The Coil of Sihn

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The Coil of Sihn
Background information
Origin St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Genres Industrial rock
Years active 2002–present
Labels Forsaken Records
Members Sihn Starr Rossi

The Coil of Sihn is an American industrial rock act formed in St. Louis, Missouri in 2002 by Sihn Starr Rossi.

As its main producer, singer, songwriter, and instrumentalist, Rossi is the only official member of The Coil Of Sihn and remains solely responsible for its direction. COS's music straddles a wide range of genres, while retaining a characteristic sound using electronic instruments and processing. After recording a new album, Rossi usually assembles a live band to perform with him; this live component is a separate entity from The Coil Of Sihn in the recording studio. On stage, COS often employs spectacular visual elements to accompany its performances, which frequently culminate with the band destroying their instruments.

Sihn reports that from the age of four to sixteen he was abused and molested by many people, including members of his own family. With influences as diverse as Nine Inch Nails, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Judas Priest, ELO, Velvet Acid Christ, Marilyn Manson and Depeche Mode, Sihn dealt with his past by creating music, artwork, poetry, and prose:

"i use my scars to show people that have been through similar circumstances that you can have your own can have your own normal...what has been taken is great but, what can be taken back is far greater than..."[citation needed]


Sihn Starr Rossi is the only constant member of the band. When recording, Rossi performs on all the instruments and writes all of the lyrical content. He also creates all of the artwork for the album covers and controls the entire direction of the music.

On the 2009 release of These Closed Eyes, Rossi teamed up with producer Justin Fisher of SmithLee Productions in St. Louis, Missouri to produce that album.



  • 2002: Enter
  • 2004: My World
  • 2005: Through
  • 2009: These Closed Eyes.

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