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…

Nordahl’s Corner: Top albums of 2019

Hard to believe it’s already 2020, right? Seems like not that long ago, everyone was freaking out about Y2K and switching centuries. And yet here we are and I’m wondering how another 20 years has already blown by. Woah. So now is my chance to reflect a bit and celebrate my favorite music from the…

The Rogue Files: Interview with Lucifour M

Tell us about your band.   We are a band of 3 (sometimes 4) mates….coming from Italy, based sometimes there, sometimes in Berlin or London, where our labels Sonar Kollektiv and K7 Records are. We play pop music with a very open approach, from R&B to Metal, from Pop to Soul or Funk or anything…

Album Review: H.E.A.T “II”

H.E.A.T is a band that technically should be able to be placed nicely into a genre among countless other bands. They are a rock band. A melodic rock band. A Swedish melodic rock band.  Yet still they somehow are just one of those bands that once you understand their capacity as songwriters and performers it…

The Rogue Files: Interview With Plastic Barricades

So a little over a week ago, a member of Rogue PR reached out to us, with the idea of an interview format that we had actually been wanting to do if we had ever gone to print. Since going to print can be a bit costly, especially if you’re doing this for fun more…

Band Interview – Static-X

DM: First of all, thanks for sitting down with us. Also, thank you for doing the tour and sharing Wisconsin Death Trip again with all of the fans, I, like I’m sure a lot of us, have been listening to the album for 20 years.   Tony: Well, thanks, man. DM: To be able to celebrate Wayne’s life,…

Dr. Pretorius’ guide to Psycho Las Vegas Pt. III Sunday

It’s Sunday, you’ve lost about 85% of your hearing, the desert sun has changed the texture of your skin to that of a chicken McNugget. You being to fear that if you stop drinking now the cumulative hangover could be fatal but, nevertheless you persist. And you will be rewarded with a day of melodic,…

Doctor Pretorius’ guide to Psycho Las Vegas pt. II: Saturday

Mork – “I Sulket Av Myra”/  Mork crafts atmospheric mid-nineties Black Metal reminiscent of early Ulver and the first wave of Norwegian Black Metal. I believe this is the Peaceville-band’s North American premiere. I don’t know… Google it I guess.   Tomb Mold – “Beg for Life”/ Tomb Mold play like a forgotten 90’s death metal act….

Doctor Pretorius’ Guide to Psycho Las Vegas: Friday Night

Damnation magazine’s chief medical deviate turn intrepid mondo reporter Doctor Pretorius will be on (severed) hand at this year’s PSYCHO LAS VEGAS Festival August 16th-18that Mandalay Bay resort and Casino. Check https://www.vivapsycho.com/ for tickets and details. In the meantime check out Doctor Pretorius’s guide to Friday’s line-up.   Candy: “Lust for Destruction”/These hardcore upstarts combusted…

Album Review: Eluveitie – Ategnatos

Artist: Eluveitie Album: Ategnatos Record Label: Nuclear Blast Records Release Date: April 5, 2019 Review by: Nick Licata Not since 2008’s, Slania, have I experienced an Eluveitie album as solid as, Ategnatos. Three years ago when they had a “drastic” lineup change, I thought it would be the end of the Eluveitie that I had…

Album Review: A.C.T. – Rebirth

Review by: Sean Cantor In a time where prog music seems to be expanding at a tremendous pace, it’s not difficult to discover new bands or build new relationships with established bands.  This is made exorbitantly simpler with the accessibility of music through streaming services and digital mediums.  With that said, why aren’t more of…

Artist Interview: Snowy Shaw

Damnation Magazine: Thank you, Snowy for taking the time to sit and answer some questions for us. Snowy Shaw: Nemas prob, it’s my pleasure. DM: The new album, White is the New Black, is phenomenal. How does it feel to finally have a proper Snowy Shaw album out, and how has the response been so…