Discover New Music is a music discovery service that gives you personalised recommendations based on the music you play.

Start your profile Close window



Everyone’s tags

More tags


There is more than one artist represented here:

Coil (1982–2004) was initially established in London in 1983 as an experimental solo outlet for ex-Psychic TV member John Balance, and became a full-fledged experimental sonic manipulation unit a year later following the arrival of keyboardist / programmer Peter Christopherson (Sleazy), a founder of Psychic TV as well as a member of Throbbing Gristle. After debuting with the 17-minute ritual recording How to Destroy Angels, Balance and Sleazy recruited the aid of Possession’s Stephen Thrower, J.G. “Foetus” Thirlwell, and The Virgin Prunes’ Gavin Friday to record their full-length 1984 bow Scatology, an intense, primal work of sculpted industrial noise thematically devoted to the concepts of alchemy and transmutation.

Coil spent the next period of its existence exploring visual media. In late 1984 they recorded a rendition of Tainted Love (originally recorded by Gloria Jones, but made popular by Soft Cell in the 80s), producing a widely banned, hallucinogenic video clip featuring Marc Almond as the Angel of Death; despite considerable controversy at home, the video ultimately found its way to the archives of the Museum of Modern Art. After spending several years working with filmmaker Derek Jarman on the feature The Angelic Conversation, Coil issued a remixed edition of their soundtrack.


Top Albums

Listening Trend

212,135listeners all time
9,987,156scrobbles all time
Recent listeners trend:

Start scrobbling and track your listening history users scrobble the music they play in iTunes, Spotify, Rdio and over 200 other music players.

Create a profile


Leave a comment. Log in to or sign up.
  • limonad_limonad

    И живу я на земле доброй за себя и за того парня.

    yesterday evening Reply
  • astralprison

    Good one.

    Yesterday 12:39am Reply
  • slitworm

    So tired of getting this band when I look up Lacuna Coil

    18 Sep 1:21pm Reply
  • zyn1ker

    you can skip the angelic conversation, bit shit m8

    17 Sep 8:05pm Reply
  • Fucked_Up-Freak

    A bobina.

    15 Sep 9:48pm Reply
  • HaloMarooned

    This band is just epic win in the music.

    15 Sep 3:04pm Reply
  • Garfinklestein

    myonnnnn's 2nd favorite band, after Crywank

    5 Sep 7:08pm Reply
  • Blaine_The_Mono

    Actually one could save time by avoiding some of Coil's live albums, which repeat, with stubborn consequence, the same material over and over again, as well as, for an instance, 4 hours of drone on ANS - among some other boring records. Don't be indiscriminate.

    2 Sep 10:43pm Reply
  • c0nfigsys

    I would put the entire discography of Coil up for my highest recommendations to anyone.

    30 Aug 10:06am Reply
  • hypersphere

    Freund_Hein: A lot of thier albums have been reissued on vinyl. Easy to find them now.

    29 Aug 1:17am Reply
  • Zombak39


    27 Aug 1:56am Reply
  • Herr_Apathy

    Конечно, теперь их творчество не сдвинется со своей оси, как бы это иронично ни звучало.

    26 Aug 4:18am Reply
  • Freund_Hein_

    Perhaps one of the most influential, certainly one of the most interesting musical projects since the year dot, and yet it is virtually impossible to get physical copies of any of their records! THIS is madness!

    24 Aug 7:29pm Reply
  • myonnnnn

    deathinjunelove's second favorite band, after U2

    21 Aug 9:53pm Reply
  • sabiiz

    11 Aug 6:06pm Reply
  • Pflanzennamen

    what are we going to do...

    8 Aug 6:56pm Reply
  • melodymann

    shoutbox of this band is always creepy

    4 Aug 10:52pm Reply
  • FlipperF13

    kill putin!

    1 Aug 1:01pm Reply
  • FlipperF13

    Fucking russians

    1 Aug 1:01pm Reply
  • Waes-GOD

    Уникальнейшая группа. Каждый альбом как откровение.

    27 Jul 8:29pm Reply
  • All 4025 shouts

Listening Now

Top Listeners