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Rome

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Rome

Posted Nov. 14, 2020, 7:44 a.m.

Luxembourg has always been a country that has tried to reinvent its own future, not unlike Rome, a sovereign act that is based in the landlocked country which has not only reinvigorated what is commonly and generically referred to as "neofolk," but has never ceased to reinvent itself with each and every incarnation -- be it in a live environment or via studio recordings. Rome recently released their new album The Lone Furrow. Time for us to check with the creative force behind the project, i.e. Jerome Reuter, in a Q&A about what his art means to him. Scene Point Blank: Please explain what you do to someone who is not familiar Rome’s oeuvre. Reuter: I prefer leaving ...

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Table Talk #4 – The Healing Quality of Music

Music Table Talk #4 – The Healing Quality of Music

Posted Nov. 14, 2020, 7:38 a.m.
Table Talk

As we (in Europe) have entered the second wave of Corona infections and life is getting more and more restricted I have to admit I ...

The Fest That Never Was

Music The Fest That Never Was

Posted Oct. 29, 2020, 10:58 a.m.

19 Things We Miss About The Fest 2020 has been hard. You’ve all read that a million times. But you’ve lived it too ...

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Much Worse

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Much Worse

Posted Jan. 1, 2020, 3:41 p.m.

Ben (Much Worse) SPB: What was your first live show? Ben: First concert: Oasis/Black Crowes at Roy Wilkins [Auditorium] when I was in 7th grade. My old man got tickets through his work or something like that.

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Only Death Is Real #10

Music Only Death Is Real #10

Posted Oct. 29, 2020, 10:51 a.m.
Only Death Is Real

Can you believe that this is the tenth iteration of Only Death Is Real? Ten editions of a column featuring ...

Necrot

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Posted Oct. 5, 2020, 9:52 a.m.

It feels rare to see a death metal institution be minted in real-time, but that's exactly what happened this ...

Dead Quiet

Interviews Dead Quiet

Posted Oct. 5, 2020, 9:44 a.m.
Don't Quit Your Day Job

There are a lot of misconceptions about the life of a musician. The old rock star image of bright lights ...

Dirtnap Records: History 101

Music Dirtnap Records: History 101

Posted Sept. 20, 2020, 2:16 p.m.

People are going to remember 2020 – though maybe not the way we all imagined back on January 1. Dirtnap Records ...

Only Death Is Real #9

Music Only Death Is Real #9

Posted Sept. 20, 2020, 2:09 p.m.
Only Death Is Real

Finding new music to explore has become many people's escape since the world of 2020 changed for the worse ...

Primitive Man

Interviews Primitive Man

Posted Sept. 7, 2020, 2:23 p.m.

Primitive Man is one of the filthiest, meanest sounding bands active in North America. Metal usually strives for an extreme ...

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