Band Interview: GWAR

Take it from us; if you’re fan of metal music, but especially if you also work in metal media coverage, intergalactic Scumdogs GWAR are, without a doubt, one of those bands that you tend to become aware of rather naturally. For three whole [Earth] decades now, GWAR has been literally and figuratively destroying fans, venues, and…

Band Interview (Follow-Up): Battlecross

Matt Albers Two years ago, way back in August of 2013, I had the opportunity to conduct Damnation Magazine’s first ever artist interview with Detroit, Michigan blue collar thrashers Battlecross. That night, they were performing at Pop’s in Sauget, IL (just across the Mississippi River from our home base of St. Louis, Missouri) as an…

Band Interview: Obituary

So, I suppose at this point we can go ahead and consider this a “Flashback Friday” posting. Way back on November 2, 2014, we here at Damnation Magazine had the opportunity to interview Donald Tardy, drummer of the legendary Florida death metal band Obituary. The band was stopped in Sauget, IL (just across the Mississippi…

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…

Photo Album: In Flames & All That Remains

For my, Nick’s, birthday on May 1st I wanted to celebrate the right way, hanging with friends and going to a metal show! The day started off right by going to see the new Avengers: Age of Ultron, which by the way kicked major ass and you need to go see it NOW!! After the movie…

Band Interview: Battlecross

By Matt Albers In any successful, long-running music scene, bands that don’t make their mark come and go, making it easy to leave even the most die-hard fan question the current state and future of the genre. But every once in a while – usually when you are least expecting it – a band pops…

Concert Review: Volbeat and Death Angel at Pop’s

By Matt Albers             Everyone likes surprises. Especially when that surprise comes in the form of a concert in St. Louis that far surpasses the expectations of its audience. And that is exactly what happened when Danish “metal ‘n rollers” Volbeat returned to the U.S. for an early summer festival run after two South American…