Vlog: Wizard World St. Louis 2016

Matt Albers Those that follow Damnation Magazine, particularly on social media, know that while we primarily focus on news related to all forms of loud rock music, we also branch out to pop culture. It’s no secret that there are parallels – especially among fans – between the music that we love and comics, gaming,…

Band Spotlight – 3TEETH

Los Angeles based industrial band 3TEETH has unveiled plans to release their highly-anticipated, second full-length album, <shutdown.exe>, on May 19th via OMF Records. Today, the band reveals the album title, release date, artwork and track listing for the upcoming record. Additional details and music will be disclosed in the coming weeks. Follow the band at…

Steve K’s Top 10 Lists of 2016

If you thought Chris’ post was late, think again! The year of 2-0-1-6 was more insane – and busier – than any previous year for myself, and that has continued in 2017. I started last year fixing up a house in South Saint Louis where my girlfriend and I would begin inhabiting in early February,…

Local Business Spotlight: The Archive Music House

Matt Albers The Midwest has always been known as “flyover country” for many demographics, including music and pop culture. St. Louisans rely on local venue owners and promoters to feature and highlight local, regional, and (inter)national entertainment. In an already small market – even when factoring in the surrounding areas – the addition of a…

Perfect Circle Announce US Tour/New Album

PERFECT CIRCLE ANNOUNCE SPRING TOUR Jan. 9, 2017, LOS ANGELES – A Perfect Circle will trek across North America this Spring in the outfit’s first tour since 2011, with the month long outing kicking off at The Pearl in Las Vegas (April 7 and 8). The band previously announced a May 7 performance at the…

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: 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…

Band Interview: Hallow Point

Matt Albers, Steve Kruczyk The metal community of the St. Louis, MO-region has experienced a resurgence in recent years. This is particularly true when it comes to the underground subgenres. More melodic, accessible styles have also seen their own success in our area, as well. While metalcore has been on a bit of a decline…

Band Interview: Devil You Know

Matt Albers, Steve Kruczyk Side projects are nothing new. As long as there have been bands, there have been opportunities for musicians to collaborate with one another. One of the most famous types of side projects – or infamous, depending on who you ask – is the “super group.” This is when each member of…

Band Interview: Plini & Aaron Marshall of Intervals

In March of 2016, The Shape of Colour Tour (Intervals, Plini, Angel Vivaldi and Save Us From the Archon) hit one of our favorite little metal joints in Saint Louis known as Fubar as it neared the halfway point of its trek across the United States and Canada. As Damnation’s Media Director – and a…

Finland’s Denominate signs with Inverse Records

Progressive technical death metal band Denominate has signed a deal with their homeland’s own Inverse Records. The Oulo, Finland quintet draws influence from bands like Death and Carcass, blending it  with newer, more technical elements to create a progressive sound with a touch of old-school rawness. Denominate’s new album, Those Who Beheld the End, is set for release on August 5th, 2016 through Inverse Records….