jason It is the joy of work that bolsters our society. It is the joy of work that bolsters our society. It is the joy of work that bolsters our society. It is the joy of work, the joy of work, the joy of repetition, that perpetuates our society. Our society. Perpetual. 000623
birdmachine literally pertaining to industry or machines

but in the words of Linda "i'm getting verklemmt" Richman: "The industrial revolution was neither industrial nor revolutionary...discuss"

Alien Sex Fiend
FrontLine Assembly
Skinny Puppy
Revolting Cocks
Killing Joke
Einsturzende Neubauten
Spahn Ranch
Razed in Black
Die Krupps
Test Infection
Skin Yard
Farhenheit 451
Deathride 69
Sheep on Drugs
Rorshach Test
Marilyn Manson
Alien Factory
God Lives Underwater
Sister Machine Gun
daxle tattoo and piercing
you guys rock
cameron red man white rip the system 020517
Biomech Deluxe The soundtrack of cyber-punk... tee-hee-hee... 021023
ChiselMouth Three angry germans having a fight with a washing machine...

I love it when the put it on 'rinse cycle' and beat it with the tire-iron.
tennis star of the 70s some early Einsturzende Neubauten actually was precisely as you describe it.

thankfully they've evolved
A KMFDM rocks 031203
chiselmouth Hey, i like that early Einsturzende work.

"Bang, Bang, Screeeeeeeep!"
mt "industrial music is the lawnmower that cuts the grass in my head." -DJ Empress Alyda.

no matter what other sweet and sour tunes capture me, something about pantinggrindingsmashingrrrah!industrial will always have the most primal and glistening parts of my heart.
RoXXXie could My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult be considered industrial music? 040113
chiselmouth Oh yeah, TKK's industrial... Good band, too. 040317
skinny a spectre so violent in its views lies impervious altitude has a tendency under pressure to reveal its identity cling ding danf clang 040521
Black Agie Have you heard hex angel at all Dead Boy? 040820
DEAD BOY I have it. Its ok, not as good as fun with knives 040820
Akashas Child VAC RULES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 040915
Morbius Wumpcut's bone peeler is, song: "Just A Tenderness" I love that when the screams of agony are let out "TAKE MEEEE!!!" 040915
Morbius Oh yeh I think VAC is a great band as a matter of fact I believe I have all of there albums Timeless vision is still a great song 040915
Akashas Child Yes that's awesome Morbius. 040915
andru235 there once was a nation
known as the harappans
they overpopulated themselves
and you know what then happens

the Indus Trial
as i've come to call it
is mostly a battle
'tween thirty men's wallets

who owns the oil?
and who owns the banks?
who owns the company
that builds all the tanks?

now once again
there are too many people
thanks to procreation
encouraged by the steeple
Princess Mira I LOVE QNTAL!!!!!!! 051121
Myrrdin Aslan Faction, Hocico, Headscan, XP8, Asche, Blutengel, Icon of Coil, Suicide Commando, Project pitchfork, Velvet Acid Christ, Terrorfakt, God Module, Android Lust, Combichrist, Funker Vogt, Amduscia, Wumpscut, Gothminister, KMFDM, Skinny Puppy, ohGr, X Marks the Pedwalk, Diary of Dreams, Panzer AG, The Cruxshadows, Angels and Agony, Revolting Cocks, Juno Reactor, Informatik, Frontline Assembly, Evil's Toy, Psyclon Nine, Das Ich, Grendel, Imperative Reaction, Lights Of Euphoria, Butterfly Messiah, The Retrosic, Cesium 137,[:SITD:], Lights Of Euphoria, Covenant, And One, In Strict Confidence, Leaether Strip, The Mission UK, Ayria, Faith and the Muse, Haujobb, the Azoic, Qntal, Love Is Colder Than Death, Monofader, just some bands I had in mind of this discussion. 060919
Myrrdin Morbius, you like VAC, can't wait for 'Lust for Bloods release. I have it preordered I get most of my music from: CANADA:, US: 060919
Myrrdin Sounds interestin chiselmouth, what band are you refering to? 060920
I listen to the following:
Icon Of Coil, Suicide Commando, Velvet Acid Christ, Combichrist, Psyclon nine, Funker Vogt, God Module, Blutengel, Terminal Choice, Tumor, [:SITD:], Angels & Agony, The Retrosic, Tactical Sekt, Hocico, Headscan, Solitary Experiments, Wumpscut, Decoded Feedback, XP8, Butterfly Messiah, Terrorfakt, Qntal, Battery Cage, Evil's Toy, Snog, System Syn, X Marks The Pedwalk, the Azoic, Diary Of Dreams, Bigod20, Specimen, Ravenous, Assemblage 23, yelworC, Plastic Noise Experience, Rhea's Obsession.... more more more
[:T_o_x_i_c___C_y_b_o_r_g:] You can never have enough! 061116
[:T_o_x_i_c___C_y_b_o_r_g:] Industrial music is a loose term for a number of different styles of electronic and experimental music. First used in the mid-1970s to describe the then-unique sound of Industrial Records artists, a wide variety of labels and artists have since come to be called "Industrial". This definition may include avant-garde performance artists such as Throbbing Gristle, Einstürzende Neubauten, Coil and Laibach; noise projects like Merzbow or Whitehouse; electronic body music/elektro acts such as DAF, Front 242, Skinny Puppy, Front Line Assembly, and Nitzer Ebb; Industrial rock acts like KMFDM, Nine Inch Nails or industrial metal acts like Ministry or Godflesh; or writers like William S. Burroughs and J.G. Ballard.

