RON RUNYON Lost In Sweden (News)

RON RUNYON Lost In Sweden (News)

Decibel Geek‘s YouTube Master thought he would be the big man. And it’s gotten him into trouble! You see last year was the first time that our very own Rockin’ Ron Runyon ventured beyond the borders of the United States. This brought the discovery of his directional challenge issues. I mean, the guy got lost trying to exit the Toronto airport during his layover. Yes, that’s right not lost in the city, lost in the…

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BULLET – A Sweden Rock Festival Anticipation Blog (Festival Blog)

BULLET – A Sweden Rock Festival Anticipation Blog (Festival Blog)

Who knows where I crossed paths with Bullet. The internet can be a wondrous place of musical discovery sometimes. Quickly collecting the catalog at the time, I voraciously devoured the oft compared to AC/DC-like outputs. Pre-ordering and waiting for delivery of Full Pull, Bullet‘s 2012 release. There’s nothing like getting one of those packages in the mailbox! Bullet originally formed in Vaxjo Sweden in 1996 comprised of Dag “Hell” Hofer (vocals), Adam Hector (bass), Gustav…

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LITTLE CAESAR – Live In Sweden (Concert Review)

LITTLE CAESAR – Live In Sweden (Concert Review)

A mathematical thing. 30 years. Over 10 failed attempts. 4 different countries. What does it add up to? 1000’s of tears. Tonight, I cried. I openly wept warm salty tears of disbelief and happiness. After approximately 30 years and over 10 false starts, I finally witnessed Little Caesar live. Little Caesar hit the music scene in 1989 with their self-titled debut and the cover of Aretha‘s “Chain of Fools”. I’ve followed the band since then, almost 30…

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LEGIONS OF METAL II FESTIVAL – Day Two (Festival Report)

LEGIONS OF METAL II FESTIVAL – Day Two (Festival Report)

LEGIONS OF METAL II FESTIVAL While obviously paramount, every festival is about more than the music. The social aspect and expanding your worldwide network of like-minded friends has to come into play somewhere as well. Also eating, that’s important too! This means at a jam-packed event like the Legions of Metal II Festival, it is inevitable that you will not see some of the acts on stage. Also, I did not enjoy every band I…

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LEGIONS OF METAL II FESTIVAL – Day One (Festival Report)

LEGIONS OF METAL II FESTIVAL – Day One (Festival Report)

LEGIONS OF METAL II FESTIVAL While obviously paramount, every festival is about more than the music. The social aspect and expanding your worldwide network of like-minded friends has to come into play somewhere as well. Also eating, that’s important too! This means at a jam-packed event like the Legions of Metal II Festival, it is inevitable that you will not see some of the acts on stage. Also, I did not enjoy every band I…

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LEGIONS OF METAL II FESTIVAL – Pre-Party (Festival Report)

LEGIONS OF METAL II FESTIVAL – Pre-Party (Festival Report)

The 2018 Legions of Metal II Festival was a complete and total no-brainer for me. Last year I attended the event mostly because my beloved Lady Beast was on the roster. Who’s kidding who…if not for that, the event may have flown under my radar forever! 2017 brought some troubled times for me personally, but you can read my account of this much needed at the time musical getaway here: LEGIONS OF METAL 2017. And…

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MISSION IN BLACK – Anthems Of A Dying Breed (Album Review)

MISSION IN BLACK – Anthems Of A Dying Breed (Album Review)

During a lengthy intro, “Premonition of Chaos”, which I’m not a fan of in any instance really, a deep booming voice invades the eardrums. The voice proclaims “…They’re on a mission and their mission is black!” And then Anthems of a Dying Breed literally erupts with “Welcome to the Apocalypse”. Like an exploding volcano spewing its hot molten lava from the pinnacle flowing down on the villagers below. The repetitive grinder of a riff is…

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NO HOT ASHES – No Hot Ashes (Album Review)

NO HOT ASHES – No Hot Ashes (Album Review)

Seeing the words “melodic hard rock” in the band description is a turn off these days for me. Sorry, but it’s true. I’m a little burnt out on the oversaturated genre. The syrupy flaccidity of much of the output fails to excite nor hold my attention. I find that the melodic hard rock genre, in general, these days, lacks the hooks and choruses making each track identifiable like in the 80s. Many songs and even…

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AUTOMAN.CA Local Pit Crew Check-In From Bovine Sex Club (Concert Review)

AUTOMAN.CA Local Pit Crew Check-In From Bovine Sex Club (Concert Review)

I went to visit an old friend tonight. The kind of friend that’s always there but sometimes you don’t see for years! Not from bitterness or neglect just different paths in life. In the early Decibel Geek days, I wrote two reviews of an awesome Canadian band called Automan.ca. Now it was time to revisit those days gone by. You Need A Backseat Surprise October 2012 Concert Review Bona Fide Rock and Roll With Automan.ca…

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SHOKKER at NYDM Spring Bash and M-Pre Party (Concert Review)

SHOKKER at NYDM Spring Bash and M-Pre Party (Concert Review)

Not knowing a ton about this band’s years active or history didn’t deter their 2017 issued debut CD, III, from breaking into my best of the year list. Check out my podcast (CGCM Podcast EP#22 – Best of 2017) with co-host Wally Gator….the disc hit his list too! My cohost even wrote a stellar album review: III (Album Review). Thanks to Dave Dillman and his M-Pre Party (an unofficial unaffiliated event held prior to Baltimore’s…

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