Aug 2015 08

The State Theatre, Falls Church, VA – 07/31/2015
 
KMFDM - Salvation Tour 2015

 

There are few things more gratifying than when a band survives for any length of time despite overwhelming opposition from the natural flow of time – a flow that brings with it changes in technology, the industry, and the very audience. For over three decades, the Ultra-Heavy Beat has been going strong and with the 2015 Salvation tour, KMFDM is showing no signs of losing steam any time soon. [..]

Jun 2015 02

ColdWaves IV

 

When ReGen Magazine published its listing of the Top 20 Albums of 2014, featuring Cocksure’s much revered TVMALSV debut in the #2 position, Jason Novak referred to the list as “the stuff of intelligence, taste, and a great attitude towards edgy and dark music, crossing through different styles and sounds, all the while respecting a common theme.” This writer can think of no better description for a certain music festival spearheaded by Novak and WTII Records’ David Schock, held in Chicago every September as a celebration of the life of producer/musician Jamie Duffy and the music he loved and helped to create: ColdWaves. [..]

Jun 2015 02

The Fillmore, Silver Spring, MD – 05/05/2015
 
MINISTRY - From Beer to EternaTour

 

In 2009, MINISTRY embarked on the C.U.LaTour, riding on the wave of what was then purported to be the final album from the band, The Last Sucker. It perhaps might have been a fitting conclusion [..]

Jul 2014 20

The Masquerade, Atlanta, GA – 05/16/2014
 
VNV Nation in Atlanta, 2014 by Zak Vaudo

 

For the past 18 years, VNV Nation has engaged the world with its live performances. This year, the progenitors of futurepop and legends of electronic music completed yet another tour, supporting its most recent album, Transnational. As with the Automatic tour, the proceedings came to a close at the legendary Masquerade in Atlanta, GA, a longtime hub for the electronic/industrial genre. [..]

Jul 2014 14

Slimelight, London, UK – 05/10/2014
 
iVardensphere Logo

 

The true ingenuity behind the return of the seminal Canadian tribal/industrial outfit iVardensphere to London is not instantly apparent. Juggernaut Service’s Nick Quarm made sure behind the scenes, however, that this wasn’t just another trivial Saturday show filled with the usual pedestrian crowd pleasers. Instead, the night’s lineup consisted of the label’s very own loud and uncompromising Tapewyrm, Cease2Xist, System: FX, and Ruinizer. This already impressive set was then extended into the early morning hours by ESA (Electronic Substance Abuse) and Mono No Aware, making for a lengthy endurance run through the genre’s most danceable, most riveting, and most abrasive soundscapes. [..]

Jul 2014 14

Corporation, Sheffield, UK – 04/18-20/2014
 
Resistanz Festival 2014

 

This year’s edition of the Resistanz Festival is now a thing of the past. But three days, a lineup of 20 acts, and countless Jäger bombs later, memories can indeed become a bit hazy. ReGen Magazine managed to attend the closing star-packed day of this rising British festival and report on the proceedings.
However, in order to provide the full scope of the event, and since no music festival could exist without the musicians that make the crowds gather and enjoy themselves, ReGen has decided to reach out to some of the artists that played at this year’s Resistanz, as well as witnessed it from under the stage.
If you are curious about what you missed, want to reminisce, or simply want to get a better sense of what was happening on the frontlines and behind the scenes of Resistanz, check out what the artists themselves recall from the industrial blur that was the Easter weekend, 2014. [..]

Jul 2014 14

Corporation, Sheffield, UK – 04/18-20/2014
 
Resistanz Festival 2014

 

The second half of the Sunday afternoon at Corporation had both the expectations and the rhythms ratcheted sky high and Belzebass kicked things off immediately after the break, providing a lengthy organic mix of high tempo hardcore and dubstep that replaced the previously cancelled God Module. [..]