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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SHUMAUN – One Day Closer To Yesterday (Album Review)

SHUMAUN – One Day Closer To Yesterday (Album Review)

SHUMAUN – The Band The dark days are upon us. The world is in crisis and our lives make us yearn for something better. Then, you catch a glimpse of dawn in the corner of your eye and your mind passes to a higher plain of consciousness. Shumaun have made a record for today’s new dawn. A shift in the usual paradigm of sophomore slumps and missed opportunities. They have sent the ball out of…

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TOP ALBUMS of 2018 (Collective Staff Articles)

TOP ALBUMS of 2018 (Collective Staff Articles)

2018 was a blockbuster of heavy music madness! From the Black Metal shores to the Folk Metal forests to the Hard Rock heartlands, our favourite music has served up a massive sonic snowball for us all to enjoy.  We wanted to celebrate the year in Decibel Geek style. So we asked our fantastic writers to pick their top ten records. And why their 2018 picks have made the grade. Decibel Geek Staff Picks for TOP…

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COXY’s Top Ten of 2018 (Top Albums 2018)

COXY’s Top Ten of 2018 (Top Albums 2018)

So, another year in the can.  Trash can or celluloid can, you decide.  My life has ridden an unremarkable 12 months, apart from dislocating my shoulder twice in the same 24 hours and the two month rehab for this goddamn painful accident.  I hit 50 years of age and grew lots more grey hair.  However, the music has been amazing and I therefore commend the following slabs of wax to you as my Top Ten…

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KILLER BEE To Release Five Singles For New Album (News)

KILLER BEE To Release Five Singles For New Album (News)

KILLER BEE will be releasing “Victorious” and four other singles and videos from the upcoming Album Remember The Times. This will be released on 1st February 2019. “Victorious” is released on 30th November and Decibel Geek has had a sneak preview of the track.  The lead single is strong, anthemic and driven by a killer bass line.  If this is the direction for the follow up to 2016’s Eye In The Sky, then we are…

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