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Year End 2017

Music: Pass The Mic: Artists and labels on 2017

Terence Hannum (Locrian/The Holy Circle/Axebreaker)

1. What are your top five albums that were released in 2017? (In order 1-5)

  1. Slowdive - s/t
  2. Drab Majesty - The Demonstration
  3. Gnod - Just Say No to the Psycho Right-Wing Capitalist Fascist Industrial Death Machine
  4. Mr. YT - Brand New Day (reissue)
  5. 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)

Synthetic.

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.

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Words by Loren on Dec. 17, 2017, 11:22 a.m.

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Pass The Mic: Artists and labels on 2017

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  1. Good Friend (Adam Carroll)
  2. Locrian (Andre Foisy)
  3. The Vomit Arsonist/DHIM/Danvers State Recordings (Andrew Grant)
  4. AWMA
  5. The Great Old Ones (Benjamin Guerry)
  6. The Hussy/Fire Heads/Cave Curse/Kind Turkey Records (Bobby Hussy)
  7. Body Stuff (Curran Reynolds)
  8. Dark/Light
  9. Sincere Engineer (Deanna Belos)
  10. del-Toros
  11. Fatso Jetson/Big Pig/Brass Eyebrow (Dino Von Lalli)
  12. Disastroid
  13. Integrity/A389 Recordings (Domenic Romeo)
  14. Monotrope (Edward Ricart)
  15. Real Numbers (Eli Hansen)
  16. Mamiffer/Mára/Barnett + Coloccia/SIGE Records (Faith Coloccia)
  17. Frank Turner
  18. Shallow Cuts/Chagrin/Fast Crowd Records (J. Wang)
  19. The Bombpops (Jen Razavi)
  20. Iron Lung Records (Jensen)
  21. The Number Twelve Looks Like You (Jesse Korman)
  22. Junior Bruce
  23. Three One G/Retox/Dead Cross/Planet B (Justin Pearson)
  24. Theologian, Annihilvs Power Electronix (Lee M. Bartow)
  25. The Copyrights (Luke)
  26. Fatso Jetson/Yawning Man (Mario Lalli)
  27. The Blind Shake/BLAHA/Shadow in the Cracks (Mike Blaha)
  28. Riverboat Gamblers/Drakulas/Ghost Knife (Mike Wiebe)
  29. Nato Coles & the Blue Diamond Band (Nato Coles)
  30. Tiger Army (Nick 13)
  31. Old Man Gloom
  32. The Hippaes (Roo Pescod)
  33. Marco Reosti/Salinas Records
  34. Slow Dancing Society
  35. Init Records (Steven Williams)
  36. Spaghetty Town Records (Teddy Spahgetty)
  37. Locrian/The Holy Circle/Axebreaker (Terence Hannum)
  38. Elway (Tim Browne)
  39. Summon the Birds (Tim Clarke)
  40. Netherlands (Timo Ellis)
  41. Red Scare Industries (Tobias Jeg)
  42. To Live A Lie Records/Oxidant (Will Butler)
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