ESSENTIAL TRACKS # 4 – AC/DC (Feature)

ESSENTIAL TRACKS # 4 – AC/DC (Feature)

AC/DC – The Legends For those who have been living in caves for forty years, AC/DC are an Australian rock band formed in Sydney in 1973 by brothers Malcolm (RIP) and Angus Young.  They are back in the news with rumours about a new album being recorded, which may or may not feature riffs by Malcolm before he sadly passed away. AC/DC underwent several line-up changes before releasing their first album, High Voltage, in 1975….

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New Noize KISS Edition – Ep350

New Noize KISS Edition – Ep350

With so much happening in the KISS world, we thought we’d return with a KISS Edition of New Noize! In this hour-plus talk, we get down to our thoughts on the nuts and bolts of the KISS world in 2019; and boy is it active! KISS kicked off the beginning of their End of the Road tour in Vancouver this week. Specifically, the stage is massive and is getting lots of attention. Additionally, the specter…

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Fritz-Fest (Photo Gallery)

Fritz-Fest (Photo Gallery)

Fritz-Fest (Friday January 18th 2019 London Ontario – Eastside Bar & Grill) When I first heard of Fritz-Fest, I wanted to be part of it. My sister lives in London and I knew it would sell out quickly so I asked her to stop by the venue and pick up a couple tickets. Luckily we got two of the last three as in fact it did sell out immediately. Eventually we came across another ticket…

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ESSENTIAL TRACKS # 3 – W.A.S.P. (Feature)

ESSENTIAL TRACKS # 3 – W.A.S.P. (Feature)

From Los Angeles, California come the shock rocking, lipstick wearing, leather bound and gagged W.A.S.P. Formed in 1982, following a slew of interchangeable band members, this band soon set to ripping the glam metal scene a new one, when vocalist Blackie Lawless, raging alcoholic/guitarist Chris Holmes and drummer Steve Riley destroyed the sunset strip with their raunchy, shocking live shows which often featured Lawless tying naked models to a medieval torture rack while hurling raw…

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MANFRED MANN’S EARTH BAND – Solar Fire (That 70’s Guy Retro Review)

MANFRED MANN’S EARTH BAND – Solar Fire (That 70’s Guy Retro Review)

I’m back again to blow the dust off yet another rare lost gem of the 1970’s. This time my time machine lands back in 1973 for Manfred Mann’s Earth Band – Solar Fire. Even though the official release is listed as 1973, it wasn’t until late 1974 that we came across this classic. Could this be the same band from way back in the 60’s that had a hit called “Do Wah Diddy Diddy” or…

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HEAR N AID PROJECT REMEMBERED (Feature)

HEAR N AID PROJECT REMEMBERED (Feature)

  The Hear ‘n Aid Project Remembered – why heavy metal’s answer to USA For Africa matters For many, life in the U.S. during the mid-1980s kicked ass.  There was relative peace in the wake of the Vietnam experience.  Ronald Reagan was making us feel good about ourselves. Eddie Murphy was making us laugh our asses off.  New at that time, MTV was bringing us music through our TVs (I recorded the Heavy Metal Half…

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MONTROSE – Paper Money (That 70’s Guy Retro Review)

MONTROSE – Paper Money (That 70’s Guy Retro Review)

Welcome to another edition of That ‘70’s Guy, where I’ll resurrect yet another classic hidden gem of the 1970’s. This time around, I will give my take on Montrose – Paper Money. When one thinks of the band Montrose, songs like “Rock Candy”, “Rock the Nation” and “Bad Motor Scooter” immediately come to mind. After all, they are the timeless classics that are still played on the radio to this day, not to mention nearly…

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HAMMERSMITH – Hammersmith (That 70’s Guy Retro Review)

HAMMERSMITH – Hammersmith (That 70’s Guy Retro Review)

When I first decided to do this series, my initial intention was to review obscure, unknown albums that were a fave of both mine and my group of friends. As I progressed, I started to add lesser known older albums from popular bands. Well this month’s hidden gem falls completely into the original concept. It is the fantastic 1975 debut album from Canada’s Hammersmith. Let’s just say if you have heard of this album, you…

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WARRANT, SLAUGHTER & LYNCH MOB – Live at The Genesee Theatre IL (Alex Dale Photo Gallery)

WARRANT, SLAUGHTER & LYNCH MOB – Live at The Genesee Theatre IL (Alex Dale Photo Gallery)

Warrant ended the year with a great show at the Genesee Theatre in IL, with Slaughter and Lynch Mob.  The amazing Alex Dale was there to report and photograph them for Decibel Geek! This was a great trio to see together, they are all great live bands that have a ton of material to pick from. Warrant played the tittle track off their most recent album Louder Harder Faster!Robert Mason‘s favorite part of the show…

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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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