PR PROMOS #1 – New Music (Review)

PR PROMOS #1 – New Music (Review)

WELCOME TO PR PROMOS! Welcome to a new feature at Decibel Geek, called PR PROMOS!  Each week, we receive significant numbers of awesome new releases to review from PR and record companies.  Whilst we can’t fully review all of them, we thought it would be fun to share some thoughts on a sample of the music.

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BUCKCHERRY – Warpaint (Album Review)

BUCKCHERRY – Warpaint (Album Review)

When Buckcherry launched on the scene in 1999, they were poised to be the next big down ‘n’ dirty hard rock band. From The Rolling Stones to Led Zeppelin to Aerosmith to Guns n’ Roses, Buckcherry had the same attitude and swagger. Somewhere along the way, it just didn’t happen though. They stood out, faded away, came back stronger, but just haven’t been able to sustain their success since ’15. Their newest album is Warpaint. Prior…

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KISS: Ranking Every Song Part Three (Feature)

KISS: Ranking Every Song Part Three (Feature)

Continuing on, if you missed part one or part two, please go back and check them out.  Here is 100-51.   100        “Killer” – Another song where Gene’s unique delivery and strong melody helps you get past the lyrics. 99           “Thief In The Night” – Legend has it Paul was unaware that this song was on a Wendy O Williams record that Gene produced.  And none to happy when he did find out.  Who knows. …

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What ROCK Needs To Do To Survive (Feature)

What ROCK Needs To Do To Survive (Feature)

 The death of Rock has been greatly exaggerated.  Rock as a music genre has been around for almost fifty years, but has been eclipsed by Rap and Pop in terms of sustainable success.  There has been a debate on podcast shows such as The Jasta Show about how bands/management get more successful, but I think they are missing some points to improve the situation. ENGAGEMENT IS KEY The new world is one of social media and telling…

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SAMMY HAGAR AND THE CIRCLE – Space Between (Album Review)

SAMMY HAGAR AND THE CIRCLE – Space Between (Album Review)

Not too long ago, a new CD from Sammy Hagar didn’t seem likely. He had joked that to record an album with his band, The Circle, would be a tall order given that they would have to create music that stands up to the music they play in their concerts. In other words, songs on the level with Led Zeppelin, Van Halen, Montrose, Chickenfoot and, of course, Sammy’s solo material. Couple that with Sammy also saying…

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Streaming Music – What’s Gone Wrong? (Commentary)

Streaming Music – What’s Gone Wrong? (Commentary)

Streaming Music I will lay my cards on the poker table of commentary – I love music streaming services.  Living in a small house in a small town, I don’t have the space to store physical music on vinyl or CD.  I like the fact I can listen on my phone or iPod or iPad or tablet.  I find it great to relax and have my choice of albums from artists I adore. Call me…

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The Day The Music Died (Commentary)

The Day The Music Died (Commentary)

  Why The Music Scene I Love Is Killing My Love For It I played in my first music band at 10 years of age.  I have been a lover of rock/metal for forty years.  This is a major part of my life and yet it gets harder and harder to support the genre, due to the sheer stupidity on behalf of some bands, record labels, managers and promoters. Non Engagement Clauses Wanna know a secret? …

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BLOODSTOCK: Last Main Stage Band Announced (News)

BLOODSTOCK: Last Main Stage Band Announced (News)

BLOODSTOCK 2019 Bloodstock have announced the last main stage (the Dio) band for this year’s extravaganza in August, along with the last for the second stage (the Sophie) whilst also recently updating plans when it comes to the festival becoming a much greener event! More about that, later in this news piece. Last Dio Stage Band at Bloodstock First up on the Dio stage on the Friday, finishing the announcements, there are British old school thrash metal band…

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GODSMACK – The Legend Is On The Rise (Concert Review)

GODSMACK – The Legend Is On The Rise (Concert Review)

It’s hard to believe it’s almost been 20 years since I first saw Godsmack on an Ozzfest side stage.  That S/T debut record from the Boston natives may have been the last real shift hard rock experienced.  Almost twenty years later finds the band touring in support of their 7th studio album When Legends Rise. Bringing Danish rockers Volbeat along wasn’t a bad idea either.   I’m not sure if this was considered a co-headlining…

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TESLA – Shock (Album Review)

TESLA – Shock (Album Review)

Remember when Tesla put out their way-over-the-top CD back in the ’80s? Oh, you don’t? That’s probably because they never did. They may have come out during the hair metal era, but they never fell into that group. Yes, they’re an 80’s hard rock band, but they offer musicianship and substance that many bands from those days lacked. That’s why I find it odd that they put that album out now with Shock.   Phil…

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