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Coil
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Alternative Name Black Light District
ELpH
Sickness of Snakes
The Eskaton
Time Machines
Past Group Members John Balance
Peter Christopherson
Stephen Thrower
Drew McDowall
William Breeze
Thighpaulsandra
Ossian Brown
Music Genre (Text) Avant-garde
experimental
industrial
post-industrial
noise
electronic
neoclassical
ambient
Music Genre Electronic
Clinical
Origin London, England
Year(s) Active 1982–2004
Record Label Some Bizzare
Threshold House
Eskaton
Chalice
Solar Lodge
Official Websites thresholdhouse.com
Associated Acts Throbbing Gristle
Psychic TV
The Threshold HouseBoys Choir
Zos Kia
Soisong
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Coil was an English cross-genre, experimental music group formed in 1982 by John Balance—later credited as "Jhonn Balance"—and his life partner and collaborator 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.

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