Photo Gallery: Warped Tour 2016 (Nick’s Journey)

First of all I would love to point out that anytime there is an all day music festival (Warped Tour, Mayhem, Ozzfest) It is always on the hottest day EVER! This years Vans Warped Tour was no exception and the temperature pushed 100+ degrees, it was a fight to the finish and the sun was…

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: 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,…

Album Review: Clutch – PSYCHIC WARFARE

Erik D. Harshman Clutch has always been a mixed bag for me. I first became aware of them after seeing them perform with Sevendust and (ugh) Limp Bizkit on the “Ladies Night in Cambodia Tour” in 1998 at Mississippi Nights in St. Louis. I loved what I heard and immediately ran out and bought Elephant…

Album Review: Motörhead – BAD MAGIC

Erik Harshman Well, the new Motörhead album is just that… A Motörhead album. Nothing less, nothing more. Which can be a good thing or a bad thing (like most things in life), depending on the situation and your perspective. See, for me Motörhead albums fall into one of three categories: those where the album is…

Photo Gallery: Motörhead, Saxon, and Crobot at The Pageant (St. Louis, MO)

Matt Albers In the world of heavy metal and hard rock, there are bands so iconic that simply saying their name conjures up their entire history and importance in one’s mind. Without question, London, England’s Motörhead is undoubtedly one of them. So when legendary front man Ian Fraser “Lemmy” Kilmister’s health began taking a turn…

Album Review: Reel Big Fish – “Candy Coated Fury”

By Matt Albers             Once upon a time, in the mid to late 1990s, there was a music movement that took off among fans and sustained a substantial fifteen minutes of fame through radio airplay. This movement was the peak of the third wave of ska. For those unfamiliar with the music, ska originated in…

Concert Review: Tenacious D with The Sights at The Pageant

By Matt Albers             Love them or hate them, there are few who are completely unaware of the comedy rock duo of actors Jack Black and Kyle Gass, more commonly known as Tenacious D. With members as recognizable as their over-the-top music, as well as their corresponding HBO television series and feature film The Pick…

Album Review: The Offspring – “Days Go By”

By Matt Albers             There are bands that tend to stick around far past their relevant welcome in pop culture. When those bands exhibit, at any point in their career, a sound that could be described as “punk,” it elicits mixed responses. The Offspring is an example of how big and successful a band with…

Album Review: Tenacious D – “Rize Of The Fenix”

By Matt Albers             There are bands, and then there are movements. Some acts, for whatever unique reason(s), attract a fan base that becomes so strong and dedicated that it goes beyond a simple music following, but reaches further aspects of entertainment. Tenacious D is a prime example of music project that has known no…

Welcome to Damnation Magazine

About a month ago I had spit out the words that have been bouncing around my brainwaves for almost a year or two now, “let’s start a magazine!” Without a single clue as to how to even start one, I created a Facebook page for Damnation Mag. in hopes that people would come flocking to…