13 Facts About SAXON, BLACK STAR RIDERS (Concert Review)

13 Facts About SAXON, BLACK STAR RIDERS (Concert Review)

I had the pleasure of seeing the triple bill of Black Star Riders, Saxon, and Judas Priest on April 11th at the Budweiser Event Center in Loveland, CO.  Fellow writer Bakko just reviewed this concert last week and I agree with his opinion of the show, especially about Priest. You can read that review HERE.  In an attempt to not be repetitive, I am going to offer 13 observations and “facts” about the show.  I…

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THE IRON MAIDENS – Trees, Dallas, TX (Concert Review)

THE IRON MAIDENS – Trees, Dallas, TX (Concert Review)

In August of 2017 I purchased tickets to see The Iron Maidens and finally my daughter and I were lucky enough to get to see them live in Dallas this past Saturday! The show consisted of three cover bands total. The first was a local Dio cover band called Holy Dyver. I am not a Dio fan, so I can’t rate the accuracy with which they covered the songs. But I know that they played…

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SHARK ISLAND – The 666 Lounge, London UK (Concert Review)

SHARK ISLAND – The 666 Lounge, London UK (Concert Review)

It is no secret to anyone that has even heard my name, that Shark Island are my favorite band and I have had a long obsession with them since I was 15 years old. They are yet another one of those bands that I had to wait 28 years to finally see in the UK. As with many of the bands of that era, I first discovered them on Raw Power, (an hour-long music programme…

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EPICA: The United Principle Tour – Glasgow ABC1 (Concert Review)

EPICA: The United Principle Tour – Glasgow ABC1 (Concert Review)

Thoughts in advance of the Epica show: On an absolutely atrocious night of rain in Glasgow where roads round about were closed causing traffic chaos Dutch symphonic metallers Epica brought their United Principle tour to the ABC 1. Despite all that, there was a healthy crowd that turned up to catch the band play a set that centred around their last album The Holographic Principle. I confess that I found it a difficult album to…

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THE DARKNESS – Colorado 2018 (Concert Review)

THE DARKNESS – Colorado 2018 (Concert Review)

A Darkness concert can be described in one word: FUN. I witnessed the Hawkins brothers and company at the Gothic Theatre in Denver this past Saturday.  It was sold out with 1,200 fans of all ages packed into every square inch of the venue.  I was extremely thankful I had press passes; after I left the photo pit I found a nice spot right of stage to enjoy the show vs. fighting for a view…

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JUDAS PRIEST Brings Firepower To The Armory (Concert Review)

JUDAS PRIEST Brings Firepower To The Armory (Concert Review)

The Twin cities and greater Minnesota Metal Community were represented well at the Minneapolis Armory on April 2nd, as Judas Priest brought their Firepower Tour to the North Star state.  Renovated and revamped as a concert arena for last February’s Super Bowl, the Armory is starting to line up a lot of heavyweight concerts, with Priest being one of the early headliners.  Bringing along Black Star Riders and Saxon for this trek, there is sure…

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CYBERNETIC WITCH CULT – Edinburgh, Bannermans (Concert Review)

CYBERNETIC WITCH CULT – Edinburgh, Bannermans (Concert Review)

Background Cybernetic Witch Cult, a stoner rock band from Cornwall in England, came up to Scotland to blast out their own brand of bonkers music.  They played to fans in Edinburgh Bannerman’s Rock Bar on a Thursday night.  This is not always the best evening for crowds, but, pleasingly, there were a good number there and they were definitely up for the show. This three piece have elements of bands such as Cathedral, Monster Magnet…

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MOONSTRUCK – Boskoop, Netherlands (Concert Review)

MOONSTRUCK – Boskoop, Netherlands (Concert Review)

MOONSTRUCK – The background to the story (the things we do for rock)…… Moonstruck are a band from the Netherlands.  I first came across them via a friend’s posting of one of their You Tube videos. I was immediately interested and, through some communication, I was sent their EP to review for Decibel Geek. The review can be found at this link…..: http://www.decibelgeek.com/wordpress/moonstruck-impact-album-review/ After the band announced a few shows in their home country, I wondered…

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ROSS THE BOSS Rockpile Toronto (Photo Gallery)

ROSS THE BOSS Rockpile Toronto (Photo Gallery)

Decibel Geek master photographer Brian Ronald witnessed ROSS THE BOSS during his By Blood We Tour Part 1 stop in Toronto. The Rockpile Bar & Nightclub saw a steady crowd, denim vests covered in band logo patches the dress code of the evening. Headbanging was furious during the classic metal assault delivered by the guitarist and his band. The set consisted of nothing but classic Manowar songs from the first five albums. About the new…

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ROSS THE BOSS – Rockpile Toronto (Concert Review)

ROSS THE BOSS – Rockpile Toronto (Concert Review)

This is a bit of an elusive event for me. Knowing the day I had laid out before the concert, I expected I may not make it. For the second time. I was on target to see ROSS THE BOSS at Legions of Metal in May of 2017. That day didn’t pan out either and I departed the venue prior to his headlining set. Never the less I find myself on the Toronto subway heading…

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