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New York, United States (1997 – present)

Prurient is noise musician Dominick Fernow. He has released material on numerous independent record labels, such as American Tapes, Hanson Records, RRRecords, Load Records, Troubleman Unlimited, Chrondritic Sound, and his own label Hospital Productions. Active since 1997, Prurient has become one of the most well-known and influential names in the noise field, having been covered in major outlets such as Pitchfork Media and The Village Voice.

Fernow works primarily with a microphone and amplifier, and sometimes drums. On some releases he has been joined by Ben Barnett, Richard Dunn (FFH), John Wiese, Jeff Plummer (Immaculate:Grotesque, Shallow Waters), Kris Lapke (Alberich, MCMS), sickness, Wolf Eyes, Macronympha, Philip Best (Whitehouse, Consumer Electronics), Sutcliffe Jugend, The Hototogisu, Carlos Giffoni, Wilt, Grunt, Nicole 12, and Emily Salvatierra. Fernow grew up in Wisconsin but now lives in New York and runs the Hospital Productions record label and retail record store. Fernow was also the guitarist of bands Football Rabbit, Vegas Martyrs, Taylor Bow, and Ash Pool (in which he also sings). More recently, Fernow has started marketing to the black metal audience with his label and creative works. He also is the primary live synthesizer player for Cold Cave.


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  • robboelrobbo

    If you delete all the pure noise tracks from Frozen Niagara Falls it's a really beautiful album lol

    9 Jul 11:33pm Reply
  • EnderFoShowYo

    v coot album prupru

    7 Jul 7:13pm Reply
  • decoupled

    cute new album, prurie. :3 [2] super cute

    1 Jul 11:00pm Reply
  • Hafen1

    mannheim loves you hahaha !

    27 Jun 12:50am Reply
  • GriendClub

    Что вы можете сказать по поводу нового альбома Доминика?Нихуя вы не можете сказать.Оч неоднозначный он вышел, один блэк метальный вокал чего стоит, за то по моде

    10 Jun 9:35am Reply
  • slow__riot

    new album is aoty [2]

    10 Jun 1:14am Reply
  • colderskin

    im a hipster!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    31 May 10:53pm Reply
  • Microfoot

    Wasting valuable time thinking about "hipsters" is the ultimate hipster thing to do.

    31 May 9:17am Reply
  • Dec0mposer

    @eriqk sure, hipster.

    30 May 12:51am Reply
  • NeilTheRockGuru

    What have i found..?

    29 May 2:12pm Reply
  • superjchamma

    @eriqk why are you calling yourself a hipster

    26 May 3:03pm Reply
  • eriqk

    commercial noise for hipsters

    26 May 2:53pm Reply
  • menyauthe

    the new album is fucking raw

    23 May 10:41am Reply
  • CodeDVA

    The new album was tagged 'metal' on bandcamp for whatever reason and gave me a scare. Nevertheless gave it a listen and its fantastic from start to finish. Possible AOTY so far for me.

    21 May 6:32am Reply
  • mokkorikuku

    FNF Pretty Cool and Insane. Vatican Shadow x Prurient Merged Super Sound.

    17 May 6:51pm Reply
  • Microfoot

    I feel peaceful listening to the new album.

    15 May 2:59am Reply
  • sleepingpill23

    I really can't get over how excellent the vocals are on this album.

    14 May 11:42pm Reply

    Good stuff

    14 May 9:10am Reply
  • Blvd_Nights

    this record is incredible

    14 May 5:57am Reply
  • OhJohnNo

    new album is aoty

    14 May 1:51am Reply
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