Throbbing Gristle

Throbbing Gristle Biography

Throbbing Gristle was an English industrial music band formed in 1975 by Genesis P-Orridge, Cosey Fanni Tutti, Chris Carter and Peter Christopherson. The band is considered a pioneer of the industrial music genre, and was known for its use of unconventional instruments and found sound, as well as its controversial and provocative imagery and lyrics.

Throbbing Gristle's early performances were often confrontational and intended to shock the audience. They often used film and performance art as part of their live shows, and their music was heavily influenced by the avant-garde, as well as by the early industrial pioneers such as Einst├╝rzende Neubauten and Cabaret Voltaire.

During the late 1970s, Throbbing Gristle released several albums and singles on their own label, Industrial Records. Their debut album, "The Second Annual Report" (1977) was a collection of experimental electronic soundscapes that would set the tone for their future works. Their second album, "20 Jazz Funk Greats" (1979) was a departure from their previous work, incorporating elements of funk and disco, and was considered one of the most important and influential industrial album of all time.

In 1981, Throbbing Gristle disbanded and its members went on to form their own projects, Chris & Cosey and Psychic TV, but Throbbing Gristle's influence can be heard in a wide range of industrial, experimental and electronic music that came after.

Throbbing Gristle's legacy continues to be celebrated and their music continues to be relevant and influential in contemporary music. They are considered one of the most important and influential bands in the history of experimental and industrial music.


il Cabaret del Diavolo (Since 2005) was created for one reason, to bring together a mix of EBM Electronic Body Music and OldSchool Industrial of the 80's & 90's. But we play many others too of course such as SynthPop, DarkWave, Aggrotech, New Beat and Elektronische Musik. Long Live EBM!