VITNE – Aria (Album Review)

VITNE – Aria (Album Review)

VITNE Norway’s VITNE (meaning “witness” in Norwegian) is a unique voice in rock. VITNE‘s style has been named “Zen Metal” by fans, but he is a throwback to the great music of the Eighties.  He blends artists like Yes, Sisters of Mercy, Cutting Crew and Rick Springfield with the sheer pop sensibilities of a-Ha and Ultravox.  And, he has found a fan in me! Aria The album jumps out and grabs your ears.  The sound has…

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PR PROMOS #1 – New Music (Review)

PR PROMOS #1 – New Music (Review)

WELCOME TO PR PROMOS! Welcome to a new feature at Decibel Geek, called PR PROMOS!  Each week, we receive significant numbers of awesome new releases to review from PR and record companies.  Whilst we can’t fully review all of them, we thought it would be fun to share some thoughts on a sample of the music.

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What ROCK Needs To Do To Survive (Feature)

What ROCK Needs To Do To Survive (Feature)

 The death of Rock has been greatly exaggerated.  Rock as a music genre has been around for almost fifty years, but has been eclipsed by Rap and Pop in terms of sustainable success.  There has been a debate on podcast shows such as The Jasta Show about how bands/management get more successful, but I think they are missing some points to improve the situation. ENGAGEMENT IS KEY The new world is one of social media and telling…

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Streaming Music – What’s Gone Wrong? (Commentary)

Streaming Music – What’s Gone Wrong? (Commentary)

Streaming Music I will lay my cards on the poker table of commentary – I love music streaming services.  Living in a small house in a small town, I don’t have the space to store physical music on vinyl or CD.  I like the fact I can listen on my phone or iPod or iPad or tablet.  I find it great to relax and have my choice of albums from artists I adore. Call me…

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The Day The Music Died (Commentary)

The Day The Music Died (Commentary)

  Why The Music Scene I Love Is Killing My Love For It I played in my first music band at 10 years of age.  I have been a lover of rock/metal for forty years.  This is a major part of my life and yet it gets harder and harder to support the genre, due to the sheer stupidity on behalf of some bands, record labels, managers and promoters. Non Engagement Clauses Wanna know a secret? …

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MYRATH – Shehili (Album Review)

MYRATH – Shehili (Album Review)

M Y R A T H – S h e h i l i The joy of music can be a spiritual experience.  It can give you peace and make you feel elated.  The rich sounds of Tunisian/French band Myrath makes this album (Shehili) a special place to visit.  The Power Metal twists with an Eastern infusion of instruments that elevates this release above the standard fare dished up by many traditional acts. Shehili is the…

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SATAN TAKES A HOLIDAY – A New Sensation (Album Review)

SATAN TAKES A HOLIDAY – A New Sensation (Album Review)

Satan Takes A Holiday is not a name I knew, but they are a rock band with a great ear for melody.   There is a rampant vibrancy about them and they smoke on their fifth album A New Sensation.  Hallelujah!  The fun in rock has returned. Playing shows and touring with the likes of Kiss, the Sonics and the Backyard Babies, Satan Takes A Holiday is now making a splash in the rock world, making…

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X-ROMANCE – Voices From The Past (Album Review)

X-ROMANCE – Voices From The Past (Album Review)

X-ROMANCE – Voices From The Past I jumped into a Delorian and hit 88 mph.  There was a flash of light and I was transported back to the Greaties. This record is the greatest love song to the Greaties and “Great Scott!” it delivers the best summer rock that I have heard in ages.  This is a must for all lovers of the era when large shoulder pads jostled with mullets and Hair Metal ruled…

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ESSENTIAL TRACKS – THIN LIZZY (Feature)

ESSENTIAL TRACKS – THIN LIZZY (Feature)

THIN LIZZY – The Legend Thin Lizzy.  Legendary band. Creative masters. Formed in Dublin, Ireland in 1969. Two of the founding members, drummer Brian Downey and bass guitarist and lead vocalist Phil Lynott, met while still in school. Lynott was at helm of the group throughout their recording career of twelve studio albums, writing most of the material. The singles “Whiskey in the Jar” (a traditional Irish ballad), “Jailbreak“, and “The Boys Are Back in…

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ESSENTIAL TRACKS # 4 – AC/DC (Feature)

ESSENTIAL TRACKS # 4 – AC/DC (Feature)

AC/DC – The Legends For those who have been living in caves for forty years, AC/DC are an Australian rock band formed in Sydney in 1973 by brothers Malcolm (RIP) and Angus Young.  They are back in the news with rumours about a new album being recorded, which may or may not feature riffs by Malcolm before he sadly passed away. AC/DC underwent several line-up changes before releasing their first album, High Voltage, in 1975….

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