Archive release of episode 98 of Razor Blade Dance Floor.
Originally published on May 31, 2009
Original show notes from this episode:
In my opinion, there are 3 distinct periods of industrial rock/metal. First came the INTRODUCTORY ERA where the world was turned on it’s head and forced to take notice of the vicious and caustic sounds being produced by bands like Skinny Puppy, Nine Inch Nails, Ministry and KMFDM.
The second period was the COLDWAVE ERA, where bands like Diatribe, Acumen Nation, Unit:187, Hate Dept., Society Burning and 16volt grabbed hold of the industrial rock flag and ran hard with it.
The final period would be the RESURGENCE ERA, the period of time that we are in now that began pretty much whenever you feel like it began, but for me started when I put together this podcast 3 years ago (okay, maybe it started earlier than that, but my ego needs to make ridculous claims like that!)
All 3 periods are covered in this episode. Instead of going through lengthy details about the bands like I usually do, I instead try to relate a personal aspect of each band as it pertains to my life.
I would really love to hear your personal stories and how they relate to these periods of industrial rock/metal. Visit the Razor Blade Dance Floor forums to express those stories.
Here is the playlist for this show:
- Nine Inch Nails – Head Like A Hole [Pretty Hate Machine] (1989)
- Ministry – Thieves [The Mind is a Terrible Thing To Taste] (1989)
- Skinny Puppy – Worlock [Rabies] (1989)
- KMFDM – Inane [XTORT] (1996)
- Godflesh – Predominance [Pure] (1992)
- Chemlab – Exile on Mainline [East Side Militia] (1996)
- Sister Machine Gun – Influence [Influence] (2003)
- 16 Volt – Keep Sleeping [Supercoolnothing] (1998)
- Circle of Dust – Dissolved [Circle of Dust] (1995)
- Hate Dept. – This Doggy Bites [Omnipresent] (1996)
- Cyanotic – Pro-dissonance [Transhuman 2.0] (2007)
- Left Spine Down – Welcome To The Future [Voltage 2.3: Remixed and Revisited] (2009)
- Fanoe – Sweet Nothing [Down To Heaven] (2008)
- Celldweller – Switchback [Celldweller] (2003)
- Rabbit Junk – The Big Push [ReFrame] (2007)
- Streak – Mind Wires [Break Away] (2008)
As always, support the bands, buy the CD’s and go out and see the bands LIVE!