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….

Album Review: Byzantine – The Cicada Tree

Byzantine – The Cicada Tree Review by: Erik D. Harshman     I’ve been with Byzantine since the beginning. That may sound like a metal snob elitist thing to say, but in this case it’s true. I recall, in 2004, hearing the epic breakdown on “Hatfield” on the “Metal” station on those music selection stations…

Album Review: Dying Fetus – Wrong One to Fuck With (2017)

  Dying Fetus – Wrong One to Fuck With Review by Erik D. Harshman   A new Dying Fetus (DF) is a significant thing for a few reasons. The first is that, as far as extreme groove death metal goes, DF are the kings. The second is that DF may very well be one of the…

Album Review: Body Count – Bloodlust

Body Count, Bloodlust Review by Erik D. Harshman   Bloodlust may be the most socially, culturally and historically important album of the year.     Why?     First, Body Count has nearly always been a band that is a product of its time and environment. And this is no more resonate and important than right now!…

Band Interview: Voivod

Matt Albers In the realm of music, but particularly rock and heavy metal, something described as “progressive” usually means that it is pushing the boundaries of modern sounds into new ground or horizons. Typically, this brings to mind thoughts and images of the future. One of the most influential bands to incorporate this technique within…

Photo Album – Nile @ Fubar (St. Louis, Mo)

When it comes to Technical Death Metal, many bands come to mind, one that probably everyone can think of when the topic is brought up is South Carolina’s Nile. Nile has been going strong for over 20 years, and though they have had quite a few lineup changes in the past it doesn’t look like…

Band Interview: Obituary

So, I suppose at this point we can go ahead and consider this a “Flashback Friday” posting. Way back on November 2, 2014, we here at Damnation Magazine had the opportunity to interview Donald Tardy, drummer of the legendary Florida death metal band Obituary. The band was stopped in Sauget, IL (just across the Mississippi…