THE VINTAGE CARAVAN – Gateways (Album Review)

THE VINTAGE CARAVAN – Gateways (Album Review)

VINTAGE CARAVAN – Band Background: After a wait of 3 years Icelandic trio The Vintage Caravan are back. For those unacquainted with the band, they were formed in 2006 by two 12-year-olds who had a love of classic rock. Only one of them remains to this day in guitarist and vocalist Oskar Logi. They are keeping with the one-word album titles again (the last 2 were called “Voyage” and “Arrival”) in “Gateways”. Anyone who loves…

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BLOODSTOCK 2018 – Sunday Review And Round Up (Festival Review)

BLOODSTOCK 2018 – Sunday Review And Round Up (Festival Review)

For those who have been following my reviews of Bloodstock Metal Festival 2018 on behalf of Decibel Geek will know that I was bitten by an insect and my leg got infected. Which of course was getting progressively worse as the festival wore on. By this point on Sunday, I was struggling. I decided to slow things down a little whilst still trying to hopefully give a full and inclusive review of the event. I…

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BLOODSTOCK 2018 – Saturday, August 11 – Part 2 (Festival Review)

BLOODSTOCK 2018 – Saturday, August 11 – Part 2 (Festival Review)

Combichrist – BLOODSTOCK 2018 Continuing with Saturday at Bloodstock Metal Festival brings us back to the main stage.  This was for a band that I had never seen and were in a genre of “metal” that I don’t much listen to. It was, to me, a mix of Prodigy and Rammstein, with lots of effects and very much a dance style. I would unlikely listen to a band like this at home, as the songs are…

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BLOODSTOCK 2018 – Saturday, August 11 – Part 1 (Festival Review)

BLOODSTOCK 2018 – Saturday, August 11 – Part 1 (Festival Review)

Saturday for this reviewer featured more bands on the main stage (Dio) and the big tent (Sophie). Although there were still a few bands that caught the ears in the New Blood tent as well. This was a day that when it rained it bloody rained! Due to the bite I received, I tried to not run around as much. Difficult when enjoying a festival like Bloodstock 2018. But the plan was to make sure…

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BLOODSTOCK 2018 – Friday August 10 – Part 2 (Live Festival Review)

BLOODSTOCK 2018 – Friday August 10 – Part 2 (Live Festival Review)

BLOODSTOCK 2018 – Friday, August 10, continued Continuing with the review of Friday at Bloodstock Metal Festival leads us into both smaller New Blood stage bands. And up to the main headliners for the day in local heroes Judas Priest. It also continues to be affected by a bite that I received on the Thursday night. Which led me to the first aid tent from where I ended up listening to the first lady of…

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BLOODSTOCK 2018 – Friday August 10 – Part 1 (Live Festival Review)

BLOODSTOCK 2018 – Friday August 10 – Part 1 (Live Festival Review)

Bloodstock 2018: Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us! The Bloodstock Metal Festival is one which personally I have been at a good number of times through the years and always enjoyed. This year for the first time I was going as a reviewer on behalf of Decibel Geek so was excited and nervous as I wanted to give the best account of all the action possible. However sometimes things take a bit of a twist and on…

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BLACK KING COBRA – Law Of Attraction (EP Review)

BLACK KING COBRA – Law Of Attraction (EP Review)

When writing for Decibel Geek, I am sometimes contacted regarding new or upcoming bands. What is occasionally annoying is when one of them is pretty local and has played one of my home town’s venues not so long ago and I missed them. However, as they say “better late than never”. This is the case with Glasgow based hard rockers Black King Cobra. I was lucky enough to be sent their new EP being released August…

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BLOODSTOCK Festival 2018 – The Complete Coverage (Feature)

BLOODSTOCK Festival 2018 – The Complete Coverage (Feature)

Hi, with less than 2 weeks to go to Bloodstock Festival 2018 this reviewer wishes to introduce himself properly and give a little information on the festival itself. Auld Bugger’s Background I am an old rocker that started gigging back in 1979. My first gig was Whitesnake on the Lovehunter tour in the Odeon Edinburgh. The album or record that got me into the scene was Rainbow Rising. Especially the amazing voice of the late great Ronnie James…

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EPICA – Vs Attack On Titan Songs (EP Review)

EPICA – Vs Attack On Titan Songs (EP Review)

Background To Release Epica have decided to officially release worldwide the EP that was only released in Japan late last year.  Entitled Vs Attack On Titan Songs, this is music originally composed by Revo from a Japanese band called Linked Horizon.  Linked Horizon wrote the music for a series of Manga movies. The pieces were written (apparently) in an Epica style, so now the band have re-recorded them for the more Metal based market. To…

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BLOODSTOCK – Less Than A Month To Go (News)

BLOODSTOCK – Less Than A Month To Go (News)

BLOODSTOCK NEWS Bloodstock Metal Festival is less than a month away. The good news is that Decibel Geek will be there reporting and reviewing the festival for readers online. However, you can still be there as a few tickets remain for this four day extravaganza (see link). Meanwhile, Bloodstock have announced another batch of new bands for those interested in checking out new talent or unknown outfits. New Blood Stage For Friday, the additions are:…

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