Album Review: Cattle Decapitation – Death Atlas (2019)

The planet is on fire, the oceans are rising and we are roughly a decade away from a MAD MAX style existence where Thunderdome will be the only law. Meanwhile, Cattle Decapitation has reemerged from a four-year recording break with a new slab of *impossible* deathgrind.

Interview: Jeremy Wagner of Broken Hope

There are some classic bands that live in the past and some that push onward and reach new levels, Broken Hope is the latter.  Their upcoming album Mutilated and Assimilated stands strong alongside any of their classic material.  Damnation was lucky enough to be able to speak with founder Jeremy Wagner and discuss the new album, how it…

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: Allegaeon – Proponent For Sentience

Artist: Allegaeon Album: Proponent For Sentience (“sen-chence”) Label: Metal Blade Records Release Date: Friday, September 23rd, 2016 By Stephen Kruczyk As if their name doesn’t create enough pronunciation issues between metal heads trying to spread the good word of their music, Allegaeon‘s fourth studio album Proponent For Sentience is another wrench in the circuitry. If…

Band Interview: Cryptopsy

Matt Albers No matter what kind of music fan you are, it’s pretty interesting how a long-running band can have a roller coaster career. Especially one that has gone through several lineup changes. And even more especially when those lineup changes include a cornerstone member. Montreal, Quebec technical death metal outfit Cryptopsy is one such…

Photo Gallery: Cannibal Corpse @ The Ready Room (St. Louis)

It’s not too often that a tour package gets announced with two of the heaviest hitting Death Metal acts out there alongside to strong up and coming bands, that isn’t a festival of some sorts. Very early this year the tour featuring Cannibal Corpse, Obituary, Cryptopsy and Abysmal Dawn was announced and soon thereafter was…

Band Interview: Thanatos Eternal

Metal music is anything but a stagnant genre. Off-shoots and subgenres wax and wane constantly, frequently with other  types of music that are often associated with metal due to their dark or aggressive tones. Industrial is a fine example. Its avant-garde fusion of rock and electronic has and still is grouped in to other types…

Album Review: Swallow the Sun – Songs From the North I, II & III

  Finland is known from some excellent bands including Wintersun, Ensiferum, and Children of Bodom, amongst many others. However, one of my absolute favorites out of the Finland area has to be Swallow the Sun. Let’s just say I have a thing for Progressive Metal and Swallow the Sun is right on up there with…

Photo Album : Tribulation @ The Ready Room (St. Louis, Mo)

Every once in a great while, a band catches your ear and immediately you can feel a bond with their music. I don’t know what it is about Sweden’s Tribulation, be it the Rock n’ Roll elements, the Black Metal Elements or just the horrific nature of their lyrics, but once I got a hold…

Album Review: Lamb Of God – VII: STRUM UND DRANG

Erik D. Harshman Lamb of God (LOG) have been on their way to being pop stars for a while now. People once said that they were the “new Pantera” and while comparisons were inevitable: both rose from the underground to stadium tour success, both had a similar musician/vocalist setup, with LOG adding a guitarist, and…

Swallow the Sun – Songs From the North I,II, & III Album Details

Melancholy death-doom masters SWALLOW THE SUN bring us a bold, adventurous and characteristically dark triple full-length album entitled Songs from the North I, II & III, which will be released on November 13, 2015 via Century Media Records! Incorporating dark menace and gradations of death, black and funeral doom, each of the three albums of…