Album Review: Kylesa – Exhausting Fire

Kylesa – Exhausting Fire Phillip Cope – vocals, guitars (2001–present) Laura Pleasants – vocals, guitars (2001–present) Chase Rudeseal – bass (2013–present) The latest from Kylesa, the band that keeps on giving, “Exhausting Fire” is everything but Exhausting! I know some of you from our hometown are a little hellbent for this band due to Laura’s…

Band Interview: Kylesa

Matt Albers In just over the past decade, one of the most prominent bands to come out of Savannah, Georgia’s renowned music scene is sludge metal group Kylesa. Their unique approach to songwriting, incorporating practically boundless influences, has gained them notoriety and respect among the metal and underground rock community. The quintet is set to release their…

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…

Band Interview: The Lion’s Daughter

Matt Albers As music fans living in St. Louis, MO, we here at Damnation Magazine are fascinated with learning as much as we can about the bands and music scenes which also call our fair city home. Last year, we conducted our first interview with local band Black Fast. Since then, the blackened thrash quartet has…

Fubar Metalfest X

Matt Albers             Venues and promoters often attempt to book their own mini music festivals around the local date of national tour. If there’s enough space and time it correctly, you can have up to ten or more bands including local openers on a single bill, sometimes with set times crossing over. Local acts always…