Dr. Pretorius’ guide to Psycho Las Vegas Pt. III Sunday

It’s Sunday, you’ve lost about 85% of your hearing, the desert sun has changed the texture of your skin to that of a chicken McNugget. You being to fear that if you stop drinking now the cumulative hangover could be fatal but, nevertheless you persist. And you will be rewarded with a day of melodic,…

Album Review: Purest of Pain – Solipsis

Purest of Pain Solipsis By Lindsay O’Connor Melodic Death Metal outfit, Purest of Pain, is set to release a hell-of-a debut full-length on March 1st the album, Solipsis, was seven years in the making, and sees the Dutch quintet indulging in blackened Thrash, swimming melodies, and ambient groove. “Solipsis is a guitar-oriented record, and has…

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: Byzantine – The Cicada Tree

Byzantine – The Cicada Tree Review by: Erik D. Harshman     I’ve been with Byzantine since the beginning. That may sound like a metal snob elitist thing to say, but in this case it’s true. I recall, in 2004, hearing the epic breakdown on “Hatfield” on the “Metal” station on those music selection stations…

STREAMING NOW: Forthcoming Re-issues from Caligula’s Horse (AU)

  Caligula’s Horse, one of Australia’s most exciting and innovative progressive bands, are set to return to Europe in June 2017 for a string of live dates including support slots with Opeth, Anathema & Pain of Salvation, UK headline shows and festival appearances at Midsummer Prog Festival (Valkenburg, Netherlands) & Be Prog! My Friend Festival…

The Edensong Interview Suite Pt. 1

Something very special is about to happen in St. Louis.  A rare event that those of us in the know normally have to travel for.  I am, of course, speaking of a genuine prog show.  In this specific case I am referring to the Edensong/Imminent Sonic Destruction show coming to the Fubar on Wednesday May…

Chris’ Top albums of 2016

Nordahl’s List of Essential Metal From 2016 Let me be extremely late almost to the point of uncomfortable awkwardness for wishing you a Happy New Year. Hey – it’s still January and you might still be thinking you can keep one or more of your resolutions for 2017, so we’re good! What is being presented…

Top 10 lists of 2016

  As 2016 is drawing to an end, we are finally revealing some of our favorite albums of the past year. There were a hell of a lot of albums that came out and we couldn’t listen to all of them, however of the ones we heard, here were some of our favorites. Choosing a…

Album Review: Opeth – Sorceress

Band: Opeth Album: Sorceress Record Label: Nuclear Blast/Moderbolget Records Release Date: September 30, 2016 When it comes to bands releasing new albums, it’s always the same thing from the fans. “I hope they go back to their old sound” or “I hope it’s a continuation of the last album.” I feel like that is appropriate…

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…

Album Review: Swallow the Sun – Songs From the North I, II & III

  Finland is known from some excellent bands including Wintersun, Ensiferum, and Children of Bodom, amongst many others. However, one of my absolute favorites out of the Finland area has to be Swallow the Sun. Let’s just say I have a thing for Progressive Metal and Swallow the Sun is right on up there with…