MICHAEL MONROE – The Best (Album Review)

MICHAEL MONROE – The Best (Album Review)

Living in Canada, I don’t get much opportunity to see Michael Monroe, founder, and vocalist for Finnish glam rockers Hanoi Rocks, in concert. However, a couple of years back I was fortunate enough to catch Monroe 3 times, thanks to the Sweden Rock Festival and the Monsters of Rock Cruise. Although he was in his 50’s Monroe dashed from one end of the stage to the other throughout his entire set and I was memorized….

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ABANDONED SOULS – Make it Last (Album Review)

ABANDONED SOULS – Make it Last (Album Review)

Make it Last, is the latest release from Canada’s hard rockers Abandoned Souls. Released  April 29, 2017, on Fiend Records, it is the band’s first issue since 2014’s Insightful Minds at Ease. Known for their powerful sounds, Abandoned Souls stay close to their identity with the latest release.  The EP kicks off with a bang showcasing some powerful riffs and lead singer (and former band bassist) James Todd’s melodic vocals on the track “Prove It”….

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SONY Resumes Vinyl Production After 28 Years (News)

SONY Resumes Vinyl Production After 28 Years (News)

For lovers of vinyl, Sony Music Entertainment’s announcement that it will begin pressing vinyl records after almost 30 years is sweet sounding. The Japanese company’s decision is due to a resurgence of popularity for vinyl in the last few years from older consumers as well from younger fans.  Although CDs and digital formats still account for the vast majority of music sales, it is expected that vinyl will post double-digit growth this year, as it…

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NIKKI SIXX: “Unofficially” Retired from Touring (News)

NIKKI SIXX: “Unofficially” Retired from Touring (News)

Motley Crue bassist and Sixx A.M. founder, Nikki Sixx, posted on his official Facebook page that he is “unofficially retired” from touring.  Sixx A.M. spent much of 2016 on the road and with no future show dates booked, fans were asking the bassist when, and if, he had plans to hit the road again.  In his post, Sixx says he has no plans to tour anytime soon. In the June 26 post Sixx says, “For…

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METALOCALYPSTICK FESTIVAL July 1-2, 2017 (News)

METALOCALYPSTICK FESTIVAL July 1-2, 2017 (News)

The second annual Metalocalypstick is set to blow away the myth that heavy metal is a boys only club. Set in scenic Lone Butte, British Columbia, the two-day outdoor music festival, Metalocalypstick Fest, takes place on the weekend of July 1-2 and celebrates the place of females in the genre of heavy metal. The year’s line-up features more than 15 bands ranging from punk to folk metal and everything in between. Bands must have at…

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LAURA SUCHAN The Ultimate Sinner of Ozzy’s Boneyard

LAURA SUCHAN The Ultimate Sinner of Ozzy’s Boneyard

“Hey, what’s up… I’m Laura from Oshawa, Ontario Canada and today I’m the Ultimate Sinner on OZZY’S BONEYARD!” that’s how I started my stint as the December 8, 2016, Ultimate Sinner on Ozzy’s Boneyard, the hard and heavy classic rock station on Sirius XM network. Back in July 2016, I applied to be the host of the Ultimate Sinner show. If chosen I would have the opportunity to share 5 of my favorite tunes and…

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MIKE TRAMP – Releases New Album and Tours Europe in Early 2017 (News)

MIKE TRAMP – Releases New Album and Tours Europe in Early 2017 (News)

Successful solo recording artist and former White Lion vocalist, Mike Tramp, will release a new solo album in early 2017.  The album entitled Maybe Tomorrow is due in February  2017, and will be Tramp’s 10th solo album and his first since the successful Nomad was released in 2015. The album will be released on Mighty Music/Target Group. Commenting on the upcoming release Mike Tramp says, “Maybe Tomorrow is my 10th solo album, and twenty years have…

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John Ricci of EXCITER Talks Band and Current Mood

John Ricci of EXCITER Talks Band and Current Mood

John Ricci, guitarist and founding member of Canadian thrash band Exciter, took some time out of his busy schedule to talk with Decibel Geek and bring fans up to date on what the band has been up to and how the reunited classic lineup is getting along. The band just returned from Calgary Metalfest where they shared the stage with three other titans of Canadian metal, Annihilator, Sacrifice and Razor and I was eager to…

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Thrash Pioneers EXCITER Work on New Album

Thrash Pioneers EXCITER Work on New Album

Canadian thrash pioneers Exciter, fresh off their headlining gig at the fifth annual Calgary Metalfest playing with Annihilator, Razor, and Sacrifice, are working on new material with the hopes of releasing a new studio album in 2017. Reached at his home in Ottawa, Ontario, Exciter guitarist and founding member, John Ricci, tells Decibel Geek the band has been busy working on new material for some time now and has five good strong songs they are…

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Ozzfest Meets Knotfest

Ozzfest Meets Knotfest

The largest North American heavy metal event of the year takes place this weekend (September 24 and 25) when Ozzfest Meets Knotfest rolls into the  San Manuel Amphitheater in San Bernardino California. Legendary British metal pioneers, Black Sabbath will headline the Ozzfest portion of the festival on Saturday in one of their final performances in the United States.  Sunday’s, Knotfest, will feature relative “newcomers” (when compared to the legendary Black Sabbath) Slipknot with their nine costumed…

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