Originally planned for release ahead of an autumn tour, the legendary new wave and indie/rock act New Order has unveiled a new single, “Be a Rebel.” “In tough times, we wanted to reach out with a new song,” states vocalist/guitarist and founding member Bernard Sumner, the single marking the first new material from New Order since the 2015 Music Complete album [..]
In 1995, Kent-based electronic quartet CODE released The Architect, and while the dissolution of Third Mind Records around the time of its release meant that it didn’t receive the acolades it might have been due, the record went on to become a cult classic for it’s blend of ambient soundscapes, techno rhythms, and melodic pop songwriting. 25 years later, CODE has returned with a follow-up record, appropriately titled Ghost Ship [..]
The cancellation of so many concerts, tours, and festivals due to the pandemic, along with the closings of numerous venues has left many saddened at the uncertain state of the music scene. Thankfully, such events have galvanized many artists, promoters, and venues to take actions to prevent a total collapse with livestreams and virtual events proving to be a viable solution. Since its inception in 2012 to pay tribute to fallen brother Jamie Duffy, ColdWaves has become a beacon for the industrial and post-punk musical community, championing causes for suicide prevention and mental well being while also bringing together the best of the past, present, and future of underground music; as such, the postponement of this year’s ColdWaves IX to next year felt like a major blow to the scene. But now, ColdWaves has waved a rousing middle finger at COVID-19 with the announcement of its first virtual event [..]
With the Chicago electroscuzz group’s sixth album approaching its long-awaited release, GoFight continues to steadily guide audiences into MekaDisko‘s revolutionary dystopian world. Making its premiere here on ReGen Magazine, “Freestate” appears as the fourth and final single from the album, once again sending listeners to the dance floor with a throbbing EBM bass line, scathing atmospheric textures, forceful rhythms, and lyrics sure to stimulate your synapses [..]
One of the most prolific and versatile performers in modern alternative and underground industrial music, Chris Connelly will be appearing on the VH US Podcast on Tuesday, September 8. Now in its fifth season and hosted by Dirk Marshall, the show primarily focuses on in-depth conversations with people about their individual professions and how they are presented in cinema; with Connelly’s appearance on the show, the discussion will cover a broad range of topics not commonly found in the artist’s books or music [..]
Industrial, electro, EBM, synthwave, post-punk, goth, and all points in between – all have been featured in ReGen Magazine emphasizing the immense musical and artistic creativity of the underground music. With venues closed, shows cancelled, and the whole world fighting against the suffocating grip of the COVID-19 pandemic, the summer of 2020 has been one of the darkest in modern times. Such darkness often provides a wellspring of inspiration [..]
Joe Crow speaks with ReGen about the latest chapter in his musical evolution as 2020 sees a new band lineup and the first full-length album from Vanity Kills.
An InterView with Joe Crow of Vanity Kills