Thought Industry (1991 - 2002 (and beyond?)

(There's still tons of stuff on TI around, despite the site being long gone. This description is from wikipedia. someone please send a real one to cool @ leons temple . com (remove spaces))

American progressive metal band Thought Industry was formed in Kalamazoo, Michigan in 1989 by vocalist/bassist Brent Oberlin, drummer Dustin Donaldson (who formed I Am Spoonbender in 1997), guitarist Christopher Simmonds (aka Christopher Lee), and guitarist Steve Spaeth. Spaeth left the band due to internal conflicts with Simmonds and started the band Clockmaker. The position was filled by guitarist Paul Enzio in time for 1992's "Songs For Insects", their Metal Blade Records debut. This was followed up by the art-metal masterpiece "Mods Carve The Pig: Assassins, Toads and God's Flesh". 1996's "Outer Space Is Just a Martini Away" subsequently saw a significant change in the band's sound and lineup when Donaldson was replaced by ex-Clockmaker drummer Jared Bryant. Oberlin switched to guitar and Bassist Herb Ledbetter was added. Thought Industry continued to strip down their lineup and sound with 1997's moody "Black Umbrella", which saw the departure of Lee. Bryant, Enzio and Ledbetter also left the band in 1999 which prompted Oberlin to assemble an entirely new lineup for 2001's magnum opus "Short Wave on a Cold Day". Engineer Mike Roche, who recorded "Black Umbrella" and filled in on bass from time to time, was added as a full time guitarist along with drummer Cameron Taylor, bassist Mark Baldwin and guitarist/keyboardist Jeff Borkowski.

Lucky for everybody, TI's music is still widely available for sale and download. Links below!

  1. Whale - Live

LT EXCLUSIVE! THE SIGNING DEMOThis is the cassette demo that sold many (probably thousands?) copies and eventually was handed off from Jason Newstead to label guys, and arguably, started the real golden age in kzoo.

  1. Wishing Well
  2. Chalice Vermillion
  3. Red Bar
  4. The Flesh is Weak
  5. The Final Ballet

List below are Apple iTunes links to some TI albums

Shortwave on a Cold Day Thought Industry - Short Wave On a Cold Day

Recruited to do good deeds Thought Industry - Recruited to Do Good Deeds for the Devil

Black Umbrella Thought Industry - Black Umbrella


While not on iTunes, you can still buy a CD copy at Amazon and other places
Buy "Songs for Insects"
Buy Mods "Carve the Pig"
Buy "Outerspace is just a martini away"

- Gelatin/Metal 7"