|Origin||Washington D.C., United States|
|1989-1997, 2004-2012, 2018-present|
Chemlab is an American industrial rock band formed in Washington D.C., in 1989 by Dylan Thomas More, Joe Frank, and Jared Louche (then known as Hendrickson). Influenced by the pioneers of the industrial genre, such as Throbbing Gristle, Chemlab mixed experimental sounds with rock and metal, which they dubbed "Angel-Dustrial". They released their first EP 10 Ton Pressure, parted ways with Frank and moved to New York City, their base for the duration of their career. The band toured with acts such as White Zombie, KMFDM, Nine Inch Nails, 16volt, and GWAR.
After releasing the albums Burn Out At The Hydrogen Bar and East Side Militia on Fifth Colvmn Records, Chemlab broke up in 1997 and then reformed in 2004 to release an album entitled Oxidizer with Jared as the only original member. After a seven-year hiatus from the stage, Jared recreated Chemlab and, with a backing band composed of the members of electro-industrial group mindFIELD performed a one-off show in Boston, Massachusetts in August 2005. The band played another one-off show, this time in New York City on January 7, 2006. A third show in San Francisco on March 17, 2006, saw the band joined by fellow coldwave bands Babyland and Deathline International. The band has recently played at the Detroit Electronic Music Festival and the Blacksun Festival.
In late 2007, the band toured the US for the first time in eight years, with the supporting line-up of multi-instrumentalist/programmer Gabriel Shaw (mindFIELD), Wade Alin (Christ Analogue) and Jason Bazinet (SMP).
Jared Louche announced on stage during a performance on September 7, 2012 in Chicago, that it would be the band's final show.
In the spring of 2018, it was announced that Chemlab would return for Coldwaves VII in Chicago, New York and Los Angeles to perform Burn Out at the Hydrogen Bar in its entirety to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the album's release. The band also performed a number of other standalone shows.