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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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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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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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Periphery, Darkest Hour, and more appear on Sumerian tribute to Florence + the Machine

Posted by on March 26, 2014

Here’s a random but cool idea; it appears that Sumerian Records has gathered a bunch of bands on the label together to cover Florence + the Machine. The album has been dubbed Sumerian Ceremonials: Florence + the Sphinx, referring to both the band’s 2011 album Ceremonials and the label’s logo. It features the likes of Periphery, Darkest Hour, Born of […]

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Here’s Mike Semesky from Intervals Covering Lorde

Posted by on February 12, 2014

You’re probably sick of hearing about Lorde by now. If not, then you might want to watch the above video of the newest member of Intervals, Mike Semesky, do a vocal cover of the song “Tennis Courts”. You might think that Semesky would turn this into a full on metal cover, but he doesn’t even […]

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Intervals add vocalist, unveil new track

Posted by on January 2, 2014

It’s not that unusual to have a band add another musician, but it’s not really that often that it’s an instrumental band adding a vocalist. That’s what Canadian/American prog band Intervals have done, as they announced at the end of last year that former Haarp Machine vocalist Mike Semesky, who’d been playing bass in the […]

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The HAARP Machine Lose Three Members

Posted by on January 25, 2013

And then there was one… It was announced today that vocalist Mike Semesky, drummer Alex Rudinger, and bassist Ollie Rooney have left The HAARP Machine. This currently leaves guitarist Al Mu’min as the only member left. The three exiting members issued the joint statement, essentially pointing the blame directly at Mu’min: “Due to irreconcilable personal […]

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