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Single by Skinny Puppy
from the album VIVIsectVI
Released 1988
Format CD, 12"
Recorded 1988
Genre Industrial music
Length 23 min 26 s
Label Nettwerk/Capitol/EMI
Writer(s) Kevin Crompton, Dwayne Goettel, Dave Ogilvie, Kevin Ogilvie
Producer(s) Dave Ogilvie and cEvin Key
Skinny Puppy singles chronology
"Tin Omen"

"Testure" is a single by the band Skinny Puppy, taken from their 1988 album VIVIsectVI. The phrase is most likely a play on words (a literary device used frequently by vocalist Ogre) of the words 'Test' and 'Torture' and equates medical experimentation on live animals as being akin to torture. A music video was made for the single which featured a man who presumably abused his pet dog and, upon discovering its corpse, is taken away by some strangers who place him in a medical/torture test while interspersed are shots of actual animal testing footage.

Track listing[edit]

12"/CD release
No. Title Length
1. "Testure (12" Mix)"  
2. "Testure (S.F. Mix)"  
3. "The Second Opinion"  
4. "Serpents"  
3" CD release
No. Title Length
1. "Testure (12" Mix)"  
2. "Testure (S.F. Mix)"  
3. "Serpents"  
4. "Cage"  





  • Track 1 re-edited by Sir Arthur.
  • Additional production on track 2 by Greg Reely, with additional engineering by Adrian Sherwood. Remixed and re-edited by David Ogilvie and cEvin Key.

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1988) Peak
US Dance Club Songs (Billboard)[2] 19


  • Kern, Jay (2010). Skinny Puppy: The Illustrated Discography (Second Edition). Mythos Press. p. 80. 
  1. ^ "Horror Sampled". The Horror Section. 23 August 2015. Retrieved 23 August 2015. 
  2. ^ "Skinny Puppy – Chart history" Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs for Skinny Puppy. Retrieved June 21, 2014.

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