NIKKI STRINGFIELD – Chat With (Interview)

NIKKI STRINGFIELD – Chat With (Interview)

English Heavy Metal band Iron Maiden began in the mid-’70s. They attained success in the 80s and were leading pioneers in the NWOBHM movement. In the year 2001 the Iron Maiden tribute band The Iron Maidens was born. As the World’s Only Female Tribute to Iron Maiden, The Iron Maidens dazzle fans with sheer talent with a feminine touch according to their FB bio. The Iron Maidens cover Iron Maiden material from all eras of…

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FRANCK CARDUCCI – Interview (Feature)

FRANCK CARDUCCI – Interview (Feature)

I was delighted to have the chance to interview frontman Franck Carducci from the band of the same name. We met downstairs at the Glasgow Ivory Blacks in the catacombs of the building. (Check out a review of the gig there here) As an interviewee, he is not only charming and humble but has a manner along with a very lilting French accent that almost was hypnotic to listen to. He was quite extensive and…

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ANDI SCHNITZER – KISSIN’ DYNAMITE (Interview)

ANDI SCHNITZER – KISSIN’ DYNAMITE (Interview)

  Whilst the band Kissin’ Dynamite were in Glasgow on their support slot to Powerwolf I had the chance to catch up with drummer Andi Schnitzer. This is the main parts of what was said in amongst some really pleasant general chat. Really nice guy. This is what he had to say: Tom Cornell: So this is your first time in Scotland? Andi: Yeah! First time. The sun is out, we’ve been out walking, but that was due to yesterday when…

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Albums Unleashed – TESLA Mechanical Resonance with Troy Luccketta Ep349

Albums Unleashed – TESLA Mechanical Resonance with Troy Luccketta Ep349

This week Tesla‘s Troy Luccketta joins us to discuss the making of Mechanical Resonance. Released in December of 1986, Mechanical Resonance introduced this Sacramento-based 5 piece to the world. Produced by the duo of Steve Thompson and Michael Barbiero, the album peaked at 32 on the Billboard charts. Additionally, it provided Tesla with some bonafide material that still gets played live today including Modern Day Cowboy, Cumin’ Atcha Live, and Little Suzi. Mechanical Resonance  …

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UNDERTOW – Markus Brand (Interview)

UNDERTOW – Markus Brand (Interview)

Undertow have been around as a band since 1993; 25 years and eight albums of rocking heaviness from the super talented German outfit.  The current lineup is Andreas Hund (bass), Joachim “Joschi” Baschin (vocals/guitars), Oliver Rieger (drums) and Markus “Brandy” Brand (lead guitars). I was not aware of their existence until The Meister asked if I could check them out.  I listened to their latest record Reap The Storm and I have now fallen in…

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HELION PRIME – Interview with Jason Ashcraft (Interview)

HELION PRIME – Interview with Jason Ashcraft (Interview)

As AFM Records‘ very own Helion Prime have the imminent release of their sophomore album, Terror of the Cybernetic Monster (check out the Decibel Geek review here), we were lucky enough to pin down band leader/founding member/guitarist Jason Ashcraft to quiz him on the album, line-up changes and influences. Decibel Geek: Your music is based on ‘science fact’, what first triggered your interest in science? Jason Ashcraft: I have always showed an interest in science and primarily with space, but my peek interest began in my…

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AFM RECORDS Decibel Geek Takeover (Feature)

AFM RECORDS Decibel Geek Takeover (Feature)

As one of the premier record labels issuing rock and metal, AFM Records has been in the game for over 20 years. Many great names have been a part of their roster throughout the years. And today AFM continues to release some of the top names in metal. Starting at a time when music was at its darkest in North America, Andreas Allendörfer and Axel Fischer formed AFM in 1996. Based in Schwalmstadt, Germany, the…

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KIX Singer Steve Whiteman: “Donnie (Purnell) Is A Bitter Person

KIX Singer Steve Whiteman: “Donnie (Purnell) Is A Bitter Person

In an interview with the Cobras & Fire Podcast, KIX front man Steve Whiteman, when asked why founding member and principal songwriter, bassist Donnie Purnell wasn’t included in the bands reunion said: “Donnie is a very bitter person. And um, the only reason that were doing these shows and the only reason that we ever even got back together was because Funny Money would go out and play and I had Mark on bass and…

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Our Favorite Bob Kulick KISS Moments – Ep327

Our Favorite Bob Kulick KISS Moments – Ep327

We’re kicking off KISSmas in July with our favorite Bob Kulick KISS moments. Bob Kulick has a very interesting place in KISStory. His relationship goes back before the band was even complete. Auditioning ahead of the eventually-chosen Ace Frehley, Bob left an indelible impression on Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley that would pay dividends down the road. Bob Kulick’s performances on KISS records are undeniable. His leads on the studio side of ALIVE II, especially…

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CORRUPT THE SYSTEM – IN CONVERSATION (Interview)

CORRUPT THE SYSTEM – IN CONVERSATION (Interview)

Decibel Geek was lucky enough to have a chance to interview upcoming Glaswegian thrash rockers Corrupt The System whilst they were in Edinburgh before their excellent gig in Opium. A chance to find out a little about the guys and to remind the interviewer how bloody old he is! DG: Hi guys, thanks for sparing some time to chat. First of all, can you tell us a little about the background of the band to…

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