Photo Gallery: Mastodon @ The Pageant

Way back in April, yea I know that wasn’t very long ago, I was fortunate enough to shoot the Mastodon, Eagles of Death Metal and Russian Circles at The Pageant. For those of you that don’t know, The Pageant is one of my favorite venues and Mastodon, well it has been a while since we’ve…

Band interview: Ayreon

We recently got the opportunity to sit down with Arjen Lucassen and discuss your new favorite Ayreon album “The Source”. D: Thanks for sitting down with us and letting us pick your brain about the new album. We have been listening to it and it’s unbelievable, really so good. A: No problem, I am glad you…

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,…

Album Review: Mastodon – Emperor of Sand (2017)

Band: ¬†Mastodon Album: Emperor of Sand Record Label:¬†Warner Bros. Records / Reprise Records Release Date: March 31, 2017 Since the release of Once More ‘Round the Sun, Atlanta’s Mastodon, have been very busy be it with touring, “trashing metal” which was really a misunderstanding, and well most recently writing a new album. While I have…

Album Review: Sludgehammer – The Fallen Sun

Band: Sludgehammer Album: The Fallen Sun Release: June 10th 2016 Label: Self-Released Rating: 5/5 You might want to lay down some newspaper because your face is about to melt. Sludgehammer is a Five piece bucket of chicken from Toronto, Canada that have been capturing the attention of metal fans from different areas all over the…

Photo Album: Kylesa in St. Louis 9/05 @ The Ready Room

I have always been a HUGE Kylesa fan, well always since the first time I heard them to the current time. To me their music is a perfect mix of Mastodon and Drain STH. . . remember them?!? So if Mastodon and Drain STH had a baby while listening to Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats,…