Album Review: Darkest Hour – GODLESS PROPHETS & THE MIGRANT FLORA

Matt Albers I subscribe to a school of thought that fans of metal or other loud rock music have two gateway moments in their lives. These are when one discovers a band, song, album, sound, or style that initially sparks their interest in heavy music. This first “gateway drug” is usually a more “mainstream” or…

Concert Review: Guns N’ Roses at Nissan Stadium (Nashville, TN)

Erik D. Harshman I should start off by saying that this show was really the pinnacle and high point of my summer for a few reasons. The first is that (aside from Joan Jett one week later), this is the only big stadium “summer” concert I’m seeing this year, it marks the first time I’m…

Band Interview: Hallow Point

Matt Albers, Steve Kruczyk The metal community of the St. Louis, MO-region has experienced a resurgence in recent years. This is particularly true when it comes to the underground subgenres. More melodic, accessible styles have also seen their own success in our area, as well. While metalcore has been on a bit of a decline…

Band Interview: Devil You Know

Matt Albers, Steve Kruczyk Side projects are nothing new. As long as there have been bands, there have been opportunities for musicians to collaborate with one another. One of the most famous types of side projects – or infamous, depending on who you ask – is the “super group.” This is when each member of…

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,…

Album Review: DevilDriver – TRUST NO ONE

Matt Albers It’s been nearly two years since founding drummer John Boeklin and guitarist Jeff Kendrick left California’s DevilDriver. Since then, vocalist Dez Fafara returned to his prior band, Coal Chamber, to release their fourth album, Rivals, on Napalm Records, amid extensive touring. The last we heard from the melodic death/groove thrashers was Winter Kills,…

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…

Band Interview: War Of Ages

Matt Albers, Nick Licata Music has always had a historical connotation to faith, spirituality, and religion in certain cases. Rock, metal, and hardcore are no exceptions. To the outside perspective, it has become stereotypically cliché to immediately associate forms of loud rock with Satanism. But in 2016, just about any subgenre of aggressive music can…

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…

Misery Index interview continued with Adam Jarvis

With Adam’s busy schedule it took him a while to get back to us with his answers for our Misery Index interview. No worries though we got them and even added a few Pig Destroyer questions in there for him as well. . Hope you enjoy the read! Damnation Mag: How do you differentiate your…