The Best of 2016 (Decibel Geek Staff Picks)

The Best of 2016 (Decibel Geek Staff Picks)

Hello, and welcome to Decibel Geek. For the uninitiated, we are a hard rock/heavy metal website and weekly podcast. Decibel Geek began as a weekly podcast presented by hosts Chris Czynszak and Aaron Camaro and has grown into what you find here today. Alongside the weekly issued, absolutely free podcast episodes, our website features photograph galleries from live events around the world as well a direct feed to our YouTube channel, DBGTV. Our writing team encompasses some…

Share This:
Read More

MORC Monsterwood ’16 Quick Recap

MORC Monsterwood ’16 Quick Recap

Greetings!!! I recently returned, for the second year in a row, from one of the greatest rock n’ roll adventures on the planet: Monsters Of Rock Cruise – Monsterwood ’16! Yes, once again I climbed aboard a luxury ocean vessel filled with 3000 plus like minded folks like myself along with a host of bands that would simply kick ass for four solid days! Once more I was able to see a number of bands…

Share This:
Read More

MORC West: MONSTERWOOD 2016 – Complete Coverage

MORC West: MONSTERWOOD 2016 – Complete Coverage

Once again On the Blue Entertainment has presented a successful Monsters of Rock Cruise. Dubbed Monsterwood, this 6th voyage in five years departed from the Port of San Pedro, Los Angeles bringing cruisers to new destinations. Furthermore, this marks the first time that the floating party boat has not set sail from Florida (Fort Lauderdale 2012-2013 / Miami 2014, 15 & 16). While folks from around the world rocking hard on the high seas did…

Share This:
Read More

BABYLON AD – Bang Go the Bells (MORC Spotlight)

BABYLON AD – Bang Go the Bells (MORC Spotlight)

The Monsters of Rock Cruise is always filled with thrilling performances by a host of bands old and new. Each year there seems to be one performance that stands out above all of the rest. Sometimes it’s a band unseen by me before (Tyketto in 2014). Sometimes it’s an age-old favorite that simply comes to the table and lays down the best show of their career (Helix on East 2016). Monsters of Rock Cruise West:…

Share This:
Read More

Wild Rose – 4 (Album Review)

Wild Rose – 4 (Album Review)

Hailing from Greece, AOR band Wild Rose are soon set to release their 4th full-length studio album, aptly titled 4. Fans of Tyketto, Richard Marx, Survivor, Night Ranger, and even early Bon Jovi are sure to enjoy this melodic album. The band was formed over a decade ago and after much persistence and a few line up changes the band released their first full-length release, Half Past Midnight, in 2011. Since then they have remained…

Share This:
Read More

Striker – Stand In The Fire (Album Review)

Striker – Stand In The Fire (Album Review)

Canadian band Striker released their fourth full-length album Stand In The Fire earlier this month and it certainly kicks 2016 off with a huge bang. Some have called Striker “metal revivalists” and I certainly cannot disagree. They have greatly raised the bar on the New Wave of Heavy Metal. Forming in Edmonton in 2007, they released their first EP Road Warrior in 2009, with their first long-playing effort Eyes In The Night coming the following year. The international buzz…

Share This:
Read More

What You Should Have Been Listening to: Best of 2015

What You Should Have Been Listening to: Best of 2015

Well, fellow Decibel Geeks it’s that time again and as the year draws to a close, each of the staff here at Decibel Geek Podcast/Website have compiled their list of the top ten albums, the best of 2015. With our staff having grown by quite a bit throughout 2015, we were able to welcome new writers from around the globe to the team.  Decibel Geek unveiled a brand new, more extensive website and also launched…

Share This:
Read More

Album Review: Joel Hoekstra’s 13 – Dying To Live

Album Review: Joel Hoekstra’s 13 – Dying To Live

Guitarist Joel Hoekstra is set to release his 4th solo album entitled Joel Hoekstra’s 13 – Dying To Live. You may recognize Joel from Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Night Ranger, both the Broadway and off-Broadway productions of Rock Of Ages as well as the motion picture, the off-Broadway production of Love, Janis, and most recently Whitesnake. His previous 3 solo albums consist of mainly instrumental material so this time around Joel enlisted a few vocalists to sing…

Share This:
Read More

Too Far Lost – Corrupted Swine EP

Too Far Lost – Corrupted Swine EP

 Too Far Lost is a Heavy Metal band hailing from West Milford, N.J. Although formed just a year ago, the band has already shared the stage with Alien Ant Farm and (Hed) P.E. and are set to release their first EP, Corrupted Swine, on July 31st. As soon as I loaded it up and clicked play, I was instantly met with a flood of heavy guitar chords and a double kick onslaught that serve as a…

Share This:
Read More

The Poodles: Devil In The Details

The Poodles: Devil In The Details

In reality, a Poodle is an overly groomed lap dog lavished and spoiled by their middle to upper class owners and they tend to make a lot of noise but pose no real threat or harm to adults or children. Life imitates art. I was tricked by Swedish band The Poodles about 4 years ago when they released their Performocracy album, sucked in by their slick look and their quadruple kick drums only to find the band…

Share This:
Read More
1 2