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The Steel Age
The death of my father was a pivot point in the human life of Chris Zuege and his artful ego, Artemis Sere. His exit exiled some dreams, hopes, and identities I once held, and replace them anew.
Xoterica 16: The Fog
I see the ghost of him in the mirror. I see his flaws and failures, features and fates. Leaves don’t fall far from a withering tree.
Artemis Sere’s Twenty Best Albums of 2018
My blog representing the best music of 2018.
Xoterica 15: The Demagogue
In this digital present, we are each an email, photo or soundbyte away from our undoing. Or an unethical assault by our elected officials. #xoterica
Xoterica 14: The Fracture
To be human is to be broken. And angry.
45 Reasons Why I Despise 45
Seems like there’s not a day that goes by now without the 45th President of the United States doing or saying something that makes me want to turn in my U.S. citizenship and find a new place to proudly call home.Donald Trump has soiled the highest and most-powerful position in…
Xoterica 13: The Tell
“To express yourself in freedom, you must die to everything of yesterday. From the “old”, you derive security; from the “new”, you gain the flow.” (Lee)2018 has been turbulent year for me personally and professionally. At times, it has been a difficult ride. I may have distanced myself from this…
Xoterica 12: The Return
“An artist’s expression is his soul made apparent. Behind every motion, the music of his soul is made visible.” (Lee) It has been a long time since I published a new blog; last year’s birthday, to be exact. Shame on me for not keeping up with the times and the…
Artemis Sere’s Twenty Best Albums of 2017
Welcome to my annual list of my favorite albums from the year. I listen to a lot of music, and these albums are the ones that held my attention, captured my imagination, and/or inspired my creativity during the year.The list features new artists that I discovered through various channels, and…
Xoterica 11: The Fade
I celebrated my 44th birthday this week on December 12th. Since you’re wondering, yes, I did have a great day off. I was showered love and best wishes from friends, family and coworkers. It was not filled with cake, drinks or balloons. No party. No presents. While my day of…
On the Passing of Warrel Dane
NEVERMORE And SANCTUARY Singer WARREL DANE Dies Of Heart Attack In Brazil “Acclaimed heavy metal singer Warrel Dane, who achieved fame with the bands SANCTUARY and NEVERMORE, died on Wednesday (December 13) in São Paulo, Brazil. The American musician, who was in the process of making his second solo album,…
Artemis Sere Returns to the Ritual Madness Podcast
On December 1, 2017, I returned to the Ritual Madness Podcast for a three-hour show about art, music and the #YearoftheSere with brother Greg Chilton, Godfather of the Twin Cities metal scene and vocalist of the band Outside the Murder. About the Ritual Madness Podcast The Ritual Madness Podcast is…