Band Interview: Fit For An Autopsy

Jake Janitch, Nick Licata, Steve Kruczyk, Matt Albers The extreme metal subgenre continues to bring us new and unique acts that stand out among trends that may come and go. New Jersey’s Fit For An Autopsy is not your typical “death-core” outfit. The extensive background of each member bleeds into their creative process and out…

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: Warbringer

Matt Albers Ask any die-hard metal fan from just about any time period which movement of their favorite genre of music was the most important, and chances are pretty good that they’ll at least mention the thrash movement of the 1980s. The speed, ferocity, and aggression of the music, coupled with dark, vivid lyrics of…

Band Interview: Exmortus

As you can see from the date published of this article, today is Thursday, January 21, 2016. Tonight, at the St. Louis, MO venue Fubar, Los Angeles, California technical death thrashers Exmortus are scheduled to perform as openers, along with Cauldron, for Enforcer and Warbringer (also featuring local act Stormcaller). On September 15, 2015, Damnation Magazine…

Photo Album: Marty Friedman feat. Exmortus @ Fubar (St. Louis,MO)

Very seldom is there a tour that comes around with just TWO acts and no local bands are added to the bill. Even more seldom is it that the opening act is just as amazing live as the headlining act! Well Saturday’s show of Marty Friedman  featuring opening act Exmortus of LA met both those…

Music Spotlight: Dreadnought – Utopia (2013)

So, St. Louis while most of you were out enjoying the outdoor party that was Incubus and Deftones. . reliving your childhood (we were there too, don’t be ashamed). We metal heads missed out in a pretty epic underground Post Black Metal show by Denver, Colorado’s Dreadnought at Fubar St. Louis! We weren’t really familiar…

Band Interview: Holy Grail

Matt Albers Musical styles, sounds, and their corresponding scenes hardly ever remain consistent and untouched. New trends come and old trends go. Bands fixed into a specific genre lucky enough to maintain a strong fan base don’t have to consider breaking up or risk some kind of musical expansion or experimentation in order to continue. But just as new styles are…

Band Interview: Byzantine

Matt Albers For music fans, there are few experiences more impactful than discovering a band. Like all discoveries, it can feel even more important and memorable when they are found in an unlikely place of origin. On the opposite end, few things are can be harder for music fans to take than when a favorite…