BROFEST #5 Newcastle UK – The Full Report (Festival Coverage)

BROFEST #5 Newcastle UK – The Full Report (Festival Coverage)

Well, here it is. Decibel Geek‘s complete coverage of our first experience at Brofest #5 in Newcastle UK. On hand for the event, we found Decibel Geek website editor/staff writer Rich “The Meister” Dillon, Swedish staff writer Mikael “The Lionsheart” Svensson and staff writer Graham “Sparky” Spark. The boys had a fantastic time overall, catching tons of great rock and meeting new friends and band members alike. Here you’ll find daily recap overview articles for each…

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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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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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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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Conversation with JEFFREY McCORMACK of Q5 (Interview)

Conversation with JEFFREY McCORMACK of Q5 (Interview)

Growing up in Sweden in the 1980’s the only way to find new hard rock music was going down to the local music store and checking out the latest vinyl additions. Radio and TV did not play hard rock at all (except for one radio show every Saturday called Rockbox). There was hardly any newspapers or magazines covering this, by many deemed as a decadent and repulsive genre. It only fueled my interest in this…

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Interview with Tygerman ROB WEIR of TYGERS OF PAN TANG

Interview with Tygerman ROB WEIR of TYGERS OF PAN TANG

Decibel Geek staff writer Mikael Svensson had a chat over a very shaky Skype connection with original member and guitarist Rob Weir of the NNWOBHM act Tygers of Pan Tang. Rob seemed to be in a very good mood after playing the Winterfest last night in northern England. Rob speaks openly on the breakup of the original band, that there is a lot of old material that will stay hidden, being out of the music…

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JETBOY Interview: Mickey Finn and Billy Rowe (Interview)

JETBOY Interview: Mickey Finn and Billy Rowe (Interview)

While attending the Rock n’ Skull Festival in Joliet, Illinois Decibel Geek staff writer Mikael Svensson teamed up with Jetboy lead vocalist Mickey Finn and guitarist Billy Rowe to find out where Jetboy are heading and a little about the band’s past. I want to thank Mickey and Billy for taking time out of their busy schedule to give us some insight into Jetboy, past, present and future. Let’s start with the archive releases. In the 1990’s and early…

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The Expansion Team – DBG Wants You!

The Expansion Team – DBG Wants You!

Decibel Geek is a great website for fans of rock and metal music featuring weekly podcast episodes, upcoming album releases, photo galleries, YouTube videos as well as album/concert reviews and commentaries. Check us out at www.decibelgeek.com, find and like us on Facebook to join in on the discussion. Do you have a love of hard rock and heavy metal music? Looking for a fun music related hobby? Interested in getting more involved? Here’s your chance to become…

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RYAN O’KEEFFE of AIRBOURNE (Interview)

RYAN O’KEEFFE of AIRBOURNE (Interview)

2016 is proving to be an extremely busy year for Australian hard rock band, Airbourne. Not only is their fourth studio album due on September 23 but the band is also embarking on a fall tour with dates scheduled in Canada, U.S., and Europe. Decibel Geek staff writer Laura Suchan had an opportunity to ask Airbourne drummer Ryan O’Keeffe a few questions recently in an exclusive interview. Q. I first became aware of Airbourne when you supported…

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Inside The Burn – CHEMICAL BURN Interview – Alexander Rowe

Inside The Burn – CHEMICAL BURN Interview – Alexander Rowe

The small town of Stratford, Ontario isn’t exactly renowned as a rock n roll town. That may be about to change as a four piece band calling themselves Chemical Burn are aiming to change all of that. I was introduced to Chemical Burn earlier this year courtesy of their most excellent Smoking Mirrors EP (see review click here) and on July 10th, I was fortunate enough to catch them live when they were support for 80’s…

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