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Top 11 Influential Minds of Industrial Metal

on August 28, 2014, 3:00pm
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9. Kevin Ogilvie (Skinny Puppy)

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Known by most as Nivek Ogre of the industrial band Skinny Puppy, Ogilvie makes this list by association and by reputation. As a political voice, Ogilvie is outspoken and constantly champions the legalization of marijuana (a hint of industrial’s philosophical origins). As a vocalist and member of Skinny Puppy, Nivek Ogre infused the band’s live shows with horror make-up and special effects of all sorts. According to some sources, Ogilvie toned down his horror movie appearance due to recovering from a heroin addiction which had killed his band mate Dwayne Goettel. The reasoning for not taking up this part of his persona later on? Based on Ogilvie’s words, Marilyn Manson had popularized the image. As Skinny Puppy’s success and influence on industrial metal was spearheaded by Ogilvie, he earns a spot on this list – not to mention his work on the side project Rx with Pigface co-founder Martin Atkins and (no doubt motivated by his sense of performance art) a role as Pavi Largo in Eli Roth’s Repo!: The Genetic Opera.

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