ROADKILL – Ruled by Machines (Album Review)

ROADKILL – Ruled by Machines (Album Review)

In early January of last year (2017), I discovered a band, album, and song that got its hooks in deep. From the first “click” on the video suggestion that popped up in the sidebar while checking something else out on YouTube, I was hooked. I usually ignore those things, but for some reason, I clicked this time. The song was “Ready for War” from Hobart, Tasmania’s Roadkill. I reviewed the album, E X T I…

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LIONSAULT – Southern Ontario Mini-Tour (Concert Blog)

LIONSAULT – Southern Ontario Mini-Tour (Concert Blog)

Hello Readers, This is more of a blog style article than a specific concert review. For those that know Decibel Geek/me, somewhat of a return to form as “they” say. Whoever “they” are. What follows are my experiences, thoughts, and reviews while Lionsault performed a mini-tour of Southern Ontario during November 2019. Hope you enjoy the read and of course the band! Cheers. Barrie, Ontario – LIONSAULT – Southern Ontario Mini-Tour After an exhausting day…

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REECE – Resilient Heart (Album Review)

REECE – Resilient Heart (Album Review)

Resilient Heart under the moniker of Reece is the latest solo album from singer David Reece. David will of course always be associated with the mighty Accept and their album Eat the Heat. However, David has been the frontman of many bands, most notably German band Bonfire. In fact, David Reece has released or been a part of an album release every year since 2008. How is that for prolific! Releasing on November 9th, 2018…

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HITMAN – The Offering: Side 1 (Album Review)

HITMAN – The Offering: Side 1 (Album Review)

Back in 2011 when they formed, I assume that Hitman were pleased that the other Hittman band chose to double the t’s when they formed in the early 1990’s. Whilst both bands play heavy music, that is where the similarity stops. Our Hitman here play stoner metal or, as they say themselves, whiskey stoner metal. A heady mix indeed. The Offering: Side 1, is the follow up to 2 previously released EPs, namely Whiskey Downfall…

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ERIC MARTIN – Live at Bannerman’s Bar, Edinburgh (Concert Review)

ERIC MARTIN – Live at Bannerman’s Bar, Edinburgh (Concert Review)

Eric Martin of Mr Big (as well as Avantasia) fame opened his UK acoustic tour in Bannerman’s Bar in Edinburgh on October 16, a Tuesday night.  Joining him onstage and for the tour was David Cotterill from UK metal outfit Demon. What sounds like a very unlikely pairing is actually very effective and fun. As you will be able to tell from the review both artists complement each other nicely throughout the show. David proving…

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SACRAL RAGE – Beyond Celestial Echoes (Album Review)

SACRAL RAGE – Beyond Celestial Echoes (Album Review)

It can’t really be said that Greece has a world-renowned heavy metal scene, but throughout the years there has been a long line of bands spreading the gospel throughout their land and Sacral Rage is one of those. Despite being around since 2011, Beyond Celestial Echoes is the band’s first full-length album, following on from EPs Deadly Bits of Iron Fragments (2013) and Illusions in Infinite Void (2015). It’s nice to see that their cryptic…

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GRETA VAN FLEET – Anthem of the Peaceful Army (Album Review)

GRETA VAN FLEET – Anthem of the Peaceful Army (Album Review)

Greta Van Fleet is a name I’ve heard bouncing around over the last year, along with the taglines attached of Led Zeppelin rip-offs and the alternate saviors of rock. This bunch of late teens from Michigan, U.S.A. have really got the rock world in a spin and I can see why right from the first track of their debut album Anthem of the Peaceful Army. The title itself suggests a hippy 70’s vibe from the off and…

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RICKY WARWICK AND DAMON JOHNSON – Live In Edinburgh (Concert Review)

RICKY WARWICK AND DAMON JOHNSON – Live In Edinburgh (Concert Review)

Having Laughs In Bannerman’s Bar There have been many great comedic double acts through the years. Laurel And Hardy, Abbott And Costello, The 2 Ronnies and Morecambe And Wise (legends in the UK especially) and it now appears they have some new potential additions in ex-Almighty and now Black Star Riders‘ Ricky Warwick and ex-Alice Cooper and also BSR man Damon Johnson! Both work beautifully together causing many funny moments whether it be stories or…

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CAULDRON – New Gods (Album Review)

CAULDRON – New Gods (Album Review)

Background New Gods is the fifth studio album from Canadian three-piece Cauldron. Having formed in 2006 the band consists of mainstays Jason Decay (bass, vocals) and Ian Chains (guitars) and after a merry-go-round of drummers have had Myles Deck since 2012. Cauldron are considered to be a part of the new wave of traditional heavy metal, a movement championing the return of a more traditional sound to metal. 2016’s In Ruin was seen by many…

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RAMAGE INC – Under The Skin – (Album Review)

RAMAGE INC – Under The Skin – (Album Review)

A Little About The Band: Ramage Inc are a Scottish band based in and around Edinburgh. This 4-piece have been around since 2012 having released 2 albums and an EP. The band won through a number of heats to play Bloodstock Metal Festival in 2016. They so impressed on the New Blood stage they were invited back the following year to play the much larger Sophie tent as the half day headliners! They have also…

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