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...
The New Regime - This War Time Live [HD] from The New Regime on Vimeo.