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Industrial rock artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. List of good industrial rock bands includes a filter so you can sort by the groups’s label and what albums they've put out. This list of the top industrial rock bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. Industrial rock groups and artists are shown below along with any additional genres in which their music belongs. If available, you can also see information about where all industrial rock bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest industrial rock bands of all time, since the most famous industrial rock artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best industrial rock music.

You can click on the industrial rock band names to see more information about that particular notable industrial rock group. If they're near the top of the best industrial rock artist list, though, then they should have at least some information available. All the top industrial rock bands named on the list also have discographies on their pages if you click on the industrial rock band names themselves.

These artists, like Nine Inch Nails and Korn include images when available. Upvote your favorite artists because you love them. And they deserve it. And so do you. Also, you should vote on artists like Ministry and Portishead, if you like them.

All important, significant and iconic names in industrial rock music history deserve your votes, so make sure to choose wisely. You can only vote once on this list.

The list includes all new industrial rock bands, and if there are any missing on the list, you can always add them yourself. Just make sure they aren't already on the list and check your spelling, because this is already an accurate compilation of the best examples of industrial rock, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into industrial rock music. Especially since the bands at the top of the list will at the very least be the best choices if you're looking for a list of good industrial rock bands with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent industrial rock bands.

This list answers the questions "who are the best industrial rock bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest industrial rock musician ever?"

If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular industrial rock bands that you might've heard of, but not really listened to closely enough to cast an informed vote.

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Nine Inch Nails is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Industrial Rock Bands
Nine Inch Nails Dark ambient, Industrial metal, Electronic music

2
107 43
Ministry is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Industrial Rock Bands
Ministry Doom metal, New Wave, Synthpop

3
92 34
Skinny Puppy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Industrial Rock Bands
Skinny Puppy Dark ambient, Synthpop, Industrial rock

4
104 42
KMFDM is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Industrial Rock Bands
KMFDM Electro-industrial, Electronic body music, Industrial metal

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69 21
Rammstein is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Industrial Rock Bands
Luìs Cesário added Rammstein Industrial metal, Gothic metal, Industrial music

6
95 51
Rob Zombie is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Industrial Rock Bands
Rob Zombie Horror punk, Noise rock, Nu metal

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96 52
Dope Stars Inc. is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Industrial Rock Bands
Dope Stars Inc. Gothic rock, Electronic body music, Industrial metal

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52 22
Killing Joke is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Industrial Rock Bands
Killing Joke Synthpop, New Wave, Industrial rock

9
36 11
Front 242 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Industrial Rock Bands
typo added Front 242 Electronic body music, Electronic music, Post-industrial music

10
56 27
Front Line Assembly is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Industrial Rock Bands
dan808 added Front Line Assembly Electro-industrial, Electronic body music, Industrial metal

11
47 22
Static‐X is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Industrial Rock Bands
dan808 added Static‐X Nu metal, Thrash metal, Industrial metal

12
60 33
White Zombie is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Industrial Rock Bands
White Zombie Horror punk, Noise rock, Industrial metal

13
56 30
The Prodigy is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Industrial Rock Bands
The Prodigy Synthpunk, Alternative hip hop, Electronic dance music

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45 22
Einstürzende Neubauten is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Industrial Rock Bands
Einstürzende Neubauten Dark ambient, Noise rock, Industrial rock

The Best Rock Vocalists

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29 10
London After Midnight is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Industrial Rock Bands
London After Midnight Gothic rock, Rock music, Industrial rock

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62 37
Trent Reznor is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Industrial Rock Bands
Trent Reznor Alternative hip hop, Dark ambient, Synthpop

17
39 21
The Birthday Massacre is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Industrial Rock Bands
The Birthday Massacre Synthpop, New Wave, Industrial rock

18
40 23
Revolting Cocks is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Industrial Rock Bands
Revolting Cocks Electronic body music, Industrial metal, Rock music

19
33 17
Apoptygma Berzerk is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Industrial Rock Bands
Apoptygma Berzerk Synthpop, Electro-industrial, Electronic body music

20
45 28
Dope is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Industrial Rock Bands
Dope Nu metal, Industrial metal, Rock music

