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Coil

Coil was an English cross-genre, experimental music group formed in 1982 by John Balance—later credited as "Jhonn Balance"—and his partner Peter Christopherson, aka "Sleazy". The duo worked together on a series of releases before Balance chose the name Coil, which he claimed to be inspired by the omnipresence of the coil's shape in nature. Today, Coil remains one of the most influential and best-known industrial music groups.

The group's first official release as Coil was a 1984 12" album titled How to Destroy Angels released on the Belgian Les Disques du Crépuscule's subla ...read more

Coil was an English cross-genre, experimental music group formed in 1982 by John Balance—later credited as "Jhonn Balance"—and his partner Peter Christopherson, aka "Sleazy". The duo worked together on a series of releases before Balance chose the name Coil, which he claimed to be inspired by the omnipresence of the coil's shape in nature. Today, Coil remains one of the most influential and best-known industrial music groups.

The group's first official release as Coil was a 1984 12" album titled How to Destroy Angels released on the Belgian Les Disques du Crépuscule's sublabel LAYLAH Antirecords. Following the 12"s success, Some Bizarre Records produced two albums, Scatology, Horse Rotorvator and Coil departed SomeBizzare Label and Produced Love's Secret Domain, which met with little commercial success, but were praised as innovative due to their blend of industrial music and acid house.

In 1985, the group began working on a series of soundtracks, amongst them music for the first Hellraiser movie based on the novel The Hellbound Heart by their acquaintance at that time, Clive Barker. The group's first live performance in 16 years occurred in 1999, and began a series of mini-tours that would last until 2004.

John Balance (1962–2004) died tragically in a drunken accident at his home on November 13th, 2004.

Peter Christopherson decided that, with the passing of John Balance, Coil would not continue.Peter Martin Christopherson died peacefully on November 25th, 2010 (aged 55). « hide

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LPs
Backwards
2015

4
11 Votes
The New Backwards
2008

4
36 Votes
The Ape Of Naples
2005

4.2
199 Votes
Black Antlers
2004

4.1
47 Votes
The Remote Viewer
2002

3.7
22 Votes
Moon's Milk (In Four Phases)
2002

4.2
20 Votes
Musick To Play In The Dark 2
2000

4
70 Votes
Constant Shallowness Leads To Evil
2000

3.7
16 Votes
Queens Of The Circulating Library
2000

4.3
4 Votes
Musick To Play In The Dark
1999

4.1
114 Votes
Astral Disaster
1999

3.8
19 Votes
Worship The Glitch
1995

4
17 Votes
The Angelic Conversation
1994

3.8
20 Votes
Stolen And Contaminated Songs
1992

3.7
15 Votes
Love's Secret Domain
1991

4
80 Votes
Gold Is The Metal (With The Broadest Shoulders)
1987

3.9
24 Votes
Horse Rotorvator
1986

4.2
182 Votes
Scatology
1984

3.7
71 Votes
EPs
Duplais Balance (Animal Are You?)
2006

3.5
1 Votes
The Restitution Of Decayed Intelligence
2003

4
3 Votes
Moon's Milk (In Four Phases) Bonus
2002

4.5
2 Votes
Winter Solstice
1999

4.3
3 Votes
Autumn Equinox
1998

4.5
3 Votes
Summer Solstice
1998

4.3
3 Votes
Spring Equinox
1998

4.3
3 Votes
Born Again Pagans
1994

3.5
1 Votes
NASA Arab / First Dark Ride
1994

4
2 Votes
Airborne Bells / Is Suicide A Solution?
1993

3.5
1 Votes
How To Destroy Angels (Remixes And Re-Recordings)
1992

3.6
11 Votes
The Snow
1991

3.5
1 Votes
Wrong Eye / Scope
1990

3.5
1 Votes
Windowpane
1990

3.5
1 Votes
The Wheel / The Wheal / Keelhauler
1987

3.5
1 Votes
The Unreleased Themes For Hellraiser
1987

4
3 Votes
The Anal Staircase
1986

3.5
4 Votes
Panic / Tainted Love
1985

4
1 Votes
How To Destroy Angels
1984

4.1
14 Votes
Live Albums
Colour Sound Oblivion
2010

4.5
1 Votes
Live In Porto
2006

3
1 Votes
...And The Ambulance Died In His Arms
2005

4.4
33 Votes
Selvaggina, Go Back Into the Woods
2004

4.3
2 Votes
Megalithomania!
2003

4
2 Votes
Live One
2003

5
2 Votes
Live Two
2003

5
2 Votes
Live Three
2003

4.3
2 Votes
Live Four
2003

4.6
8 Votes
Compilations
ANS
2004

3.9
8 Votes
Пособие Для Начинающих: Глас Сéребра
2001

4
1 Votes
Пособие Для Кончающих: Волос Злата
2001

4
1 Votes
Unnatural History III
1997

4.5
2 Votes
Unnatural History II
1995

4.8
2 Votes
Windowpane & The Snow
1995

3.5
1 Votes
Unnatural History (Compilation Tracks Compiled)
1990

4.5
2 Votes

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