Originating in Orlando Florida, Gen gave birth to the concept of Genitorturers while in college studying pre-med.
The Genitorturers cut their teeth, honing their music and live show initially in the early 90’s Florida “Hardcore” music scene. What emerged would be a band that would go beyond shaking up the house that “Mickey” built and extend to paving the way and breaking ground for performance based music artists thereafter worldwide.
In 1993 the band caught the ear of Miles Copeland owner of IRS records, who had discovered and created careers for acts like REM, GoGo’s, The Bangles, Concrete Blond and STING. He was drawn to the band whose live shows were becoming infamous regionally and quickly sent his assistant Nick Turner ( former drummer for Lords of the New Church) to Florida to check out the band. Upon witnessing the power of the bands live show which included a music style which crossed over from hardcore punk into metal with industrial electronic elements, the band was offered a record contract and set out to record “120 Days of Genitorture”.
Since their 1993 IRS Records debut release of “120 Days of Genitorture”, the band has been covered by many high profile media outlets. Television coverage has included features on VHI, Fox News, Hard Copy, HBO’s Real Sex and Playboy TV’s “SEXCETERA”.
With over 5,000 pages of articles, recent printmedia coverage has included a feature in Gene Simmons “Tongue” magazine and 12 pages in Hustler magazine.. the ONLY multi-page spread EVER with a rock band.
In addition, extensive touring in the U.S., Europe and JAPAN have garnered them a devoted fan base worldwide, a growing number of whom travel to repeat shows calling themselves “GENHEADS” or fight tooth and nail when the band auctions off their annual “EVENING OF TORTURE” on EBAY. Lead singer Gen has even been the subject of a British release feature film “Preaching to the Perverted” a fictional account exploring her life and exploits.
Today GENITORTURERS have succeeded in making believers of even the stodgiest music critics who prior to witnessing them live had all but written them off as some kind of gimmick….“Yes, they have their schtick……but can they play? You betcha!. Their hard driving yet brutally sexy rock and roll sucks you in.. and once you are there you are hooked!
The bands release “Flesh is the Law “ includes the track “Lecher Bitch” which was released worldwide on the videogame & soundtrack release “Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines”
Earlier releases have included the cd ” Machine Love” which includes an incredible remake of the Divinyl’s hit “Touch Myself” produced by Dave Ogilvie(Skinny Puppy, NIN) and Rob Zombie producer Scott Humphrey .