Radio Sucks Radio Show vol21 – Ep190

Radio Sucks Radio Show vol21 – Ep190

Some weeks it’s fun to just kick back, forget about a theme or topic and play deejay. This is one of those weeks. Chris and Aaron return this week to spin some great tracks that the suits on corporate radio are just not gonna give you. In this hour plus episode you’ll get classic tracks from Bulletboys, Krokus, Rough Cutt, and Richie Scarlet. You’ll also get get great newer tracks from Crobot, Whitesnake, Armored Saint…

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Populusque Romanus: Review & Interview

Populusque Romanus: Review & Interview

Show review & band interview: Populusque Romanus Date: May 16, 2015 Location: Rainbow Cinemas, London, Ontario, Canada Keep reading, the name may be a tad complex if you are not up on your Latin, they have simply taken their name from Senatus Populusque Romanus, “The Senate and People of Rome”. I was intrigued when I heard about a teenage rock band playing the lobby of a cinema before the movies get going. Part of me thought well done…

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Brian Vollmer (Helix) Audio Interview

Brian Vollmer (Helix) Audio Interview

Decibel Geek staff writer Blair DeAbreu recently had the chance to sit down with Brian Vollmer, frontman for Helix, Canada’s biggest heavy metal band (Audio clip appears below). Blair says that sitting down with Brian Vollmer is like having a beer with a buddy you haven’t seen in years but it sure seems comfortable, picking right back up where you left off. It’s refreshing that after 40 years the passion Brian has still burns ferociously…

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Shoulda Been a Single – Ep189

Shoulda Been a Single – Ep189

As music fans, we can sometimes be left dumfounded about certain decisions made by our favorite artists. Never is that more true than the choice of a song selected to be a single from an album. Whether it’s the decision of artist, manager, pr, or record company some of these choices can leave one scratching their head. In the event that the singles that are chosen don’t perform well at radio, it can cause some…

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Hair of the Dog Discussion – Ep188

Hair of the Dog Discussion – Ep188

In 1997, no frills rock was about as unpopular as you can imagine….unless you lived in the midwestern United States. The plains states have long been a hotbed of rock and roll fandom. States such as Kansas, Missouri, and Wisconsin thrived on cranked up Les Pauls through Marshall Stacks and in 1997 one of the midwest’s favorite bands was Hair of the Dog. Featuring Ryan Cook, John Sepetys, Mike Dupke, and Brian Saputo, HOTD was…

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Albums Unleashed Carnival of Souls w/Toby Wright Pt2 – Ep180

Albums Unleashed Carnival of Souls w/Toby Wright Pt2 – Ep180

  We’re back this week to talk about the second half of a very polarizing album.Chris and Aaron return this week with the second part of their discussion with producer Toby Wright for Albums Unleashed – Carnival of Souls. Covering the second half of this controversial KISS album, Toby shares his memories of the tracking and mixing of the songs including the Gene Simmons-sung ‘In My Head,’ which was written by Gene along with Scott…

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Albums Unleashed – KISS Carnival of Souls Pt 1 w/Toby Wright-Ep #179

Albums Unleashed – KISS Carnival of Souls Pt 1 w/Toby Wright-Ep #179

We wanted to get into something polarizing and divisive this week. Mission accomplished… Famed producer Toby Wright sits down with Chris and Aaron this week for part 1 of a 2 part Albums Unleashed special covering KISS’ 1997 release Carnival of Souls. Shelved in early 1996 by Mercury Records due to KISS taking a left turn at Reunionville, Carnival of Souls leaked shortly thereafter and was bootlegged in large numbers necessitating an official release in…

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KISS Road Stories with Hot Sam – Ep177

KISS Road Stories with Hot Sam – Ep177

There’s been a lot of talk in the KISS fan world about the original road crew. This week, we have one of them on to talk about the good old days. Jay “Hot Sam” Barth guests this week to discuss his time working for KISS during their rise to stardom. As front-of-house sound mixer, Hot Sam had a great seat to watch Gene, Paul, Ace, and Peter slay audiences on a nightly basis. In this…

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Sarasin: Metal From The Hammer

Sarasin: Metal From The Hammer

What’s this? A plain kraft paper envelope in my mailbox addressed to “The Meister”!  I slid the CD and the accompanying promo package out of the envelope.  The cover art was rather uninspiring, let me re-phrase that.  The drawing was quite intriguing, a serpent of sorts swallowing itself so that it’s encircled in a ring, but what makes the cover unappealing is the for lack of a better description mustard brown hue that everything is tinted…

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Conversation with Blanche Napoleon – Ep174

Conversation with Blanche Napoleon – Ep174

We dig deep into the Decibel Geek vault for something never heard before. Chris and Aaron present a chat with former Dan Hartman group member Blanche Napoleon. The group, formed in the late 70’s by Hartman (a former member of the Edgar Winter group) and included Napoleon on backing vocals, drummer Hilly Michaels, G.E. Smith, and a young, unknown guitarist named Vincent Cusano. The Hartman group had a Hot 100 disco hit in ‘Instant Replay’;…

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