Coup, the debut album from The New Regime – the brainchild of Nine Inch Nails and former Lostprophets drummer Ilan Rubin – is available as a free download from Nine Inch Nails’ website.
NIN frontman Trent Reznor is so impressed by the drummer’s efforts, he’s offering the free download of Coup in its entirety on NIN.com to encourage NIN fans to get to know Ilan’s music. You can also send the download the album to a friend’s email address.
Multi-instrumentalist Rubin wrote and recorded the entire album himself, including drum, bass, guitar, piano and vocal parts, in between recording Lostprophets’ new album The Betrayed.
Ilan’s clearly learned a thing or two from his time behind the kit in two of alternative rock’s most influential bands. Coup has some of the doom-laden epic qualities of NIN, fused with a little of Lostprophets’ way with a rousing rock chorus. Add to that some classic rock guitar riffing, brooding classical piano and of course some wicked drumming, and it’s clear The New Regime could be massive. Ilan can even sing pretty well too.
A Limited Edition (1,000 copies) Deluxe repackage of the album is also available on the band’s website thenewregimemusic.com or $45 (around £27), fans will get a 180 gram vinyl, the CD, a DVD featuring live performances and an interview with Rubin, a 16-page full colour 12”x12” booklet and an exclusive website link to download instrumental mixes from the band’s website. The limited edition copies will also be hand-numbered and signed by Ilan. If you fancy just getting hold of a hard copy of the album, a digi-pack CD is also available on the site for $7 (around £4.20).
“All of the material was written and recorded on Lostprophets downtime,” says Ilan on The New Regime’s website. “And to be honest I’d never really sung before. I started showing [the material] to people, not telling them who it was, and started getting some really positive feedback. So I decided to continue with it.”
Check out this video of Ilan peforming 'This War Time' live...