Interview: Johnny DeAngelis of Oni

I’m Chris… I’m with Damnation Magazine, and I’m here with John from ONI (“oh-knee”) Hello hello… And just witnessed an awesome show here at the Ready Room opening up for Devin Townsend… I guess, the first question would be, since you play Xylophone – which there’s not many people in the metal scene that do…

Album Review: Darkest Hour – GODLESS PROPHETS & THE MIGRANT FLORA

Matt Albers I subscribe to a school of thought that fans of metal or other loud rock music have two gateway moments in their lives. These are when one discovers a band, song, album, sound, or style that initially sparks their interest in heavy music. This first “gateway drug” is usually a more “mainstream” or…

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: Excellion – Unsean

Band: Excellion Album: Unsean Band Origin: La Paz (Baja California Sur)/Mexico City Release date:  August 6, 2016 Label: Independent Release It seems as though there are more and more bands coming out with a similar vibe as Tesseract, Periphery where the music is very technical, vocals clean/unclean and overall heavy as fuck. Sometimes it is really…

Album Review: Devin Townsend – Transcendence

Artist: Devin Townsend Project Album: Transencence Label: InsideOut Records Year: 2016 Devin Townsend, also known as the man that doesn’t quit (and we love him for that), is about to release his brand new album Transcendence! Just two short years after the release of the highly anticipated Z2 album, the follow up to Ziltoid the…

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: Periphery III – Select Difficulty

Band: Periphery (Washington D.C.) Album: III – Select Difficulty Record Label: Sumerian Records Release Date: July 21, 2016 Periphery is one of those bands where you either really love them or you just don’t like them. It has taken so much for me to get into this band, for no reason other than the clean…

Photo Album/Concert Review: Sumerian Records 10th Anniversary Tour

It’s crazy to think that Sumerian Records tenure in the U.S. metal scene has only lasted 10 years, from 2006 to 2016. The inception of the annual Summer Slaughter Tour in 2007  brought several new metal acts such as The Faceless and Born of Osiris in its inaugural year as Sumerian Records quickly began climbing the ranks…

Band Interview: All That Remains

Matt Albers Say what you want about Massachusetts’ All That Remains, but the metalcore quintet has become an undeniable success story in the world of modern metal and hard rock. The band’s latest album and seventh total, The Order of Things, was released in February 2015 and earned several positive reviews and accolades, including peaking at…

Scale the Summit to release a new album this summer

Progressive instrumentalists SCALE THE SUMMIT have begun recording their fifth album, expected to be released via Prosthetic Records this summer. The band will spend the next few weeks tracking new soundscapes of “thrilling, expansive, technical prog” (Prog Magazine) that will serve as the follow-up to their Billboard-charting, critically acclaimed 2013 release, “The Migration.” Further details will be…

Review From Across The Pond: Verse Vica – Endeavour

Artist: Verse Vica Album/EP Name: Endeavour Release Date: 6-Oct-2014 Today’s metal music scene is full of amazing potential. Home studio recording has allowed previously unknown musicians get their voice heard thanks to this and the Internet. Progressive musical especially has benefitted hugely from this with the inception of bands like Periphery and TesseracT who are now touring the world…

Periphery to open for Deftones on March US tour

Periphery have now officially been confirmed to support the Deftones on their March U.S. tour. Confirmed dates which the band will appear as support include: 03/08 Atlantic City, NJ – House Of Blues 03/09 New York, NY – Terminal 5 03/10 Montclair, NJ – Wellmont Theatre 03/12 Stroudsburg, PA – The Sherman Theatre 03/13 Norfolk,…