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The Young Gods
Origin Geneva, Switzerland
Genres Post-industrial
Industrial rock
Years active 1985 – present
Labels Ipecac Recordings
Franz Treichler
Alain Monod
Bernard Trontin
Former members
Cesare Pizzi
Patrice Bagnoud
Urs Hiestand
For the Marvel Comics group, see Young Gods (comics). Young Gods is also the name of an album by the rock band Little Angels. For the movie from Finland see Young Gods (film)

The Young Gods (TYG) is a Swiss Post-industrial band. The band's lineup has generally consisted of a vocalist, a sampler operator and a drummer. Their instrumentation often includes sampled electric guitars, drums, keyboards, and other samples. The lyrics are a mix of English, French and a bit of German.



Their name is taken from an early EP by the no wave/industrial rock band Swans. Artists influenced by The Young Gods include Mike Patton, Sepultura, The Edge (as stated in U2 by U2), Devin Townsend, Econoline Crush and David Bowie; asked in 1995 if his album Outside was influenced by Nine Inch Nails, he answered: "No. I was influenced by a Swiss band called The Young Gods."
Roli Mosimann of Swans works with them as producer.

In 2007 they did a Take-Away Show acoustic video session.

Notable hits are: "Did You Miss Me?", "Envoyé!", "Longue Route", "Skinflowers", and "Kissing the Sun".

Previous and current members are:

  • Vocals: Franz Treichler (aka Franz Muse, the only constant member)
  • Keyboard: Cesare Pizzi (former member), Alain Monod (aka Al Comet, current member)
  • Drums: Patrice Bagnoud (aka Frank Bagnoud, former member), Urs "Üse" Hiestand (former member), Bernard Trontin (current member)



Studio albums

Title Year Label
The Young Gods 1987 Wax Trax!
L'Eau Rouge 1989 PIAS
T.V. Sky 1992 PIAS
Only Heaven 1995 Interscope
Second Nature 2000 Ipecac
Super Ready/Fragmenté 2007 Ipecac

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