Industrial music

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Industrial music is a genre of music that draws on harsh, transgressive or provocative sounds and themes.wikipedia
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Industrial Records

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The term was coined in the mid-1970s with the founding of Industrial Records by members of Throbbing Gristle and Monte Cazazza.
Industrial Records is a record label established in 1976 by industrial music group and performance artists Throbbing Gristle.

SPK (band)

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Prominent industrial musicians include Throbbing Gristle, Monte Cazazza, SPK, Boyd Rice, Cabaret Voltaire, and Z'EV. The bands Clock DVA, Nocturnal Emissions, Whitehouse, Nurse with Wound, and SPK soon followed.
SPK were an Australian industrial music and noise music group formed in 1978.

Monte Cazazza

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The term was coined in the mid-1970s with the founding of Industrial Records by members of Throbbing Gristle and Monte Cazazza. Prominent industrial musicians include Throbbing Gristle, Monte Cazazza, SPK, Boyd Rice, Cabaret Voltaire, and Z'EV.
Monte Cazazza is an American artist and composer best known for his seminal role in helping shape industrial music through recordings with the London-based Industrial Records in the mid-1970s.

Throbbing Gristle

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The term was coined in the mid-1970s with the founding of Industrial Records by members of Throbbing Gristle and Monte Cazazza. Genesis P-Orridge of Throbbing Gristle had a cassette library including recordings by the Master Musicians of Jajouka, Kraftwerk, Charles Manson, and William S. Burroughs.
They are widely regarded as pioneers of industrial music.

The Second Annual Report

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On Throbbing Gristle's 1977 debut album The Second Annual Report, they coined the slogan "industrial music for industrial people".
The Second Annual Report is the debut album by English industrial music pioneers Throbbing Gristle, released in November 1977 through Industrial Records.

Cabaret Voltaire (band)

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Prominent industrial musicians include Throbbing Gristle, Monte Cazazza, SPK, Boyd Rice, Cabaret Voltaire, and Z'EV.
The early work of Cabaret Voltaire consisted primarily of experimentation with DIY electronics and tape machines, as well as Dada-influenced performance art, helping to pioneer industrial music in the mid-1970s.

Front 242

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Over time, the genre's influence spread into and blended with styles including ambient, synth music and rock such as Front 242, Front Line Assembly, and Sister Machine Gun from the Chicago-based Wax Trax Records.
Pioneering the style they called electronic body music, they were a profound influence on the electronic and industrial music genres.

Z'EV

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Prominent industrial musicians include Throbbing Gristle, Monte Cazazza, SPK, Boyd Rice, Cabaret Voltaire, and Z'EV.
He is regarded as a pioneer of industrial music.

Industrial metal

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The two other most notable hybrid genres are industrial rock and industrial metal, which include bands such as Nine Inch Nails, Skinny Puppy, Ministry and KMFDM, both of which released platinum-selling albums in the 1990s.
Industrial metal is the fusion of heavy metal music and industrial music, typically employing repeating metal guitar riffs, sampling, synthesizer or sequencer lines, and distorted vocals.

Electro-industrial

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Electro-industrial music is a primary subgenre that developed in the 1980s.
Electro-industrial is a music genre that emerged from industrial music in the mid-1980s.

Noise music

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The first industrial artists experimented with noise and aesthetically controversial topics, musically and visually, such as fascism, sexual perversion, and the occult.
Genres such as industrial, industrial techno, lo-fi music, black metal, sludge metal, and glitch music employ noise-based materials.

Skinny Puppy

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The two other most notable hybrid genres are industrial rock and industrial metal, which include bands such as Nine Inch Nails, Skinny Puppy, Ministry and KMFDM, both of which released platinum-selling albums in the 1990s.
Skinny Puppy is a Canadian industrial music group formed in Vancouver, British Columbia in 1982.

Front Line Assembly

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Over time, the genre's influence spread into and blended with styles including ambient, synth music and rock such as Front 242, Front Line Assembly, and Sister Machine Gun from the Chicago-based Wax Trax Records.
Influenced by early electronic and (post-)industrial acts such as Cabaret Voltaire, Portion Control, D.A.F., Test Dept, SPK, and Severed Heads, FLA has developed its own sound while combining elements of electronic body music (EBM).

