Photo Gallery: Ektomorf

I have been listening to Hungary’s Ektomorf for a long time. Ever since I first came across their Sepultura-esque sound about 8 years ago or so,  I have been hooked. Dying to see them perform, I thought it’d take a once-in-a-billion-years type event to bring Ektomorf to our fair city of St. Louis. However, one…

Top 10 lists of 2016

  As 2016 is drawing to an end, we are finally revealing some of our favorite albums of the past year. There were a hell of a lot of albums that came out and we couldn’t listen to all of them, however of the ones we heard, here were some of our favorites. Choosing a…

Album Review: Dark Funeral – Where Shadows Reign Forever

Band: Dark Funeral Album: Where Shadows Reign Forever Release: June 3, 2016 Label: Century Media Records Dark Funeral has been going strong in the metal community for over 20 years now. Throughout those years they have grown musically and lyrically, but still remain one of the biggest Black Metal acts out there. Upon the release…

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: Nekrogoblikon

Matt Albers I don’t want to simply copy and paste my introduction from my last belated, overdue entry. But, if you read Angel’s interview with The Sword bassist Bryan Richie – as well as Nick’s photo gallery of their set at The Ready Room with Royal Thunder – the transition from the end of one year to the…

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…

Band Interview: 36 Crazyfists

Matt Albers On Monday, June 15, the Chicago Blackhawks won their sixth Stanley Cup, closing out the 2015 National Hockey League season with a victory over the Tampay Bay Lightning. Chicago got to the playoffs after beating out both the Minnesota Wild and the Anaheim Ducks, and Tampa Bay beat the New York Rangers to…

Photo Album: 36 Crazyfists

It had been nearly 8 years since I last saw the Alaskan quartet melt faces. They were opening up for In Flames and Gojira back then, today it was a solo show with a couple of local acts, in a much more intimate setting! I had to close that night so I got there a…