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Seemingly on an unending streak of archival releases since the 2014 Everyone, Everything, Everywhere album, Australian darkwave and goth/rock band IKON has issued three new digital items paying tribute to the group’s storied and extensive past. The first of these is a deluxe edition of the group’s 1998 album This Quiet Earth, the collection spanning four discs worth of material [..]

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Album CoverAfter nearly two decades out-of-print, the Cold Spring imprint under an official license from the Russian Feelee label has at last issued a new edition of the two COIL compilation albums A Guide For Beginners: The Voice of Silver and A Guide For Finishers: A Hair of Gold. Originally released in limited quantities of 1,000 each in 2001 to commemorate the esoteric experimental band’s first performance in Russia, this deluxe two-disc “Best Of” collection spans COIL’s entire career with selections from all of the group’s major albums [..]

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Originally released in October 1988, Christian Death’s Sex and Drugs and Jesus Christ is an album whose history is adorned with great controversy; from its iconic cover art depicting Jesus Christ with a needle in his arm to its lyrical themes encouraging rebellion against oppression and corruption, resulting in banned and protest gigs, record companies changing the artwork, burned records, and even bomb threats, it ironically went on to become the band’s highest selling record of the decade. Now, with the original album long out-of-print, Season of Mist has announced a limited edition gatefold vinyl reissue of the death rock classic [..]

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With the band’s members having a collective history in such groups as Christian Death, Shadow Project, Cricketbows, The Jackalopes, and more, the electropunk and death rock group New Way Vendetta offers up a sonic antidote to the dystopian reality of 2020. With the new two-track Cough/Cool / 1984 (On the Floor) single making its premiere here on ReGen Magazine, the band presents a dose of vitriolic escapism, stating that “We want NWV to be the soundtrack to a pro-mask, anti-fascist, equality-based revolution.” The A-side track, “Cough/Cool” offers up the band’s energetic yet faithful rendition of the prophetic Misfits song [..]

Aug 2020 28

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Never one to adhere to expectation or formula, Ihsahn has long established himself as one of the most progressive and prolific musicians in extreme metal. So, it should perhaps come as no surprise that his latest offering is a cover of legendary electronic pop act A-Ha; with the song appearing on on his upcoming Pharos EP and featuring the vocal skills of Leprous’ Einar Solberg, “Manhattan Skyline” [..]

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After an unfortunate turn of events that resulted in the band becoming one of the many casualties of the PledgeMusic bankruptcy, Ascension of the Watchers announced in July that the band would at last release its long-awaited new album, titled Apocrypha, on October 9 via Dissonance Records. To precede the record’s release, the band now presents the opening single, “Ghost Heart,” along with a music video created by Brazilian animator Victor-Hugo Borges [..]

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Blending elements of dance-oriented rhythms with smooth electronics and melodic rock, Trade Secrets released its latest EP, the first part of the These Other Lives series, on July 3 via Distortion Productions. Following up on its release and now making its premiere on ReGen Magazine is the music video for “Out the Picture,” the EP’s opening instrumental track; directed by acclaimed filmmaker Patrick Meaney [..]

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