THE EROTICS – Stuck Between Venus and Mars (EP Review)

THE EROTICS – Stuck Between Venus and Mars (EP Review)

The Erotics – Stuck Between Venus and Mars is the new EP from the New York-based punk/glam/sleaze band. Dropping on August 24, 2018, via Cacophone Records, The Erotics deliver six songs on this slab of wax. Basically, I have never heard of The Erotics before. Until a Swedish friend started to chirp about them recently in her excitement to witness them at HRH Sheffield in early September. Then as if by magic or the call…

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MAYBE NEVER – Maybe Never (Album Review)

MAYBE NEVER – Maybe Never (Album Review)

Sometimes a completely unknown band opening a show can just click with you. As an avid music listener and rabid fan of the Hard Rock/Heavy Metal genres this discovery is one of the greatest feelings. There’s no pre-conceived notions, just you experiencing the band’s compositions and live show for the first time.  Such was the case with Maybe Never out of Rochester, N.Y. My Maybe Never awakening occurred as my friend (Olivier from Sleazeroxx) and…

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KILLER BEE – Tapes from the Attic (Album Review)

KILLER BEE – Tapes from the Attic (Album Review)

Killer Bee‘s new EP Tapes from the Attic is presumably just that. Five songs cultivated from some old cassette recordings found in Anders Ronnblom‘s attic. And all five are purely 80s sounding (although the band only began recording in the 90s). Hooks, catches and choruses abound, they were recorded during the band’s first go around. Forming in 1990 and recording Raw in 1993, Cracked Up in 1995 and World Order Revolution in 1997, Killer Bee…

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BUCKCHERRY, P.O.D., LIT, ALIEN ANT FARM – Gen-X Summer Tour Barrie, ON (Concert Review)

BUCKCHERRY, P.O.D., LIT, ALIEN ANT FARM – Gen-X Summer Tour Barrie, ON (Concert Review)

Ahhh the angst-filled rebellious teenage years. What a better way to reminisce and revisit them than through the music. Ok, maybe teenage was jumping the gun a bit….let’s say late teens and early 20’s. The shape of the musical landscape had changed. For all my complaining about those times, some really great bands did come out of them. Now let’s take 4 such bands and smash them all together on one bill dubbed the Gen-X…

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FASTER PUSSYCAT, PARADISE KITTY & MAYBE NEVER – Rochester, NY (Concert Review)

FASTER PUSSYCAT, PARADISE KITTY & MAYBE NEVER – Rochester, NY (Concert Review)

Ahhh the road trip! Almost more exciting than the destination. I have a friend that I used to road trip to shows with, rival website editor Olivier from Sleazeroxx. Often road trips would bring us across the border into the US of A. A new city, new venue…always exciting. Somewhere we drifted apart. He got busy, I got busy. We call it the mutual breakup. Recently we have gotten back on the horse and the…

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ARMORED SAINT – Symbol of Salvation Toronto (Concert Review)

ARMORED SAINT – Symbol of Salvation Toronto (Concert Review)

OMG! I’ve finally seen the light! The salvation I suppose one could say. It’s taken awhile but it finally happened. The albums never famously got along with me. I’ve seen Armored Saint 3 or 4 times in the past but still didn’t take to them with a rabid passion. So many friends speak so highly of them and I always wondered what I was missing. I mean, how can you go wrong with a vocalist like…

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MATTERHORN – Crimes of Man (Album Review)

MATTERHORN – Crimes of Man (Album Review)

Here at the Decibel Geek/CGCM Podcast headquarters, I get inundated with album promos for review. I don’t even read the bios anymore. I just chance and click…if I don’t like it, another simple click stops the madness. Sometimes you win the lottery so to speak! And good morning Matterhorn – Crimes Of Man, nice to meet you! This debut album released independently back in April of 2018. And it’s a ripper! MATTERHORN – Bio Hailing…

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HELL’S GAZELLES – Take Your Medicine (EP Review)

HELL’S GAZELLES – Take Your Medicine (EP Review)

When HELL’S GAZELLES – Take Your Medicine appeared in my promo downloads, I was instantly attracted to it. The album cover. The band name. They were simply intriguing and crying out for me to listen to it. On to the phone it went for sampling during the public transit commute to work. The EP played well over my headphones and I opened up the accompanying press release.  I was quite surprised to read that this…

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DEE SNIDER – For the Love of Metal (Album Review)

DEE SNIDER – For the Love of Metal (Album Review)

I wasn’t sure just what to expect from Dee Snider, the Twisted Sister frontman with his new solo effort, For the Love of Metal. Let’s face it, I was slightly afraid. Afraid that it would be an awful record. But I’m happy to report that it’s just the opposite! Mr. Snider has come through with a bombastically heavy, fist-pumping release with For the Love of Metal. According to the press release sent along with the…

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TRAITORS GATE – Fallen (Album Review)

TRAITORS GATE – Fallen (Album Review)

I was excited to see this album promo arrive in my media download pool. Unfortunately, I didn’t get the chance to spin it right away and it got put aside and forgotten with the travel of two weeks, two festivals in Sweden. The album was released by No Remorse Records on May 25, 2018. I present a wicked slab of NWOBHM with TRAITORS GATE – Fallen. TRAITORS GATE – History The band formed in the…

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