Sturm emerged out of the real underground from concrete ruins of Soviet Latvia in April 1998 with a series of legendary parties, involving local noise artists and porn/shock performances. By the time it was the only industrial event in the Baltic region, reviving memories of the early 90's when a semi-legal club "Next" in a medieval basement was the place for untamed punk, metal, industrial and darkwave nights. The movement has retained it's uncompromising stance and attitude throughout those years. Sturm releases Latvian industrial and dark ambient related musicians since 2000 and has been hosting industrial gatherings at Sturm headquarters in ex-factory "Elektra", as well as established own industrial club in an underground fallout shelter in downtown Riga ('Sturm Bunker'), until it was shut down by the police. Today Sturm still releases new music and hosts gatherings for industrial people with live performances by local and guest projects, hailing to industrial subculture and underground electronica.