The band was born out of the ashes of CODE ASSAULT, the seminal Detroit electro-collective that combined the popular techno sound of their hometown with influences picked up from European bands such as FRONT 242, A SPLIT SECOND, NITZER EBB and MEAT BEAT MANIFESTO.
Dessau is the musical output mainly of one John Elliott. Mining a similar artistic vein as Nitzer Ebb and early Ministry, Dessau delivered powerful, rhythmic industrial dance tracks that translated better to the dancefloor than to the home stereo.Songs like Suffer, Sun 90, Unshakeable and of course, Isolation are well known amongst the scene's "older" aggro fans.
Digital Poodle is Toronto's answer to the Vancouver industrial sound. First appearing in 1987, Digital Poodle's earliest efforts were released on five cassettes, all on their own Shadow label: Pay Attention (1987), Poodle Crematorium (1988), Snivel (1989), Live Death (1989), and Baltic Work Force (1990). Six of these early tracks can be found on their Noisea (Cleopatra) compilation CD.
Members: Klaus Weißer, Marco, Sascha Herrmann Full length releases:
1994 - Olfactory Nerve cassette / self released
1995 - Prediction CD / Off Beat
1998 - Yeah, I Killed My Mama... CD / Off Beat Dementia Simplex disappeared nearly as quickly as they arrived. It's unfortunate, as their music was a weird and refreshing hybrid of coldwave, EBM, and death
Marcelo Manieri (in memory) - keyboards, sequencers, guitars.
Rene R. S. Menezes - voices, dramas, lyrics.
Gil O. S. (aka Gil Mahadeva) - synths, sampling, noises, sequencers, lyrics. MORGUE MECHANISM (aka MORGUE)
Formerly known as Cleen, Daniel Myer released several albums on the American industrial music record label, Metropolis Records, as well as the labels Zoth Ommog and Accession Records. Cleen began as a side project of Haujobb’s Daniel Myer, who teamed up with vocalist Thorsten Meier for the first few releases, beginning with 1997’s Designed Memories.
Out Out is a pioneering Industrial/Electronic/Rock band, mentored by Tackhead and often compared to earlier NIN, mid-period Ministry and sometimes Skinny Puppy. Originally signed to Tackhead member Skip McDonald's label Axis, then later to Metropolis Records.