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Biography

  • Years Active

    1985 – present (34 years)

  • Founded In

    Fribourg, Fribourg, Switzerland

  • Members

    • Al Comet
    • Cesare Pizzi
    • Franz Treichler
    • Üse Hiestand

The Young Gods are an industrial band, formed in Switzerland in 1985. Its current and past members include vocalist Franz Treichler, keyboard/sampler players Alain Monod (a.k.a Al Comet) and Cesare Pizzi and drummers Frank Bagnoud, Use Hiestand and Bernard Trontin. Treichler is the sole consistent member and the main songwriter of the band.

They are considered as influential in the development of genre during the 1980s, with their employment of samplers instead of traditional rock guitars. Their later releases have incorporated elements of and . Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails, Ministry, Mike Patton and David Bowie have cited them as major influences.

Discography : Albums

The Young Gods -1987
L'Eau Rouge - 1989
Play Kurt Weill - 1991
TV Sky - 1992
Live Sky Tour - 1993
Only Heaven - 1995
Heaven Deconstruction - 1996
Second Nature - 2000
Live at Noumatrouff - 2001
Six Dew Points - 2002
Music For Artificial Clouds - 2004
Truce Diaries - 2005
Super Ready Fragmenté - 2007
Knock on Wood - 2008
Everybody Knows - 2010
Data Mirage Tangram - 2019

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