Aug 2016 22

Iszoloscope - False VacuumIszoloscope
Category: Experimental / Noise / Industrial
Album: False Vacuum
Stars: 3.5
Blurb: While showcasing a refinement of skill and style, this eighth album sticks very much to the grain of Iszoloscope’s sound, sure to please longtime fans if not astound them.

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Aug 2016 22

Abbey Death - Realignment EPAbbey Death
Category: Goth / Rock
Album: Realignment EP
Stars: 3
Blurb: Drawing on but not limited to their collective experiences, Abbey Nex and Valerie Gentile strike out on their own with a new brand of electrified goth and noise/rock.

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Aug 2016 22

Hotei - StrangersHotei
Category: Blues / Rock / Electro
Album: Strangers
Stars: 5
Blurb: As much a snapshot of the prominent Japanese guitarist’s long and versatile career as it is a step forward into new musical territory, marking his first truly international record release with a few guests to boot.

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Aug 2016 19

Titan releases new video for upcoming fourth album
 
Mexican electro/rock trio Titan has released a video for “Dama Fina” off of the band’s upcoming fourth studio album, Dama. Produced by indie rock impresario Nick Launay (Nick Cave, Arcade Fire) and previously released on The Beastie Boys’ Grand Royal label, Dama will be released October 28 on ATP Recordings. The album features collaborations with iconic synth legend Gary Numan, Egyptian Lover, and Bananarama’s Siobhan Fahey. [..]

Aug 2016 19

Delerium signs to Metropolis Records, announces new album and singleCanadian act Delerium’s first album on Metropolis Records, the band’s fifteenth overall, will be released September 23. Recorded over a two year period, Mythologie explores new dark, ethereal ambient soundscapes; producers and musicians Bill Leeb and Rhys Fulber recruited Front Line Assembly band mates Jared Slingerland and Craig Johnsen along with several lyricists to add a unique, modern edge to their signature atmospheric sounds. [..]

Aug 2016 19

3TEETH releases new single and music video

3TEETH - AtrophyHaving toured earlier this year as the opening act for TOOL, Los Angeles industrial/metal band 3TEETH has released on August 19 its latest single and accompanying music video, “Atrophy,” to widespread acclaim. The track will appear on the band’s upcoming sophomore album, titled <shutdown.exe>, with the band teaming up with prominent music publication Rolling Stone for the new single. In a statement to Rolling Stone, vocalist Alexis Mincolla says the new song is “about living in a culture of perpetual distractions and fighting back against the underuse of our own minds that occurs as a result of it.” [..]

Aug 2016 17

James Woolley (1966-2016)
 
On August 16, 2016, Kate Van Buren announced that her ex-husband, James Woolley had passed away over the prior weekend. If that name sounds familiar, it is rightly so – he was perhaps most widely known as the keyboardist for Nine Inch Nails, having served in the band from 1991 to 1994. If you’ve seen the music videos for “Wish” and “March of the Pigs” or perhaps glanced at some live clips of the band from Lollapalooza, then you’ve seen him in action… but his contributions to music don’t end there. He was a major collaborator with fellow industrial bands Die Warzau and Sister Machine Gun, and even toured with the short-lived band 2wo (y’know… that time Rob Halford of Judas Priest went industrial with John 5). To say that he was a key player in the development of the industrial music scene during one of its most productive and creative periods would be an understatement, but as is usually the case with any artist, revered or unsung, it doesn’t come close to telling the whole story… but even I won’t attempt to tell that story here; for that, and to know what a loving human being he was, you should read the Facebook post from Kate Van Buren. And if that’s not enough (and it never really is when we remember the kind of impact any person makes on us), Jim Marcus has shared with ReGen his thoughts and memories of the man James Woolley was… [..]