MASTERPLAN – PumpKings (Album Review)

MASTERPLAN – PumpKings (Album Review)

Masterplan‘s PumpKings launches off the starting line like a stone being fired from Dennis The Menace‘s slingshot! The album features new recordings of old Helloween compositions. Revisiting his former band, Masterplan leader Roland Grapow has re-vamped the material. The album became available on August 11, 2017, thanks to AFM Records. Guitarist Roland Grapow joined German trail blazing power metallers Helloween in 1989 taking over for founding guitarist Kai Hansen. Remaining with Helloween for twelve years, Grapow also recorded…

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RESISTANCE – Metal Machine (Album Review)

RESISTANCE – Metal Machine (Album Review)

June 27, 2017, saw No Remorse Records issue Metal Machine, the latest from Resistance. Coming to fruition in the millennium year of 2000, Resistance hail from Los Angeles, California. Signing with Finland’s Lion Music in 2004 saw their debut album, Lies In Black, hit stores the same year. What has been described as a conceptual masterpiece, Patents Of Control followed in 2007 before Resistance would fall silent for eight years. Returning in 2015 they issued an EP…

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BURNT OUT WRECK – Swallow (Album Review)

BURNT OUT WRECK – Swallow (Album Review)

Burnt Out Wreck‘s Swallow is one of those albums that you love right away on the first spin. But you don’t know that you do. Know what I mean? It’s the kind of album that just sticks in your psyche as you spin it while not totally concentrating. You find yourself tapping your toe without realizing it. You find yourself coming back to it time and time again. The album is fully loaded with tons…

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ANTAREZ – Against The Wall (EP Review)

ANTAREZ – Against The Wall (EP Review)

Antarez. Sounds extremely heavy for some reason. Is that just me? Probably, but in case it’s not I’m here to make sure you don’t get fooled. The band absolutely rocks, to be sure…but are nowhere near the cookie monster-ish output that I was expecting. The band came to my attention thanks to them sending me a physical copy of this debut EP on a recommendation from my friend Diane Webb at website Yesterdaze News . I…

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SISTER SWITCHBLADE – Best Served Cold (Album Review)

SISTER SWITCHBLADE – Best Served Cold (Album Review)

Getting mail is a wonderful thing! It’s always exciting to check your mailbox and find that package of music and/or merchandise that you ordered from a band you love. What a pleasant surprise it is to find something sent from a band that you’ve never heard of that turns out to blow your mind! Such is the case with Best Served Cold, the debut album from Australia’s Sister Switchblade. The band rises from the ashes…

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MILLENNIUM – Awakening (Album Review)

MILLENNIUM – Awakening (Album Review)

In what seems to be a new trend of more obscure bands from the 80s resurging The Meister has uncovered another gem. Welcome to the new Millennium, one might say (pun fully intended). The Awakening album from UK’s Millennium is set for self-release in October 2017. After repeatedly listening to the album on commutes to and from work the past week or so, I can comfortably announce that Awakening will be a top ten of the…

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DOLL’S DIARY – Hard & Loud (Album Review)

DOLL’S DIARY – Hard & Loud (Album Review)

Ask anybody who knows me and they’ll confirm that I always debut my new tunes by blaring them in my shower.  Don’t judge.  To me, shit just sounds better in the shower, including my beautiful falsetto singing voice.  Recently, as I’ve been shampooing my thinning hair, I’ve been listening to (read – singing along to) Hard & Loud, the debut album from the Ukraine-based band, Doll’s Diary. Doll’s Diary is just one of those bands…

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HAIR METAL HEAVEN Anticipation…and Stalking a Band (Blog)

HAIR METAL HEAVEN Anticipation…and Stalking a Band (Blog)

At the end of August Decibel Geek website editor Rich “The Meister” Dillon will once again be on the move. The intrepid Canadian, who seems to attend every worldwide festival is this time off to the UK. Along with making appearances at not one, but two rock festivals our hero will also be “stalking” one of his favorite bands. While The Meister calls it going on tour with the band…it’s really nothing more than stalking…

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ICED EARTH – Incorruptible (Album Review)

ICED EARTH – Incorruptible (Album Review)

Iced Earth is back with its newest CD, Incorruptible.  Jon Schaffer is the driving force and lone original member of the band. Stu Block returns on vocals for his third album and lends some song writing support. Iced Earth’s songs are generally period or character driven and always sound like they’re heading into battle. Incorruptible brings more of the same. Iced Earth is also known for its epic concept albums.  Something Wicked This Way Comes,…

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PAUL STANLEY Says No To ACE FREHLEY Rejoining KISS. Again. (News)

PAUL STANLEY Says No To ACE FREHLEY Rejoining KISS.  Again. (News)

Nothing gets the KISS Army all aflutter like the idea of Ace Frehley rejoining KISS.  And as long as Paul Stanley is willing to appear on Ace‘s album as he did on last years Origins Vol:1 for a cover of the Free song “Fire and Water”, and Gene Simmons hangs out with Ace to write songs, and Ace loses enough weight to fit into his old Spaceman spandex, they are going to be asked.  As…

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