Chris’ Top albums of 2016

Nordahl’s List of Essential Metal From 2016 Let me be extremely late almost to the point of uncomfortable awkwardness for wishing you a Happy New Year. Hey – it’s still January and you might still be thinking you can keep one or more of your resolutions for 2017, so we’re good! What is being presented…

Photo Album: Winter Wolves Benefit 2017

The Winter Wolves benefit shows have always been really amazing! Coming about once a year, the benefit goes to helping out the Endangered Wolf Center in Eureka, MO. I have always had such a great time at the Winter Wolf benefit as it mixes some quality metal acts across the wide variety of metal acts…

Album Review: Pain Of Salvation – In the Passing Light of Day

Band: Pain of Salvation Album: In the Passing Light of Day Release date: January 13, 2017 Record Label: InsideOut Records Reviewed by: Sean Cantor “We had a good run; our days in the sun so come what may”. When we form relationships, whether it is with family, friends, or ourselves we tend to live beyond…

Perfect Circle Announce US Tour/New Album

PERFECT CIRCLE ANNOUNCE SPRING TOUR Jan. 9, 2017, LOS ANGELES – A Perfect Circle will trek across North America this Spring in the outfit’s first tour since 2011, with the month long outing kicking off at The Pearl in Las Vegas (April 7 and 8). The band previously announced a May 7 performance at the…

Top 10 lists of 2016

  As 2016 is drawing to an end, we are finally revealing some of our favorite albums of the past year. There were a hell of a lot of albums that came out and we couldn’t listen to all of them, however of the ones we heard, here were some of our favorites. Choosing a…

Album Review: Animals As Leaders – The Madness of Many

ANIMALS AS LEADERS THE MADNESS OF MANY 1. Arithmophobia 2. Ectogenesis 3. Cognitive Contortions 4. Inner Assassins 5. Private Visions of the World 6. Backpfeifengesicht 7. Transcentience 8. The Glass Bridge 9. The Brain Dance 10. Aepirophobia Released November 11, 2016 via Sumerian Records Since the arrival of their self-titled debut onto the mainstream metal…

Album Review: Dark Tranquillity – Atoma

Band: Dark Tranquillity Album: Atoma Release Date: November 4, 2016 Record Label: Century Media These days it’s easy to just toss a band aside because they sound just like every other band or they lack talent. Dark Tranquillity, however is the exact opposite. Running alongside bands like In Flames, Soilwork and various other Melodic Death…

Band Interview: Dillinger Escape Plan

  Upon the announcement of their break up and final tour, we here at Damnation Magazine felt it necessary to reach out to The Dillinger Escape Plan one last time for an interview. While it wasn’t able to go down in person, their final show here in St. Louis is coming up tomorrow (October 20th) and we…

Interview: Chicago Domination Fest

You never know who you are going to run into on a day to day basis. On the long hot weekend that was Full Terror Assault, we discovered that our camping neighbors, were the founders of an up and coming brutal Death Metal festival called Chicago Domination Fest. While we were a little busy to…

Band Interview: Strung Out

Matt Albers We at Damnation Magazine do our best to branch out and represent coverage of all of the facets of both loud rock and pop culture. Although musically, we generally lead towards the side of heavy metal, we also promote and cover the many other various genres and subgenres. Although the phrase, “punk is…

Album Review: Opeth – Sorceress

Band: Opeth Album: Sorceress Record Label: Nuclear Blast/Moderbolget Records Release Date: September 30, 2016 When it comes to bands releasing new albums, it’s always the same thing from the fans. “I hope they go back to their old sound” or “I hope it’s a continuation of the last album.” I feel like that is appropriate…

Album Review: The Agonist – FIVE

Matt Albers Followers of Damnation Magazine will notice our affinity and interest in the roles of women loud rock music. This concept is nothing new, but everyone seems to have their own opinion on the idea of female members across the board within the heavy metal spectrum. One of our personal favorites – and my…