Apr 2023 05

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Although this writer does not have a fond affinity for nü-metal, particularly during the genre’s initial impact in the mid-’90s to the early-’00s, it was a still a means for metal as a whole to being embracing new formulas and sounds – hip-hop rhythms, distorted electronics, samples, metallic percussion, noise, and more found their way into the style [..]

Mar 2023 27

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There is a very palpable satisfaction when a tour finally happens, as was the case when the legendary Dutch darkwave act Clan of Xymox commenced the long delayed tour of North America over the past month. [..]

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 [..]

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 [..]

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 [..]

Apr 2020 26

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ReGen Magazine had the privilege of being named a co-sponsor of the 2019 Belligerence Tour conducted by Baltimore electro/industrial act Stoneburner. Helmed by Steven Archer, Stoneburner has been on an intriguing artistic trajectory [..]

Apr 2020 22

A Pigface tour can certainly yield some logistical challenges – as a band with an ever fluid lineup of musicians from all across the spectrum of the underground scene, one is never really sure what will happen. Who is going to be available? How many nights of the tour will any one musician be able to perform? What songs will the band play? Who is in the band for the first time? Is that a sitar on stage? Did I just hear a violin? Why is Krztoff from BILE in a neck brace? I thought those two guys hated each other, but they’re harmonizing vocals? How many drummers does this band have? Am I less drunk than the band? What is going to happen? You never really know… only that it is going to be a singularly awesome experience. [..]

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