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…

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/Concert Review: Sumerian Records 10th Anniversary Tour

It’s crazy to think that Sumerian Records tenure in the U.S. metal scene has only lasted 10 years, from 2006 to 2016. The inception of the annual Summer Slaughter Tour in 2007  brought several new metal acts such as The Faceless and Born of Osiris in its inaugural year as Sumerian Records quickly began climbing the ranks…

Review From Across the Pond: Trioscapes – Digital Dream Sequence

Artist: Trioscapes Album/EP Name: Digital Dream Sequence Release Date: 19-Aug-2014 Jazz and Metal have always had coherent relationship: many metal bands are heavily influenced by Jazz especially those in the Progressive scene. Jazz’s unusual harmonies, irregular and syncopated time signatures are just some of the musical textures adapted by modern metal bands. Bands such as Between the Buried and…