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About Genitorturers



The Genitorturers are an industrial metal/industrial rock band from the United States, with influences extending into the 1990s hardcore punk and electronic music. They proclaim themselves to be "The World's Sexiest Rock Band".

Originating in Orlando, Florida, the band was founded by lead singer Gen while attending pre-med. The Genitorturers made their debut and progressed in the 1990s Florida "hardcore" music scene, with contemporary bands such as Marilyn Manson and the Spooky Kids, who would also become a success in later years. According to the band's official biography, "What emerged would be a band that would go beyond shaking up the house that 'Mickey' built and extend to paving the way and breaking ground for performance based music artists thereafter worldwide".

The Genitorturers were initially called The Festering Genitorturers, comprising band members Marisa (vocals), Yvonne (guitar), Gen (bass), Larry (guitar) and Mike (drums). Their first performance was at the Ocean Club in Cocoa Beach, Florida, in late 1986. Also on the bill was Declared Ungovernable, Belching Penguins, and The Rhythm Pigs.

In 1993, IRS Records owner Miles Copeland (who had discovered and nurtured careers for bands such as The Police, Sting, R.E.M., The Go-Go's, The Bangles and Concrete Blonde) sent his assistant Nick Turner (former drummer for Lords of the New Church) to see the band perform. The quality of the performance, as well as their musical style containing fused elements of hardcore punk, metal and industrial electronics, led them to a record contract. Soon after that, they would record 120 Days of Genitorture. After recording this album, Morbid Angel bassist/vocalist David Vincent (Gen's husband) joined the Genitorturers on bass. He left Morbid Angel in 1995, after the album Domination, to join his wife's band.

The band has extensively toured the United States, Japan, and Europe, and is internationally renowned for its exploits, pornographic show content, and unique style of music.

The Flesh is the Law EP includes the track "Lecher Bitch", which was also included in the November 2004 video game Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines. Earlier releases included Machine Love, which contains a cover of Divinyls' hit "I Touch Myself", which was produced by Dave Ogilvie and Rob Zombie producer Scott Humphrey.

In 2006, they toured Australia with Dead Inside the Chrysalis.

In the fall of 2007, they released their live DVD Live in Sin, also selling autographed copies on eBay. They announced on their MySpace and their website that their new album, titled Blackheart Revolution, would be available in 2009

Source: Wikipedia.org, 2011

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