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Pass The Mic: Artists and 2007

Words: Michael • October 16, 2010

Quick Links: Blacklisted, Bridge Nine Records, Bullet Treatment, Ceremony, Coalesce, Coliseum/Black Cross, Converge, Die Young (TX), Forensics, Fucked Up, Jena Berlin, Lemuria, New Idea Society, The Out Circuit, Oxbow, Pulling Teeth, Ready the Jet, Rise and Fall, Rosetta, Set Your Goals, Scouts Honor, Skin Like Iron, This Time Next Year, Tokyo Police Club

Converge

Jacob Bannon

Scene Point Blank: What are your top five albums that were released in 2007?

A great year for music: Deathspell Omega. PJ Harvey, Centurions Ghost, Neurosis, Earth, Omega Massif, Fucked Up, Blood & Time, Drudkh, Ringworm, and of course all things Deathwish/Malfunction.

Scene Point Blank: How will you remember 2007? (In terms of music)

A continuous paddling up a cresting Tsunami.

Scene Point Blank: What kind of impact do you think donation-based releases like Radiohead, Saul Williams, etc? will have on the record industry?

Less of an impact than Torrents, Blogs, Rapidshare, Megaupload, Yousendit, and Sendspace are making.

Scene Point Blank: 2007 saw the decommissioning of two prominent file-sharing groups - Demonoid and Oink. What kind of impact will the increased crackdown on file-sharing have on the record industry? Did it personally have an effect on you?

No as I didn't belong to those sites. I see some of the above in the cross-hairs of legal eyes in 2K8 though.

Scene Point Blank: What can we look forward to from your band in 2008?

Writing, recording, and playing relevant music w/ Converge, Irons, as well as on my own.

Scene Point Blank: What three records are you looking forward to most in 2008?

That would be letting three many too cats out of the bag. Not my style. It's going to be a big year. Thanks for your time.

Homepage: http://www.convergecult.com

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