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…

Album Review: Cavalera Conspiracy – Psychosis (2017)

Band: Cavalera Conspiracy Album: Psychosis Record Label: Napalm Records Release Date: November 17, 2017 I am not a psychologist, I am a simple Medical Deviate, but I did look up psychosis on Google and it said: The mental state of psychosis is defined by a disconnection from reality. Psychosis also happens to the be the title of…

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: 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 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…

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…

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,…

Album review: Lonely Robot – The Big Dream

Artist: Lonely Robot Album: The Big Dream Record Label: InsideOut Records Release Date: April 28, 2017 To begin, I know keeping up with progressive rock is not easy. Should you spend your time digging up obscure classics, analyzing whatever album Steven Wilson just remixed, trying to keep up with the ever-growing army of new prog…

Vlog: Wizard World St. Louis 2016

Matt Albers Those that follow Damnation Magazine, particularly on social media, know that while we primarily focus on news related to all forms of loud rock music, we also branch out to pop culture. It’s no secret that there are parallels – especially among fans – between the music that we love and comics, gaming,…

Album review: Cellador Off The Grid (2017)

Cellador is a band that has been tucked away in the back catalog of diehard power metal fans for close to a decade. There was a time in the American Midwest where watered down metalcore bands ruled the metal scene and finding an American power metal band was basically impossible. Yet, those of us who…

Local Business Spotlight: The Archive Music House

Matt Albers The Midwest has always been known as “flyover country” for many demographics, including music and pop culture. St. Louisans rely on local venue owners and promoters to feature and highlight local, regional, and (inter)national entertainment. In an already small market – even when factoring in the surrounding areas – the addition of a…

Album Review: Allegaeon – Proponent For Sentience

Artist: Allegaeon Album: Proponent For Sentience (“sen-chence”) Label: Metal Blade Records Release Date: Friday, September 23rd, 2016 By Stephen Kruczyk As if their name doesn’t create enough pronunciation issues between metal heads trying to spread the good word of their music, Allegaeon‘s fourth studio album Proponent For Sentience is another wrench in the circuitry. If…