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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (1982 – 1995, 2003 – present)

Skinny Puppy is an influential band, formed in 1982 by core members cEVIN Key (Kevin Crompton) and Nivek Ogre (Ohgr) (Kevin Ogilvie) in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Inspired by the groundbreaking music of Chrome, Kraftwerk, Cabaret Voltaire, Throbbing Gristle, Portion Control, The Legendary Pink Dots, and others, Skinny Puppy experimented with electronic recording techniques and methods. the band composed multi-layered music generally using keyboards, synthesizers, found sounds, drum machines, live percussion, tape splices, samplers, and conventional rock music instruments. Whereas many contemporary remixes and re-edits of songs were created in order to make a song more suitable for dancing or different radio formats, Skinny Puppy approached remixing and re-editing as an artistic process of reinterpreting compositions, often using remixes to push their sound into styles of , and . Skinny Puppy’s often informal, improvisational approach to musical composition is indicated by use of the term brap, coined by them and defined as a verb meaning “to get together, hook up electronic instruments, get high, and record”.

Skinny Puppy’s first two proper releases, Bites and Remission, fall somewhere between the found-sound chaos of early Cabaret Voltaire and the abrasive, futuristic synthpop of the Units or Crash Course in Science. While the intense synth programming, abstract rhythms, and surreal samples—all Puppy trademarks—are present here, the albums owe as much to new wave as to industrial.


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  • scavenger-

    _4thfloor, "Assimilate".

    25 Jan 7:27am Reply
  • _4thfloor

    Which Skinny Puppy track is it in this video?

    24 Jan 10:08pm Reply
  • CodeDVA

    too young to grow old

    18 Jan 8:14am Reply
  • Nihil227

    They have an official merch website now (but with 35$ t-shirt I guess people will stick with the bootlegs). also who came with the idea of these leggings?

    9 Jan 12:13am Reply
  • skinnydrifter

    hardest tour ever

    31 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Self-MadeWolf

    Added new pics from Seattle. Vote here

    31 Dec 2014 Reply
  • naghavis

    yeah the seattle show was fantastic. DEEP DOWN TRAUMA HOUNDS!!!!!!

    27 Dec 2014 Reply
  • jbsbbtk

    The Seattle show was beyond words! Amazing setlist too, better than the show in San Diego this past January

    17 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Parabellum13x

    My favorite form of torture that doesn't involve sounding rods.

    16 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Lady-StardustNG

    So excited!

    8 Dec 2014 Reply
  • ketamineface

    Stop making me jealous, guys,,, :(

    6 Dec 2014 Reply
  • jeff2007

    Great show last All 4 bands were incredible.

    6 Dec 2014 Reply
  • CodeDVA

    FLA - Skinny Puppy - Youth Code all in one and they are not touring Europe. Grr,

    5 Dec 2014 Reply
  • time-undone

    These guys killed it in NYC. Love them forever <3

    5 Dec 2014 Reply
  • jbsbbtk

    Can't wait for the Seattle show!

    4 Dec 2014 Reply
  • ketamineface

    Spose you get that with most gigs. When i saw slayer live most of the trivium fans left after their appaling set. Same thing happened at Atari Teenage Riot. I wonder why some people even spend cash on gigs if theyre going to leave before the end. But vnv do have a loyal fanbase so I guess I'm not surprised. They may not have even stayed for the whole show by the sound of it.

    30 Nov 2014 Reply
  • skinnydrifter

    HAHA Ridiculous! That's more reason to go see them... FRONT LINE ASSEMBLY and SKINNY PUPPY have MAD history together don't they know!

    24 Nov 2014 Reply
  • Nihil227

    Skuppy touring with FLA but not in Europe... view so cruel... so cruel. " Fuck this! VNV Nation was supposed to be on this tour. I have my tickets. Now that they decided to drop out of the tour I'm selling my tickets. I'm very disappointed." actual statement seen on their facebook page...

    23 Nov 2014 Reply
  • skinnydrifter

    ...also YOUTH CODE in the line-up. They're a new and upcoming old EBM/industrial dance group (duo?) most likely to claim the world as their throne. Their latest EP is impressive, great buy -- I'm so jealous of American industrial fans right now.

    21 Nov 2014 Reply
  • ketamineface

    Fla and sp in the uk? Boner!!! Last time i saw sp, fla were playing a week later. If this dont come to uk im gonna shit without a novel. This has to happen,,,wishful thinking so hard,,,,,,,

    19 Nov 2014 Reply
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