Album Review: Hate Eternal – Upon Desolate Sands (2018)

Artist: Hate Eternal Album: Upon Desolate Sands Record Label: Season of Mist Release Date: October 26, 2018 Review by: Sean Cantor Violence of action is a concept that suggests an unrestricted and immediate use of determined force in order to achieve full dominance over an enemy. Hate Eternal embodies this force. Since their conception, mastermind…

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…

Album Review: Snowy Shaw – White Is The New Black (2018)

  Artist: Snowy Shaw Album: White Is The New Black Release Date: May 25, 2018 Review by: Sean Cantor Snowy Shaw is one of the best kept secrets in heavy metal. He somehow stands hidden in plain sight, while contributing massively to the metal community, through countless bands and seemingly on whatever instrument he can…

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…

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…

Album Review: Power Quest – The Sixth Dimension

  Band: Power Quest Album: The Sixth Dimension Label: Inner Wound Recordings Release Date: October 13, 2017 Review By: Todd Naevestad   Power Quest began in 2001 when Steve Williams left DragonHeart to do his own project. With their first album in 2002, Power Quest has managed to maintain themselves in the music world, despite…