Consolidated returns after 25-year hiatus

Based on their new video “Capitalism,” they still have a lot to say.


Two of the founding members of the industrial activist group Consolidated, Adam Sherburne and Mark Pistel, have reunited and recorded new music together for the first time in 25 years.

They’ve just released a new song and music video called “Capitalism” that covers a ton of recent events, including the coronavirus pandemic. Watch it below.

On Facebook, they write: “Consolidated still is: an American radical activist music group with dance/industrial/hip-hop/hard rock and funk with mixtures and live instruments. music including politically radical lyrics + innovative sonic collages.”

Consolidated was primarily active in the early ’90s. I saw them perform at The Masquerade in Atlanta, and they passed around a mic in the audience to let people make comments, usually political, that fired up the crowd. Their best-known songs are “Consolidated,” “Tool and Die,” and “You Suck.”

Welcome back.

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