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Damnation brings a contemporary take on classic punk rock roots. By blending memorable angst-filled hooks, lyrics with tongue-in-cheek gore and their appreciation of horror culture, they’ve created a sound that encompasses the entire spectrum of heavy music. Front man and guitarist Isaac Aldrich and drummer Benny Austin have been playing together since 1995 — in and out of various groups and genres from metal to rockabilly. More recently, Benny started getting tattooed by local artist and bassist Brad Touchette and the two realized their similar interests. That’s when they got Isaac involved and the idea for Damnation was born. Their goal is to break the hold on the punk scene, bring excitement back and change the perceptions of today’s punk rock. With their non-cookie cutter approach, Damnation is excited to make an impact by creating music that is sure to shock and entertain. It is this kind of passion for the band that allowed for serious promoting as they started booking shows in the Worcester and Boston area last Spring. Each show draws a strong crowd response and high energy and Damnation is hungry for more.