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"Industrial Music For Industrial People"

Industrial is a style of experimental music that draws on transgressive and provocative themes.

The term was coined in the mid-1970s with the founding of Industrial Records by Genesis P-Orridge of Throbbing Gristle and Monte Cazazza; on Throbbing Gristle's debut album The Second Annual Report, they coined the slogan "Industrial Music For Industrial People".

In general, the style is harsh and challenging. Allmusic defines industrial as the "most abrasive and aggressive fusion of rock and electronic music"; "initially a blend of avant-garde electronics experiments (tape music, musique concrète, white noise, synthesizers, sequencers, etc.) and punk provocation".

The first industrial artists experimented with noise and aesthetically controversial topics, musically and visually, such as fascism, serial killers and the occult. Their production was not limited to music, but included mail art, performance art, installation pieces and other art forms. Prominent industrial musicians include Throbbing Gristle, Attrition, SPK, Boyd Rice, Cabaret Voltaire, and Z'EV.

The precursors that influenced the development of the genre included acts such as electronic group Kraftwerk, experimental rock acts such as The Velvet Underground and Frank Zappa, psychedelic rock artists such as Jimi Hendrix, and composers such as John Cage. Musicians also cite writers such as William S. Burroughs, and philosophers such as Friedrich Nietzsche as influences.

While the term was initially self-applied by a small coterie of groups and individuals associated with Industrial Records in the 1970s, it broadened to include artists influenced by the original movement or using an "industrial" aesthetic. These artists expanded the genre by pushing it into noisier and more electronic directions. Over time, its influence spread into and blended with styles including ambient and rock, all of which now fall under the post-industrial music label. Electro-industrial music is a primary sub-genre that developed in the 1980s. The two other most notable hybrid genres are industrial rock and industrial metal, which include bands such as Nine Inch Nails and Ministry, both of which released platinum-selling albums in the 1990s. These three genres are often referred to as simply industrial.

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All Industrial subgenres and eras are welcome.
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ThorVarg Jun 1 @ 10:22pm 
Yeah, I'm comfortable here. I love post-industrial music, I also make music myself and am happy to meet like-minded people here. "In noise we trust!"
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hello, there. We are much more active in the discord.

Our discord server https://discord.gg/bGKWnvK
bauer-horst-x Feb 7 @ 8:54am 
hello i am the new one. listenig to nine inch nails since over 20 years and from germany. i would appreciate if you add me as friend if you wanna chat a bit.
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Stormingthebase has pretty much everything you could find when it comes to industrial vinyl.
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