Album Review: A.C.T. – Rebirth

Review by: Sean Cantor In a time where prog music seems to be expanding at a tremendous pace, it’s not difficult to discover new bands or build new relationships with established bands.  This is made exorbitantly simpler with the accessibility of music through streaming services and digital mediums.  With that said, why aren’t more of…

Album Review: Novareign – Legends

Review: Novareign – Legends By: Todd Naevestad I feel that there is an unspoken contract between musicians and listeners when we pick up their albums. We promise to give it the time and attention it deserves and they promise to not squander that time. While what this can mean varies from person to person, I…

Album Review: Ayreon – The Source

A very special thing happens every four or so years. This special thing is so special that following its specialness the world as we know it cannot ever be the same. We know presidents come and go and olympians win medals but if we are really lucky every four or so years Arjen Lucassen releases…

Photo Album: Neal Morse Band @ Delmar Hall

It’s not very often that we get to cover a once in a lifetime event like we did with the Neal Morse Band playing their Similitude of a Dream album in its entirety at St. Louis’ Delmar Hall. This show was announced a few months back and immediately we knew it would be one not…

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: Allegaeon – Proponent For Sentience

Artist: Allegaeon Album: Proponent For Sentience (“sen-chence”) Label: Metal Blade Records Release Date: Friday, September 23rd, 2016 By Stephen Kruczyk As if their name doesn’t create enough pronunciation issues between metal heads trying to spread the good word of their music, Allegaeon‘s fourth studio album Proponent For Sentience is another wrench in the circuitry. If…

Album Review: What Escapes Me – Egress Point (2016)

Band: What Escapes Me From: Kolkata, India Album: Egress Point Released: April 27th 2016 Members: Shourav Kumar Dey – Vocals | Arindam Sen – Guitar | Sayan Ghosh – Guitar | Pradyumna Laskar – Bass | Sambit Chatterjee – Drums | What Escapes Me is a five-piece, progressive metal band from Kolkata, India that are…

Band Interview: Voivod

Matt Albers In the realm of music, but particularly rock and heavy metal, something described as “progressive” usually means that it is pushing the boundaries of modern sounds into new ground or horizons. Typically, this brings to mind thoughts and images of the future. One of the most influential bands to incorporate this technique within…

Band Interview: Angel Vivaldi (w/ photos from Fubar)

During a guitar player’s dream of a show that defines Interval‘s The Shape of Colour Tour, Angel Vivaldi took some time to sit down with Steve of Damnation Magazine to discuss the current tour, his past and present musical influences, and to offer helpful advice to aspiring musicians looking to take things to the next level….

Band Interview: Between The Buried And Me

The realms of progressive music and heavy metal have each had their own rich, unique histories. But, as those histories and cultures of music have shown, crossover experimentation is practically inevitable. The many bands and subgenres within the two umbrella terms have collaborated over the years, resulting in bands with their own unique styles, sounds,…