Band Interview – Static-X

DM: First of all, thanks for sitting down with us. Also, thank you for doing the tour and sharing Wisconsin Death Trip again with all of the fans, I, like I’m sure a lot of us, have been listening to the album for 20 years.   Tony: Well, thanks, man. DM: To be able to celebrate Wayne’s life,…

Artist Interview – Andy Gillion

DM: Thanks for talking to us. We definitely appreciate it. I’m going to mostly talk about Neverafter today. I think it’s genuinely a masterpiece, it is truly next level stuff. Andy Gillion: Thank you. DM: I want to know just how you’re feeling now that you’ve gotten it all out of your head, into the world and you’re…

Album Review: Dream Ocean – Love Lost Symphony

Review: Dream Ocean – Love Lost Symphony By Todd Naevestad   Coming originally out of Istanbul, Turkey, and now Germany, Dream Ocean is a young symphonic metal band presenting their first full length album, Love Lost Symphony. Featuring the vocals of mezzo-soprano Basak Ylva, the band has come a fair way to this release. Originally…

Band Interview – Shiraz Lane

DM: Thanks for doing this with us, how are you guys feeling? Hannes: Awesome, dude. Feeling great. It’s really great out here in Finland when the sun doesn’t come up. Yeah, that’s full sarcasm. In Finland right now it’s really dark, and it’s cold and it’s pretty depressing. But actually, right now, me and Miki,…

Damnation’s Corner: Album Reviews

Wilderun – Veil of Imagination When Death Metal Opeth hooks up with Dream Theater and Ensiferum’s Power Metal chanting, they have a beautiful baby named Wilderun. Veil of Imagination is the band’s third album and I don’t know about you, but if you are this good on your third album, I can’t wait to see…

In the Basement with Anacrusis

Anacrusis is a band that if brought up in the right circles will be met with a level of excitement almost unmatched in the metal community. They are a band who ignored specific genre cliches and expectations, who behaved sincerely in every aspect of not only their musicality but their business decisions, and wrote music…

Album Review: Wind Rose – Wintersaga

By Todd Naevestad Dwarven Metal. Sure, why not. And they’re Italian. Okay then. I was expecting Scottish, but here we are. Here’s the thing about any kind of media “gimmick”: if it lets them create something awesome, than I can’t complain. Goblinomicon has been around for a while and you can’t say that it’s just…

Album Review: Visions of Atlantis – Wanderers

By Todd Naevestad I love getting to write about Visions of Atlantis. It’s basically carte blanche for me to make as many bad sailing puns as I want in a piece. If that doesn’t just put the wind in your sails, I don’t know what will. Now, band line up changes can sometimes be cause…

Album Review: Cattle Decapitation – Death Atlas (2019)

The planet is on fire, the oceans are rising and we are roughly a decade away from a MAD MAX style existence where Thunderdome will be the only law. Meanwhile, Cattle Decapitation has reemerged from a four-year recording break with a new slab of *impossible* deathgrind.