Album Review: Gloryhammer – Legends From Beyond the Terrorvortex

Review By: Todd Naevestad Gloryhammer has to be one of the dumbest bands that I’ve ever listened to. It’s like someone took Star Wars, He-Man, Dungeons & Dragons, and Space Dandy, threw it into a blender, snorted it, and rode that trip all the way to the other side of the multiverse. It’s madness. And…

Album Review: Exhumed – Horror

The New EXHUMED album is “A Legit Snacc” Horror is the self-described “stripped-down” new album from the esteemed gore metal band EXHUMED. Horror is an exercise in back to basics grinding death metal that also happens to be their most fun outing in years. If you are looking for the technical death metal of Anatomy…

Album Review: Sabaton – The Great War

  Artist: Sabaton Album: The Great War Record Label: Nuclear Blast Records Release Date: July 19, 2019 Review by: Todd Naevestad Sabaton is the band you show to people who think metal has no substance. “Oh, do you know about the Stand of the Swiss Guard? No? Well listen to ‘The Last Stand.’ How about…

Band Interview – Øystein Brun of Borknagar

DM: How are you feeling with the release of True North right around the corner? Øystein: We are really, really happy with the album.  It was a lot of work but came out pretty close to what we wanted to achieve back in the day when we started to work on this one.  We are…

Dr. Pretorius’ guide to Psycho Las Vegas Pt. III Sunday

It’s Sunday, you’ve lost about 85% of your hearing, the desert sun has changed the texture of your skin to that of a chicken McNugget. You being to fear that if you stop drinking now the cumulative hangover could be fatal but, nevertheless you persist. And you will be rewarded with a day of melodic,…

Doctor Pretorius’ guide to Psycho Las Vegas pt. II: Saturday

Mork – “I Sulket Av Myra”/  Mork crafts atmospheric mid-nineties Black Metal reminiscent of early Ulver and the first wave of Norwegian Black Metal. I believe this is the Peaceville-band’s North American premiere. I don’t know… Google it I guess.   Tomb Mold – “Beg for Life”/ Tomb Mold play like a forgotten 90’s death metal act….

Doctor Pretorius’ Guide to Psycho Las Vegas: Friday Night

Damnation magazine’s chief medical deviate turn intrepid mondo reporter Doctor Pretorius will be on (severed) hand at this year’s PSYCHO LAS VEGAS Festival August 16th-18that Mandalay Bay resort and Casino. Check https://www.vivapsycho.com/ for tickets and details. In the meantime check out Doctor Pretorius’s guide to Friday’s line-up.   Candy: “Lust for Destruction”/These hardcore upstarts combusted…

Refused @ The Pageant 5•21•19

I haven’t been this excited to shoot a show in quite some time. Refused hasn’t played St. Louis since 1996. Although they broke up in 1998, since they reunited they haven’t been back. Between front-man Dennis’ acrobatics and the low-lighting this was a difficult show to shoot. They primarily back lit with no front lighting,…

Band Interview – H.E.A.T

  DM: For our readers that might not be as familiar with H.E.A.T, could you explain your style a little bit, give us the “H.E.A.T mission statement” so to speak. Erik: The mission statement…wow, to conquer the world! We really just make things up as we go. I would say that we play melodic rock….