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Latest Damnations Day News
Below is our complete Damnations Day news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.
Sensory Records enthusiastically welcomes Australian melodic progressive power metal outfit Damnations Day to the label's roster, signing the act for the early spring release of upcoming sophomore record, "A World Awakens."
You might recall hearing about Damnations Day before with debut album "Invisible, the Dead," which earned the band a nomination for our Best Metal Newcomer award back in 2013.
Recorded and mixed by Dean Wells at Wells Productions and mastered by Jacob Hansen (Volbeat, Kamelot, Wolverine), new album "A World Awakens: maintains the raw energy, power, and integrity of "Invisible, The Dead," while showcasing the band's growth in maturity, honesty and depth of both their musicianship and songwriting.
Offers Mark Kennedy on the band's new alliance with the Sensory: "We are very privileged to team up with Sensory Records, for the release of, 'A World Awakens.' This being our second release promises a more refined and mature sound, this beginning a new exciting chapter for Damnations Day." More...
For our 2013 year-end awards we included a category for best “newcomers” – those bands that released debut albums well worth hearing.
To help get you acquainted with the best new talent releasing albums you may have missed, we’ll be looking at each of the bands nominated for the “best newcomer” category by our staff. Today, writer OverkillExposure looks at Gloomball and Damnations Day:
Guitarist Björn Daigger of new German import Gloomball states, “We refer to our material simply as rock music, but you could also call it alternative metal or modern rock.” Of this variety, the rock-radio highway is annually littered with misses, but Gloomball’s debut “The Distance” is a gut-punching hit. Daigger and co-songwriter Alen Ljubic (vocals) composed seven new tracks atop four previously existing songs from the band’s demo days, tossed in a cover of Robert M. Tepper’s “No Easy Way Out” (from “Rocky IV”) for good measure, and recorded a killer record with massive crossover appeal. Ballsy, thunderous, and groovy enough for headbangers young and old, melodic and heartfelt enough for a cathartic singalong session, “The Distance” expertly captures the essence of Five Finger Death Punch, late ‘90s Machine Head (sans the rap), latter-day Shadows Fall, and even some power metal and the understated progressive brilliance of acts such as Scar Symmetry.
Australian progressive metal act Damnations Day, featuring Teramaze drummer Dean Kennedy, has released a music video for the new track "Invisible, The Dead." The song is the title track of the band's debut album, which is due out on September 17th via Nightmare Records.
Damnations Day is:
Jon King - Guitars
Luke Vinken - Bass
Dean Kennedy (Teramaze) - Drums
Mark Kennedy (Ex-Asphodel) - Vocals , Guitars (rhythm)
The track list for "Invisible, The Dead" is:
1. Invisible, the Dead
2. The Meaning
3. I Am
4. The Reaper
5. A Ghost in Me
6. Lucid Dreaming
8. Carried Above the Sun
9. A World to Come More...