EMBER FALLS – Welcome To Ember Falls (Album Review)

EMBER FALLS – Welcome To Ember Falls (Album Review)

Finland is rapidly establishing itself as a base for top notch metal bands, including personal favorites, Sonata Arctica.  From the same country comes Ember Falls, with their metalcore/power metal combination and their angry lyrics and distinctive sound.  They have tinges of Sabaton, with kilowatts of the same power. The album Welcome To Ember Falls is their debut and follows the band’s single “Shut Down With Me”, which was released independently in August 2015. The band…

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Radio Sucks Radio Show v28 – Ep273

Radio Sucks Radio Show v28 – Ep273

DBG VIP Joe Becht joins the guys this week for Radio Sucks Radio Show v28. In this two-hour music and discussion episode, Joe spins killer tracks from artists and albums that he think weren’t given a fair shake by the mainstream radio community. However, in this long-form episode you’ll get great songs from Skid Row, Wendy O. Williams, Plasmatics, King’s X, Angel, Trouble, Rush, Love/Hate, Cheap Trick, and The Cult. It’s a fun ride with…

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STRIKER – Striker (Album Review)

STRIKER – Striker (Album Review)

Canadian rockers Striker have killed it on their self-titled fifth full-length album. The four-piece deliver a super tight album of great tracks that have an immediacy to them that drives you to listen. The album is short, 9 tracks, coming in at just over 33 minutes, but it is an intense, streamlined attack. Striker has trimmed any fat, keeping the focus on strong playing and songwriting. The lineup is Dan Cleary on vocals, William Wallace…

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The Sun Rises Red In Minnesota (Concert Review)

The Sun Rises Red In Minnesota (Concert Review)

Like many, my first exposure to Red Sun Rising was hearing the Alice In Chains tinged “Otherside”.  I liked it but seeing them live was a game changer.  Let the band crush begin.   And not because the members of Red Sun Rising are the physical manifestation of the Marvin Gaye song “Let’s Get It On”.  (Or the Aldis Snow track “Inside You”), it’s because Red Sun Rising just gets better every time I see them.  Recently on tour with openers Badflower…

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RATT! Back For More With Great White

RATT!  Back For More With Great White

While RATT may be “Back For More” something tells me the drama of RATT is far from over.  Bobby Blotzer doesn’t come off as one who’ll lick his legal wounds and go away quietly.  But for now, the RATT name is attached to a band that at the very least seems authentic.  And like any band proclaiming their triumphant return, they came to Minnesota in February.  Bringing along a band that knows a thing or…

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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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The Anticipation of BROFEST (A UK Heavy Metal Festival)

The Anticipation of BROFEST (A UK Heavy Metal Festival)

It’s time for Decibel Geek to hit up a completely new experience, BroFest UK. Our editor, The Meister, was alerted to this event by the Swedish Decibel Geek Mikael “The Lionsheart” Svensson. Rather thinking that Meister would not be able to participate, Mikael put forth the suggestion anyway as more of a joke since he and his brother had already planned attendance. Well as it happens, The Meister already had a trip on tap that…

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GEOFF TATE – The Whole Story (Concert Review)

GEOFF TATE – The Whole Story (Concert Review)

Geoff Tate has always been a bit of a round peg in a square hole. Or is it square peg in a round hole?  Nonetheless.  In the early 80’s fronting Queensryche he seemed as good a fit as any for a burgeoning metal singer. He certainly had the pipes.  But as the decade progressed and the image of an 80’s metal singer started to take shape, Geoff seemed more and more like a fish out…

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KISS’ “I” Video Now Public and Boy is it Cheezy!

KISS’ “I” Video Now Public and Boy is it Cheezy!

If you aren’t a fan of KISS then this post isn’t for you. You’ve, no doubt, mocked even the high points of this legendary band’s career so just move along. However, if you are a dyed-in-the-wool KISS fan, prepare to simultaneously watch the the greatest and lamest thing you’ve ever seen in your life as a fan of the Hottest Band in the Land. The KISS My Boots podcast has premiered a long-shelved video from…

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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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