Locrian / The Holy Circle / Axebreaker (Terence Hannum)
1. What are your top five albums that were released in 2020? (In order 1-5)
- Ulcerate - Stare Into Death and Be Still
- Armand Hammer - Shrines
- Hum - Inlet
- Linekraft - Industrialized Criminals History
- Cremation Lily - More Songs About Drowning
2. What band did you discover in 2020 (can be a brand new band or an older band) that had an impact on your life? What made them significant?
The Wake - it's silly, I collect a lot of Factory records and I just finally got into them. Here Comes Everybody is a really great album - like hello the Captured Tracks sound.
3. How will you remember 2020? (In terms of music)
This is tough. So far for 2020 is how few shows happened, how live music just vanished from my life as something I did as a performance but also as a part of my social life from countless shows and ways I connect with so many friends and see so many new ideas. Just really sad. It has definitely redefined the bands I am in, Locrian and The Holy Circle, but also allowed for me to focus on solo work and Axebreaaker - though with no live component. Just sad. However some great music has come out, great reissues, etc. Just stinks to not have that live component. It definitely has made me assess how important live music is.
4. What can we look forward to from you in 2021?
My solo release Dissolving the Bonds is coming out on Flag Day, some new Axebreaker material, Locrian will finally record - we have hours of material demoed from the past four years, and The Holy Circle has a new record almost ready to go.
5. What records are you looking forward to most in 2021?
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre OST LP
6. Trying to put a positive spin on things, what is your favorite development from the global pandemic this year? (Is there a new medium you enjoy, a specific song or collaboration, personal news, etc. that was a bright spot?)
I get to spend more time with my family, which is nice. And I get to spend a lot of time in both my art studio and making music.