BEDLAM REBELS – Self-titled EP (EP Review)

BEDLAM REBELS – Self-titled EP (EP Review)

San Diego based rock ‘n’ roll band Bedlam Rebels reached out to Decibel Geek via email to request that we take a listen to their forthcoming self-titled EP. The five-song collection drops on January 16, 2017, via Vonspor Records. For some bio info on Bedlam Rebels, they are comprised of Sean Macomber (vocals), Chris Sporleder (guitars), Nick Chisholm (drums), and Chris Eaton (bass). The EP was recorded by Sporleder at The Space Studios in California…

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GENE SIMMONS – Gene Simmons Vault (Disc 3, Album Review)

GENE SIMMONS – Gene Simmons Vault (Disc 3, Album Review)

Click here for the Gene Simmons Vault Disc 1 review available at Decibelgeek.com Click here for the Gene Simmons Vault Disc 2 review available at Growinuprock.com *Update* I have received a couple of questions that I wanted to answer for the folks reading these reviews. Question: How is the sound quality of the recordings in The Vault? Answer: I heard Julian Gill (Kiss FAQ) put it best “… it varies.  Paul Stanley loved 24-track recording…

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ANDY BASIOLA – Behind the Illusion (EP Review)

ANDY BASIOLA – Behind the Illusion (EP Review)

Sometimes it’s the little guys that provide the most enjoyment. I couldn’t help but think such thoughts while taking a listen to this five-song EP. I speak of Andy Basiola – Behind the Illusion (EP) that’s due for issue on January 19, 2018. As one must be to rise above the literal wave of submissions for review, Basiola displayed initiative and persistence, contacting via email in more than one instance. ANDY BASIOLA – Behind the…

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GENE SIMMONS – Gene Simmons Vault (Disc 1, Album Review)

GENE SIMMONS – Gene Simmons Vault (Disc 1, Album Review)

An unbelievable opportunity of a lifetime presented itself and I had the honor of meeting the powerful and attractive…. The Demon himself…. Gene Simmons during the Los Angeles Gene Simmons Vault Experience.  Over several installments, I will be sharing parts of my incredible story and reviewing all 11 discs from the newly released Gene Simmons Vault.  Some reviews will be on Decibelgeek.com and some on GrowinUpRock.com (since I am a staff writer for both, I…

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THE GANG – The Gang (Album Review)

THE GANG – The Gang (Album Review)

Female fronted hard rock from Slovakia! Well, that sounds pretty cool…let’s check it out! Coming to fruition originally in 2013, from what I can find on the internet, The Gang formed with bassist Tom the Thunder, classically educated keyboardist Iggy the Reaper and heavyweight drummer Dr. Evil. Is that Michael Myers? In 2014, The Gang issued an EP titled Let It Rock before talented young vocalist Dory (whose mother was a schoolmate of Dr. Evil) stepped up to the mic in 2016. Also in 2016, the Slovak hard rock…

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MOURNSPIRE – Liminals of Profound Loss (Album Review)

MOURNSPIRE – Liminals of Profound Loss (Album Review)

So I haven’t done a review in a while until our leader, Decibel Geek website editor/staff writer Rich “The Meister” Dillon, asked me to review this new album by US doom metallers Mournspire from Fairfax Virginia. Their new album, Liminals of Profound Loss, self-released on November 10th, 2017. So, we go into the first song which is called “An Empty Storm is the End”. It starts off really slow and moody setting a gothic doom feel straight away….

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THE NEW ROSES – One More For the Road (Album Review)

THE NEW ROSES – One More For the Road (Album Review)

The internet age has allowed music fans unprecedented access to new music from all over the world. Whether it’s new releases from old favorites or new bands releasing great music, there’s a lot of great content out there. That’s definitely the case with The New Roses and their sophomore album, One More For the Road. Their album came up with a recommendation for me on a streaming service. When I heard it, I knew I…

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HENRY GROSS – Plug Me Into Something (That 70’s Guy Retro-Review)

HENRY GROSS – Plug Me Into Something (That 70’s Guy Retro-Review)

This time around for That 70’s Guy’s Retro Review, I am pleased to dig out the wonderful 1975 hidden gem that is Plug Me Into Something from Henry Gross. Who you may ask? I remember thinking the same thing back when my buddy Rod said he heard a cool song called “Tomorrow’s Memory Lane” on late night AM radio, when distant U.S. stations’ reception became clearer. In Canada, the CRTC (Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission)…

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WHITE WIZZARD – Infernal Overdrive (Album Review)

WHITE WIZZARD – Infernal Overdrive (Album Review)

I’ve been listening to White Wizzard for some time now. Years actually. No idea where I first discovered the band, but I was probably drawn in by the misspelling of “wizard”. Anytime a band misspells with Z’s or adds random umlauts over letters, their music is usually great. Now that that’s out of the way, I really didn’t know anything about the outfit before researching a little for this post. Getting going in 2007 and based…

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SEASONS OF THE WOLF – Last Act of Defiance (Album Review)

SEASONS OF THE WOLF – Last Act of Defiance (Album Review)

After an eleven-year-long hiatus from the musical landscape, Seasons of the Wolf are crashing back in a big way. Who? Well, OK, me too. Opening up the promo from Iron Shield Records, I was previously unfamiliar with this US band. Forming in Florida in 1988, Seasons of the Wolf have issued four long players ahead of Last Act of Defiance. After the self-titled debut in 1996, Lost in Hell came in 1999, Nocturnal Revelation in 2001…

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