HELION PRIME – Helion Prime (Album Review)

HELION PRIME – Helion Prime (Album Review)

Science fiction and science fact aren’t what you’d quite expect as a unique selling point for a power metal band, but this is exactly what Helion Prime has done, and to great effect. The Helion Prime idea was conceived by Jason Ashcraft and Heather Michele during 2014, combining their two loves of science and heavy metal music. With Ashcraft on guitar and Michele on lead vocals, they were joined by Jeremy Steinhouse on bass and…

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AXXIS – Retrolution (Album Review)

AXXIS – Retrolution (Album Review)

I first became attracted to the band AXXIS based on their logo. Seeing the band listed in the roster during my inaugural excursion to Sweden Rock Festival, but I was completely in the dark when it came to them. I did my due diligence and researched the bands in that Sweden Rock roster, sampling songs from videos on Youtube. The AXXIS logo really stood out to me even before hearing their musical compositions, it just screams 80’s…

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HOUSE OF LORDS – Saint of the Lost Souls (Album Review)

HOUSE OF LORDS – Saint of the Lost Souls (Album Review)

On Friday, March 24th House of Lords will release their tenth studio album entitled Saint of the Lost Souls. This is the third consecutive release of theirs I have reviewed for the site, and House of Lords continue to be one of the most consistent bands on the scene today. While singer James Christian, guitarist Jimi Bell, and drummer BJ Zampa have been together since 2005 the band does usher in new bassist Chris Tristram…

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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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BROFEST #5 Wrap-Up Day 3 (Festival Review)

BROFEST #5 Wrap-Up Day 3 (Festival Review)

BROFEST UK 2017 FINAL DAY Here we go with the final day at Brofest #5 in Newcastle UK. So far over the last 2 days, we have seen some truly fantastic bands! Every act on the stage has come packing their A games to this incredibly well-organized festival event. For those enjoying the traditional or old school or NWOBHM or whatever you want to call it style would do well to consider this event next…

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OBITUARY – Obituary (Album Review)

OBITUARY – Obituary (Album Review)

Obituary is an American Death Metal band formed in October 1984 in Tampa, Florida in the US, under the name Executioner. Then changed the name’s spelling to Xecutioner before eventually changing their name to Obituary in 1988. The band’s current lineup consists of vocalist John Tardy, lead guitarist Kenny Andrews, rhythm guitarist Trevor Peres, bassist Terry Butler and drummer Donald Tardy. Obituary has gone through several lineup changes, with Peres and the Tardy brothers being…

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TOKYO BLADE Close Brofest on a High Note (Concert Review)

TOKYO BLADE Close Brofest on a High Note (Concert Review)

When asked about NWOBHM, thoughts are immediately turned to the likes of Iron Maiden, Saxon, Tygers of Pan Tang and Girlschool. A name that should have been on most fans lips would be Tokyo Blade. The band has shared stages with the likes of Metallica, Dio, Blue Öyster Cult, and Scorpions.  On this night Brofest, Newcastle, UK had “the Blade” as the festival headliners and they had the honor of closing the festival on Sunday. Tokyo Blade…

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CRYSTAL VIPER – Queen of the Witches (Album Review)

CRYSTAL VIPER – Queen of the Witches (Album Review)

Crystal Viper: what a great heavy metal name which certainly invokes the required image and reflects the music they produce. The vocals are beautiful and pure (in the main) but the music is striking and powerful; a great match. This Polish metal band was formed in 2006 and released their debut album a year later. Queen of the Witches is their sixth full-length studio album and the first in four years following health issues of…

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BE-BOP DELUXE – Futurama (That 70’s Guy Retro Review)

BE-BOP DELUXE – Futurama (That 70’s Guy Retro Review)

It’s time for another “That 70’s Guy – Retro Review”. This time the 70’s hidden gem will be 1975’s Futurama by Be-Bop Deluxe. If there is any guitar player that sits at the top of any list of underrated 6 stringers it should be Bill Nelson. You probably won’t hear his name mentioned anywhere nor I bet you have even heard the name. Believe me, Bill can play! In my opinion, he sits in a…

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Mockstrocity Tour 2017 – First Avenue

Mockstrocity Tour 2017 – First Avenue

Maybe rock has found it’s new movement.  Mock-N-Roll.  The Mockstrocity 2017 Tour features parody tribute bands.  The Black Sabbath meets McDonalds Mac Sabbath.  Nedal-core band Okilly Dokilly in which the members portray the wardrobe of Homer Simpson‘s neighbor Ned Flanders and Metalachi.  Which of course is a mariachi band performing mostly metal songs.   And for those of us in Minneapolis were given a special treat being that it was the only stop to also feature Metallagher, a…

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