The End Of Summer 2017 Part Two – GRAND ROCKTEMBER V

The End Of Summer 2017 Part Two – GRAND ROCKTEMBER V

While Grand Rocktember may cater to an audience with a median age that skews a bit north of your average festival, the second day starts largely the same.  The first people on scene are a mix of those who aren’t hungover, those who are still drinking and the event crew.  Walking in we were treated to another all female tribute band.  This time it was Iron Maidens.  Another uncomfortably spot on interpretation from the singer. …

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The End Of Summer 2017 Part One – GRAND ROCKTEMBER V

The End Of Summer 2017 Part One – GRAND ROCKTEMBER V

The state of Minnesota is about as land locked from any oceans as any place in North America  you can get.  And the small town of Hinckley is about as  central a location in the state as you’re going to get.  With all of these rock n roll cruises, it’s almost fitting that this is the location for many of those same bands to perform over a weekend on solid ground.  The population of Hickley…

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Bobaflex – Eloquent Demons

Bobaflex – Eloquent Demons

Bobaflex Eloquent Demons August 25th, 2017   The age of the demon is upon us.  Bobaflex is back with a new album.  With Eloquent Demons, Bobaflex delivers what may be there tightest platter of metal they’ve offered since Charlatan’s Web.  I won’t lie.  I worried this may be a rushed record.  Considering walking out of my front door I find myself at 2.5 Bobaflex concerts per year.  When a band tours as much as they…

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Are You Ready For The KISS Goodbye? (KISSmas in July)

Are You Ready For The KISS Goodbye? (KISSmas in July)

It’s been said that a man’s hair turns gray at the moment he realizes the great moments of his life weren’t so great.  That may explain why you won’t see a gray hair on Gene Simmons or Paul Stanley.  Great moments that will always remain great.  Or maybe it’s hair die and wigs. I started listening to KISS as a seven-year-old and since have been my favorite band.  Around my 14th birthday, I realized KISS…

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RETRO-HOMA Strikes Again! (Rocklahoma Review)

RETRO-HOMA Strikes Again! (Rocklahoma Review)

So, 2017 marked my second straight visitation to Rocklahoma Festival in Pryor, Oklahoma. And for the second straight year, it was an exceptionally good time. Again, as last year, I came away with a few “new” bands that I’m looking forward to checking out. As with last year, I drank a lot of beer. Not really my fault there. See, in Oklahoma you have to drink double what you would normally as it’s considered a…

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FORGOTTEN GEM: TANGIER – Four Winds (Album Review)

FORGOTTEN GEM: TANGIER – Four Winds (Album Review)

Tangier formed in Philadelphia by songwriter and guitarist Doug Gordon and grew up in the clubs with bands such as Cinderella, who would later help the group out by having Tangier open for them on their second major tour. After an independently released debut, they signed to the ATCO label.  Veteran producer Andy Johns was selected for their major label showcase, Four Winds.  Released in 1989, this album holds a special place in my heart,…

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ADAM’S APPLE – Releases From 2nd June (Feature)

ADAM’S APPLE – Releases From 2nd June (Feature)

So, I was shuffling through my Apple Music Playlists last week and got to New Releases and thought it may be fun to give a quick overview of the records on offer and my initial random irreverent conclusions based upon hearing no more than a couple of the songs.  This lead to our esteemed Ed-Itter The Meister asking whether I would like to write a regular column on this…And, here we are! Friday 2nd June…

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FRONTIERS ROCK FESTIVAL IV, Milan, Italy – The Full Coverage (Festival Report)

FRONTIERS ROCK FESTIVAL IV, Milan, Italy – The Full Coverage (Festival Report)

A new contributor to the Decibel Geek family, Leslie Delaere shares her full report of Frontiers Rock Festival IV. We armed Leslie with a photo pass and set her loose on this melodic rock festival in Milan Italy. The event is hosted by the Frontiers Music Srl record label and showcases some of their many bands. Below you can find the individual links to Leslie’s coverage of both days at the festival. FRONTIERS ROCK FESTIVAL…

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30 YEARS LATER – A LOOK BACK AT THE LIFE OF LEGENDARY LUTHIER, KRIS DERRIG

30 YEARS LATER – A LOOK BACK AT THE LIFE OF LEGENDARY LUTHIER, KRIS DERRIG

May 14, 2017, marks the 30th anniversary of the passing of Kris Derrig.  A kind-hearted guitar nerd of the most adorable kind, Kris Derrig built arguably the most famous Les Paul in the world today – Slash’s 1959 Les Paul replica.  If you love Appetite For Destruction, you love the sound of this guitar.  If you’ve seen the “Welcome To The Jungle” and “Sweet Child O’ Mine” videos, you’ve seen this guitar.  Cruelly, Kris Derrig…

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BROFEST #5 Newcastle UK – The Full Report (Festival Coverage)

BROFEST #5 Newcastle UK – The Full Report (Festival Coverage)

Well, here it is. Decibel Geek‘s complete coverage of our first experience at Brofest #5 in Newcastle UK. On hand for the event, we found Decibel Geek website editor/staff writer Rich “The Meister” Dillon, Swedish staff writer Mikael “The Lionsheart” Svensson and staff writer Graham “Sparky” Spark. The boys had a fantastic time overall, catching tons of great rock and meeting new friends and band members alike. Here you’ll find daily recap overview articles for each…

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