About

The Chaos Engine were an industrial pop band that existed from December 1993 until March 2007. They played hundreds of gigs in the UK, hit stages in Montreal, Belgium and Australia and released 3 full length albums & one album-length single.

There is a suspicious amount of residual interest in The Chaos Engine, and so by popular demand the annals of the internet have been scoured to bring you The Chaos Engine Museum – a glorified scrapbook of audio recordings, photographs of band members in a variety of ill-considered stage outfits, and quite possibly libellous interviews and gig reports.

Since The Chaos Engine are now permanently retired for tax purposes, all previously released Chaos Engine music is now being released for free, on a Creative Commons / Do What Thou Wilt licensing agreement. Entire albums and single tracks can be downloaded and each album has its own audio player. Archive material is currently being uncovered from lofts & spare rooms of parents of band members and prised out of the hands of drunk people who are now realising the intrinsic value of this work is less than the effort required to hoard it. All of these recordings will be digitally remastered in glorious stereo improving on some poor mixing choices made whilst drunk where possible.

For those new to the party, those living in rural areas with limited internet connectivity or sufferers of ADHD, The Chaos Engine will be releasing a compilation called Component, which will act as a best of/greatest hits (delete both as not applicable) and is an ideal introduction to a band that you should have been paying attention to more than a decade ago but missed out on for various, possibly legitimate reasons.

Those wonderful souls who cheered on The Chaos Engine, bought the t-shirt, participated in the drinking games and the unlucky dip and received battle-scars in mosh pits will find much to reminisce over in here. You may spot yourself in one of the photos or videos, or use the gig list as an aide-memoire to see when you contracted that strange rash that still troubles you to this very day. You may even hear yourself on one of the bootlegs or singing the OO-Arrs of a chorus. It’s an odd kind of fame, but it still counts.

This museum is a living, breathing (if slow-moving) beast. If you have photos, anecdotes, reviews or memorabilia to share, please send it to us – if you’re polite enough to submit it, we’re shameless enough to find a way to display it. Who knows, we may be able to help you rekindle a romance or help you make that missed connection (but we’ll leave the sticky details to Match.com)

Thanks for visiting. This adventure really helps the band members come to terms with their day-jobs and alzheimers.