Band Interview: White Wizzard’s Jon Leon

White Wizzard’s Jon Leon Interview by: Todd Naevestad TN: Thank you so much for taking the time to talk with us here at Damnation… As an introduction, how would you describe White Wizzard to someone whose never heard of you before? JL:Like the sound you would hear when a dragon spits fire into a vortex…

Album Review: Twelve Foot Ninja – Outlier

Band: Twelve Foot Ninja Album: Outlier Label: Volkanik Release: August 26th, 2016 Rating: 5/5 If the name isn’t awesome enough, Twelve Foot Ninja has taken music as we know it and twisted it into something like you’ve never heard before. From Melbourne, Australia, 12FN is a five piece band that refuses to do anything but…

Album Review: The Agonist – EYE OF PROVIDENCE

Matt Albers In March 2014, metal fans across the world were shocked to hear that after thirteen years, Angela Gossow was stepping down from her role as vocalist of Swedish-based melodic death metal heavyweights Arch Enemy. While she kept her role as manager of the band, the powerhouse metal front woman officially passed the baton…

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…

Review From Across the Pond: Trioscapes – Digital Dream Sequence

Artist: Trioscapes Album/EP Name: Digital Dream Sequence Release Date: 19-Aug-2014 Jazz and Metal have always had coherent relationship: many metal bands are heavily influenced by Jazz especially those in the Progressive scene. Jazz’s unusual harmonies, irregular and syncopated time signatures are just some of the musical textures adapted by modern metal bands. Bands such as Between the Buried and…

Album Review: Reel Big Fish – “Candy Coated Fury”

By Matt Albers             Once upon a time, in the mid to late 1990s, there was a music movement that took off among fans and sustained a substantial fifteen minutes of fame through radio airplay. This movement was the peak of the third wave of ska. For those unfamiliar with the music, ska originated in…