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…

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…

Warped Tour Interview: Ryan Kirby of Fit for a King

D: I actually just recently listened to you guys, cause I wasn’t familiar until a couple weeks ago, it’s good.  It’s heavier than I expected R: Well thank you very much D: It’s heavy but it’s still melodic with memorable hooks which lends to replay value. R: I grew up listening to heavy, but I…

Warped Tour Interview: Christopher Bowes of Alestorm

D: First of all, thanks for sitting down with us. I really appreciate it. C: My pleasure. D: So, hows the reception been to Alestorm at Warped Tour? Because I never thought I’d say “Alestorm at Warped Tour”. C: Yeah, I know it’s crazy, you wouldn’t really think to see a band like us playing…

Warped Tour Interview: Carley Coma of Candiria

D: You guys clearly have one of the most, if not the most distinct sound on this festival, how’s the reception been towards that? Has it been good? Do you see a lot of confused faces? C: Yeah, the reception’s been pretty good, some fans, it goes completely over their heads and some, they just…

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…

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…

Interview: Brittney Slayes of Unleash the Archers

The new album is phenomenal, do you feel this is the strongest the band has been in terms of both musicianship and songwriting? Thank you! I think this particular line-up is the strongest we’ve had in terms of being on the same page and having the same goals and writing style. We work very well…

Band interview: Ayreon

We recently got the opportunity to sit down with Arjen Lucassen and discuss your new favorite Ayreon album “The Source”. D: Thanks for sitting down with us and letting us pick your brain about the new album. We have been listening to it and it’s unbelievable, really so good. A: No problem, I am glad you…

Top 10 lists of 2016

  As 2016 is drawing to an end, we are finally revealing some of our favorite albums of the past year. There were a hell of a lot of albums that came out and we couldn’t listen to all of them, however of the ones we heard, here were some of our favorites. Choosing a…

Band Interview: Dillinger Escape Plan

  Upon the announcement of their break up and final tour, we here at Damnation Magazine felt it necessary to reach out to The Dillinger Escape Plan one last time for an interview. While it wasn’t able to go down in person, their final show here in St. Louis is coming up tomorrow (October 20th) and we…