My Sixth Shadow, the gothic/rock band founded in 1999 by Victor Love of Dope Stars Inc., has reformed with plans to release a new full-length album. Written by Love and fellow founding member Dave Shadow during the same time frame as the debut Dope Stars Inc. album //Neuromance in 2005 [..]
Renowned guitarist Mark Gemini Thwaite speaks with ReGen on his upcoming solo album, as well as his career and musical development.
Darkwave duo Johnathan|Christian has released a new music video for the song “Your Lying Virtue,” the latest single from the band’s The Nothing I Feel, which was released on October 1. Directed by Bryin Dall (Hirsute Pursuit, Dream into Dust, Thee MajestY), and featuring The New Creatures’ Tiger Koehn on drums [..]
The Metro, Chicago, IL – Saturday, 09/26/2015
The first night of the fourth installment of Chicago’s foremost industrial music festival – ColdWaves – was a raucous and energetic introduction in a more intimate setting, acting as a primer for the sustained heaviness of the subsequent main events. The following night showcased ColdWaves IV’s distinguished and remarkably different atmospheric focus from the past with a greater emphasis on noisier and more experimental acts, culling from the darker ambient, emotionally decrepit, and perhaps even apocalyptic perceptions of human existence. While not lacking in energy, it was certainly a different tone, but one that appropriately exhibited the industrial music genre’s diversity and the levels to which different styles come into play even within the parameters of coldwave. Given ColdWaves’ standing as a tribute to the late Jamie Duffy and, with the partnership of Hope for the Day, is an ever strengthening voice in suicide prevention, the frailty of the artistic side of the human condition was laid bare on this first night, but it was perhaps not completely felt – at least, as far as this writer perceived – in its fullness until this second night of ColdWaves IV. [..]
ReGen Radio Podcast
Date: September 25, 2015
In a special contribution from eminent Chicago DJ and musical personality DJ Mutilato – a.k.a. Jim Marcus (GoFight, Die Warzau, Pigface, Everplastic), ReGen is proud to feature his introductory DJ set, spun in the early part of the evening of Friday, September 25, 2015 – the first night of the main event of this year’s ColdWaves IV festival in Chicago, IL. Featuring an assortment of danceable and industrialized rock, Mutilato provides more than enough energy and beats to keep your feet stompin’, your hips grindin’, your fists wavin’, and your head bangin’!!!
The Metro, Chicago, IL – Friday, 09/25/2015
By the end of the first night of any festival, there is always a question as to whether attendance will continue to grow or if the energy of that initial hit will leave the audience too spent to maintain for much longer. Thankfully, ColdWaves IV’s Kick-Off party – while delivering a rather intense triad of industrial aggression in the form of Die Sektor, Rabbit Junk, and Acumen Nation – was a smaller, more intimate affair; one that did well to start the proceedings off loudly and proudly, but also allowing for the more voluminous crowd of the main event to fortify itself. For the third year in a row, Chicago’s eminent industrial festival honoring the memory of Jamie Duffy and raising awareness for suicide prevention held court at one of the city’s most revered venues: The Metro; a large, multi-level concert hall that has for decades been a haven for the best acts in underground music to perform and make their mark in the home of American industrial. [..]
The Double Door, Chicago, IL – Thursday, 09/24/2015
Festival events are nothing new, even in a niche scene such as the industrial/electro/goth scene; however, few seem to possess so focused a sense of purpose as Chicago’s ColdWaves. Since 2012, the Windy City has hosted this momentous event as not only a celebration of the life and music of Jamie Duffy, one of Chicago’s most revered musicians and sound engineers, but also to shed a bright light on suicide and the pressures that lead many to take their own lives. With the participation of the Hope for the Day foundation for suicide prevention, ColdWaves has grown from a tribute concert to become one of the most emotionally charged and poignant festival events in the underground music scene. [..]