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Throbbing Gristle - 73% match to Cabaret Voltaire

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Evolving out of the Hull-based COUM Transmissions performance troupe, Throbbing Gristle was formed in London in September 1975 by Genesis P-Orridge (Neil Megson, 1950, England; vocals), Cosey Fanni Tutti (b. Christine Newby; guitar/cornet), Peter Christopherson (electronics) and Chris Carter (synthesizers). COUM’s Prostitution exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Read more

Severed Heads - 66% match to Cabaret Voltaire

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Formed in Australia in 1979, the original line-up of this experimental unit comprised Richard Fielding and Andrew Wright with Tom Ellard (Thomas Ellard, 1962, Australia) joining shortly afterwards. Ellard would remain the one constant in a lengthy career that has attracted a cult following and plenty of critical acclaim, with only sporadic bursts of commercial activity. By t Read more

23 Skidoo - 50% match to Cabaret Voltaire

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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Post-punk experimentalists who, alongside other industrial acts such as Cabaret Voltaire, A Certain Ratio and Throbbing Gristle did much to influence the course of UK dance music. Taking their name from an Aleister Crowley reference, the group was formed in London, England in 1979 by Fritz Catlin (Fritz Haaman; drums/percussion) and brothers Alex Turnbull (percussion) and Jo Read more

Front 242 - 47% match to Cabaret Voltaire

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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A duo of Patrick Codenys (16 November 1958, Brussels, Belgium; composition, computers, synthesizers, guitars, vocals) and Daniel Bressanutti (b. 27 August 1954, Brussels, Belgium; programming, samples), Front 242 earned their long-standing reputation within the industrial/avant garde community via a largely compelling series of experimental exercises in sound. Originally, Fr Read more

Chrome - 46% match to Cabaret Voltaire

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in San Francisco, California, USA, in 1976, Chrome were one of the earliest and most influential American new wave/punk/industrial bands. Their first recording line-up featured John L. Cyborg (John Lambdin; vocals, guitar, bass), Gary Spain (vocals, guitar, bass), Mike Low (guitar, synthesizer, bass) and Damon Edge (guitar, synthesizer, drums). Only Cyborg had any pre Read more

Skinny Puppy - 40% match to Cabaret Voltaire

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Industrial band Skinny Puppy, from Vancouver, Canada, are widely regarded as a forceful influence on the development of the genre in the late 80s, counting Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor among their loudest advocates. The principals behind the band are cEVIN Key (as this multi-instrumentalist prefers to call himself) and Nivek Ogre (Kevin Ogilvie), the band’s singer Read more

Foetus - 35% match to Cabaret Voltaire

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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You’ve Got Foetus On Your Breath, Scraping Foetus Off The Wheel, Foetus Interruptus, Foetus Uber Alles, Foetus Inc - all these titles are actually the pseudonym of one person: Australian émigré J.G. Thirlwell (James George Thirwell, 29 January 1960, Melbourne, Australia), alias Jim Foetus and Clint Ruin. After moving to London, England, in 1978, he founded Read more

Nurse with Wound - 35% match to Cabaret Voltaire

Genres: Instrumental Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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The late 70s saw the emergence of several UK bands that would influence a legion of industrial bands a decade later, acts such as Throbbing Gristle, Cabaret Voltaire, and countless lesser-known ones, including London’s Nurse With Wound. Like the aforementioned acts, Nurse With Wound contained elements of what would one day be dubbed industrial music, but they also incorpor Read more

Section 25 - 34% match to Cabaret Voltaire

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 2000s
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The nucleus of this Blackpool, Lancashire, England group started in 1977 with brothers Vincent Cassidy (drums, later electronics) and Larry Cassidy (bass, vocals). With the addition of guitarist Paul Wiggin, the group’s bleak, bass-heavy sound caught the attention of Joy Division’s manager Rob Gretton and singer Ian Curtis, who together produced the single ‘Girl& Read more

Soft Cell - 29% match to Cabaret Voltaire

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Leeds, England, in 1980 this electro pop duo features vocalist Marc Almond (Peter Mark Sinclair Almond, 9 July 1957, Southport, Lancashire, England) and synthesizer player Dave Ball (b. David Ball, 3 May 1959, Blackpool, Lancashire, England). The art school twosome came to the attention of Some Bizzare Records entrepreneur Stevo following the release of their sel Read more

Suicide - 29% match to Cabaret Voltaire

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This US duo was an important influence on Birthday Party, Soft Cell, Sigue Sigue Sputnik, Nine Inch Nails and the Sisters Of Mercy with their potent fusion of rockabilly and electronic music on cheap equipment. Singer Alan Vega and multi-instrumentalist Martin Rev polarized audiences in Max’s Kansas City and other New York clubs in the early 70s, remaining unheard on vinyl Read more

Meat Beat Manifesto - 28% match to Cabaret Voltaire

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Mark Stewart - 27% match to Cabaret Voltaire

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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When the Pop Group split up in the early 80s, vocalist Mark Stewart joined forces with master mixer, Adrian Sherwood. The rhythm team of the Sugarhill Records label, the pioneers of rap, were making records for Sherwood under the name of Fats Comet. Skip McDonald (guitar), Doug Wimbish (bass) and Keith LeBlanc (drums) unleashed a creative madness that had not been required for Read more

The Legendary Pink Dots - 27% match to Cabaret Voltaire

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Public Image Ltd. - 26% match to Cabaret Voltaire

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Public Image Ltd (PiL) was the ‘company’ formed by John Lydon (31 January 1956, Finsbury Park, London, England) when he left behind both the Sex Pistols and his previous moniker, Johnny Rotten, in January 1978. With Lydon on vocals, classically trained pianist and early Clash guitarist Keith Levene on guitar, reggae-influenced bass player Jah Wobble (b. John Wardle Read more


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