The Anticipation of MORC 2019 (Blog)

The Anticipation of MORC 2019 (Blog)

Exactly one week from today, I will be airborne! As I prepare to head out from Toronto to Miami for my ninth Monsters of Rock Cruise, I thought I’d jot down some thoughts. Many MORC-ians may indeed know me. Perhaps you read my last year’s pre-sail blog on Decibel Geek (link). Maybe you’re a part of the EH Team (the group that I started some cruises back to find more Canadians). Or possibly you’ve listened…

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CALL OF THE WILD FESTIVAL – Complete Lineup (News)

CALL OF THE WILD FESTIVAL – Complete Lineup (News)

There’s a new festival in The Meister‘s summer events pool. Not that he has much space on the docket, but nonetheless CALL OF THE WILD FESTIVAL will be graced by his presence in late May. The Lincolnshire UK event unveiled it’s final two acts (The Treatment and Bigfoot) about a week or so back and the bill is jam-packed! Festival director, Raz White quotes “I am ecstatic with the booking of The Treatment. They are…

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SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL 2019 – Final Bands (News)

SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL 2019 – Final Bands (News)

Final 14 Bands for SWEDEN ROCK Festival 2019 Announced Press Release (translated by Google Translate): Today we can present the last 14 bands to Sweden Rock Festival 2019. One of the world’s largest extreme metal bands, Behemoth, returns to Sweden Rock with a larger stage production than ever before. LOK resumes when the others fall and makes their first gig in 17 years. Turbonegro‘s former frontman Hank von Hell makes Sweden Rock debut. Lillasyster manages…

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WITCHES HEX FEST 2019 – Female Fronted Festival (News)

WITCHES HEX FEST 2019 – Female Fronted Festival (News)

Just when CGCM/Decibel Geek followers and friends of Rich “The Meister” Dillon thought he couldn’t possibly add another event into his already packed yearly schedule, along comes WITCHES HEX FEST 2019. This first-year event takes place in Cleveland, Ohio on August 9 & 10, 2019. Billed as: “Heavy metal fest featuring only true female-fronted bands. From old glories to newer assaults!”, this is perfect for The Meister. As well as the awesome bands (see current…

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SWEDEN ROCK 2019 – NEMIS Stage Bands Announced (News)

SWEDEN ROCK 2019 – NEMIS Stage Bands Announced (News)

From a SWEDEN ROCK 2019 Press Release translated via Google Translate (with slight edits): Together with Studiefrämjandet Musik, the eight Nemis bands are presented today, which this summer will have the chance to show off for the Sweden Rock audience. Today we have the pleasure of presenting the eight new bands that this summer get the chance to show off at the country’s largest rock festival. For the 14th year in a row, the Studiefrämjandets…

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KILLER BEE – Remember the Times (Album Review)

KILLER BEE – Remember the Times (Album Review)

Atmospheric beginnings leave way into the explosion of hard drumming and sweet guitar riffage that follow. That’s the start of the latest offering from the Swedish Canadian band Killer Bee and the lead track “Rockaholic”. The song rips along at a breakneck pace with almost thrash sensibilities underlying. That’s exactly how you open a fucking album! Way to grab my attention from the get-go Killer Bee! Due to hit shelves on February 8, 2019, is…

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PENDULUM OF FORTUNE – Return to Eden (March 8, 2019)

PENDULUM OF FORTUNE – Return to Eden (March 8, 2019)

This one shot across The Meister‘s desk this morning and it’s very exciting too! This band, Pendulum of Fortune, features legendary MSG drummer Bodo Schopf and Pink Cream 69/ex-Voodoo Circle vocalist David Readman. On March 8, 2019, via El Puerto Records they deliver Pendulum of Fortune – Return to Eden, the band’s sophomore release. Pendulum of Fortune chose Manfred Smietana as the designer for their new cover: “An extraordinary band also needs an exceptional cover….

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ROCK GODDESS – Release Single from Forthcoming Album (News)

ROCK GODDESS – Release Single from Forthcoming Album (News)

On February 1, 2019, British heavy metal band Rock Goddess will unveil a Double-A single. The two-song issuance contains “Are You Ready?” and also “Calling to Space”. The two tracks are a prelude to the forthcoming album, This Time, which is due on March 1, 2019. And after sampling the advance press promo for these two songs I, The Meister, can honestly say, get ready! These are just the tunes that ole Meister can groove…

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SWEDEN ROCK 2019 – One-Day Tickets (News)

SWEDEN ROCK 2019 – One-Day Tickets (News)

SWEDEN ROCK 2019 – One-day Tickets Are Coming! Time to mark your calendar! THIS FRIDAY (25th OF JANUARY) AT 10:00 AM THE Sweden Rock 2019 – ONE-DAY TICKETS GO ON SALE! A piece of news for this year is that you will be able to choose VIP for one-day tickets as well. An opportunity many of you have requested previous years. We are also happy to let you know that due to a bit of…

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METAL IMMORTAL FESTIVAL Fundraiser (News)

METAL IMMORTAL FESTIVAL Fundraiser (News)

METAL IMMORTAL FESTIVAL is a first year, one-day event on June 29, 2019, in Pittsburgh. The festival is presented by Pittsburgh metal band (and one of my faves) Lady Beast. In order to help get the fest off the ground, Lady Beast frontwoman and fest organizer Deborah Levine is planning on holding a fundraiser. Posted on her personal page recently: “Hey, metal maniacs! We are going to be doing a fundraiser to help raise money…

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