THE GENERATIONS ARMY – Sweden Rock 2019 (Blog)

THE GENERATIONS ARMY – Sweden Rock 2019 (Blog)

Coming across young Swedish Thrash Band, The Generations Army by way of recommendation from a friend, I was impressed. I reviewed their Voices and Visions (EP) and marked them on my “Do Not Miss” section for Sweden Rock 2019. Hailing from Höör/Ludvigsborg, Sweden, The Generations Army began in 2014. Billing themselves as a new generation of Thrash metal from southern Sweden The Generations Army houses in its ranks: Elvin Landaeus Csizmadia (Rythm Guitar, Lead Vocals),…

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GATHERING OF KINGS – Sweden Rock 2019 (Blog & Photos)

GATHERING OF KINGS – Sweden Rock 2019 (Blog & Photos)

Gathering of Kings issued their debut album, First Mission, earlier this year. It’s not so much of a regular band, more of a supergroup. A huge supergroup, in fact. As the brainchild of Ron Dahlgren, Gathering of Kings (also monikered as GOK) is a collection of talented musicians from the Swedish Hard Rock scene. Featuring members of Pretty Maids, Crashdiet, Masterplan, Saffire, Therion, and Night Flight Orchestra the roster is a veritable who’s who of…

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DEMON – Sweden Rock 2019 (Blog & Photos)

DEMON – Sweden Rock 2019 (Blog & Photos)

Demon are a British band formed in the late ’70s. They are considered an integral part of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal movement. Splitting up in the ’90s, vocalist and sole remaining founding member Dave Hill reformed Demon in 2001. Throughout the years, Demon have amassed a thirteen album collection. I, Rich “The Meister” Dillon have seen Demon on a number of occasions, including during my first foray to Sweden Rock in 2013….

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CALL OF THE WILD 2019-Festival Review Blog

CALL OF THE WILD 2019-Festival Review Blog

Ever wonder what it’s like to hang with The Meister on one of his worldwide festival trips. On this audio episode of the CGCM Podcast, Rich “The Meister” Dillon checks in from the Call of the Wild 2019 Festival with a full contingent of impromptu interviews done on location with artists during the event. You’ll hear segments from bands like New Generation Superstars, The Erotics, Trucker Diablo, Kickin’ Valentina, Bai Bang, The Idol Dead, and…

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SAMMY HAGAR AND THE CIRCLE – Space Between (Album Review)

SAMMY HAGAR AND THE CIRCLE – Space Between (Album Review)

Not too long ago, a new CD from Sammy Hagar didn’t seem likely. He had joked that to record an album with his band, The Circle, would be a tall order given that they would have to create music that stands up to the music they play in their concerts. In other words, songs on the level with Led Zeppelin, Van Halen, Montrose, Chickenfoot and, of course, Sammy’s solo material. Couple that with Sammy also saying…

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DEATH ANGEL – Humanicide (Album Review)

DEATH ANGEL – Humanicide (Album Review)

Death Angel return with their ninth album Humanicide which is also the fourth with the same line up of Mark Osegueda on vocals, Rob Cavestany on lead guitar, Ted Aguiler rhythm, Damien Sisson bass and Will Carroll on drums.  For those who don’t know too much about the band, they formed away back in 1982 in California. They are one of the bands leading the second wave of thrash metal and toured with just about everybody…

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ROYAL REPUBLIC – Club Majesty (Album Review)

ROYAL REPUBLIC – Club Majesty (Album Review)

ROYAL REPUBLIC Decibel Geek as an online site doesn’t only do classic rock, metal of all sorts, prog and blues but also now disco! Do not switch off, don’t even cower in the corner! Club Majesty is still kind of rock, but very disco. The band Royal Republic have been around since they met at Malmo Academy Of Music back in 2007. They have recorded three albums previous to this. These may have had that commercial party rock…

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CROOKED SHAPES – Fallout (EP Review)

CROOKED SHAPES – Fallout (EP Review)

Crooked Shapes are a brand new band from Reading, England, playing top-notch blues rock. Reading, of course, is famous in music circles as the host of the annual Reading Festival, a mish-mash of current popular pop and occasional rock acts. Back in the day, though, the 1970s and 80s, it was the highlight of the rock fans’ year, with bands like Saxon, Maiden, UFO, Thin Lizzy and MSG all playing. But that was then and…

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KRYPTOS – Afterburner (Album Review)

KRYPTOS – Afterburner (Album Review)

Rifftastic. Riffomania. Rifforama. Riff central. Riff city. I’ve run out of riff references but I’m sure you get the picture. This album is one chock full of, well, top riffs. Make no mistake. Hailing from Bangalore, India, Kryptos have been puncturing eardrums for over 20 years and Afterburner is their fifth outing. This powerful metal outfit plays classic metal with classic riffs reminiscent of Judas Priest in their pomp. Whilst the riffs may be classic…

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THE SOUTHERN RIVER BAND – Chimney (Single Review)

THE SOUTHERN RIVER BAND – Chimney (Single Review)

The Southern River Band are from Australia and after hearing them for the first time I liked it enough to do a little bit of Googling but didn’t find very much information about them. I did find some cracking live YouTube footage though. After corresponding with their PR folk I managed to find out enough to do a piece on them! They are a 4 piece classic hard rock band with plenty of groove and from…

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