Originally released on September 12, 1988, VIVIsectVI (pronounced “vivisect six”) was Skinny Puppy’s fourth studio album. Despite tackling controversial topics like animal rights, chemical warfare, and environmental waste, VIVIsectVI was well-received. It spawned two singles, “Censor”, which was released on the album as “Dogshit”, and “Testure”, which was the band’s only song to chart on Billboard’s Dance Club Songs. The album was supported by a theatrically involved tour with Nine Inch Nails as the opening act. Since its release, VIVIsectVI has garnered critical acclaim and recognition as a landmark release in industrial and electronic music.