The term was meant by its creators to evoke the idea of music created for a new generation of people, previous music being more "agricultural". Specifically, it might have referred to the streamlined process by which the music was being made, although many people now interpret the word as a poetic reference to an "industrial" aesthetic, recalling factories and inhuman machinery. On this topic, Peter Christopherson of Industrial Records once remarked, "the original idea of Industrial Records was to reject what the growing industry was telling you at the time what music was supposed to be."

Early influences
Luigi Russolo's 1913 work The Art of Noises is often cited as the first example of the industrial philosophy in modern music. After Russolo's musica futurista came Pierre Schaeffer and musique concrète, and this gave rise to early industrial music, which was made by manipulating cut sections of recording tape, and adding very early sound output from analog electronics devices.

Also important in the development of the genre was the Dada art movement, and later the Fluxus art movement. Such an antecedent, maybe only by name, was Erik Satie terming his second set of Furniture music Sons industriels ("Industrial sounds", 1920).

Edgard Varèse was also a major pioneer in electronic music. His composition Poème électronique, for example, debuted at the 1958 Brussels World's Fair in the Philips Pavillon.

Industrial Music for Industrial People was originally coined by Monte Cazazza as the strapline for the record label Industrial Records (founded by British art-provocateurs Throbbing Gristle, the musical offshoot of performance art group COUM Transmissions).

Early industrial performances would often involve taboo-breaking, provocative elements, such as mutilation, sado-masochistic elements and totalitarian imagery or symbolism.

The first wave of this music appeared in 1977 with Throbbing Gristle and NON, and often featured tape editing, stark percussion, and loops distorted to the point where they had degraded to harsh noise. Vocals were sporadic, and were as likely to be bubblegum pop as they were to be abrasive polemics.

Bands like Test Dept, Cabaret Voltaire, Clock DVA, Factrix, Autopsia, Nocturnal Emissions, Esplendor Geometrico, Whitehouse and SPK soon followed. Blending electronic synthesisers, guitars and early samplers, these bands created an aggressive and abrasive music fusing elements of rock with experimental electronic music. Like their punk cousins, they enjoyed the use of shock-tactics including explicit lyrical content, graphic art and Fascist imagery. Industrial Records experienced a fair amount of controversy after it was revealed that it had been using an image of an Auschwitz crematorium as its logo for a number of years.

In the rest of Europe, particularly in Italy, the roots were planted by the non-musician/artist Maurizio Bianchi/M.B./Sacher-Pelz at the end of 1979/beginning of 1980, with some electronic/radiographic extreme works edited in a very limited edition ("Cainus", "Venus", "Cease To Exist", "Velours", "Mectpyo Blut" cassette-tapes, and "Symphony For A Genocide", "Menses", "Neuro Habitat" LP's).

Across the Atlantic, similar experiments were taking place. In San Francisco, shock/performance artist Monte Cazazza (often collaborating with Factrix and Survival Research Labs/SRL) began working with harsh atonal noise. Boyd Rice (aka NON) released several more albums of noise music, with guitar drones and tape loops creating a cacophony of repetitive sounds. In New Zealand, experimental / art rock groups sprouted from the underground such as The Skeptics, Hieronymus Bosch (NZ), Fetus Productions, Ministry of Compulsory Joy and The Kiwi Animal. In Germany, Einstürzende Neubauten were performing daring acts, mixing metal percussion, guitars and unconventional "instruments" (such as jackhammers) in elaborate stage performances that often damaged the venues they were playing.
Main article: List of industrial music subgenres
There is a debate within the industrial scene as to the current state of industrial music.

Some scene members argue that there is no "current state of industrial", claiming that industrial music ended with the demise of Throbbing Gristle and Industrial Records and that the idea of "genre" is antithetical to industrial music. The terms post-industrial and alternative electronic are often applied to genres spawned or influenced by the original industrial music movement.
Other scene members use the term 'industrial' to refer to music having the industrial aesthetic such as noise/power electronics/death industrial, power noise and ambient industrial, or even more broadly as an umbrella term for genres that combine elements of the original wave of industrial music with other genres, such as electronic body music/elektro, industrial metal, industrial rock and industrial techno.
Question man I can't seem to get into front 242. Assemblage_23 is one of the few faves of mine. 070718
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Lemon_Soda I sell industrial properties... 070720
Schicksal 7g Behold the mighty sounds and embrace the mighty frequencies. This path is the path of a generation beyong. This turn point will terminate and execute governmental proceedures. 071203
Schicksal 7g Behold the mighty sounds and embrace the mighty frequencies. This path is the path of a generation beyong. This turn point will terminate and execute governmental proceedures. 071203
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