Tin Omen (band)

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Tin Omen are a UK-based band who describe themselves as "industrial-electro" in style. Their sound is a mix of powerful beats, dirty guitars and melodic keyboards topped with female vocals.

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Formed in Wolverhampton in 1998 by Bryan Sutton (programming, samples and guitar). Bryan was quickly joined by Kelly Newton (lyrics, vocals) and John Baker (programming, keyboards, guitars and backing vocals). They are known for their muddy live performances (assisted by live sound engineer/tour manager Stan Saunders) and the high quality production of their recorded work (produced by former Dream Disciples Gordon Young). The band is named after the Skinny Puppy track of the same name.

Dream Disciples were a Scottish band, formed in 1990 by Col Lowing (vocals), Sid Bratley and Stephen McKean. Soon joined by Scott Prentice on drums, they made their debut with the mini-album Veil of Tears. They were later joined by Gordon Young and Karl North. Their musical style combined elements of goth, industrial, rock, and electronic.

Skinny Puppy band

Skinny Puppy is a Canadian industrial music group formed in Vancouver, British Columbia in 1982. The group is widely considered to be one of the founders of the electro-industrial genre. Initially envisioned as an experimental side project by cEvin Key while he was in the new wave band Images in Vogue, Skinny Puppy evolved into a full-time project with the addition of vocalist Nivek Ogre. Over the course of a dozen studio albums and many live tours, Key and Ogre have been the only constant members. Other members have included Dwayne Goettel (1986–1995), Dave "Rave" Ogilvie, Mark Walk (2003–present), and a number of guests, including Bill Leeb, Al Jourgensen (1989), and many others.

Tin Omen (song) 1989 single by Skinny Puppy

Tin Omen is a single by the band Skinny Puppy, taken from their 1989 album Rabies. The song name is a reference to the 1989 Tiananmen uprising and massacre in China. The song also refers to the My Lai massacre of 1968, and the Kent State shootings of 1970.

They have a strong fan base in the goth, industrial and electronic scenes, and have played at many related festivals in the UK, including Infest as well as supporting other bands such as Gary Numan, Ministry, Sigue Sigue Sputnik and Spear of Destiny, as well as performing many sold out headline performances of their own.

Industrial music is a genre of experimental music which draws on harsh, transgressive or provocative sounds and themes. AllMusic defines industrial music as the "most abrasive and aggressive fusion of rock and electronic music" that was "initially a blend of avant-garde electronics experiments and punk provocation". The term was coined in the mid-1970s with the founding of Industrial Records by members of Throbbing Gristle and Monte Cazazza. 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 Chicago.

Electronic music is music that employs electronic musical instruments, digital instruments and circuitry-based music technology. In general, a distinction can be made between sound produced using electromechanical means, and that produced using electronics only. Electromechanical instruments include mechanical elements, such as strings, hammers, and so on, and electric elements, such as magnetic pickups, power amplifiers and loudspeakers. Examples of electromechanical sound producing devices include the telharmonium, Hammond organ, and the electric guitar, which are typically made loud enough for performers and audiences to hear with an instrument amplifier and speaker cabinet. Pure electronic instruments do not have vibrating strings, hammers, or other sound-producing mechanisms. Devices such as the theremin, synthesizer, and computer can produce electronic sounds.

Infest (festival)

Infest is an annual three-day music festival held at the University of Bradford Union in the United Kingdom, featuring alternative electronic music acts from genres including industrial, EBM, futurepop, synthpop and power noise. The event usually takes place on the August bank holiday weekend.


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