Concert Review + Photo Album: The Black Dahlia Murder @ Delmar Hall

Upon thinking of metal bands that seem to have been touring non-stop since the turn of the century, The Black Dahlia Murder(BDM) have to be one of the first to come to mind. From opening for death metal veterans Vital Remains in 2004 and heavy metal powerhouse King Diamond in 2005 to headlining the Summer Slaughter Tour three…

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…

Photo Gallery: Gost & Dance With The Dead

Occasionally we at Damnation like to branch out of our musical norms and into something, well “different.” I use the quotes loosely as the two artists I watched Sunday evening definitely were influenced by some sort of metal, be it Black or Thrash in variety. First up was local electronic act Giant Monsters on the…

Photo Album: Wolves in the Throne Room at Delmar Hall

When Wolves in the Throne Room announced a show at Delmar Hall, we couldn’t have been more ecstatic. Having wanted to see them for years, our time finally came, and it was everything we could have imagined. Pillorian, featuring members of Agalloch started the show with full force creating the most evil sound Delmar Hall…

Photo Gallery: Korn at The Pageant

It may not show on the site our love for Korn,  however for years I lived and breathed this band. Hell, my best man included them in his speech at my wedding saying we were both minorities (Being the last two Korn fans in our group). Needless to say, though my love for them may…

Concert review: Blaze Bayley @ Fubar (St. Louis, Mo)

Following Bruce Dickinson’s departure from Iron Maiden in 1993, the band recruited Wolfsbane frontman Blaze Bayley. With Maiden’s reputation largely built on Dickinson’s characteristic high-register wails and charismatic stage presence, the switch to Blaze’s baritone belting and static stage presence proved to be detrimental to the band’s popularity at the time. With Maiden, Blaze recorded…

Photo Gallery: Galactic Empire @ Fubar

Theres nothing nerdier than watching grown men dressed up as Star Wars characters and playing songs from the movies in a very in your face, heavy as fuck manor! Upon finding out about Galactic Empire a few months back, I grew very excited about the fact that I might get to one day, witness their…

Album Review: In This Moment – Ritual

In This Moment – Ritual Review by: Erik D. Harshman     To say that I’ve been with In This Moment since the beginning could not be a more true statement. See, back in 2005 I was on Myspace (as was everyone) and it took me a few months before I realized that bands were…

Photo Album: Anthrax @ The Pageant (STL, MO)

The moment this show was announced, let alone on my birthday of all days, I knew it was going to be a night to remember. I am not going to write much about the show other than if you were able to catch a date of this tour then you know you caught one diverse,…

Photo Gallery: Mastodon @ The Pageant

Way back in April, yea I know that wasn’t very long ago, I was fortunate enough to shoot the Mastodon, Eagles of Death Metal and Russian Circles at The Pageant. For those of you that don’t know, The Pageant is one of my favorite venues and Mastodon, well it has been a while since we’ve…