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The New Blockaders

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Beginning in the early 1980s, The New Blockaders' debut, 'Changez Les Blockeurs' (1982) has been cited as, 'The first true Noise record of the modern era' (Ron Lessard, RRRecords.) 'Live At Morden Tower' (1983) and 'Pulp' (a collaboration with David Jackman / Organum, 1984) were also very influential, having influenced Japanoise giants Merzbow, Hijo Kaidan, Incapacitants, Hanatarash, and countless others.

More recently, TNB's influence has transcended the Noise genre, with many Noise Rock / Noisecore / Thrashnoise artists also citing TNB as an influence. In fact, today you'd be hard pressed to name any Noise artist or group who hasn't in some way (either knowingly or unknowingly) been influenced by The New Blockaders. TNB have been classified as everything from Neo-Futurist, to Industrial, to Post-Industrial, although they prefer to distance themselves from all genres. Their music (or, more accurately, anti-music) has been described as Pure Sonic Nihilism. TNB reject not only music but also art, anti-art, and anything else you care to mention.They, more than any other, define the essence of true Noise music both in art and in act.

Collaborations with Nurse With Wound, Coil, Organum, Das Synthetische Mischgewebe, Kommissar Hjuler, Raymond Dijkstra, Gosplan Trio, The Haters, Merzbow, and Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore has helped introduce TNB to a very diverse audience.

NOTE: DO NOT ADD ANY MEMBERS TO THIS GROUP. All other artists who are 'members' of TNB for a particular release should be listed in the Extra Artist field on the release.

Sites:thenewblockaders.org.uk , Facebook , X
Members:Philip Rupenus, Richard Rupenus
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