"Mankind is its own worst enemy, now having become the very weapons it wields toward a self destructive path. Nivek Ogre speaks with ReGen on the topics and circumstances that led to Skinny Puppy’s latest opus,
An InterView with Nivek Ogre of Skinny Puppy
By Ilker Yücel (Ilker81x)
Since the early ’80s, Skinny Puppy has redefined the parameters by which modern music is judged, creating new and unorthodox sounds and styles to exemplify the truly experimental nature of industrial music. Tackling topics as diverse as animal cruelty, pharmaceutical and chemical dependency, and mental illness and insanity, Skinny Puppy has continued to explore the darker recesses of human experience. With the band’s latest opus, titled Weapon, Nivek Ogre, cEvin Key, and Mark Walk touch on humanity’s evolution toward the modern age through the advancement of various forms of weaponry, the manipulation of the media, technology, and information to the degree that mankind has become the worst weapon of all, the biggest threat to its own perpetuation. Prior to the album’s release, Ogre spoke with ReGen on his thoughts behind the album’s concept, life in the criminal age, as well as his insights into the human body/mind’s healing ability, and his concerns on a culture intent on entertaining itself to death."
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