Terence Hannum (Locrian/The Holy Circle/Axebreaker)
1. What are your top five albums that were released in 2017? (In order 1-5)
- Slowdive - s/t
- Drab Majesty - The Demonstration
- Gnod - Just Say No to the Psycho Right-Wing Capitalist Fascist Industrial Death Machine
- Mr. YT - Brand New Day (reissue)
- Planning for Burial - Below the House
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?
Oppenheimer Analyses - New Mexico has been a record I return to and become pretty essential to me, I think almost every song is good and the political commentary is really intense.
3. How will you remember 2017? (In terms of music)
4. What can we look forward to from you in 2018?
Locrian has been writing our next record for over a year, its hard with everyone in different states but we have some threads we're excited about that we'll record soon for Relapse. The Holy Circle has a lot of new material and is almost ready to demo. New Axebreaker EP, The Whited Sepulcher, will be out on Anathemata Editions.
5. What records are you looking forward to most in 2018?
Man I don't even know, no one tells me whats coming out. Probably a lot of movie soundtracks. I just hope we're here next year, it'd be nice with music but I'll take just existing.
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?
Well, it's complicated. All of my bands try and address it in their own way. Axebreaker is the most overt with an anti-fascist stance which with the larger exposure of the alt-right, white supremacy, it's been more of a release. Locrian has been expanding this idea of environmental destruction. I also really enjoy writing fiction because I can kind of create a new world or landscape and get away a bit.