Industrial rock

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The two other most notable hybrid genres are industrial rock and industrial metal, which include bands such as Nine Inch Nails, Skinny Puppy, Ministry and KMFDM, both of which released platinum-selling albums in the 1990s.
Industrial rock is an alternative rock genre that fuses industrial music and rock music.

KMFDM

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The two other most notable hybrid genres are industrial rock and industrial metal, which include bands such as Nine Inch Nails, Skinny Puppy, Ministry and KMFDM, both of which released platinum-selling albums in the 1990s.
KMFDM (originally Kein Mehrheit Für Die Mitleid, loosely translated by the band as "no pity for the majority") is a German industrial band from Hamburg led by multi-instrumentalist Sascha Konietzko, who founded the group in 1984 as a performance art project.

Genesis P-Orridge

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Genesis P-Orridge of Throbbing Gristle had a cassette library including recordings by the Master Musicians of Jajouka, Kraftwerk, Charles Manson, and William S. Burroughs.
P-Orridge rose to notability as the founder of the COUM Transmissions artistic collective and frontman of seminal industrial band, Throbbing Gristle.

Occult

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The first industrial artists experimented with noise and aesthetically controversial topics, musically and visually, such as fascism, sexual perversion, and the occult.
Initially used in the industrial music scene, it was later given scholarly applications.

Nurse with Wound

Nurse with Wound cited a long list of obscure free improvisation and Krautrock as recommended listening. Whitehouse and Nurse with Wound dedicated some of their work to the Marquis de Sade; the latter also took impetus from the Comte de Lautréamont. The bands Clock DVA, Nocturnal Emissions, Whitehouse, Nurse with Wound, and SPK soon followed.
The band has performed in many genres such as avant-garde, experimental, industrial, noise, dark ambient, and drone.

Chicago

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While the genre name originated with Throbbing Gristle's emergence in the United Kingdom, concentrations of artists and labels vital to the genre also emerged in America, namely in Chicago.
The city is the birthplace of house music (a popular form of electronic dance music) and industrial music, and is the site of an influential hip hop scene.

Suicide (band)

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Monroe also argues for Suicide as an influential contemporary of the industrial musicians.
Suicide's albums of the late 1970s and early 1980s have now become regarded as some of the most influential recordings of their time and helped shape the direction of indie rock, industrial music, and dance music.

Whitehouse (band)

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Whitehouse and Nurse with Wound dedicated some of their work to the Marquis de Sade; the latter also took impetus from the Comte de Lautréamont. The bands Clock DVA, Nocturnal Emissions, Whitehouse, Nurse with Wound, and SPK soon followed.
Whitehouse were an English power electronics band formed in 1980, largely credited for the founding of the power electronics subgenre of industrial music.

23 Skidoo (band)

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23 Skidoo borrowed from Fela Kuti and Miles Davis's On the Corner.
Formed in 1979 by Fritz Catlin, Johnny Turnbull and Sam Mills, and later augmented by Alex Turnbull and Tom Heslop, 23 Skidoo had interests in martial arts, Burundi and Kodo drumming, Fela Kuti, The Last Poets, William S. Burroughs, as well as the emerging confluence of industrial, post-punk and funk, heard in artists such as A Certain Ratio, Throbbing Gristle, Cabaret Voltaire, The Pop Group and This Heat.

The Velvet Underground

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Groups cited as inspirational by the founders of industrial music include The Velvet Underground, Joy Division, and Martin Denny.
"Loop" also predates much industrial music.

Clock DVA

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The bands Clock DVA, Nocturnal Emissions, Whitehouse, Nurse with Wound, and SPK soon followed.
Clock DVA are an industrial, post-punk and EBM group from Sheffield, England.

Electronic body music

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In Boston Sleep Chamber and other artists from Inner-X-Musick began experimenting with a mixture of powerful noise and early forms of EBM.
Electronic body music (EBM) is a genre of electronic music that combines elements of industrial music and synth-punk.