There were two industrial metal bands in the early ‘90s that went on endless rotation on my record player. One band was Ministry and their genre defining ‘Psalm 69’album and the other one was a band from Switzerland that challenged the frames of rock and metal – The Young Gods. Their 1992 release ‘T.V. Sky’ is a milestone when it comes to industrial rock, music that merges rock, metal, punk and samples to great sound collages. ‘T.V. Sky’ included eight great songs of which ‘Gasoline Man’, ‘Skinflower’ and the title track became timeless classics.
The Young Gods released many more longplayers over time and it will be February 22nd that will bring a new record up to surface. ‘Date Mirage Tangram’ will come via TwoGentlemen / Rough Trade. Stay tuned for more.