Rome (band)

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Rome
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Rome performing at the festival Mėnuo Juodaragis in 2013
Background information
OriginLuxembourg
GenresNeofolk, martial industrial
Years active2005–present
LabelsTrisol, CMI
Websitewww.rome.lu
MembersJérôme Reuter

Rome is an experimental neofolk and martial industrial act founded in November 2005 as a main output for the songs of Jérôme Reuter of Luxembourg.[1] Though Reuter is the main creative force in the band, he performs live with a range of musicians who also contribute performances on various studio recordings. In early 2006 Rome was signed to the Swedish record label Cold Meat Industry. Rome has since signed with the Trisol Music Group record label as of 2009. Rome is considered one of the most important acts within the neofolk genre.[2][3] Prior to his work in Rome, Reuter was the singer in a post-punk band called Mack Murphy and the Inmates.[2]

Musical style[edit]

According to Paul Simpson, the band's sound combines "military drumming and horns with atmospheric electronic textures and ethereal acoustic guitars, as well as samples and poetic lyrics often relating to war-related themes, as well as more universal topics such as love, pain, and death."[1] Reuter has cited Jacques Brel, Léo Ferré, Albert Camus, and Jean Genet as influences on his music and lyrics.[4]

Discography[edit]

Year Month Title Format Label Catalog # Notes
2006 June Berlin MCD CMI CMI.156 Reissued in 2010 by Trisol (TRI 391 CD)
2006 October Nera CD CMI CMI.164 Reissued in 2010 by Trisol (TRI 392 CD)
2007 April Confessions D'Un Voleur D'Ames CD CMI CMI.172 Reissued in 2011 by Trisol (TRI 393 CD)
2008 March Masse Mensch Material CD CMI CMI.181 Reissued in 2011 by Trisol (TRI 394 CD)
2009 May To Die Among Strangers MCD Trisol Music Group TRI 361 CD Promo for Flowers From Exile.
2009 June Flowers From Exile CD Trisol Music Group TRI 362 CD
2010 January L'Assassin MCD Trisol Music Group TRI 382 CD Promo for Nos Chants Perdus.
2010 May Nos Chants Perdus CD Trisol Music Group TRI 383 CD
2011 June Our Holy Rue / The Merchant Fleet 10" Trisol Music Group TRI 420 LP Single-sided, etched 10".
2011 November Die Æsthetik der Herrschaftsfreiheit CD Trisol Music Group TRI 424 CD Triple album in book format and slipcase (151 x 213 x 39mm approx).
2012 September Fester CD Trisol Music Group TRI 457 CD Promo for Hell Money. Musically Fester offers rough Folk with influences by Nick Cave and Cult of Youth.[5]
2012 October Hell Money CD Trisol Music Group TRI 458 CD
2013 July Hate Us and See If We Mind CD Trisol Music Group
2014 August A Passage to Rhodesia CD Trisol Music Group TRI 471 CD
2015 September Anthology 2005-2015 CD Trisol Music Group TRI 522 CD This anthology was released for promotional purposes to accompany Rome's Ten-Year-Anniversary world tour 2015
2016 April Coriolan CD Trisol Music Group TRI 537 CD
2016 August The Hyperion Machine CD Trisol Music Group TRI 551 CD
2018 January Hall of Thatch CD Trisol Music Group TRI 606 CD
2019 January Le ceneri di Heliodoro CD/LP Trisol Music Group TRI 634 CD/LP

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Rome | Biography, Albums, Streaming Links | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 2016-09-29.
  2. ^ a b "A CVLT Nation exclusive interview with ROMEby Oliver Sheppard -". 2013-02-05. Retrieved 2016-09-29.
  3. ^ "An Interview With Jerome Reuter of Rome". www.idieyoudie.com. Retrieved 2016-09-29.
  4. ^ "About | ROME". rome.lu. Retrieved 2016-09-29.
  5. ^ Kreischer, Martin (2012). "ROME – Fester". Orkus (in German) (10): 69.

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