While singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Ilan Rubin of THE NEW REGIME is searching for the best way to release his forthcoming sophomore album, fans won’t have to wait too long to hear a taste of the new material that he has been working on. Starting today, a new song entitled “Remission Of Guilt” will be made available as a free download on the band’s website (www.thenewregime.com) with submission of an e-mail address.
THE NEW REGIME is a “true solo project” of current Nine Inch Nails and former Lostprophets drummer Ilan Rubin. No mere time-keeper, the adept multi-instrumentalist wrote and recorded every note of bass, drums, guitar, piano, keyboards, and vocals on “Remission Of Guilt,” the new album, as well as the 2008 debut, COUP (COMMAND! Music). The as-yet-untitled sophomore release was written and partially recorded while on tour with NIN, while the remaining work was done immediately after the tour was complete.
“The second album from THE NEW REGIME reaches a high standard of depth in terms of songwriting, versatility, and musical execution,” explains Rubin. “This album is quite a few steps forward from COUP. Whereas COUP opened up ten different doors in terms of songwriting, this album took those ideas, fine tuned them and expanded them into a very dramatic and complete album. It’s a bigger experimentation in sound, which resulted in a broader range of moods from very quiet and haunting to incredibly grandiose and bombastic.”
And about “Remission of Guilt,” he says: “I came up with the initial idea for this song at about the halfway point of completing the second album. Since I had a precise vision as to what I wanted the album to be, I finished the idea for this song and recorded it almost immediately after the album was done. ‘Remission of Guilt’ is probably the most aggressive of all the TNR material to date but still retains the clarity of melody, the detail of harmony and structure, and the execution of musicianship.” While the track is not included on the new album, it is a good preview of what’s to come.
As praised in a Kerrang! magazine “4-K!” album review, the songs of COUP “…are presented with such wonderfully bombastic flourishes it sweeps you along like the most of lethal rip tides. They can hardly be delusions of grandeur when they’re so accomplished and self assured.” And Spinner.com/AOL concluded about Rubin: “It looks as though the budding rock star has a long musical career ahead of him.”
Stay tuned for news about the release of the video for “Remission Of Guilt” and new music by THE NEW REGIME.