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. [..]

Jul 2014 14

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

 

All of this world’s haters might hate and the fatalists might endlessly spin the tale of the industrial scene being on the brink of its extinction, but one flight across the ocean to Sheffield in the UK provides proof that this is not the case. Resistanz 2014 was in preparation before the last year’s edition even finished, which in itself is probably the best example of the commitment of its organizer to deliver a one-of-a-kind event that rivals any and all of the other better established industrial festivals. Only four years into its existence and Resistanz was again sold out, bringing together fans and bands from across the globe and for the first time, ReGen Magazine (even if only for one of the three days). We are now happy to deliver a report on how the UK’s industrial fans really celebrate Easter. [..]

Apr 2014 23

Empire, Springfield, VA, 04/16/2014
 
CZAR - Live @ Empire, 2014

 

Even before its renovation and rechristening from its former moniker of Jaxx, Empire has been a haven for some of the finest underground and independent musical performances to pass through the DC and Northern Virginia area for many years. While Wednesday nights may not be the most ideal to garner a packed house, there was much to be enjoyed by those attending the venue on the evening of April 16, 2014 as the progressive metal onslaught of Chicago’s CZAR played alongside two of the local metal scene’s hardest up-and-coming acts, Möbius Strip and Drugs of Faith. [..]

Apr 2014 23

Seattle, WA, El Corazon, 04/11/2014
 
Mindless Self Indulgence - by Kaley Nelson, Live in Los Angeles, 2014

 

Mindless Self Indulgence has been traveling the USA for what the band recently announced was one final tour before taking a long hiatus. MSI has been busy the last couple of years with US and UK tours, a successful Kickstarter campaign, and the latest release of How I Learned to Stop Giving a Shit and Love Mindless Self Indulgence. Despite all this, fans were eager for more from the derisive electro/punk group and no one wanted to miss seeing the band before the long break; certainly not the Seattle fans who packed El Corazon on the night of April 11. [..]