Unit 187

Unit 187 Biography

Unit 187 is a Canadian industrial/electronic band formed in Vancouver in 1992. The band consists of vocalist Matt Gifford and producer/multi-instrumentalist Dave Gibney.

Unit 187's music is characterized by aggressive electronic beats, heavy basslines, and politically charged lyrics. They are considered to be pioneers of the Canadian industrial scene, and their music has been influential to many other artists in the genre.

The band's early music was heavily influenced by punk and industrial music, but over time they have incorporated elements of hip hop, techno, and EBM into their sound. They are known for their high-energy live performances, which often feature intricate lighting displays and political activism.

Unit 187's lyrics often address political and social issues such as war, poverty, and environmental degradation. Despite this, the band has a dedicated following in Canada and around the world, and their albums and concerts are consistently well-received.

The band's first album, "Dead Time," was released in 1994 and was a hit in the industrial scene, gaining attention from audiences and critics alike. They have since released several more albums, each of which has been met with critical acclaim. Their most recent album, "Cyber War," was released in 2018.

In addition to their musical achievements, Unit 187 is known for their activism and their commitment to social and political causes. They have been vocal advocates for various causes throughout their career, and their music continues to inspire and engage fans around the world.


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!