SLEAZY ROXXX – Topless Suicide (Album Review)

SLEAZY ROXXX – Topless Suicide (Album Review)

From Prague, the capital city of The Czech Republic, I present to the Decibel Geek readers, glam rockers Sleazy RoXxX. Origins of Sleazy RoXxX span back to late 2009, yet the band was virtually unknown even in their home country. The re-release of their debut full-length, Dangerous Obsession, which had been self-issued in 2013, by record label City of Lights Recordings brought more attention. Even then with the sophomore effort, Topless Suicide being out since September 2016, it…

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A Chat with the SARACEN Guys (Audio Interview)

A Chat with the SARACEN Guys (Audio Interview)

I  recently had the great opportunity to catch a show by NWOBHM heroes Saracen at the Brofest Festival in Newcastle, UK. Read the review of the gig here! Saracen rarely play live and the albums are far in between. The band did a highly successful gig at the Keep It True Festival in Germany a couple of years back. They were scheduled to play last year’s Brofest but had to cancel due to illness within the…

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BROFEST #5 Wrap-Up Day 3 (Festival Review)

BROFEST #5 Wrap-Up Day 3 (Festival Review)

BROFEST UK 2017 FINAL DAY Here we go with the final day at Brofest #5 in Newcastle UK. So far over the last 2 days, we have seen some truly fantastic bands! Every act on the stage has come packing their A games to this incredibly well-organized festival event. For those enjoying the traditional or old school or NWOBHM or whatever you want to call it style would do well to consider this event next…

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TOKYO BLADE Close Brofest on a High Note (Concert Review)

TOKYO BLADE Close Brofest on a High Note (Concert Review)

When asked about NWOBHM, thoughts are immediately turned to the likes of Iron Maiden, Saxon, Tygers of Pan Tang and Girlschool. A name that should have been on most fans lips would be Tokyo Blade. The band has shared stages with the likes of Metallica, Dio, Blue Öyster Cult, and Scorpions.  On this night Brofest, Newcastle, UK had “the Blade” as the festival headliners and they had the honor of closing the festival on Sunday. Tokyo Blade…

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BE-BOP DELUXE – Futurama (That 70’s Guy Retro Review)

BE-BOP DELUXE – Futurama (That 70’s Guy Retro Review)

It’s time for another “That 70’s Guy – Retro Review”. This time the 70’s hidden gem will be 1975’s Futurama by Be-Bop Deluxe. If there is any guitar player that sits at the top of any list of underrated 6 stringers it should be Bill Nelson. You probably won’t hear his name mentioned anywhere nor I bet you have even heard the name. Believe me, Bill can play! In my opinion, he sits in a…

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Interview with INTICE and former ROXX GANG guitarist JEFF VITOLO

Interview with INTICE and former ROXX GANG guitarist JEFF VITOLO

Hi Jeff, Hope everything is ok with you and thanks for taking your time and answering my questions on Intice which just released a CD with archive material. Check out my review of the Intice release here (Intice – The Legacy Album Review) including some history on the band from 1. Your former band Intice just got a full CD of 1980’s and early 1990’s material released by Demon Doll Records. How does it feel…

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SALEM Turn Up The Heat at Brofest Pre-Party! (Concert Review)

SALEM Turn Up The Heat at Brofest Pre-Party! (Concert Review)

The headlining act of the pre-party for Brofest, Newcastle, UK at Trillian’s Rock bar on Thursday night was the superb hard rockers Salem from Hull, UK. I must admit I did not know of them during their first period of life (1980-1983). This is not very strange as I was around 10 years old and was not into hard rock at the moment. With a rare vinyl single and a couple of demos the word did not…

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Brofest #5 Wrap Up Day 2 (Festival Review)

Brofest #5 Wrap Up Day 2 (Festival Review)

Bring on Brofest day #2! Enjoying a light breakfast at the hotel we were off to explore a little of Newcastle ahead of our planned meeting with Paul Macnamara of Salem. We toured around, locating the venue and basically learning how not to get lost after large amounts of drinking that was going to ensue today. Paul met us at Three Bulls Heads Pub and we chatted for over 2 hours about all things music…

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HAVOC – Back for the Kill! (Album Review)

HAVOC – Back for the Kill! (Album Review)

The American melodic metallers Havoc formed in Charlotte, North Carolina, way back in 1986 by guitarist Mark Weddington, bass player Mark Lyerly, drummer Michael James and lead vocalist Binney Orrell. The band soon started gigging around and very fast became a stable at the N.Y.C. club scene. They built a strong local following by honing their live skills and earned a reputation for always putting on a great show. Havoc recorded and released a self-financed and…

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CRYSTAL PISTOL – Crystal Pistol (Retro-Review)

CRYSTAL PISTOL – Crystal Pistol (Retro-Review)

So, like a good many of us, I’m sure, I belong to many different groups on Facebook. Every once in awhile a post in one of those groups grabs my attention and begs for a comment. In this case that I’m about to speak of, esteemed fellow Decibel Geek writer and CGwbCM Podcast co-host Wally “Wallygator” Norton posed a question. Young Mr. Norton queried simply “Who are your favorite Canadian bands?” The responses flew off the charts…

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