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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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Metal Insider Contributor Chris Colgan’s Top 10 of 2014

Posted by on December 11, 2014

If you’ve ever spent days agonizing over a project, checking and rechecking to make sure that it’s right, finding something at the last minute that changed everything, and then finally deciding that you were just done and had to cut it off, then you understand what it was like finalizing my Top 10 list this […]

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New & Noteworthy, October 12th – Left Hand Path

Posted by on October 12, 2010

Aside from debating about what bands are better than others and why, no topic is quite as inflammatory among metalheads as organized religion. Some embrace it, others despise it, and plenty are ambivalent about it. 2010 has been a fairly even year in terms of releases on either side of the divide. The Christian metal […]

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