Artist Interview: Snowy Shaw

Damnation Magazine: Thank you, Snowy for taking the time to sit and answer some questions for us. Snowy Shaw: Nemas prob, it’s my pleasure. DM: The new album, White is the New Black, is phenomenal. How does it feel to finally have a proper Snowy Shaw album out, and how has the response been so…

Album Review: Alien Weaponry – Tū

Review: Alien Weaponry – Tū By Todd Naevestad The thing I love about metal is that it is always surprising me. Something can come up in the genre that I never even thought about from a place I never expected. That’s how it was when I stumbled on Alien Weaponry, a thrash-metal band from New…

Nordahl’s List of Essential Metal From 2017

2017 has come and gone and now 2018 is blessing us with its freshness and downright bone-chilling coldness.  So when can I move to Florida or anywhere cheap and tropical?  Thank God we always have plenty of metal goodness to keep our blood flowing and get our bodies moving to generate some much needed warmth….

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: 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…

Album Review: Cavalera Conspiracy – Psychosis (2017)

Band: Cavalera Conspiracy Album: Psychosis Record Label: Napalm Records Release Date: November 17, 2017 I am not a psychologist, I am a simple Medical Deviate, but I did look up psychosis on Google and it said: The mental state of psychosis is defined by a disconnection from reality. Psychosis also happens to the be the title of…

Photo Gallery: Ektomorf

I have been listening to Hungary’s Ektomorf for a long time. Ever since I first came across their Sepultura-esque sound about 8 years ago or so,  I have been hooked. Dying to see them perform, I thought it’d take a once-in-a-billion-years type event to bring Ektomorf to our fair city of St. Louis. However, one…

Album Review: Jupiterian – Terraforming

JUPITERIAN – Terraforming Releases on November 15, 2017 on Transcending Obscurity By Richard Jaspering The idea of musicians’ anonymity should be widely known in the realms of extreme metal, but it can help create a forbidding aesthetic that Brazilian masked collective Jupiterian embody well in their second full-length. This murky, massive work welcomes you with the…

Album Review: Voyager – Ghost Mile

There are a number of ways to be a progressive metal band in 2017. You can buy John’s Petrucci’s Rock Discipline DVD and do your best to conjure visions of Metropolis, you can get rid of that pesky headstock on your guitar and go the singerless route or you can organically meld various musical styles…

Album Review: She Must Burn – Grimoire

Band: She Must Burn Album: Grimoire Release Date: March 3, 2017 Record Label: Artery Recordings When I was first asked to review London based She Must Burn, that is described as Deathcore infused Black Metal, I have to admit that even I was hesitant. I love metal, almost everything about it is what I love…

Album Review: Gorod – Kiss the Freak ep (2017)

Band: Gorod Album: Kiss The Freak ep Release Date: April 1, 2017 When it comes to Thrash Metal in the more modern days we tend to think of bands like Warbringer, Havok, Toxic Holocaust amongst so many others. Well, what if I told you that French Tech Death titans Gorod were so excited about an upcoming…