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…

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…

Band Interview: Fit For An Autopsy

Jake Janitch, Nick Licata, Steve Kruczyk, Matt Albers The extreme metal subgenre continues to bring us new and unique acts that stand out among trends that may come and go. New Jersey’s Fit For An Autopsy is not your typical “death-core” outfit. The extensive background of each member bleeds into their creative process and out…

Band Interview: ORBS

I recently got to dive deep into the minds of Dan Briggs (BTBAM, Trioscapes) and Adam Fischer (Fear Before The March Of Flames) for their experimental rock collaboration, ORBS. ORBS is an experimental supergroup featuring Dan Briggs, Adam Fischer and the ever beautiful Ashley Ellyllon (Cradle of Filth, Abigail Williams) that really breaks boundaries of where…

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…

Band Interview: Railhazer

  A short while back I, Nick, conducted my second interview for the magazine, with local band Railhazer. They were opening up for Portland, Oregon’s, Psychedelic Rock/Stoner Pop band Black Pussy, you can see their photos in the gallery. The band had just finished blowing the crowd away with their Sludge/Doom sound (almost a mix…

Band Interview: Voivod

Matt Albers In the realm of music, but particularly rock and heavy metal, something described as “progressive” usually means that it is pushing the boundaries of modern sounds into new ground or horizons. Typically, this brings to mind thoughts and images of the future. One of the most influential bands to incorporate this technique within…