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Electronica / Industrial Brooklyn, NY  US
The Back Your Knife Forgot
The Back Your Knife Forgot
If You Aren't Angry - You Aren't Paying Attention
If You Aren't Angry - You Aren't Paying Attention


Abstinence - THE BACK YOUR KNIFE FORGOT [promovideo]


  • 2013

    Sep 22

    New York, NY, US | 7:00pm

    Christian Death formed at the forefront of the goth/death rock music movement in 1979. Abstinence began during the early years of the industrial music movement in 1985. Both maintain their musical drive and unshakable focus on portraying [y]our world with the blinders off.

  • 2013

    Jul 13

    New Jersey, NJ, US | 8:00pm

    The Brighton Bar, Long Branch NJ

  • 2013

    Jul 13

    Long Branch, NJ, US | 7:00pm

    Leaked documents have confirmed that DAA Entertainment, s6k Arts, s6k Entertainment, and the Brighton Bar will be presenting "INDUSTRIAL MAYHEM." * JULY 13TH 2013 @ THE BRIGHTON BAR 121 BRIGHTON AVE., LONG BRANCH, NJ 7pm DOORS = 18 to think and 21 to drink * Featuring the first full-scale performance of Abstinence [www.s6k.com/abstinence] in 17 years. Documents also confirm Cenotype [www.cenotype.com] will be performing. We have confirmed Evan Michelson [Oddities/Killer Weasel] will return to the stage with chaos maven Darryl Hell [Abstinence/Operation:Mindwipe]. This will be only the second live performance of MAM and the first club performance. Daughter Vision and Evan Russell Saffer will bring their sounds to the stage. * For a first in NJ, and most places throughout the US, Sonic Warriors United will be dj'ing LIVE from their bunker in Germany http://bit.ly/174aKTj to the dance floor of the legendary Brighton Bar in Long Branch, NJ. The Brighton Bar has been the home of original, underground, eclectic and hardcore music and art since the early days of the U.S. punk movement.


  • Darryl Hell [screen shot from DoA Video]
  • John Bechdel [screen shot from DoA Video]


Sounds Like: MEAT BEAT MANIFESTO (official), Skinny Puppy, tackhead, Einsturzende Neubauten, Public Enemy

Bio: Since 1985, Abstinence has created experimental industrial music that follows in the traditions of the Beats, the Dada movement, the Futurists, the raw vision of punk rock, the origins of industrial music, the freedom of the experimental art movement and the eternal global human rights art moveme...See Full Bio




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