” -Dean Troxell


Mark Mitchell: Burial 09/20/13

Mark Mitchell. Burial Ensemble, Davora, 2013. Silk gauze, silk crepe, wool, wood. Photos: Kelly O.

Tonight the Frye Art Museum is opening it's doors for the reception of the new exhibition by Mark Mitchell entitled "Burial".  Mitchell, a long time peer in the clothing industry (we used to sling drinks at the same bar as well) here in Seattle has recently discovered a new passion within his craft, namely by creating the clothes you'd wear to that final send off, your very own funeral.  Read what the Frye has to say about this morbidly beautiful artform below:

Addressing ceremony and tribute, transformation and release, Mark Mitchell: Burial will present ensembles to clothe the dead. Buried in the earth, incinerated, or at the bottom of the sea, these vestments are intended to degrade readily, leaving nothing behind. Each was inspired by, and created for, the nine muse/models who will present the collection in a live performance on September 20. This will be followed by an exhibition of the ensembles September 21–October 20.

And check out this great documentary about Mitchell below:

The reception is tonight, don't miss out on this!

Mark Mitchell

Frye Galleries


King Dude - Born in Blood Tour - 2013 08/28/13

  King Dude (the musical extension of my love of Light) will be headed out again on tour across the western United States of America, playing a whole lot of cites for the very first time!  Come out and say hell-o!  You can buy me a whiskey, or if you are really nice let me buy you one... You can never tell with these things.

  I will not be bringing any Actual Pain clothing (ha ha) but I will have plenty of new King Dude merchandise for sale at these shows, including (but not limited to) my new seven inch single for Born in Blood out on my brand-spanking new record label Not Just Religious Music.

  Hope to see you all there! 

Click here for the full list of dates including links to buy tickets.  



  And for more music from your's truly, you can listen to just about everything I've ever recorded over at the King Dude on Bandcamp.




Endless Summer Sale! 08/22/13

The end is here! Well the end of summer at least...  Although it feels like it will never end.  So to get you through the last sun drenched days which lay ahead we've decided to have a three day, 35% off EVERYTHING sale!  

Our sale starts tomorrow Friday August 23rd (really at the stroke of midnight tonight PST) and goes until midnight on Sunday August 25th.  Use the code: END35 over at our SHOP to save 35%! 



New Hats and Hat Restocks - Online Now! 08/01/13


 Check it out, we've added three new hats to the online shop and they're only available from us directly.  Quantities are limited of course so don't wait too long, before you know it they'll be gone...  We've also restocked the Pyramid Logo leather and duck cloth hats in black or cream as well as our Blank Leather hats

  All of our hats are made right here in the USA from 100% sturdy black duck cloth cotton and Napa Valley lambskin and are of the finest quality hats in the world.  Shop our hats online to see more!



New Jewelry In Stock Now! 07/24/13

We've added three new pieces of Jewelry to our shop, available for the first time ever directly from us!  They are all produced here in Seattle Washington using the "Lost Wax" method of casting and are of course in limited quantities.  Shop all of our accessories to see more!



New America Pocket Tees, Tanks and Crews! Now in Stock! 07/03/13


Hey guys, look what showed up at our door this morning - Just in time for 4th of July! New America Pocket Tees, Tanks and Crews are now in stock at our online shop only. They're very limited so go get em' while they last! God Bless America! Now, go blow something up.


Actual Pain & Bodyshock Presents: A Night of New Beat and EBM 05/31/13


Seattle, you are in for a hell of a dance party... We teamed up with Bodyshock, San Francisco's excellent New Beat and EBM focused dance party to bring some of our favorite DJs from the West Coast (and beyond) together into one massive party. Who knows, if all goes well we may convince them to do a monthly here? 

Dangerous Boys Club (PDX, DAIS) will perform a live set and local EBM group Butcher will support them. With special guest DJs: Black Rainbow (LA, she curates an incredible night there called STALKER), Crackwhore (SF founder of Bodyshock), Luna Violenta (Brussels) and more, this night will prove to be legendary! 

Don't miss out! Get your tickets here!




We've extended our Memorial Day Weekend Sale for one more day! Now until midnight PST everything in our webshop will be 50% off!  Thanks everyone!!!



We may only have two sales a year but we always make sure to go big. Starting this weekend Friday May 24th through Sunday May 26th everything in our webshop will be 50% off!  Thanks for your continued support of Actual Pain, we love you guys!


Actual Pain Presents: Cut Hands & Black Rain 05/20/13

We are beyond pleased to be bringing back Cut Hands to Seattle on June 7th! For those of you who don't know, Cut Hands is the latest project from William Bennett of the legendary power electronic group Whitehouse. If you were lucky enough to see his performance last year at Decibel Festival, you know it is not to be missed. Bennett seamlessly combines the harsh tones he crafted to an art from in Whitehouse with the unpredictable poly rhythms of Afro-Beat creating some of the most original experimental dance music we've ever heard.


