Dr. Pretorius’ guide to Psycho Las Vegas Pt. III Sunday

It’s Sunday, you’ve lost about 85% of your hearing, the desert sun has changed the texture of your skin to that of a chicken McNugget. You being to fear that if you stop drinking now the cumulative hangover could be fatal but, nevertheless you persist. And you will be rewarded with a day of melodic,…

Doctor Pretorius’ guide to Psycho Las Vegas pt. II: Saturday

Mork – “I Sulket Av Myra”/  Mork crafts atmospheric mid-nineties Black Metal reminiscent of early Ulver and the first wave of Norwegian Black Metal. I believe this is the Peaceville-band’s North American premiere. I don’t know… Google it I guess.   Tomb Mold – “Beg for Life”/ Tomb Mold play like a forgotten 90’s death metal act….

Doctor Pretorius’ Guide to Psycho Las Vegas: Friday Night

Damnation magazine’s chief medical deviate turn intrepid mondo reporter Doctor Pretorius will be on (severed) hand at this year’s PSYCHO LAS VEGAS Festival August 16th-18that Mandalay Bay resort and Casino. Check https://www.vivapsycho.com/ for tickets and details. In the meantime check out Doctor Pretorius’s guide to Friday’s line-up.   Candy: “Lust for Destruction”/These hardcore upstarts combusted…

Refused @ The Pageant 5•21•19

I haven’t been this excited to shoot a show in quite some time. Refused hasn’t played St. Louis since 1996. Although they broke up in 1998, since they reunited they haven’t been back. Between front-man Dennis’ acrobatics and the low-lighting this was a difficult show to shoot. They primarily back lit with no front lighting,…

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….

Album Review: Eluveitie – Ategnatos

Artist: Eluveitie Album: Ategnatos Record Label: Nuclear Blast Records Release Date: April 5, 2019 Review by: Nick Licata Not since 2008’s, Slania, have I experienced an Eluveitie album as solid as, Ategnatos. Three years ago when they had a “drastic” lineup change, I thought it would be the end of the Eluveitie that I had…

Album Review: A.C.T. – Rebirth

Review by: Sean Cantor In a time where prog music seems to be expanding at a tremendous pace, it’s not difficult to discover new bands or build new relationships with established bands.  This is made exorbitantly simpler with the accessibility of music through streaming services and digital mediums.  With that said, why aren’t more of…

Album Review: Devin Townsend – Empath (2019)

Review by: Nick Licata Have you ever listened to an album and each time a new song came on you shout out loud “I fucking love this song!” Sure it might take a few listens before you realize it, but then just the simplest thing, like the crowing of a rooster or a muted bass…

Album Review: Dream Theater – Distance Over Time

Dream Theater – “Distance Over Time”Review by: Chris Naes Before you listen to this record, you’ve probably already made up your mind about Dream Theater.  They are definitely a ‘love it or hate it’ kind of band.  Even their most ardent fans are notoriously fickle.  Go ahead and take a look at ANY post by…