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Interview: Mike Semesky of Ordinance discusses Roman history and even more concept albums

Posted by on February 5, 2016

When we last talked to Mike Semesky, he spoke at length about the debut of his project Rest Among Ruins and his love for concept albums. Now, the Maryland native is back with another concept piece, the sophomore album The Ides of March for his band Ordinance. Following our debut of the track “Of the Fatherland” last week, […]

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Song premiere: Ordinance, “Of the Fatherland”

Posted by on January 21, 2016

I learned one very important thing in 2015: if you want to make a concept album, just call Mike Semesky. The singer of Raunchy and Rest Among Ruins is some sort of concept album prodigy, as evidenced by Rest Among Ruins’ full-length debut last year. Not taking any time to rest on his laurels, Semesky is back […]

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Metal Insider contributor Nick Desimone’s Top 10 of 2015

Posted by on December 16, 2015

As 2015 draws to a close, we’re letting Metal Insider’s staff pick their favorite albums of 2015, in addition to some of the musicians that helped make some of it. You can see all of our picks so far here. Now we have contributor and Amplified author Nick Desimone. In an unsigned or developing band? Submit […]

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Metal Insider contributor Chris Colgan’s top 10 of 2015

Posted by on December 10, 2015

Composing 2015’s Top 10 began with reflecting on my Top 10 of 2014 and what lessons I learned from that process. There were two that stood out: expect the unexpected, and go with my gut instinct. To that end, I’m not spending any time overthinking and re-evaluating this list. I took three days to compose this list, and […]

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Interview: Mike Semesky of Raunchy and Rest Among Ruins loves concept albums

Posted by on June 5, 2015

Mike Semesky is no stranger to the life of a career musician. The frontman of Danish titans Raunchy has a musical resume that would inspire shock and awe in seasoned veterans twice his age. Semesky has recently added to that impressive resume with Fugue, the debut album from his progressive side project Rest Among Ruins. We […]

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New & Noteworthy, June 2nd – Get Off the Fence

Posted by on June 2, 2015

There is no reason to not be excited about summer arriving. Festivals are starting to roll, new tours are being announced every week, and new music is debuting all the time. This week’s selection is huge, so get reading and find out what’s going to be filling your ears in the very near future!   […]

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Song premiere: Rest Among Ruins, In Another’s Skin

Posted by on May 19, 2015

The past few years have been very good to Mike Semesky (ex-The HAARP Machine). In 2013, he joined Danish metal juggernauts Raunchy to fill the vocal position vacated by Kasper Thomsen, and last year, Raunchy released their sixth album Vices.Virtues.Visions. to massive critical acclaim. Always busy, Semesky has now put together a new progressive metal group, […]

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