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…

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….

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…

Band Interview: Primordial

We here at Damnation Magazine love what we do and will continue doing it so long as we have readers. However, it can really suck running a magazine, while also working full-time jobs to make ends meet.  Mostly, it keeps us backed up when it comes to original content, though we feel like we’ve done…

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…