Album Review: Devin Townsend – Empath (2019)

Review by: Nick Licata Have you ever listened to an album and each time a new song came on you shout out loud “I fucking love this song!” Sure it might take a few listens before you realize it, but then just the simplest thing, like the crowing of a rooster or a muted version…

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…

LEPROUS – announce new album ‘Malina’ & European tour dates with special guests Agent Fresco

Norway’s Leprous are pleased to announce their much-anticipated new fifth studio album ‘Malina’ for release on the August 25th, 2017, the follow-up to their acclaimed record ‘The Congregation’. To coincide with this, they have also announced an extensive European tour with special guests, Iceland’s Agent Fresco, plus Australia’s AlithiA & fellow Norwegian’s Astrosaur. Following a…

Vlog: Wizard World St. Louis 2016

Matt Albers Those that follow Damnation Magazine, particularly on social media, know that while we primarily focus on news related to all forms of loud rock music, we also branch out to pop culture. It’s no secret that there are parallels – especially among fans – between the music that we love and comics, gaming,…

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…

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: Devin Townsend – Transcendence

Artist: Devin Townsend Project Album: Transencence Label: InsideOut Records Year: 2016 Devin Townsend, also known as the man that doesn’t quit (and we love him for that), is about to release his brand new album Transcendence! Just two short years after the release of the highly anticipated Z2 album, the follow up to Ziltoid the…

Album Review: Dark Funeral – Where Shadows Reign Forever

Band: Dark Funeral Album: Where Shadows Reign Forever Release: June 3, 2016 Label: Century Media Records Dark Funeral has been going strong in the metal community for over 20 years now. Throughout those years they have grown musically and lyrically, but still remain one of the biggest Black Metal acts out there. Upon the release…

Band Interview – Ne Obliviscaris

MATT KLAVINS (Guitar) DAMNATION MAGAZINE (US) INTERVIEW When it comes to progressive metal one usually thinks of Opeth, Between the Buried and Me, or Devin Townsend Project, especially for more extreme/experimental sounds. A couple years ago I came across a band from the Land of Oz that completely blew me away, so much so that I…

Interview: Ryan Van Poederooyen of DTP

Ryan drummer for the Devin Townsend Project was kind enough to sit and answer a few questions we had for him. Topics discussed were other projects he is working on,  personal influences, touring life and of course  we would be silly not to ask a couple questions about the new Devin Townsend double album, the…

Album Review: Devin Townsend Project – Z2

Upon finding out I would get the highly anticipated Devin Townsend Z2 album for review, I about fainted. Not because I have been waiting for this album for a couple of years now, but mostly because we, Damnation Magazine, are an up-and-coming music zine on the rise in the middle of the US. It’s good to see that…