  We will have a limited number of these hand screened posters for sale at the show.


Also along for the ride is Blackest Ever Black cohort (and legend in his own right) Black Rain from NYC for his first ever live performance in Seattle. Black Rain is Stuart Argabright, founding member of Ike Yard and producer behind the cult dance group Dominatrix. Argabright's been making experimental music since the 70's and his music in Black Rain could easily be an alternate score for any 80s cyber punk movie. It conjures the landscape of an industrial future, where the concrete jungles have given birth to tribalism and all laws have been left behind. It's music fitting the futurism of Blade Runner only further down it's entropic path towards humanities inevitable collapse and it sounds really fucking cool.









Friday, June 7th 

Chop Suey

1325 E Madison

$15 ADV - 21+




Killing Joke "The Singles Collection 1979-2012" 04/23/13


We are proud to present Killing Joke next Tuesday April 30th at Neumos here in Seattle. It sounds like from the name of the tour, The Singles Collection 1979-2012, Killing Joke are planning on sticking to the hits... Tickets are almost sold out though, so don't wait, go get your's now. Here's the official tour press release:

It’s been a long adventure for Killing Joke since their conception in 1979. Since then, the band has gone through numerous internal conflicts and line up changes, the only two constant members being Jaz Coleman (vocals, keyboards and arrangements) and Geordie Walker (guitar). Last year, all founder members were finally reunited. Until meeting at the funeral of Paul Raven, former bassist for Killing Joke as well as Ministry and Prong, Jaz Coleman and Paul Ferguson (drums) had not spoken for nearly 20 years. Their reconciliation meant plans were hatched for a new album as well as for a worldwide tour which kicked off in Tokyo last September. The tour saw the foursome delivering critically acclaimed performances at sold out shows to loyal fans and new devotees alike. Notorious for their use of inflammatory imagery, a backlash against a world they perceived as ever more materialistic, unjust and conservative, Killing Joke, railed against the establishment and created a unique sound from their very conception.


Crop Tops, Restocks and Dethbook! 03/26/13

We made Crop Tops for all your human bodies. They are super soft, loose fitting and available in very limited quantities - So don't wait... These are sure to sell out fast!  

Also we just released the second issue of our own fashion/photo magazine Dethbook! We've doubled the size of the magazine since the first issue (it's now 160 pages) and printed it on 110# paper (which is really fucking nice) and it looks incredible!!!  

Last but not least, we've restocked plenty of sold out designs like Philosophy of WolvesNew AmericaAcid WolfSixth Seal,Pyramid LogoI Am MagicalImmortal MouseMarilyn, and more in teestanks and sweaters... Check out the shop over here.


Actual Pain Presents: "The Sounds of My People" by Christian Surfer 03/12/13

Click the cover to download the tape...

San Francisco based electronic outsider musician Christian Surfer sent us this really incredible mix called "The Sounds of My People" and it's filled with a lot of the kind of dance music we've been listening to lately around the Actual Pain headquarters.

Featuring tracks from Frank Bretschneider, Rrose, Tom Dicicco, Audion, Neil Landstrumm, Regis, Memotone, Jonas Kopp, Derek Plaslaiko, Alva Noto, Duplex, Hizatron, Silent Servant, Andy Stott, Vatican Shadow, and Taylor Dupree, I am sure this go down as one of your favorite tape from us ever.

Be sure to check out Christian Surfer's music as well, his first EP Mind Machines is out now on his own Bandcamp page and we love it... Someone sign this dude so I can get this on vinyl! 


Stickers and Pony Time are Going on Tour! 03/06/13


Stickers and Pony Time are going on tour down to SXSW. Go see Emily from Actual Pain shred the drums in Stickers and be prepared to dance until you die!!!


King Dude, :OFTWATM:, A Story of Rats - "Haunting Humanity" West Coast Tour 03/05/13


I am sure at this point you all know that in addition to making clothes for your bodies, I also make music for your ears under the moniker King Dude. Starting at the end of the month we'll be embarking on a west coast tour with our good friend from Copenhagen :OFTWATM: and Seattle based experimental band A Story of Rats. Some of us from both King Dude and A Story of Rats will be performing songs with :OFTWATM: and we couldn't be more excited! Hope to see you all there!

-TJ Cowgill


We've restocked our leggings! 01/29/13


We've restocked all our leggings, including the Pentangled and Sixth Seal leggings! 


FEAR - New artwork from us at Actual Pain 01/02/13


The opening of FEAR is tomorrow, my first art show that I've done in a LONG time! Please come by The Belfry Oddities tomorrow and check it out, I'll be there from 6pm - 9pm!

