The Rogue Files: Shattered

Tell us about your band. Hello, we are Shattered! A Thrash / Black Metal band out of the Tampa Bay area. Founded in 2014. What are you working on currently (album, tour, music video, etc.)? Shattered is currently working on our new album named Skinwalker which will be released this year. If you were asked…

The Rogue Files: Vanilla Sugar

  Tell us about your band. Vanilla Sugar is made of Alternative / Electronic music, a pop vocal sensibility, mixed with a Metal influence. What are you working on currently (album, tour, music video, etc.)? I just released my new album, “She”. It is available to stream everywhere! I am fresh off a January US…

Rogue Files: Interview with Forget Conformity

Tell us about your band. We are Forget Conformity based out of Fort Worth, Texas. We’re an American Metal-core outfit that incorporates nuances of multiple other genres to solidify a noticeable and unexpected sound. What are you working on currently (album, tour, music video, etc.)? We’re currently booking a summer tour stretching from Texas through…

Album Review: Devin Townsend – Empath (2019)

Review by: Nick Licata Have you ever listened to an album and each time a new song came on you shout out loud “I fucking love this song!” Sure it might take a few listens before you realize it, but then just the simplest thing, like the crowing of a rooster or a muted bass…

Album Review: Dragony – Masters of the Multiverse

Review: Dragony – Masters of the Multiverse By Todd Naevestad   I love listening to other people geek out about things they love. Friends going on about comics they like; coworkers ranting about a movie; get me talking about video games and I’ll talk your ear off. People embracing their nerdy passions is something I…

Album Review: Purest of Pain – Solipsis

Purest of Pain Solipsis By Lindsay O’Connor Melodic Death Metal outfit, Purest of Pain, is set to release a hell-of-a debut full-length on March 1st the album, Solipsis, was seven years in the making, and sees the Dutch quintet indulging in blackened Thrash, swimming melodies, and ambient groove. “Solipsis is a guitar-oriented record, and has…

Band Interview: Primordial

We here at Damnation Magazine love what we do and will continue doing it so long as we have readers. However, it can really suck running a magazine, while also working full-time jobs to make ends meet.  Mostly, it keeps us backed up when it comes to original content, though we feel like we’ve done…

Song Review: Visions of Atlantis – Return to Lemuria

Album Preview: Visions of Atlantis – “Return to Lemuria” Record Label: Napalm Rercords Review By: Todd Naevestad Recently Visions of Atlantis released the music video (below) for “Return to Lemuria”, a single off of their upcoming album The Deep & The Dark. A symphonic metal band, this album will be Visions of Atlantis’ first album…

Anneke van Giersbergen’s VUUR release first track off debut album

In 2016, renowned Dutch vocalist Anneke van Giersbergen announced the formation of a brand new progressive metal group under the name of VUUR. The band debuts ‘Days Go By – London’ with an album track video and digital release. This song is the first track taken from VUUR‘s debut album, which has yet to be…

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…

Album review: Lonely Robot – The Big Dream

Artist: Lonely Robot Album: The Big Dream Record Label: InsideOut Records Release Date: April 28, 2017 To begin, I know keeping up with progressive rock is not easy. Should you spend your time digging up obscure classics, analyzing whatever album Steven Wilson just remixed, trying to keep up with the ever-growing army of new prog…