Patrick Kavanagh - guitar, keys, sampling, programming, vocal effects, loops and treatments.
Experimental Industrial Deep Down-Tempo Dark Ambient Electro Dreamscapes;
Drones, Loops, Sluggish seething death throes of a monster stuck in molasses rhythm; An all-encompassing feast for the senses; caustic atmospheres build from pure frequency to delve headlong into hitherto unexplored realms of horror and delight.
In 1997 Andy LaPlegua established the project, "Icon of Coil", which was primarily a concept built around a logo, graphic design and music. Soon after the inception, the music turned out to be the most important part of the concept and LaPlegua invited Sebastian R. komor, who he had worked with before on the project "Sector 9", (now called "Moonitor") in 1996, to work with him on the project as a live member. After just a couple of gigs and the release of IoC’s first single, "Shallow Nation", Seb became a full-time member.
There are at least seven artists/band that go by the name Astro. The first is a 'space-noise' project by Hiroshi Hasegawa (C.C.C.C., Astromero, Astral Travelling Unity, Senssurround Orchestra, YBO²). Hiroshi's myspace page for Astro can be found here, and his official site containing info on his many different projects here.
The second is a new Korean R&B group formed in early August, 2009, consisting of 1 male vocal, 1 female vocal, and 2 rappers.
Hanzel Und Gretyl are an American industrial metal band formed by members Loopy and Vas Kallas. They formed in 1993, sharing a vision of the future which focused on the rise of machines to power over Earth, and having the tools needed to turn that vision into music. Their first album "Ausgeflippt" was released on Energy Records. The album, translating to "flipped-out" in German, received great reviews, while their dance single "Shine 2001" reached #1 position on the Alternative press Dance Chart. The duo formed a live band, recruiting Ginger Bread on bass and Pat 5000 on drums.
Merzbow (メルツバウ) is an experimental music project created in Tokyo in 1979 under the direction of musician Masami Akita (秋田昌美). Since 1979, Akita has formed two record labels and has contributed releases to numerous independent record labels. As well as being a prolific artist, he has also written a number of books and has been the editor of several magazines in Japan. He has written about a variety of subjects, mostly about art, avant-garde music and post-modern culture. His more renowned works have been on the topics of BDSM and fetish culture.
Jeff Hatrix aka Jeffrey Nothing's Solo Project which features members of Mushroomhead Steve "Skinny" Felton and ex bassist Joe "Murdernickle" Kilcoyne also Ryan Farrell on guitar. For Live shows it has been said that both Steve and Joe will play select shows then JJ (Haaz) and drummer Doug Nickson will take over on tour.
Paul Heslin was raised in the capital city of Australia in a dark well of hyper-christian homeschooling, before peeling the layers off and beginning to grapple with the world of electronic sound. In 2008, after completing a university degree in digital sound and composition, he vanished overseas to England and France for an extensive period of musical development, returning to Australia in late 2010 with a spiky melange of facial hair and the transformative rubbernecker ep.
As the solo project of New York City's DJ Snarf, Cervello Elettronico deftly crosses genre boundaries to create aggressive electronic dance music with a nod to rhythmic noise and classic EBM structures. Influenced by such artists as PowerPussy, This Morn' Omina, Hocico, Synapscape, Asche, Oil 10, and Autechre, Cervello Elettronico has performed live all over North America and Europe and shared the bill with a multitude of well-known industrial and power noise acts.
Swans is an influential band from New York City, New York, United States, active from 1982 to 1997, reformed in 2010, led by singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Michael Gira. Marginally associated with the no wave scene at first, their original sound was slow and heavy, with live performances that were often so brutal and physical that in a number of instances certain audience members were made ill, police were called and venues were shut down. This early physical sound is possibly best heard on the live album Public Castration Is a Good Idea.
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