This is like the EDM, Metal and Alt-Country thread, save for the fact that there may be precedents in earlier threads, but they have seemed to die unfair deaths. We are going to be a bit broad in this thread, this thread includes Industrial, Post-Industrial and other consequent genres (gabber, industrial metal, power noise, EBM, new beat) and the necessary antecedents (brutalism.)
Let's start things off with quintessential industrial: Throbbing Gristle.
You post SPK, I'll post an antecedent. An early example of noise rock, probably one of the first decent examples of such, came out the same year as the co-worker Delia Derbyshire put out her most famous track. 1963.
Nope, going to get the binge over now before I do it later. This band is from Edmonton and their earlier works were not on a label and so are difficult to track down. When they were getting released on label, they had settled on the death trance sound. I caught them live as they were making this transition.
I do like the latest from SP. cEvin Key knows my brother by his first name. He flew from NY to Japan just to check out cK's DJ show in Japan last spring. And again he flew out to LA to see SP and hung out with the band until 4 or 5 in the morning until they called cab for him to go back to LAX.
i remember watching this group form. Scott Fox and friends decided to create a smaller, cozier - if there can be such thing - rivethead bar in Edmonton, all the while forming this band. There would be a couple bands formed at this bar, including my friend Scott (lots of Scotts in the industrial scene here. . . weird.)
I tend to get the sense that Orgy is the Nickleback of industrial, at minimum they seem pretty watered down. They were a guilty pleasure of mine for a while, especially in the fall. For reasons I can't explain I've always found Candyass is an ideal album to listen to while raking leaves. Time to rake the trillions of leaves in the yard? Better go get my Orgy CD!
I had a few very forgettable albums by low-level industrial bands I got on super-discount clearance. Only one I remember was by a group called Plan B I can't even find in Google. I was never able to really get into the genre, probably because I was a cheapskate about it.
That Zombie Girl track up there is intriguing though.
Down in the basement, I've got a Craftsman lathe. Show it to the children when they misbehave.