The Visual Power of Industrial Music: Live Photos of Nine Inch Nails, Skinny Puppy, Ministry, Filter, and More

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Industrial Photo Gallery
Photos by Raymond Ahner; Artwork by Steven Fiche

    Consequence’s Industrial Week continues with a gallery of notable industrial acts in concert from Heavy Consequence photographer Raymond Ahner. Keep up with all of our Industrial Week content, including our Best Industrial Albums of All Time list, and check back for more lists, artist-curated features, essays, and more.

    As much as industrial music is an aural experience, it’s also a visual one. Many of the genre’s acts present stunning stage performances — whether it be dazzling backdrops, entrancing light shows, or striking outfits — as they bring their dynamic music to a live setting.

    From the mesmerizing feeling of a Nine Inch Nails show to the full-on assault of a Ministry set to the dance-club vibe of a My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult gig, industrial concerts offer a wide range of experiences.


    Heavy Consequence photographer Raymond Ahner has been capturing industrial bands in their concert glory for years, and, in celebration of Industrial Week, he is sharing a gallery of live shots featuring several prominent acts.

    Along with the aforementioned bands, you’ll see photos of Skinny Puppy, Front 242, Nitzer Ebb, Front Line Assembly, Killing Joke, Youth Code, Filter, Throbbing Gristle, Swans, Godflesh, and more.

    Flip through industrial’s finest in the gallery below, and stay tuned for more Industrial Week content in the coming days.

    -Heavy Consequence Staff

    Photo Gallery – Industrial Music Acts in Concert by Raymond Ahner (click to expand and scroll through):