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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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  • naghavis

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

    27 Dec 5:23am Reply
  • jbsbbtk

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

    17 Dec 6:27pm Reply
  • Parabellum13x

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

    16 Dec 6:18am Reply
  • Lady-StardustNG

    So excited!

    8 Dec 6:19pm Reply
  • ketamineface

    Stop making me jealous, guys,,, :(

    6 Dec 8:36pm Reply
  • jeff2007

    Great show last All 4 bands were incredible.

    6 Dec 8:14pm Reply
  • CodeDVA

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

    5 Dec 9:16am Reply
  • time-undone

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

    5 Dec 1:10am Reply
  • jbsbbtk

    Can't wait for the Seattle show!

    4 Dec 6:07pm 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 10:04am 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 3:32am 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 10:31pm 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 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
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  • 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:

    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
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