Hybrid electro/rock artist Celldweller has released the much anticipated third chapter of his third album, End of an Empire, titled Dreams. Due out on March 13 via FiXT, Chapter 03: Dreams will not only feature two new tracks and three “Faction” interludes, but will also include remixes from HECQ, COmbichrist, Tom Player, and Mobthrow [..]
Electro/rock artist Blue Stahli has unveiled a new single, “Not Over Til We Say So,” off of his upcoming second album, The Devil. Featuring guest bass and backing vocals from Sick Puppies’ Emma Anzai [..]
With a new album and lineup, looking toward the celestial and the more introspective, Everpresent’s Mathew Cahoon invites you to join in his musical journey.
Brooklyn artist Valerie Gentile has announced the release of her latest single, titled “Fuck Yes,” her first helping of new material since the 2013 Love is Luxury debut EP. Originally composed by The Break Up’s Shane Allen Hall, “Fuck Yes” also features guitar and synth contributions from Gentile’s husband, Combichrist’s Abbey Nex. [..]
Limited to 499 copies, Rustblade has released a new Murder Collection from Goblin’s Claudio Simonetti as an exclusive for Record Store Day 2015. This limited picture disc collection features several rerecordings of the band’s past catalog, faithfully produced in their original arrangements.
Renowned for the band’s soundtracks to numerous horror films in the ’70s, particularly those of legendary directors Dario Argento and Lucio Fulci [..]
At the beginning of every year, when the time for reflection on the past 12 months is still very much in the minds of many, ReGen Magazine offers its readers a list of 20 Albums voted on by the staff to be the best of the year. However, over the course of the last decade (if not longer), as the means for artists to distribute their music more directly to a wider audience, coupled with the growing demands of that audience for more music to enjoy and consume, the album as a format has taken something of a backseat to the shorter, less cumbersome EP. While not necessarily less substantive in terms of the content presented by the musicians and producers, although certainly offering less material in a shorter time for lower prices… or if not necessarily less material, as evidenced by the abundance of the still popular supplement of remixes, then less original or “new” material. Some use the EP format in lieu of the album in order to maintain a consistent and healthy outflow of material to sate the demands of the audience, releasing as many as three or four EPs in the span of a year, while others take the approach that EPs are a perfect medium to build interest – hype, if you will – in a larger and fuller presentation currently in progress. Both directions offer pragmatic alternatives to the album format to still provide the fans with more bang for their bucks, and 2014 was in no shortage of EP releases from many a prominent act.
So in a marginal change of pace, ReGen Magazine is proud to offer the Top 10 EPs of 2014 – our own shorter companion to the article celebrating the year’s best albums.