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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LOGICAL TERROR (Interview)

LOGICAL TERROR (Interview)

Italian progressive metallers Logical Terror were formed in 2010 in Modena and have issued a number of cool albums, which have garnered a loyal world-wide following. The band is comprised of Emiliano Gozzi on vocals, Julius Morse Sic on vocals, Claudio Corvo Mulas on guitar, Simone Clementi on guitar and Warren Gnudi on thunderous drums. On the eve of the release of their latest single “Nightmare“, I was thrilled to chat to vocalist Julius about…

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STARS ALIGNED – From Darkness To Light (Album Review)

STARS ALIGNED – From Darkness To Light (Album Review)

Stars Aligned are a grunge-influenced band from the Chicagoland area of Illinois.  They feature Mike “Gunny” Wulf (an active Marine) on vocals and guitar, James Purpura on drums and Jonathan Raz on bass.  They were formerly known as Panic Switch, but changed their name in 2017. STARS ALIGNED – From Darkness To Light There have been many great rock and metal albums released in 2018.  I have been amazed at the sheer depth and quality…

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KILLER BEE – Filming New Videos (News)

KILLER BEE – Filming New Videos (News)

The Swedish-Canadian band KILLER BEE are going to Israel between 21-25 November to shoot a video for the upcoming album Remember The Times, due for release in early 2019.  The band are also going to play two intimate nights in Jerusalem and Tel-Aviv, to do some songs for fun.  Killer Bee are also planning on releasing a whopping five videos for the album, so keep an eye out for these! Firstly, the band are going…

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UNDERTOW – Markus Brand (Interview)

UNDERTOW – Markus Brand (Interview)

Undertow have been around as a band since 1993; 25 years and eight albums of rocking heaviness from the super talented German outfit.  The current lineup is Andreas Hund (bass), Joachim “Joschi” Baschin (vocals/guitars), Oliver Rieger (drums) and Markus “Brandy” Brand (lead guitars). I was not aware of their existence until The Meister asked if I could check them out.  I listened to their latest record Reap The Storm and I have now fallen in…

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HEART OF JORDAN – Heart Of Jordan (Album Review)

HEART OF JORDAN – Heart Of Jordan (Album Review)

Heart Of Jordan are a new band out of Michigan and they blow the doors off the Metalcore scene with their self-titled debut! You scratch a Lottery ticket and win big time, or you survive a huge change.  Life gives you surprises that really make you glad to be alive.  I was thinking that I couldn’t love another album as much as something like the latest Beartooth record, when along comes my new favorite collection…

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THRONE OF MALEDICTION – Perfect Tragedy (EP Review)

THRONE OF MALEDICTION – Perfect Tragedy (EP Review)

THRONE OF MALEDICTION – Bio From the vast lands of Montana comes the blackened Doom Metal of Throne Of Malediction, lead by the talent that is Eric Sartana Horner (vocals/guitar/bass/keys/programming).  The band is like prime Celtic Frost blended to perfection with bands like Satyricon and Emperor.  They sound like demons of Hell are tearing out their hearts and crying acid tears onto the Earth.  That mixture of brutality and vulnerability is an amazing elixior for…

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DARK AGE – The Studio Albums (Retrospective)

DARK AGE – The Studio Albums (Retrospective)

Germany’s finest Death Metal band, Dark Age, have flown under the wire.  We salute these heroes with an introduction and subsequent review of all their studio albums to date.  Currently on hiatus, their last two albums were released by AFM Records. WHO ARE DARK AGE? In 1994, Eike Freese (vocals/guitar), André Schumann (drums) and Oliver Fliegel (bass) formed a Death Metal band called Dyer’s Eve in Germany. One year later, the name was changed to…

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