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: Behemoth – I Loved You At Your Darkest (2018)

Review by: Nick Licata Behemoth is one of those bands, that could literally do anything, musically, and turn it into a Black Metal masterpiece. Although any release that comes after 2014’s, The Satanist, has to really be bold if it wants to hold precedence as a successor to that album. For most bands, that would…

Band Interview: Primordial

We here at Damnation Magazine love what we do and will continue doing it so long as we have readers. However, it can really suck running a magazine, while also working full-time jobs to make ends meet.  Mostly, it keeps us backed up when it comes to original content, though we feel like we’ve done…

Nordahl’s Corner: Harakiri for the Sky – Arson

We here at Damnation Magazine aren’t always the best when it comes to churning out reviews of new metal albums.  It’s hard to find time to write several paragraphs on an album, even if you really like it, when life is bombarding you non-stop with an endless barrage of flaming crap.  But let’s quit our…

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…

Photo Album: Wolves in the Throne Room at Delmar Hall

When Wolves in the Throne Room announced a show at Delmar Hall, we couldn’t have been more ecstatic. Having wanted to see them for years, our time finally came, and it was everything we could have imagined. Pillorian, featuring members of Agalloch started the show with full force creating the most evil sound Delmar Hall…

Album Review: She Must Burn – Grimoire

Band: She Must Burn Album: Grimoire Release Date: March 3, 2017 Record Label: Artery Recordings When I was first asked to review London based She Must Burn, that is described as Deathcore infused Black Metal, I have to admit that even I was hesitant. I love metal, almost everything about it is what I love…

Photo Gallery: Alcest @ The Ready Room (STL,Mo)

When it comes to St. Louis, underground metal shows can be few and far between. When I first found out that French act Alcest was going to be playing at the Ready Room in January, I thought I was dreaming. As the day grew closer and the show was still on the Ready Room website,…

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…

Photo Gallery: Abigail Williams @ Fubar (St. Louis, Mo)

The mighty Abigail Williams came back to see us recently on their tour where they played only songs off the first couple albums. This was a show not to be missed, well tour really. It was great to see Ken and crew playing all the old school stuff that everyone loves. I missed the first…

Band Interview: Satyricon

Matt Albers, Nick Licata Few subcultures within heavy metal are regarded with as much reverence (or with as much controversy) as Norwegian black metal. After bands like Venom, Bathory, Mercyful Fate, Hellhammer and Celtic Frost began the darkest, most extreme metal subgenre at the time (and arguably still to this day), bands from Norway like Mayhem, Darkthrone,…