Conversation with SALEM (UK) Guitar Wizard Paul Macnamara (Interview)

Conversation with SALEM (UK) Guitar Wizard Paul Macnamara (Interview)

While attending Brofest in Newcastle, UK in February me and Rich “The Meister” Dillon took the opportunity to talk to Paul Macnamara of Salem (UK). We had chatted with the band about doing an interview in Newcastle as Salem (UK) was headlining the pre-party at Trillian’s Bar on Thursday evening. When we arrived on site we caught Paul selling T-shirts and merchandise for the band at the merch booth. We had a brief conversation with…

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A Chat with the SARACEN Guys (Audio Interview)

A Chat with the SARACEN Guys (Audio Interview)

I  recently had the great opportunity to catch a show by NWOBHM heroes Saracen at the Brofest Festival in Newcastle, UK. Read the review of the gig here! Saracen rarely play live and the albums are far in between. The band did a highly successful gig at the Keep It True Festival in Germany a couple of years back. They were scheduled to play last year’s Brofest but had to cancel due to illness within the…

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A Chat With STEVE Dobby DAWSON of Oliver/Dawson Saxon (Interview)

A Chat With STEVE Dobby DAWSON of Oliver/Dawson Saxon (Interview)

Hello, Steve! Thanks for taking your time to talk to us and let’s get straight to the questions! As far as I can understand SOB began life back in 1972 and took the name from a Free song called “Tons of Sobs”. Is that correct?   YES THAT’S RIGHT The original line-up consisted of Steve “Dobby” Dawson on bass, Graham Oliver on guitar, Steve Firth on vocals and drummer Al Dodd. How was the relationship…

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Albums Unleashed Poison Look What the Cat Dragged In with Rikki Rockett – Ep276

Albums Unleashed Poison Look What the Cat Dragged In with Rikki Rockett – Ep276

Rikki Rockett joins the guys this week for Albums Unleashed Poison Look What the Cat Dragged In. In this long-form discussion, Rikki shares stories from the early days of Poison including the decision to move from Pennsylvania to Hollywood in the early 1980’s. Also in the episode, Rikki talks about the departure of original guitarist Matt Smith and an audition process that would go down to a head to head battle between Slash and CC…

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Interview With Chris Hornbrook (POISON THE WELL, SENSES FAIL)

Interview With Chris Hornbrook (POISON THE WELL, SENSES FAIL)

Chris Hornbrook is the phenomenal powerhouse drummer behind the kit for legendary hardcore act Poison The Well.  We got the chance to speak to him about all things drumming wise and his career to date. . Going back, what are you most proud of, in terms of your musical career to date?  Last Minute to Senses Fail… . “I’m most proud of simply being able to have any sort of career in music. It’s a…

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Interview with INTICE and former ROXX GANG guitarist JEFF VITOLO

Interview with INTICE and former ROXX GANG guitarist JEFF VITOLO

Hi Jeff, Hope everything is ok with you and thanks for taking your time and answering my questions on Intice which just released a CD with archive material. Check out my review of the Intice release here (Intice – The Legacy Album Review) including some history on the band from 1. Your former band Intice just got a full CD of 1980’s and early 1990’s material released by Demon Doll Records. How does it feel…

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Albums Unleashed – Steeler with Rik Fox Ep274

Albums Unleashed – Steeler with Rik Fox Ep274

Bassist Rik Fox returns to Decibel Geek this week for Albums Unleashed – Steeler. Fronted by vocalist Ron Keel, Steeler had migrated west from Nashville. Upon his arrival, Keel would realize he needed new players to compete with a burgeoning Sunset Strip scene that included rising stars such as Motley Crue and Quiet Riot. In this long form discussion, Rik shares his memories of auditioning for Steeler, his meeting with drummer Mark Edwards, and the…

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SAINTED SINNERS – DAVID REECE (Interview / CD Review)

SAINTED SINNERS – DAVID REECE (Interview / CD Review)

“Generation”…(insert bassline here)….“Clash”. For those that have no clue what I am referring to in the previous sentence then you are missing out on one of the coolest songs from one of the most underrated albums to come out of the eighties. “Generation Clash” was the lead off single and video to Accept‘s 1989 Eat The Heat album. The video for this song was my introduction to vocalist David Reece who stepped in as replacement…

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Shredders Discussion with Denman – Ep272

Shredders Discussion with Denman – Ep272

The guys are joined this week by Ben and Dakota Denman for Shredders Discussion with Denman. In this long-form talk, you’ll hear the history of this awesome young from Nashville by way of upstate New York. Multiple twists of fate took place to bring these guys where they are today including run-ins, collaborations, etc with rock personalities such as Mark Slaughter, Luc Carl, Greg Mangus, Tony Higbee, and ultimately Michael Wagener who produced their new…

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Albums Unleashed Vinnie Vincent Invasion All Systems Go w/Bobby Rock – Ep270

Albums Unleashed Vinnie Vincent Invasion All Systems Go w/Bobby Rock – Ep270

Drummer Bobby Rock joins the guys this week for Albums Unleashed Vinnie Vincent Invasion All Systems Go. In this long-form discussion, Bobby goes into detail on the tour leading up to the recording of this sophomore album; including his recollection of equipment being confiscated due to a pending lawsuit filed by former New England drummer Hirsh Gardner against Vinnie Vincent. A lot of tension was building around the recording of All Systems Go with pressure…

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