|Genres||Dream pop, industrial, noise rock, trip hop|
|Associated acts||Dragline Speedway, Drunk Tank, Eardrum, God, Ice, Laika, SLAB!|
Lou Ciccotelli is an American musician from Chicago who served as a drummer for multiple British bands, including God, Ice and Laika.
Lou Ciccotelli was a founding member of the noise rock group Drunk Tank, but parted with them after recording their two singles in 1989. The same year he briefly became a member of the industrial rock act Slab! shortly before they disbanded.
He later joined God, an industrial metal ensemble with free jazz leanings founded by British musician Kevin Martin. He recorded two studio albums with the band, Possession in 1992 and The Anatomy of Addiction in 1994, along with several live albums and EPs. He collaborated again with Martin on Bad Blood , an industrial hip hop project issued under the name Ice in 1998.
He began recording with the dream pop band Laika in 1994, first appearing on the EP Antenna and then on their full-length debut album Silver Apples of the Moon .He has since performed on all four of Laika's studio albums.
|1994||God||The Anatomy of Addiction||Big Cat|
|Laika||Silver Apples of the Moon||Too Pure|
|1997||Laika||Sounds of the Satellites||Too Pure|
|1999||Rhys Chatham||Hard Edge||Morpheus|
|Mass||From Zero||The Wire Editions|
|2000||Laika||Good Looking Blues||Too Pure|
|2001||Eardrum||Side Effects||The Leaf|
|2003||Laika||Wherever I Am I Am What Is Missing||Too Pure|
|2013||Dragline Speedway||Black Thunder||Gibbon Envy|
Rap metal is a subgenre of rap rock and alternative metal music which combines hip hop with heavy metal. It usually consists of heavy metal guitar riffs, funk metal elements, rapped vocals and sometimes turntables.
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. Prominent industrial metal acts include Ministry, Godflesh, KMFDM and Nine Inch Nails.
Godflesh are an English industrial metal band from Birmingham, England. The group formed in 1982 under the title Fall of Because but did not release any complete music until 1988 when Justin Broadrick and G. C. Green (bass) renamed the band and decided to use a drum machine for percussion. Melding heavy metal with industrial music and later with electronic music and dub, Godflesh's innovative sound is widely regarded as a foundational influence on other industrial metal and post-metal acts and as significant to both experimental metal and extreme metal.
Laika were an English band founded in 1993 by Margaret Fiedler and John Frenett (bass), both formerly of Moonshake, along with producer Guy Fixsen and other artists associated with the label Too Pure. Their experimental style blended diverse genres, including electronica, krautrock, dub, hip-hop, and jazz. They released their debut album Silver Apples of the Moon in 1995, and followed with 2002's Sounds of the Satellites, both to critical praise.
Justin Karl Michael Broadrick is a British singer, songwriter, guitarist and drummer. He is best known as a founding member of the band Godflesh, one of the first bands to combine elements of extreme metal and industrial music. He was briefly in the English grindcore band Napalm Death when he was a teenager in the mid-1980s, writing and recording guitar for Side One of Napalm Death's debut album, Scum. Broadrick has also maintained a parallel career as a producer, producing records and remixes for groups such as Pantera, Isis, Mogwai and Hydra Head labelmates Pelican. Since 2012, he has been releasing hard techno music under the solo moniker JK Flesh. Broadrick has set up record labels such as HeadDirt, Avalanche Recordings, Post Mortem Productions, Lo Fibre and Heartache.
Techno Animal is an industrial hip hop duo formed in 1990 in London, England by British composers and musicians Justin Broadrick and Kevin Martin. The name addresses the concept of a technological animal and is not a direct reference to the techno genre.
Ice is an industrial music band formed by guitarist Justin Broadrick and saxophonist/vocalist Kevin Martin.
Pure is the second studio album by English industrial metal band Godflesh. It was released on 13 April 1992 through Earache Records. Though originally labeled only as industrial metal, the album has since been recognised as one of the earliest post-metal releases. Musically, Pure is rhythmically mechanical and features harsh guitars, with protracted songs and an abundance of deliberate repetition. Like much of Godflesh's music, it is regarded as particularly heavy and aggressive, and these elements helped it gain critical acclaim.
Ben George Christian "G. C." Green is an English musician, best known as the co-founder and bass guitarist of the Birmingham-based industrial metal band, Godflesh.
Kevin Martin is a musician, record producer and journalist, often known under his recording alias The Bug from England, UK. Martin moved from Weymouth to London around 1990 and is now currently based in Berlin, Germany. He has been active for over two decades, in the genres of dub, jazzcore, industrial hip hop, dancehall, and dubstep.
Industrial hip hop is a fusion genre of industrial music and hip hop.
God were a British industrial ensemble formed/named in London by Kevin Martin. Founded by Kevin Martin and Nigel Armstrong in 1987, having previously worked together as the Fire Next Time in Weymouth Dorset. The band's first official release was 'Sounds Like Thunder' in 1988, for a Mark E. Smith(The Fall) curated 'Disparate Cognescenti' compilation. The band expanded to include nine members and released two studio albums before disbanding in 1996. The group's abrasive marriage of ambient, dub, free jazz and noise rock music garnered respect from their peers such as Bill Laswell, Ministry, My Bloody Valentine, J. G. Thirlwell and John Zorn.
Messiah is an EP by industrial metal band Godflesh. The EP was originally recorded and mixed during 1994, and was released independently to members of the band's fan club on 5 December 2000 along with four remixes, which were created in 1995. After Justin Broadrick disbanded Godflesh, he reissued the material through Relapse Records on 1 April 2003.
Guy Fixsen is a producer/engineer/musician based in London. He is best known for his producing/engineering work with various indie rock, shoegazer, and experimental rock bands, and for forming the band Laika.
Silver Apples of the Moon is the debut studio album by British band Laika. It was released through Too Pure in 1994.
The English industrial metal band Godflesh have released eight studio albums and six extended plays along with a number of singles, compilations and remix and live albums. The group formed in 1982 under the name Fall of Because, but they did not release any music until 1988 when Justin Broadrick and G. C. Green changed the project's name to Godflesh and recorded a self-titled debut EP. That EP, released through the independent label Swordfish, was met with underground success and has since been recognised as one of the first industrial metal releases, if not the first.
Diarmuid Dalton is a British musician and songwriter. He is best known as the bass guitarist of post-metal bands, Jesu and Iroha. Dalton frequently collaborates with Justin Broadrick, who is the founder of Godflesh and Jesu.
Dave Cochrane is an English bass guitarist and a founding member of the noise rock band Head of David. He has also collaborated with Justin Broadrick and Kevin Martin on several occasions.
Drunk Tank was a noise rock group formed in Chicago, Illinois and active between 1989 and 1992. Although the band was short lived, their few releases garnered them favorable reviews. The band's earliest incarnation featured drummer and percussionist Lou Ciccotelli, who would become recognized for his involvement in God, Laika and Ice.
Post Self is the eighth studio album by English industrial metal band Godflesh. It was released on 17 November 2017 through frontman Justin Broadrick's own record label, Avalanche Recordings, and was the band's second album since reforming in 2010. The single "Post Self" was released for streaming on 31 October 2017, and a second track, "Be God", was released for streaming on 11 November 2017, six days in advance of the full release. Godflesh avoided interviews in the wake of Post Self, hoping to retain some of the album's purity and give listeners a chance to digest the music in a vacuum.