ENDOLITH – Chicxulub-The Fossil Record – (Album Review)

ENDOLITH – Chicxulub-The Fossil Record – (Album Review)

How To Get An Education: One of the joys of the sort of music that Decibel Geek reviews is that not only do we get to enjoy some fabulous musicians but we get to learn things. Only in metal and prog would anybody have to google to understand either the band’s name or the album title (not too mention all the history we may have read up on to appreciate the lyrics in many songs in these…

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BLOODSTOCK New Announcements (News)

BLOODSTOCK New Announcements (News)

For the start of 2019, Bloodstock Metal Festival have announced four more bands for the event in August at Catton Hall In Derbyshire. Being very much an international festival the bands announced are from the USA, Finland and Germany! 3 of the bands are for the main stage Friday (known as the Dio Stage) and one for Saturday also on the Dio. First up are German power metal outfit Powerwolf. This Decibel Geek approved band…

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DARKNESS DIVINE – Live at Bannerman’s, Edinburgh (Concert Review)

DARKNESS DIVINE – Live at Bannerman’s, Edinburgh (Concert Review)

The last Saturday of 2018 brought a 4 band metal bill to Bannerman’s Bar in Edinburgh headlined by Decibel Geek approved Darkness Divine from Glasgow. The bands came mostly from the central belt of Scotland and Manchester. This would be the first time for the band from down south called Prognosis in Edinburgh. A very healthy crowd turned up (sometimes the weekend between Christmas and New year in Scotland can be a bit quiet as…

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TOM CORNELL’s Top Ten of 2018 (Top Albums 2018)

TOM CORNELL’s Top Ten of 2018 (Top Albums 2018)

Every year it gets to December and I am asked to pick my top 10 albums of the year. Every year it seems to get harder! Such is the wealth of good music out there. Makes a mockery of that statement that “rock is dead”. Perhaps the Norwegian Blue in the famous Monty Python sketch had “ceased to be” but rock hasn’t! Much of it is to be found in pubs and clubs and venues…

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PAVLOV’S DOG – Prodigal Dreamer – (Album Review)

PAVLOV’S DOG – Prodigal Dreamer – (Album Review)

About The Band I was surprised when offered the chance to review a new album by Pavlov’s Dog as I hadn’t heard the name in many years and had no idea they were still going. Their last “new” album was over 8 years ago although there was one 4 or 5 years ago called The Pekin Tapes which was demo material from the early 70s. Checking things out there is only one original member in vocalist…

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BLOODSTOCK 2019 – 4 More Acts Announced (Festival News)

BLOODSTOCK 2019 – 4 More Acts Announced (Festival News)

Bloodstock Metal Festival have added 4 more bands to the event happening at Catton Hall in Derbyshire, UK, in August next year. First up is special guests for Friday on the main stage known as the Dio Stage is the mighty Anthrax. One of the big 4 of thrash they will no doubt get the audience moshing and thrashing away to some unforgettable songs. They have graced the stage before and are always a popular…

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TWELFTH NIGHT – Sequences – (Album Review)

TWELFTH NIGHT – Sequences – (Album Review)

  The Back Story: For those of us who grew up during the early 80s and enjoyed what got called “neo-progressive rock” will remember a band called Twelfth Night from Reading in England. The first time I heard them was due to an instrumental album called Live At The Target which featured a near 20 minute musical piece called “Sequences” on side 2! Personally I thought it was amazing. Then a few years later I came…

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BLOODSTOCK Announces More Bands For 2019 (News)

BLOODSTOCK Announces More Bands For 2019 (News)

  Bloodstock Metal Festival have announced another five bands for the metal shindig at Catton Hall Derbyshire August 8 to 11. Plenty of metal to go around for all. FRIDAY NIGHT Firstly, the Friday night headliner in the Sophie tent will be Swedish trio Grand Magus.  At the moment, Grand Magus are busy at work recording their follow up to 2016’s Sword Songs.   Therefore, some new stuff to enjoy when they play that Friday night….

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MULTISTOREY LOVER – Jelly For Breakfast (EP Review)

MULTISTOREY LOVER – Jelly For Breakfast (EP Review)

Background Story: I first came across Perth based blues rockers Multistorey Lover opening for Darkness Divine in Glasgow. There was an immediate connection for me in what they were doing musically and their style of performance. I was kindly given the EP to review after the show. It has taken a bit of time to do the review for which I apologize (trying to do much at times) but at long last here are my…

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LIFESIGNS – Kinross, Scotland (Concert Review)

LIFESIGNS – Kinross, Scotland (Concert Review)

There are often complaints from rock fans in Scotland when bands announce tours and they don’t complete any dates in the country. Progsters Lifesigns have stopped that happening by doing three shows in the Scotland, including one in the village/town of Kinross! The venue is called “Backstage At The Green Hotel”.  Every time I hear it, it said makes me want to sing a Frank Zappa song!  The place was pretty well full, despite being…

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