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REIN: The rejuvenating force the EBM scene needs

J.N. August 25, 2020

There’s no doubt that the EBM scene had its peak in the first half of the 90s when bands as Nitzer Ebb were fronting a scene that ever since has been in a downward spiral. Although it still draw accolades in Germany at festivals as Amphi, Wave Gotik Treffen and M’era Luna (and several more), fans tend to grew older and older while the youth of today and new bands/artists the last decades find new electronic music scenes more interesting. However, there’s one major exception from the rule: Rein.

She appealed to the masses in the underground scene already with her self-titled debut EP in 2016, and for every new release she just seemed to gain more and more popularity. What’s most interesting is her mix of the futuristic Nitzer Ebb and DAF sound of the 80s and modern, dark electronic club music of the 2020s, a rejuvenation of the EBM scene if you like or just something completely new that happens to appeal to fans in the scene. We just know that her recently released debut album “Reincarnated” has that aggressive and metallic core of the EBM soul but has been rejuvenated and twisted into something never heard of before the arrival of her debut album.

It’s something for both the older dudes and dudettes clinging to the 80s Nitzer Ebb era and the young generation’s yearning for dark club music. And whatever you do, go to her shows!


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Music researcher with an unhealthy passion for music and music festivals. Former studio owner, semi-functional drummer and with a fairly good collection of old analogue synthesizers from the 70's. Indie rock, post rock, electronic/industrial and drum & bass (kind of a mix, yeah?) are usual stuff in my playlists but everything that sounds good will fit in.

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