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The Burning of Rome / Press

“The Burning of Rome, which had a field-leading six nominations, won for Best Live Performer, Best Alternative Album (for “Year of the Ox”) and Song of the Year (for “God of Small Things”). "Thanks to the whole scene out here. It's been a pleasure to have you in our corner," said Adam Traub, The Burning of Rome's founder and leader.”

“Pure Volume premiers 'God of Small Things' single.”

“Carson Daly feature”

“featured artist interview”

"The Burning of Rome blend the best elements of artsy pop, classic rock and all varieties of psychedelic music into one delicious and eclectic album, a record where no two songs are even remotely alike, and yet they come together perfectly to make one of the year’s most beautiful and addictive releases."

"The Burning of Rome have a reputation for being a great live band, and they live up to it every time, with an infectious energy and larger-than-life songs that practically demand to be heard in person." "It's an ambitious and sprawling album, as big as the band's ever sounded. From the opening rise and eventual, explosive climax of the title track, The Burning of Rome send a clear message that they've graduated to another level."

"...it did make me question reality a bit. One minute I was scared out of my mind, the next I was transported into another decade – and that was all within one song…It’s weird, it’s different, it’s The Burning Of Rome."

"The result is The Burning of Rome’s most varied and accomplished work to date. At its best, “Ox” is a left-field, neo-art-rock opus, minus the prog-fueled pomp and sonic overkill. Its songs draw from pop, punk, psychedelia and early ’70s glam, along with the music of Todd Rundgren in his creative prime and early Queen at its least ostentatious."

“9 out of 10 stars for YEAR OF THE OX "...one could liken them to '60s psychedelic grunge squeezed through a mad house prism that confuses Alice Cooper's Grand Guignol and experimental mental with mental disorder. Or maybe they're better described as musical existentialists turned gleeful nihilists during an LSD binge.”

"Their musical horizons stretch far beyond the threshold of modern rock. The Burning of Rome is a post-apocalypitic mash-up of meticulous orchestration, electronic manipulation and eccentric experimentation. If Danzig constructed a carnival ride, it'd look something like this."

944 Magazine

“The perfect mix of goth and dance influences to accompany an Edwardian Ball, with enough organs and dark vocals to satisfy Castlevania fans.”

San Diego City Beat Magazine

“Gypsy punk, rife with keys, rasping vocals and animated onstage antics.”

Paste Magazine

“What gothic music has come to in the new millennium. Recommend it for indie fans in general, especially those who appreciate keyboards and melody.”

Skratch Magazine

“Music for the circus of the underworld - done in all the right ways.”

San Diego City Beat

“The Burning of Rome’s style can not be forced into any known genre without taking shortcuts and over looking its originality. Its dark tones and circus like melodies intermingle into one spontaneous, yet entertaining work of musicianship.”