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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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  • 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.

    Yesterday 7:34pm 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 5:06am Reply
  • Le1gh

    Spasmolytic: http://youtu.be/jIIHneZs4es

    15 Nov 7:09pm Reply
  • bEATWEAKer

    See ya at the Buckhead Theatre

    15 Nov 1:57am Reply
  • GOLUBb

    Москва ! Ночная Тематическая вечеринка ! 15.11.2014 Skinny Puppy Fan Night ! Клуб ТЕАТРЪ Встреча мероприятия: https://vk.com/event77969954

    13 Nov 1:56am Reply
  • versionfiv

    that's pretty much the best lineup i've ever seen, as far as electro industrial music goes. haujobb, fla, skinny puppy ? ... i wish i was into this music as much as i was 15 years ago. i'd probably die of happiness if there was actually a tour date near me, too bad there isn't one.

    11 Nov 8:49am Reply
  • jeff2007

    I can't believe they actually did it. Holy FUCK. I'll be at the Tampa show!

    10 Nov 3:51am Reply
  • Konkelo-

    @skinnydrifter: Indeed......

    10 Nov 12:23am Reply
  • skinnydrifter

    VNV Nation dropped OUT of the TOUR, and now SKINNY PUPPY are touring with FRONT LINE ASSEMBLY?????? DAMN WHY IS THIS NOT HAPPENING IN EUROPE

    9 Nov 3:01pm Reply
  • survivalisto

    Best band ever!

    6 Nov 12:35am Reply
  • Kill-Y2K

    I'm a Emo :(

    5 Nov 1:12am Reply
  • DEVANGELOU

    see you in NYC Dec. 2

    3 Nov 10:41pm Reply
  • etaketak

    forever in love with them

    1 Nov 7:31pm Reply
  • skinnydrifter

    friendly reminder: Project Pitchfork's latest album 'BLOOD' is fucking awesome and YOU should check it out. Start with Blood-Pressure, Blood-Stained and Blood-Moon.

    27 Sep 8:19pm Reply
  • naghavis

    WHO IS OVER WHO IS ON TOP WHO IS OVER WHO IS ON TOP WHATEVEEEERRRR

    26 Sep 10:43am Reply
  • Taki90

    Too Dark Park just clicked with me,after like 5 listens ! wow i must be retarded for not likin' it upon 1st listen !

    22 Sep 10:08pm Reply
  • AngelOfDARK666x

    <3

    20 Sep 7:19pm Reply
  • BOIA_CHI_MOLLA

    Skinny Puppy, Sofia-Bulgaria! Make it happen fellas. People here are dying to see you live. (including me)

    24 Aug 11:03am Reply
  • geck1

    trash

    5 Aug 2:31pm Reply
  • echouno

    Chinguen a su madre, son la neta 🀄SP🀄

    4 Aug 5:30am Reply
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