Movie Review: Baby Driver

“Get your Ipods on shuffle” Fast paced and relentless Wright’s newest release is all about making sure your seatbelt is firmly fastened. Starring Ansel Elgort, Kevin Spacey, John Hamm, Jamie Foxx, Lily James, and Eliza Gonzalez, Baby Driver is chock full of speed, flash, and heart. There’s something about Wrights ability to blend genres into…

Interview: Johnny DeAngelis of Oni

I’m Chris… I’m with Damnation Magazine, and I’m here with John from ONI (“oh-knee”) Hello hello… And just witnessed an awesome show here at the Ready Room opening up for Devin Townsend… I guess, the first question would be, since you play Xylophone – which there’s not many people in the metal scene that do…

Photo Album: Anthrax @ The Pageant (STL, MO)

The moment this show was announced, let alone on my birthday of all days, I knew it was going to be a night to remember. I am not going to write much about the show other than if you were able to catch a date of this tour then you know you caught one diverse,…

Photo Gallery: Mastodon @ The Pageant

Way back in April, yea I know that wasn’t very long ago, I was fortunate enough to shoot the Mastodon, Eagles of Death Metal and Russian Circles at The Pageant. For those of you that don’t know, The Pageant is one of my favorite venues and Mastodon, well it has been a while since we’ve…

Photo Gallery: Gorguts @ Fubar (St. Louis, Mo)

Hello ladies and germs, it has been a while since I, Nick, have posted anything on the page. Things have been pretty crazy, my fiance and I had to move a bit sooner than we anticipated into a new apartment, due to a shitty landlord. That caused me to get a little backed up on…

Ranking the Kings of Leon Albums from Worst to Worst

Full disclosure, I did not listen to the entire Kings of Leon discography. If we are going to be open and honest with each other, I didn’t listen to an entire Kings of Leon song. Now, I don’t want you to think this inconsequential fact reflects any lack of due diligence on my part in…

Vlog: Mighty Con St. Louis 2016

Matt Albers, Nick Licata, Angel Kramer Remember a few months back when Matt published his first ever convention vlog of Wizard World St. Louis? Well, not long after that, he, Nick, and Angel were able to obtain coverage for another local convention. During summer 2016, Midwestern pop culture convention company Mighty Con set up their…

Interview: Jeremy Wagner of Broken Hope

There are some classic bands that live in the past and some that push onward and reach new levels, Broken Hope is the latter.  Their upcoming album Mutilated and Assimilated stands strong alongside any of their classic material.  Damnation was lucky enough to be able to speak with founder Jeremy Wagner and discuss the new album, how it…

Album Review: Igorrr – Savage Sinusoid

You know those times when you ask someone what type of music they listen to and they give you the terrible answer of “I listen to a little bit of everything”?  I hate those people and they are all lying.  Well, it turns out that there is someone out there who actually does listen to…

Concert in Photos: Coheed and Cambria, The Dear Hunter @ The Pageant

May 15, 2017 – The Pageant, St. Louis: Headliner Coheed and Cambria, touring with The Dear Hunter, finished off their fifth to last stop on the “Neverender GAIBSIV” tour for a sold-out show at the Pageant. Coheed and Cambria played the first edition of the Good Apollo, I’m Burning Star IV series in its entirety….

Album Review:  Anathema – The Optimist 

 “No man steps into the same river twice, for it is not the same river and he is not the same man”. Heraclitus was known as “the weeping philosopher” and spoke on the only true certainty of life being the consistency of change.  Now can we ever really be sure he was specifically talking…

Movie Review: Wonder Woman

Introducing women to men since 1918 Spoiler warning!   It is about time that DC beat Marvel to the gate. With this release we have the first female led superhero movie since 2005’s Electra ( if you want to give it the credit of calling it an actual movie and not a waste of time)…