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…

Photo Gallery: Sunn o))) @ The Ready Room (STL, MO 6/6/16)

Anticipation grew as soon as this show got announced and I was finally going to get to see the lords of Drone music, Sunn o))). I never really listened to them, but just hearing about their shows, the loudness and the cathartic release that comes from their set enthralled me enough to add them to…

Band Interview: War Of Ages

Matt Albers, Nick Licata Music has always had a historical connotation to faith, spirituality, and religion in certain cases. Rock, metal, and hardcore are no exceptions. To the outside perspective, it has become stereotypically cliché to immediately associate forms of loud rock with Satanism. But in 2016, just about any subgenre of aggressive music can…

Band Interview: Cryptopsy

Matt Albers No matter what kind of music fan you are, it’s pretty interesting how a long-running band can have a roller coaster career. Especially one that has gone through several lineup changes. And even more especially when those lineup changes include a cornerstone member. Montreal, Quebec technical death metal outfit Cryptopsy is one such…

Band Interview: Epica

Matt Albers One of Europe’s strongest contributing scenes to metal in the past two decades has been all of the female-fronted symphonic metal acts. Bands that formed in the mid 1990s like Nightwish, Within Temptation, and Lacuna Coil started a movement of strong, beautiful, operatic female vocals and neo-classical symphonic elements juxtaposed over driving heavy metal guitar…