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…

Album Review: Ayreon – The Source

A very special thing happens every four or so years. This special thing is so special that following its specialness the world as we know it cannot ever be the same. We know presidents come and go and olympians win medals but if we are really lucky every four or so years Arjen Lucassen releases…

Photo Album: Neal Morse Band @ Delmar Hall

It’s not very often that we get to cover a once in a lifetime event like we did with the Neal Morse Band playing their Similitude of a Dream album in its entirety at St. Louis’ Delmar Hall. This show was announced a few months back and immediately we knew it would be one not…

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: Next to None – A Light In The Dark

  Have you ever come across an album for a new band and thought, ‘man I can’t wait to hear these guys in like 5 to 10  years, once they’ve really grown as a band?’ Well thats exactly how I feel with a band like Next to None. Full of excellent musicianship and talent throughout,…

Album Review: Haken – Restoration

Comprised of just three songs London-based Progressive Rock/Metal act Haken have re-imagined songs from their 2008 demo “Enter the 5th Dimension” into a new masterpiece that is simply titled “Restoration.”