The death of Bill Rieflin in march of this year sent ripples through the industrial music community; one of the scene’s most prolific and accomplished musicians, it would almost be more appropriate to ask which bands he hadn’t been a part of at one point or another. With today – September 30, 2020 – marking what would have been Rieflin’s 60th birthday, his friend and regular musical partner Chris Connelly has created with renowned harpist Jessica Gallo a loving tribute with the song “Prayer.” Originally written for the Largo collaborative album between Rieflin and Connelly released in 1996 [..]
Throughout 2020, industrial/metal act Circle of Dust has been celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the 1995 self-titled debut album, with Klayton returning to the original files and some of the original equipment used to create the now iconic record and rebuilding the songs from the ground up. As part of this celebration, each track has been released as both a standalone single, and offering up newly created remixes, with Cyanotic’s remix of “Rational Lies” being but the latest in the series, now making its premiere here on ReGen Magazine. Already one of the original album’s more introspective and atmospheric tracks, Cyanotic infuses a healthy dose of Chicago coldwave energy [..]
Parisian industrial/hop-hop trio Chaos E.T. Sexual has released a new single and video for “1674-Now: Many Thousand Gone” from the band’s upcoming third album, Only Human Crust. The track condemns the horrors of the Atlantic slave trade, with the titular 1674 referring to the beginnings of the brutal triangular trade. [..]
2020 is proving to be a productive year for Andee Blacksugar – he has contributed guitar to the IN DUB remix collection from KMFDM, he released Lockdown Lullabies under his experimental Sheer Velocity moniker, and as Black Sugar Transmission released his tribute to Garbage’s 1995 debut and the first two albums of a planned trilogy. On the latter note, with the third album of the series approaching its release, ReGen Magazine has the privilege of now premiering the new music video for the record’s first single, “Twatted.” [..]
Concert festivals have often proven not only to be a much needed source of entertainment, but also a viable resource for the funding of numerous charities and beneficial causes. As such, Goths for Sanctuaries has announced a new fundraising event specifically geared toward animal sanctuaries and rescues around the world; taking place over the last weekend of the month, from September 24-28, the event will feature a veritable deluge of video performances from numerous bands in the goth/industrial scene [..]
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 [..]
In a special contribution to ReGen Magazine, Carrion’s Hide Beliya’al speaks with Fade Kainer of Statiqbloom about the development of the band’s post-industrial sound to culminate in the latest album.
An InterView with Fade Kainer of Statiqbloom