21
42 28
Mindless Self Indulgence is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Industrial Rock Bands
Mindless Self Indulgence Synthpunk, Hip hop music, Dance-punk

The Best Opening Act You've Ever Seen

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25 14
OOMPH! is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Industrial Rock Bands
CarcharodonCarcharias added OOMPH! Post-metal, Electronic body music, Industrial metal

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15 5
Nitzer Ebb is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Industrial Rock Bands
Earl Strange added Nitzer Ebb Electro-industrial, Electronic body music, Rock music

24
29 18
Pain is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Industrial Rock Bands
Pain Electronic body music, Industrial metal, Rock music

25
30 19
Pigface is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Industrial Rock Bands
Pigface Rock music, Industrial rock, Industrial music

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21 11
Kidneythieves is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Industrial Rock Bands
Kidneythieves Trip hop, Industrial metal, Industrial rock

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23 13
Machines of Loving Grace is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Industrial Rock Bands
Machines of Loving Grace Industrial rock, Grunge, Industrial music

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36 26
Orgy is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Industrial Rock Bands
Orgy Synthpunk, Nu metal, Synthpop

The Best East Coast Rappers of All Time

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32 23
Laibach is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Industrial Rock Bands
Laibach Neoclassical Dark Wave, Industrial metal, Rock music

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21 13
Emigrate is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Industrial Rock Bands
Emigrate Industrial metal, Industrial rock, Heavy metal

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24 16
16 Volt is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Industrial Rock Bands
16 Volt Industrial metal, Industrial rock, Industrial music

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26 18
Gravity Kills is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Industrial Rock Bands
Gravity Kills Nu metal, Industrial metal, Industrial rock

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11 4
Lords of Acid is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Industrial Rock Bands
Earl Strange added Lords of Acid Acid house, Electronic body music, Rave music

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16 10
Circle of Dust is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Industrial Rock Bands
Circle of Dust Thrash metal, Gothic rock, Industrial metal

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24 18
1000 Homo DJs is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Industrial Rock Bands
1000 Homo DJs Industrial rock, Industrial music

Great One Hit Wonder Artists of the '90s

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18 13
Sister Machine Gun is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Industrial Rock Bands
Sister Machine Gun Post-industrial music, Industrial rock, Industrial music

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17 12
Bile is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Industrial Rock Bands
Bile Industrial metal, Industrial rock, Industrial music

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27 22
Hanzel und Gretyl is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Industrial Rock Bands
Hanzel und Gretyl Electro-industrial, Industrial metal, Electro

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25 21
MDFMK is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Industrial Rock Bands
MDFMK Industrial rock, Industrial music

40
21 17
Pitchshifter is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Industrial Rock Bands
Pitchshifter Nu metal, Industrial metal, Electronic music

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23 20
Deadstar Assembly is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Industrial Rock Bands
Deadstar Assembly Industrial metal, Industrial rock, Synth rock

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21 18
Powerman 5000 is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Industrial Rock Bands
Powerman 5000 Nu metal, Rock music, Industrial rock

The Greatest One-Hit Wonder Songs of the 70s

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10 7
Garbage is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Industrial Rock Bands
Earl Strange added Garbage

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6 3
Grendel is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Industrial Rock Bands
Earl Strange added Grendel Electro-industrial, Electronic body music, Post-industrial music

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61 61
DreDDup is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Industrial Rock Bands
DreDDup Rock music, Industrial rock, Industrial music

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8 6
Joy Division is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Industrial Rock Bands
Earl Strange added Joy Division Punk rock, Post-punk

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18 17
The Young Gods is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Industrial Rock Bands
The Young Gods Dark ambient, Post-industrial music, Industrial rock

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17 16
Skold is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Industrial Rock Bands
Skold Electro-industrial, Industrial metal, Industrial rock

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16 15
Terminal Choice is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Industrial Rock Bands
Terminal Choice Electro-industrial, Electronic body music, Industrial metal

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14 13
Argyle Park is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Industrial Rock Bands
Argyle Park Industrial metal, Worldbeat, Industrial rock