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…

Todd’s Top 5 +1 Albums of 2017

This is been an interesting year for me. Unlike, I think, some of the others on this site, I’m relatively new to metal. Sure, I grew up listening to some of the classics, Black Sabbath, AC/DC, Motorhead. And I was introduced to bands like Rhapsody and Demon Hunter later on. But it really wasn’t until…

Album Review: White Wizzard – Infernal Overdrive

Review: White Wizzard – Infernal Overdrive By: Todd Naevestad I think it’s no secret that metal bands can have a variety of lineups. For whatever reason, band members come and go pretty frequently. For White Wizzard it’s basically become a meme in and of itself for them. The band has gone through it’s fair stretch…

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: 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…

Warped Tour Interview: Valient Himself of Valient Thorr

D: First of all, I watched your set, it was awesome.  It was my first time seeing you guys. V: Oh awesome! Thank you very much man, thank you. D: You guys are the most straightforward rock ‘n’ roll band on Warped Tour, without a doubt, how’s the reception been to that? Not just today,…

Sickening Thud: Kevin Lee Davidson

There’s something that happens to a group of people when they see something undeniably exceptional. These moments don’t come around often and cannot be manufactured. Regardless of how or why these moments exist, the one thing that is clear is when they emerge there is a collective emotional response from those who witness them, an…

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…

Vlog: Mighty Con St. Louis 2016

Matt Albers, Nick Licata, Angel Kramer Remember a few months back when Matt published his first ever convention vlog of Wizard World St. Louis? Well, not long after that, he, Nick, and Angel were able to obtain coverage for another local convention. During summer 2016, Midwestern pop culture convention company Mighty Con set up their…

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…