Noise Unit is a Canadian industrial band, founded by Bill Leeb of Front Line Assembly as a side project. The band has seen several changes in line-up, with Bill Leeb being the only permanent member.
|Origin||Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada|
|Genres||Industrial, EBM, electro-industrial, goa trance|
|Labels||Wax Trax!, Antler-Subway, Dossier, Cleopatra, Off Beat, Metropolis|
|Associated acts||Conjure One, Cyberaktif, Decree, Delerium, Equinox, Fauxliage, Fear Factory, Front Line Assembly, Haujobb, Intermix, Klinik, Left Spine Down, Pro>Tech, Skinny Puppy, Stiff Valentine, Synæsthesia, Will|
|Past members||Rhys Fulber|
Craig Joseph Huxtable
Noise Unit's first album, Grinding into Emptiness, arose from the collaboration between Leeb and Marc Verhaeghen of Belgian industrial band Klinik. It was released in 1989 through Wax Trax! and Antler-Subway.
The 1990 album Response Frequency included Rhys Fulber. After the completion of the album, Verhaeghen left Noise Unit for several years. Fulber remained with the band for the next three releases, including the contemporary techno album Decoder in 1995.
In May 2020, it was announced that Rhys Fulber and Bill Leeb were working on a new Noise Unit album, the first in 15 years.
- Grinding Into Emptiness (1989, Wax Trax!, Antler-Subway)
- Response Frequency (1990, Antler-Subway)
- Strategy of Violence (1992, Dossier, Cleopatra)
- Decoder (1995, Dossier, Cleopatra)
- Drill (1996, Off Beat, Metropolis)
- Voyeur (2005, Metropolis)
- "Deceit" / "Struktur" (1989, Wax Trax!, Antler-Subway)
- "Agitate" / "In Vain" (1990, Antler-Subway)
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