HELION PRIME – Terror of the Cybernetic Space Monster (Album Review)

HELION PRIME – Terror of the Cybernetic Space Monster (Album Review)

You can tell straight away by the album’s title that Terror of the Cybernetic Space Monster is not your run of the mill heavy metal album. No mentions of wild nights on the booze, the devil doesn’t get a look in and not one nod to sexual conquests. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, you understand, they’re the staples on which all rock n roll music has been built, it’s just that Jason Ashcraft…

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CRYSTAL VIPER – At The Edge Of Time (EP Review)

CRYSTAL VIPER – At The Edge Of Time (EP Review)

Polish heavy metallers Crystal Viper don’t let the grass grow under their feet. Having released the acclaimed Queen of the Witches in 2017 (read the Decibel Geek review here) the band returned in June with the At The Edge Of Time EP. Is it a case of keeping Crystal Viper fresh in the mind? Or the simple fact that they just love recording and performing? Indeed, does it matter? I think not. Crystal Viper, lead…

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AFM RECORDS Decibel Geek Takeover (Feature)

AFM RECORDS Decibel Geek Takeover (Feature)

As one of the premier record labels issuing rock and metal, AFM Records has been in the game for over 20 years. Many great names have been a part of their roster throughout the years. And today AFM continues to release some of the top names in metal. Starting at a time when music was at its darkest in North America, Andreas Allendörfer and Axel Fischer formed AFM in 1996. Based in Schwalmstadt, Germany, the…

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BLOODSTOCK 2018 – Sunday Review And Round Up (Festival Review)

BLOODSTOCK 2018 – Sunday Review And Round Up (Festival Review)

For those who have been following my reviews of Bloodstock Metal Festival 2018 on behalf of Decibel Geek will know that I was bitten by an insect and my leg got infected. Which of course was getting progressively worse as the festival wore on. By this point on Sunday, I was struggling. I decided to slow things down a little whilst still trying to hopefully give a full and inclusive review of the event. I…

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BLOODSTOCK 2018 – Saturday, August 11 – Part 2 (Festival Review)

BLOODSTOCK 2018 – Saturday, August 11 – Part 2 (Festival Review)

Combichrist – BLOODSTOCK 2018 Continuing with Saturday at Bloodstock Metal Festival brings us back to the main stage.  This was for a band that I had never seen and were in a genre of “metal” that I don’t much listen to. It was, to me, a mix of Prodigy and Rammstein, with lots of effects and very much a dance style. I would unlikely listen to a band like this at home, as the songs are…

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BLOODSTOCK 2018 – Saturday, August 11 – Part 1 (Festival Review)

BLOODSTOCK 2018 – Saturday, August 11 – Part 1 (Festival Review)

Saturday for this reviewer featured more bands on the main stage (Dio) and the big tent (Sophie). Although there were still a few bands that caught the ears in the New Blood tent as well. This was a day that when it rained it bloody rained! Due to the bite I received, I tried to not run around as much. Difficult when enjoying a festival like Bloodstock 2018. But the plan was to make sure…

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NIGHT DEMON / BLOOD STAR / TOMBKICKER – Toronto (Concert Review)

NIGHT DEMON / BLOOD STAR / TOMBKICKER – Toronto (Concert Review)

…..and only Darkness Remains. What a night…Demon that is! Being newer to the Night Demon camp than I probably should be, this was only my second foray into their live set. I have a friend who goes on tour with them to Germany and across the US. I’ve done that with bands. And will do again. I could see myself trailing Night Demon….especially seeing as I already have my Frost & Fire Festival ticket for…

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BLOODSTOCK 2018 – Friday August 10 – Part 2 (Live Festival Review)

BLOODSTOCK 2018 – Friday August 10 – Part 2 (Live Festival Review)

BLOODSTOCK 2018 – Friday, August 10, continued Continuing with the review of Friday at Bloodstock Metal Festival leads us into both smaller New Blood stage bands. And up to the main headliners for the day in local heroes Judas Priest. It also continues to be affected by a bite that I received on the Thursday night. Which led me to the first aid tent from where I ended up listening to the first lady of…

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BLOODSTOCK 2018 – Friday August 10 – Part 1 (Live Festival Review)

BLOODSTOCK 2018 – Friday August 10 – Part 1 (Live Festival Review)

Bloodstock 2018: Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us! The Bloodstock Metal Festival is one which personally I have been at a good number of times through the years and always enjoyed. This year for the first time I was going as a reviewer on behalf of Decibel Geek so was excited and nervous as I wanted to give the best account of all the action possible. However sometimes things take a bit of a twist and on…

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STEELHOUSE FESTIVAL 2018 (Concert Blog)

STEELHOUSE FESTIVAL 2018 (Concert Blog)

Our Steelhouse Festival adventure started with a full day of traveling. Chris and I drove two hours to Indianapolis, flew to Atlanta, where we met his best friend, Shane (from Tampa) then flew overnight to Heathrow, London England, and then, at Heathrow, we rented a car, and drove for 5 hours (it should’ve been 2 1/2, but the Friday afternoon holiday traffic was crazy), to high up on a mountaintop, in Ebbw Vale, Wales. Once…

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