Marc Heal

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Marc Heal is an English musician, TV producer and writer. He is best known as an Industrial music artist of the 1990s, noted for mixing metal and techno with more traditional Industrial sounds. His extrovert onstage behaviour was unusual in the generally downbeat Industrial genre.

His most influential project was Cubanate, founded 1992 with Graham Rayner, Phil Barry and Steve Etheridge. Cubanate made four albums. Their final release, Interference, came out in 1998.

Heal first surfaced supporting Gary Numan in 1987 with Westwon. Later, signed with Cubanate to legendary Chicago industrial label Wax Trax!, he also participated in several side projects like C-Tec (with Jean-Luc De Meyer from Front 242), and Ashtrayhead. During the 1990s he was also involved in game music with contributions to Command & Conquer, Wing Commander: Prophecy and the best-selling Sony PlayStation console game Gran Turismo. His music has appeared in The Sopranos and Mortal Kombat. Heal has also collaborated with Martin Atkins, Rhys Fulber, Doug Martin, Julian Beeston (ex -Nitzer Ebb), Cobalt 60, and KMFDM. His other music production credits include the first single ("Thumper" 2000) for UK metallers Raging Speedhorn. Heal was also a collaborator on Raymond Watts' Pigmartyr album (2004) and was credited on indie - pop act Rubicks "I See You" release - an NME Single Of The Week in November 2004.

After a 15 year gap, in April 2015 Heal released the Compound Eye Sessions EP on Armalyte Records, a joint production with long time collaborator, Raymond Watts (aka PIG). The EP credited Heal as MC Lord Of The Flies. After the end of Cubanate and the final C-Tec album in 2000, Heal retired from public performance. He has not played live since a European tour with Fear Factory in 1999. However, the Chicago Cold Waves festival announced that Cubanate would be playing in Chicago in September 2016. Armalyte also flagged that a new solo single, "Adult Fiction" was due to be released October 6th 2016, followed by an album, entitled "The Hum" in November 2015.

A book by Marc Heal called “The Sussex Devils” was published by Unbound October 2015 and distributed by Penguin Random House. Heal now lives in Singapore. He has worked in television and is credited as the Executive Producer of the 2013 BBC World News documentary, "Changing Fortunes".

Personal life[edit]

Marc Heal studied politics at the University of Leicester, where he also edited the student newspaper, The Ripple between 1983 and 1984.

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  1. ^ Heal, Marc. "Reposting this...". Official Cubanate on Facebook. Retrieved 22 July 2012.