Welcome to the musical universe of Steve Cefala. I was astonished when I pressed play on my cellphone. I had heard that he had partly British ancestry, was a distant relative to Jefferson and Washington, and liked guys like Pat Buchanan, General Alexander Haig, Ross Perot, Hunter S Thompson, Newt Gingrich and POTUS Donald Trump. I thought he would do folk music like the songs that must have gone through the heads of the minutemen back in the 18th century (ha ha I was so wrong). Dark heavy metal rarely gets better than this. Anyone familiar with black/doom metal band Dawning could have heard Steve before.
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When I heard the British singer-songwriter Nick Drake for the first time I fell in love with the sound. Since then I have been looking for anyone who has a similar approach to music, but perhaps with more energy. I found Bogme and I have never heard anything as beautiful in this genre before. The song ”And Friends” from the album with the unforgettable title For the first time, we’re all right where we’re supposed to be strikes me as something that has not been done for many years, if ever.
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I met Nils Degerlund a few weeks ago at a barbecue. Imagine the combination of a northern Swedish accent, eyes you can't fool and great understanding of meta-politics. I recall his words: "The problem with right wing music is that they have often focused too much on politics and too little on production and musical quality." Therefore it comes as no surprise that Nils has put a lot of work into his one man band Nova Arminius.
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When I first heard "The Snow Fell” from 2009, by Swedish singer-songwriter Saga I was astonished. First of all, it's a beautiful song and I simply cannot stop listening to it. Secondly, the question I had to ask myself was ”is it possible to describe the Second world war outside of the box.” Now don’t get me wrong. Imperialism is not my thing, I am more than happy to leave that to cosmopolitan socialists, whether they are national- or culture socialists. ”The Snow Fell”, however, is a masterpiece, as it describes the Russo-German war of 1941-1945 from a German perspective.
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