Domenic Romeo (Integrity/A389 Recordings)
1. What are your top five albums that were released in 2017? (In order 1-5)
Too difficult to to narrow down and put in order, so here are five that I enjoyed very much.
- Como Mamas - Move Upstairs
- Full Of Hell - Trumpeting Ecstasy
- Death of Lovers - The Acrobat
- Cavalera Conspiracy - Psychosis
- Ampallang Infection - Tachophobic
2. What band did you discover in 2017 (can be a brand new band or an older band) that had an impact on your life? What made them significant?
Como Mamas. Their album Move Upstairs was my most listened to record of 2017. Super inspired and energized old-style gospel R&B that puts me in a good mood any time I hear it. I try to listen to it often as possible.
3. How will you remember 2017? (In terms of music)
I think it was a very healthy year across the board. Both younger and older bands have been releasing their best material in years and
reaching new heights. It was a great year for new music.
4. What can we look forward to from you in 2018?
Integrity recorded some EP tracks and covers over the summer that we'll hopefully wrap up this year. Other than that I've been working on demos for the next LP as well as other stuff that I have yet to figure out what I'm going to do with.
I guess time will tell.
5. What records are you looking forward to most in 2018?
ILSA: Corpse Fortress for sure. One of my favorite bands and it's some of their heaviest / most memorable material to date. Three guitarists now too. Insane. Also I'm not sure if it's on deck for 2018 but I'm really excited for new music by Nothing, Genocide Pact and the new Young and In the Way.
6. For most, 2017 will be remembered as a year of political and social conflict. How does that cultural atmosphere influence your own music or artistic life?
For me creating music comes from a much more personal and emotional headspace. Hats off to anyone who draws their inspiration from those things, but that's just not me.