Doctor Pretorius’ End of 2017 List

My 2017 list is noticeably light on the gore this year. 2017 proved once again that doom is alive and not so well. Paradise Lost/Pallbearer/Bell Witch have three very distinct and modern approaches to the genre that don’t rely on trying to convince you that its magically 1974 again. That being said, Ulver and Drab…

Band Interview: White Wizzard’s Jon Leon

White Wizzard’s Jon Leon Interview by: Todd Naevestad TN: Thank you so much for taking the time to talk with us here at Damnation… As an introduction, how would you describe White Wizzard to someone whose never heard of you before? JL:Like the sound you would hear when a dragon spits fire into a vortex…

Sean Cantor’s Top 40 Albums of 2017

Some years come and go uneventfully. They can somehow just tick by without you even noticing. Conversely, some years will storm by and leave you in a different headspace than you imagined possible. Time will move forward and change will be absolute, regardless of your opinion of it or the attention you pay it. 2017…

Song Review: Visions of Atlantis – Return to Lemuria

Album Preview: Visions of Atlantis – “Return to Lemuria” Record Label: Napalm Rercords Review By: Todd Naevestad Recently Visions of Atlantis released the music video (below) for “Return to Lemuria”, a single off of their upcoming album The Deep & The Dark. A symphonic metal band, this album will be Visions of Atlantis’ first album…

Album Review: Angel Nation – Aeon

Album: Aeon Artist: Angel Nation Label: Inner Wound Recordings Release Date: 27 October 2017 Reviewed By: Todd Naevestad It was about three years ago that Angel Nation were first released on the world. Their first album, Tears of Lust, did pretty well for them and this new album, Aeon, is finally here to further their musical influence. Angel Nation…

Review: Metalite – Heroes in Time

Band: Metalite Album: Heroes In Time  Record Label: Inner Wound Recordings  Release Date: 27 October 2017 Review By: Todd Naevestad Fresh as fresh can be, Metalite is a new band from Stockholm. They step onto the world stage with their first album, Heroes in Time. There is little known about the band as an entity,…

Band Interview: Paul Delaney of Black Anvil

For the past year or so I have been fascinated with the New York band, Black Anvil. Maybe due to my growing love of Black Metal, so I am always scrounging to see what is hidden in the shadows. Or, possibly because in the American Underground Black Metal scene, they are one of the few…

Band Interview: Attila Csihar of Mayhem

When we found out we were going to have the opportunity to interview the band that pioneered the Black Metal sound that we all know and love, we jumped at the chance. Mayhem has been around for nearly 35 years, so in order to get this interview done right, we went straight to some of…

Album review: Unspeakable – Expulsion Of The Triumphant Beast

Self-released Available now at unspeakablerites.bandcamp.com Review By: Richard Jaspering This second release from St. Louis black/death metal band Unspeakable came to me in the mail on a cassette. The cassette looks slick, Lauren Gornik (metal artist extraordinaire) took the photograph of the Unspeakable members and it’s a stark one. The sound that rips through its…