Dec 2013 02

The Brighton Dome, Brighton, UK, 2013/11/18
 
Gary Numan - Live in Brighton, UK, 2013

 

Gary Numan – one of the most influential performers in modern music, and one of the few to successfully transition from early new wave beginnings into the darker territories of industrial rock. Since the mid ’90s, Numan’s bleakly atmospheric, guitar-driven music has touched on themes far more introspective and anti-religious, though he has remained a pioneering voice in electronic music for more than three decades. With this year’s release of Splinter (Songs from a Broken Mind), reportedly his highest charting album since 1983, Numan embarked on a tour of the UK with plans to continue into Israel and Europe in 2014. Here, ReGen is proud to feature this contribution from Jimmy Barnes and photographer Gem Redford covering Numan’s performance at the Brighton Dome. [..]

Nov 2013 27

The Independent, San Francisco, CA, 2013/11/14
 
KMFDM - Live in San Francisco, 2013

 

After releasing the album KUNST and wrapping up a tour during the early half of this year, one would think that the prolific Käpt’n K and company would take a considerable hiatus to recover from their hectic schedule, but then a second North American Tour, We Are KMFDM, was announced and it became apparent that the industrial rock colossuses didn’t quite get its fill of making venue walls quiver via the signature Ultra-Heavy Beat. With nearly 30 years under its tactical belt and zero signs of slowing down, allied with opener tribal/industrial drum act CHANT, KMFDM once again set sights on striking one of America’s major arteries with a virulence that seems almost impossible to stop. [..]

Nov 2013 27

Elysium, Austin, TX, 2013/11/09
 
KMFDM - Live in Austin, 2013

 

The Ultra-Heavy Beat marches on! The everlasting industrial superpower KMFDM returned to Texas barely seven months after prior appearances earlier in 2013. And just like the previous tour, KMFDM brought the familiar tribal/industrial sidekick CHANT to get the festivities started. The We Are KMFDM tour didn’t stop in Dallas this time, so this writer traveled down to Elysium in Austin, TX to witness the mayhem. The one-two punch of KMFDM and CHANT did not disappoint and made the cross-state travel worth it. [..]

Nov 2013 27

Terminal West, Atlanta, GA, 2013/11/04
 
KMFDM - Live in Baltimore, 2013

 

A chilly night in Atlanta, GA did not stop a rampant amount of energy from flowing through the air toward Terminal West, the site where industrial veterans KMFDM and relative newcomers CHANT were preparing to unleash complete destruction onstage. [..]

Nov 2013 27

Rams Head Live, Baltimore, MD, 2013/11/02
 
KMFDM - Live in Baltimore, 2013

 

As Baltimore’s list of reliable venues capable of supporting large scale tours seems to have diminished greatly in the last few years, Rams Head Live remains a beacon of hope, providing a quality space for every hard rocker’s needs. Among the hardest rocking bands operating right now is KMFDM, the multinational Ultra-Heavy Beat collective that has for 29 years been at the forefront of the industrial rock scene. Having released the KUNST album and embarked on a full scale tour of the U.S. in the spring of 2013, the We Are KMFDM tour was a perhaps unexpected but certainly welcome thank you from the band to the fans, hitting several cities that were missed the last time around. As on the last tour, joining KMFDM was Texas tribal/industrial act CHANT, having made quite an impression on the KUNST tour and proving to be one of the most visually stunning and aurally powerful shows around. [..]

Nov 2013 15

Elektrowerkz, London, UK, 2013/09/28

 

It’s an event that has been brewing for awhile now, gaining its momentum via the dedicated e-zine sponsors, fuelled by the commitment of its organizers, and like a sonic pandemic spreading through the industrial community and the social media. First announced all the way back in February, with Uberbyte headlining, the show seemed all but lost when Sheffield’s finest pulled out. Thankfully, the already impressive roster of up-and-coming genre natives found the foster siblings in the shape of Italian duo XP8 [..]

Nov 2013 11

Chicago, IL, Lincoln Hall, 05/02/2013

 

Heralded by many as the best alternative to the alternative, IAMX made quite a splash this past spring on the band’s North American Animal Impulses tour. Not quite falling into any particular niche or category, Chris Corner and his band of musical misfits brought to the Windy City their own particular brand of rock & roll, complete with a visual extravaganza to rival the biggest selling acts in modern music. Capturing the performance was ReGen Magazine associate Katherine Gaines of Ambient Eye Photography, showing you just what you missed if you didn’t catch the visual tour-de-force that is an IAMX live performance. [..]

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