Song Review: Visions of Atlantis – Return to Lemuria

Album Preview: Visions of Atlantis – “Return to Lemuria” Record Label: Napalm Rercords Review By: Todd Naevestad Recently Visions of Atlantis released the music video (below) for “Return to Lemuria”, a single off of their upcoming album The Deep & The Dark. A symphonic metal band, this album will be Visions of Atlantis’ first album…

Album Review: Cavalera Conspiracy – Psychosis (2017)

Band: Cavalera Conspiracy Album: Psychosis Record Label: Napalm Records Release Date: November 17, 2017 I am not a psychologist, I am a simple Medical Deviate, but I did look up psychosis on Google and it said: The mental state of psychosis is defined by a disconnection from reality. Psychosis also happens to the be the title of…

Album Review: Unleash the Archers – Apex

Metal music nowadays is full of ways to create the most massive and powerful sound imaginable. There are plenty of cool toys a band can invest in that will make their drums more thunderous, their guitars thicker or their vocals more impactful. These aren’t necessarily negative aspects of the current state of music but every…

Interview: Brittney Slayes of Unleash the Archers

The new album is phenomenal, do you feel this is the strongest the band has been in terms of both musicianship and songwriting? Thank you! I think this particular line-up is the strongest we’ve had in terms of being on the same page and having the same goals and writing style. We work very well…

Album Review: The Agonist – FIVE

Matt Albers Followers of Damnation Magazine will notice our affinity and interest in the roles of women loud rock music. This concept is nothing new, but everyone seems to have their own opinion on the idea of female members across the board within the heavy metal spectrum. One of our personal favorites – and my…

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,…

Official Video: Moonspell – Extinct, European and US Tour Dates

  “Extinct” that’s what the brand new album by Portuguese Gothic Metal pioneers MOONSPELL is entitled, recently released via Napalm Records. The album has already entered the charts in Portugal at #1. To celebrate this new release the band will hit all over Europe now and will continue on to the USA this May alongside Septicflessh.The band has now unveiled…

Coal chamber: Rivals update (video)

  Ok now this sounds pretty bad ass, can it just come out already? As you may or may not have heard by now, Coal Chamber is coming out with a new album this May! It seems as though the band would like to keep us fans posted as to what is going on in the…

Moonspell premier title track to Extinct

Portuguese Gothic Metal pioneers MOONSPELL first brought the dark flames to their native country – and then set the rest of the world aflame with milestone albums including Irreligious and Night Eternal. Now with their eleventh studio album Extinct, the band has erected yet another monument in the realm of gothic music.Check out their first audio premiere for the title track of…

Walls of Jericho signs with Napalm Records

Austrian Metal Powerhouse Napalm Records is pleased to announce the signing of Detroit Michigan’s WALLS OF JERICHO. The band is currently working on their new album, which is their first full length since 2008. After releasing a demo track “Relentless” earlier this year, the band felt the itch again and decided to get back to recording….