GOODBYE JUNE / BADFLOWER – Triple Rock Social Club

GOODBYE JUNE / BADFLOWER – Triple Rock Social Club

For those familiar with my writing for Decibel Geek or listeners of the Cobras & Fire Podcast may be aware of my affinity for some of rock’s rising stars like Goodbye June and Badflower. So when it was announced those two bands were embarking on a co-headlining tour across a pretty sizeable stretch of the United States, it should come as no surprise I was pleased to see a tour stop 15 minutes from my…

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MINDMAZE – Resolve (Album Review)

MINDMAZE – Resolve (Album Review)

With their 3rd release, Mindmaze from Allentown, Pennsylvania spent some time on the road recently opening for Arkona and Sirenia. As a huge fan of Sirenia, I thought I would check out who the opening bands are, as they were new to me. Mindmaze sounded good as I listened to some sound clips online before the show in Toronto. I wanted to make sure I got down early enough to the show to check them out….

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APRIL WINE – Electric Jewels (That 70’s Guy Retro-Review)

APRIL WINE – Electric Jewels (That 70’s Guy Retro-Review)

I’m back with another hidden gem of the 1970’s. Anybody remember 1973? A few albums you may have heard of that were released in 1973 included Dark Side of the Moon, Band on the Run, Houses of the Holy, Sabbath Bloody Sabbath and of course Electric Jewels by April Wine. Ok, so you’ve heard of April Wine but can you go all the way back to their early catalog? Normally I like to showcase lesser…

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EDGUY Live at Sweden Rock Festival 2017

EDGUY Live at Sweden Rock Festival 2017

Sweden Rock Festival, the greatest festival in the world, always has so many bands that I personally want to see each year. Even though it is only my second year going, you can look at the past lineups and see why it is the best festival around. Last year I saw some bands I never thought I would see. This year, maybe not as many bucket-listers, but one band sits on the top for me this…

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HELL’S BELLS + WHISKEY LIES at The Globe, Cardiff (Concert Review)

HELL’S BELLS + WHISKEY LIES at The Globe, Cardiff (Concert Review)

“It was one of those nights, when you turned off the lights and everything came into view“…It was actually a crushing night where two great bands tore down a sold out hot sweatbox of a venue in Cardiff (UK) called The Globe. The two bands couldn’t have been different, in that one, Whiskey Lies, are a local rock band playing originals and Hells Bells are a veteran tribute act for the mighty AC/DC.  Regardless, this…

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GOTTHARD at Sweden Rock Festival 2017

GOTTHARD at Sweden Rock Festival 2017

Heading to the main festival stage to see my favorite band of Sweden Rock 2017 some memories flooded my head. Here is a band that I thought I would never see live.  Thanks to Monsters Of Rock Cruise they brought Gotthard on for 2 shows in 2016 where I had the chance to be their photographer for their fan photo experience. It was great hanging out with the band for an hour and a half. Trying…

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WEDNESDAY 13 – Condolences (Album Review)

WEDNESDAY 13 – Condolences (Album Review)

Wednesday 13 returns with a vengeance with his seventh studio album Condolences out now on Nuclear Blast Entertainment. Complete with heavy-hitting riffs, blasting drum beats, and crushing vocals, this album is sure to gain some new fans in the realm of heavy metal. The album is full of crunchy, fast-paced riffs, yet contains a lot of diversity in the song writing. My favourite song by far on the album is “Omen, Amen“, with it’s catchy,…

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RETRO-HOMA Strikes Again! (Rocklahoma Review)

RETRO-HOMA Strikes Again! (Rocklahoma Review)

So, 2017 marked my second straight visitation to Rocklahoma Festival in Pryor, Oklahoma. And for the second straight year, it was an exceptionally good time. Again, as last year, I came away with a few “new” bands that I’m looking forward to checking out. As with last year, I drank a lot of beer. Not really my fault there. See, in Oklahoma you have to drink double what you would normally as it’s considered a…

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MR BIG at Arcada (Concert Review)

MR BIG at Arcada (Concert Review)

Decibel Geek contributor Alex Dale recently joined our team. The music enthusiast and hobby photographer has shared photo galleries of some of the concerts she attends in Illinois. You can find some of those galleries along with those from our other contributing photographers on our photo gallery page. . Alex‘s most recent conquest was one of her all time favorite bands, Mr Big as they rolled in St. Charles, Illinois. Here’s her words and thoughts…

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NIGHT DEMON – Darkness Remains (Album Review)

NIGHT DEMON – Darkness Remains (Album Review)

Ventura, California based metal outfit, Night Demon, return in 2017 with the band’s sophomore full-length studio effort, Darkness Remains. The new album is the follow up to their debut record, Curse Of The Damned, and is out on Century Media now. In addition to the releasing Darkness Remains, Night Demon are also embarking on a US tour supporting Anvil. So the best way to describe way this band is the new wave of NWOBHM. I first heard…

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