Industrial Sound Machine is my main musical project, with six albums and a free 4 track E.P. It's metal and industrial, influenced by Nine Inch Nails, Black Sabbath, Pantera, Ministry and Depeche Mode. My approach involves using many different types of distortion and other effects to create a sound that is as heavy as possible while still retaining a sense of dynamics, space and atmosphere in the mixes. Depeche Mode may seem like a strange influence on metal/industrial but many of their songs are very dark, discordant and industrial in tone. They frequently ran synthesizers through guitar amps to add grit and distortion and made much use of sampling to add a music concrete element. The power chords and detuning I use on these albums are influenced by, amongst others, the other four above artists.

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