The Belfry Oddities - 309 3rd Ave S. (near the Union St train station)


Chelsea Wolfe and King Dude tour 2013 12/26/12


Going on tour with my sister's band, Chelsea Wolfe. We will also have these posters for sale in limited quantities at the shows, hope to see you all there! 


Psychic TV // NYC // Friday Dec 7th 12/06/12


Stoked to be playing with Psychic TV tomorrow in NYC! If your in NYC come say hello - Get your tickets here!



This Saturday we are taking part in Luxe Riot's annual holiday sale! Come check out their printshop and studio on December 8th from 10am to 6pm there's gonna be lots of stuff from a lot of great brands, should be a good time... We ourselves have tons of samples from various seasons, some never seen before, all discounted and limited of course!


We will also be selling a brand new design which you can have printed before your very eyes! Do not miss out on this!


MTNS // Shrill Eyes - New Video 11/28/12

In addition to being the best looking person here at Actual Pain, Emily Denton tends to make awesome videos for awesome bands. Check out the new one she directed (along with help from none other than Pony Time's Stacy Peck) for Seattle band MTNS. It involves eggs, a crazy lady, and crazy egg ladies... Good work gals!


Black Friday Sale 11/19/12





SO STOKED!!! Get your tickets here before they sell out! 


Academy of Holy Light - Fall 12 - Available Now. 11/01/12


Here's the latest collection from us - ACADEMY OF HOLY LIGHT. Our shop is stocked to the teeth with a ton of new teestanks, and crews that we feel are some of our best yet. We've also made new leather hats which we are very excited about. And did you see we finally made denim jeans? They're perfect and all made here in the good ol' US of A. Available in our shop now while supplies last, our seasons are limited as usual. 

That's all for now folks, expect some new legging designs on the way soon and remember - "We don't die... We stay high!" 


King Dude - Burning Daylight Album stream available now via Stereogum 10/16/12


My new record Burning Daylight is available for streaming over at Stereogum today, check it out! The vinyl and CDs are available from Dais in the USA and Ván Records in Europe and I'll be putting it up on my Bandcamp page later on today.

Also check out this video Emily shot for Holy Land at our friend Amber's church in the middle of nowhere. It was pretty rad of her and Brendan to let us use their baby Amelia in the video - I am sure they regret it now. 


Second Sight This Friday - Black Ceiling 10/10/12


We're stoked! Local (Spokane) buds Black Ceiling and (seemingly local) buddy Mascara will be performing at Second Sight this Friday! It's gonna be heavy and dark. Just like a black ceiling... See you all there!


Black Marble Made A Mixtape For You 10/03/12

Click the cover to download the tape...


Black Marble - Pretender (The Kolour Kult Beach at Dusk Remix)

Total Control - The Hammer

Thomas Leer and Robert Rental - Day Breaks/Night Heals

Prefects - Faults

Chris & Cosey - October Love Song

Solid Space - Contemplation

Rosenkopf - Burning Spirit

Los Microwaves - Radio Heart

Flux of Pink Indians - Tube Disasters

Thurston Moore - Psychic Hearts

We like Black Marble. Not just floors and countertops made of black marble, we also like the cold wave duo known as Black Marble. So it makes sense that we had them make us a mix tape. Check out their excellent video for the song Backwards and get their new record A Different Arrangement over at Hardly Art on October 9th.


All Over Printed Tights and Leggings - From Both Coasts 10/01/12

It's rad when your friends make rad shit. And it's inspiring to us when we see the (very) creative people around us decide to start companies and completely crush it. It's especially inspiring for me because it serves as a reminder that it wasn't that long ago that we released our very first range to a very small audience. 

Well let me tell you, it just warms my cold dead heart.

Check out our friends (from NYC and radical band K-Holes) Vashti and Cameron's new line of tights for a company they started called Windish Michael. Cameron has been making these incredible large scale collages for years that always remind me of Gee Vaucher's work on about 10 hits of acid.

    Image from windishmichael.com

Meanwhile another good friend of ours on the other coast has started his own company that makes leggings (among other rad things) with his collage art on them as well. The collective unconscious truly runs deep in our ilk!

Meet Astral Eyes / Owleyes co-owner of Goldnbones. With his partner Shelly Erion, they've created a company that offers a range of women's clothing for the tripped out masses. You might remember a few seasons back when we asked Owl Eyes to design a couple shirts for us and I know first hand how encouraging it can be to see your work come to life. Back in 2005, the folks at Rockers NYC hired me to design some fonts for them. I can honestly say that it remains as one of the most truly inspiring experiences in my life. 

    Images from goldnbones.com


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