Industrial music is formed by rock made with drums, guitars and bass. It produces raw, cerebral and malevolent sounding beats. It can be related to punk with slightly different style, attitudes and philosophies. It is borrowed from the DJ subculture and heavy metal music. Here are some of the unforgettable 90’s industrial bands.

Nine Inch Nails (NIN)


It is one of the unforgettable bands of the 90’s. They had nine studio albums. Millions of copies of their albums were sold worldwide.

The band was formed by the musical mastermind Trent Reznor.

The band became Alternative rock super stars. They had a good number of radio hits in the 90s and afterwards. They have won several Grammy Awards also.

Velvet Acid Christ


This music group was formed in 1990. They entered the international club music scene with new blend of cynical, mixed with Goth, Techno, Darkwave, and more.

The music is dark and heavy and is influenced by hedonism, drug, religion, misanthropy, etc. The main musician is Bryan Erickson.

He is the vocalist and the songwriter. Their music was heavily into programmed samples, drum machines, electric guitars, etc. The band has millions of fans around the world.



It was started by Rudy Ratzinger, a German DJ.

He gave up his career as a DJ in the early 90s to create Industrial music.

It became very famous in Southern Germany and across whole Europe.

Later, it reached the fans in Asia, Australia, North and South American. The music was mixed and had random political audio samples and quotes from German films.



This band was developed by German multi-instrumentalist Sascha Konnietzko.

It was founded in 1984 as part of a performance art project. The band has released nineteen studio albums and 24 singles during the 80s and 90s.

More than two million records were sold worldwide. Some critics consider KMFDM to be one of the first bands to bring industrial music to the mainstream audiences.

Front Line Assembly (FLA)


It is a Canadian electro-industrial band formed by Bill Leeb in 1986. He was in Skinny Puppy.

The members of the band changed several times. They became very popular in the 90s.

Industrial music is experimental. Musicians often have a DIY approach to this music.

It has elements of DJ subculture and heavy metal music in it. This type of music is popular all over the world now and much is because of the contribution of these bands.

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