Kraftwerk

German electronic band Kraftwerk are one of the most iconic and influential bands of the genre. Their music has influenced even pop-music today and are absolute pioneers of modern music. They have been active since 1970 and still exist today. Their most popular songs are Das Model and Autobahn. 

Rammstein

Another German band, Rammstein is one of the biggest industrial metal acts on the planet. People around the world love their filthy songs, even if we can’t all understand them as most are in the German language. This band is quite interesting to watch with extreme pyrotechnics and amazing showmanship. This is one concert you don’t want to miss. 

Nine Inch Nails

Trent Reznor is Nine Inch Nails, perhaps the most popular industrial rock band in the world. Nine Inch Nails has varied their music styles a lot over the years, from poppy 80s synth at the bigging to much darker and more aggressive stuff later and even some instrumental albums. A lot of this music is very experimental and so is the marketing of Nine Inch Nails

Gorillaz

What is a virtual band? This band is made up of animated characters and was formed in 1998 by musician Damon Albarn and artist Jamie Hewlett. This band is known for their animated music videos and futuristic hologram concerts. Does this band challenge the concepts of what actually makes a band? As many change band members all the time. What if the band isn’t even real at all? 

New Order

Made from the remnants of Joy Division after singer Ian Curtis killed himself, New Order went into a far more happy and dancy direction. Their electronic pop music has truly stood the test of time and is a great influence to many great artists. 

Who are some other great electronic bands?

Eurythmics, Soft Cell, Nero, ODESZA, Front 242, Hot Chip, Crystal Castles, Swedish House Mafia, VNV Nation, Apoptygma Berzerk, Assemblage 23, Knife Party, The Prodigy, Depeche Mode, Tangerine Dream, Devo, Air, The Chemical Brothers are all notable mentions that are worth checking out if you are a fan of electronic music. 

 

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