Nov 2022 14

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The Industrial Strength Tour that had initially been planned for 2020 did finally happen this year… just not in its original configuration as KMFDM had ultimately been left off the final roster after two rescheduling attempts. That’s not to say that Käpt’n K and company didn’t do well to maintain a relatively active presence [..]

Aug 2022 13

In the years since its inception in 1993, Metropolis Records has become something of a household name to the entire world of music, having successfully fostered some of the most innovative and impactful talents in electronic and industrial music. The label has been one of the most significant entities for those genres on this side of the Atlantic, often providing distribution and exposure in North America for musicians and bands around the world. So, when the news struck at the end of this past July that Metropolis Records founder Dave Heckman had passed away… well, shock and sadness don’t even begin to cover the emotional tailspin that the electro/industrial music community began to endure. [..]

Apr 2022 07

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When MINISTRY first announced the Industrial Strength Tour in early 2020, rivetheads rejoiced as the band would be joined by fellow pioneers of the industrial scene KMFDM and Front Line Assembly. Sadly, circumstances seemingly beyond control necessitated the tour’s postponement to this year, with the supporting slots now filled by heavy metal band Corrosion of Conformity and noise rock act Melvins [..]

Jan 2022 08

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It has been a rather significant length of time since ReGen Magazine has featured a “Top Albums” list of the year, but in the tail end of 2021, editor-in-chief Ilker Yücel was invited by Sapphira Vee and James Reyna – a.k.a. Melodywhore – to be a guest on the pair’s Situation 47 Podcast, with the topic of discussion to focus on ReGen‘s “Top 20 Albums of 2021.” With the participation of our writing staff, such a list was eventually assembled in time for the Podcast, but as perhaps should have been expected, the number of selections far exceeded 20… [..]

Feb 2021 01


 

The COVID-19 pandemic has rocked the music industry harder than some of the heaviest rockers. Touring has stopped and lockdowns have forced everyone into their homes, making it difficult for many to bring in income. Bands and business owners alike are feeling the impact the Coronavirus has wrought on the entire world. As we head into another year faced with many uncertainties, many states are forced into another round of lockdowns. [..]

Sep 2020 23

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In these times of social distancing and isolation to quell the spread of the pandemic, the need for personal interaction and congregation is being felt around the world. The cancellation of numerous tours, shows, and festival events combined with the closure of clubs and venues has left an indelible void in the hearts of all who find solace in music. Live shows are more than a chance to see one’s favorite bands perform on a stage – they’re an opportunity for genuine human contact, the exchange of shared tastes, ideas, and emotions. In this writer’s estimation, no festival event accomplishes this more than ColdWaves [..]

Jun 2020 01

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