One of the scene’s hardest working and most unifying figures, Jim Semonik speaks with ReGen about his latest creative output.
An InterView with Jim Semonik of Distortion Productions and Red Lokust
Industrial music ultimately began as a means to address and protest against injustice across the board – political, spiritual, artistic, and even sexual. In a scene that is seemingly dominated by an overabundence of angry men, it becomes necessary to raise the volume of the female voices that have been a significant and pioneering force in industrial music [..]
Due for release in the Fall, electro/punk act Angelspit has launched a Kickstarter campaign for its ninth album, titled The Ignorance Cartel, which attained 100% of its funding goal within four hours. The album showcases 14 new tracks that Angelspit promise to be “faster and heavier than previous releases.” As with all of Angelspit’s material, The Ignorance Cartel takes a grimly critical look at the status quo [..]
Darkwave and electro/industrial duo Collide have announced that the band will be reissuing two of its most celebrated releases – 2000’s Chasing the Ghost and 2003’s Some King of Strange – in special anniversary editions available only via the Colliide webstore. With each of the albums to be available in limited quantities of 500 Blu-rays each, these special editions will feature the original albums remixed in 5.1 Surround Sound [..]
The industrial music scene is wrought with collaborations, with August 7 heralding the release of a new single and music video from two of its most accomplished and figures – Collide front woman kaRIN and Android Lust’s Shikhee. Calling the song an optimistic track in a time when optimism and positive energy are more needed than ever, Shikhee explains that both the song and video happened by chance [..]
Deathline International has premiered a new single via Slicing Up Eyeballs, in which the industrial/metal group once again performs a rendition of the punk rock anthem “Troops of Tomorrow.” Originally recorded by The Vibrators in 1978 and covered by The Exploited in 1982, the song has been one of the most poignant political anthems of the modern era; this marks the second occasion in which Deathline International has covered “Troops of Tomorrow,” the first being on the group’s 1997 album Arashi Syndrom, with all profits from the new single to be donated to the ACLU. [..]