ROME is back and hitting hard!
Though to this day, the dark folk band remains one of the best kept secrets of the European underground, Jerome Reuter is well respected as a songwriter's songwriter, whose work has been known to inspire and influence a variety of musicians from all across the musical spectrum. For this first single of the upcoming album "The Lone Furrow", which will feature a range of interesting guest appearances, ROME has teamed up with metal legend Alan Averill of PRIMORDIAL, whose vocal timbre and delivery complement Reuter's vocals perfectly.
The title "Ächtung, Baby!" (Ächtung being German for "ostracism") with its MOTÖRHEAD-style umlaut, is a tongue-in-cheek reference to U2's 1991 hit album "Achtung Baby", although it is needless to say that ROME's musical world is considerably darker in nature. The B-side "Any Other Grey", is not your average B-side waste management, but a full-fledged rebel anthem with a yet surprisingly nonchalant vibe.
In response to the lyrics of Ächtung, Baby! -
The birds have the eagle
The beasts have the lion...
- it is safe to say; Europe has ROME!Tracklisting
- Ächtung, Baby!
- Any Other Grey