Album Review: Animals As Leaders – The Madness of Many

ANIMALS AS LEADERS THE MADNESS OF MANY 1. Arithmophobia 2. Ectogenesis 3. Cognitive Contortions 4. Inner Assassins 5. Private Visions of the World 6. Backpfeifengesicht 7. Transcentience 8. The Glass Bridge 9. The Brain Dance 10. Aepirophobia Released November 11, 2016 via Sumerian Records Since the arrival of their self-titled debut onto the mainstream metal…

Album Review: Dark Tranquillity – Atoma

Band: Dark Tranquillity Album: Atoma Release Date: November 4, 2016 Record Label: Century Media These days it’s easy to just toss a band aside because they sound just like every other band or they lack talent. Dark Tranquillity, however is the exact opposite. Running alongside bands like In Flames, Soilwork and various other Melodic Death…

Band Interview: Dillinger Escape Plan

  Upon the announcement of their break up and final tour, we here at Damnation Magazine felt it necessary to reach out to The Dillinger Escape Plan one last time for an interview. While it wasn’t able to go down in person, their final show here in St. Louis is coming up tomorrow (October 20th) and we…

Interview: Chicago Domination Fest

You never know who you are going to run into on a day to day basis. On the long hot weekend that was Full Terror Assault, we discovered that our camping neighbors, were the founders of an up and coming brutal Death Metal festival called Chicago Domination Fest. While we were a little busy to…

Band Interview: Strung Out

Matt Albers We at Damnation Magazine do our best to branch out and represent coverage of all of the facets of both loud rock and pop culture. Although musically, we generally lead towards the side of heavy metal, we also promote and cover the many other various genres and subgenres. Although the phrase, “punk is…

Album Review: Opeth – Sorceress

Band: Opeth Album: Sorceress Record Label: Nuclear Blast/Moderbolget Records Release Date: September 30, 2016 When it comes to bands releasing new albums, it’s always the same thing from the fans. “I hope they go back to their old sound” or “I hope it’s a continuation of the last album.” I feel like that is appropriate…

Album Review: The Agonist – FIVE

Matt Albers Followers of Damnation Magazine will notice our affinity and interest in the roles of women loud rock music. This concept is nothing new, but everyone seems to have their own opinion on the idea of female members across the board within the heavy metal spectrum. One of our personal favorites – and my…

Album Review: Allegaeon – Proponent For Sentience

Artist: Allegaeon Album: Proponent For Sentience (“sen-chence”) Label: Metal Blade Records Release Date: Friday, September 23rd, 2016 By Stephen Kruczyk As if their name doesn’t create enough pronunciation issues between metal heads trying to spread the good word of their music, Allegaeon‘s fourth studio album Proponent For Sentience is another wrench in the circuitry. If…

Album Review: Heaven Shall Burn – Wanderer

Band: Heaven Shall Burn Album: Wanderer Release Date: Sept. 16, 2016 Label: Century Media Records If there is one thing we can say about Germany’s Heaven Shall Burn, its that they are fucking consistent! Ever since I caught wind of them with 2002’s Whatever it May Take, I have been nothing but floored by each…

Album Review: Excellion – Unsean

Band: Excellion Album: Unsean Band Origin: La Paz (Baja California Sur)/Mexico City Release date:  August 6, 2016 Label: Independent Release It seems as though there are more and more bands coming out with a similar vibe as Tesseract, Periphery where the music is very technical, vocals clean/unclean and overall heavy as fuck. Sometimes it is really…

Photo Gallery: Full Terror Assault II

Three days of Metal, Booze, Camping and Extreme Heat. And you know what, we would do it all over again in a heartbeat! Full Terror Assault II went off without a hitch, well almost. Nothing wrong with the fest or anything, no it was more mishaps on our own accord; Missing tent poles and what…

Album Review: Devin Townsend – Transcendence

Artist: Devin Townsend Project Album: Transencence Label: InsideOut Records Year: 2016 Devin Townsend, also known as the man that doesn’t quit (and we love him for that), is about to release his brand new album Transcendence! Just two short years after the release of the highly anticipated Z2 album, the follow up to Ziltoid the…