TRESPASS – Footprints in the Rock (Album Review)

TRESPASS – Footprints in the Rock (Album Review)

Yet another of those bands from the 80s making a resurgence. Are we tired of it yet…hell no! Certainly not when they’re awesome. In this case, we have a band called Trespass. These guys started out in Suffolk, England in 1979. Originally put together by brothers Mark (guitar/vocals) and Paul Sutcliffe (drums), Dave Crawte (guitar), and Richard Penny (bass). A single issued in January 1980, “One of these Days”, saw some play on the radio airwaves….

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LIFECHANGER – Lifechanger (Album Review)

LIFECHANGER – Lifechanger (Album Review)

Although I listen to a bunch of European hard rock/metal bands, I don’t know a ton about the european music scene.  I do know that hard rock music still seems to be relevant and they have some outstanding bands lined up for their festivals.  Lifechanger, a new melodic hard rock band from the Netherlands, has just joined the mix. Lifechanger by Lifechanger (Released Nov 2017, Lifechanger Records) Produced by Wouter Smit, Peter Moltmaker and Gertjan…

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SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL – 2018 The Full Coverage (Feature)

SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL – 2018 The Full Coverage (Feature)

…and here we go! In preparation for the 2018 Sweden Rock Festival experience Decibel Geek‘s four heroes (like The Avengers, but not as superhero-like) are all set for a return engagement. Following our exploits and all the pertinent Sweden Rock Festival announcements, you’ve come to the right place! This page will be a steady build leading up to the event, during and after it’s completion. Here you’ll find our reports on band announcements and other festival-related news blurbs. As we go along we will be adding anticipation articles in the days and/or weeks approaching Sweden…

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A FOOT IN COLDWATER – Breaking Through (That 70’s Guy Retro-Review)

A FOOT IN COLDWATER – Breaking Through (That 70’s Guy Retro-Review)

That 70’s Guy is back again to present another round of my “Retro Review” series. This time I am pleased to review A Foot in Coldwater’s 1977 release Breaking Through. First things first, lets’ get this out of the way right off the bat. A Foot in Coldwater (also known as AFIC) is my all-time favorite Canadian band and sits within my top five bands of all time. Breaking Through is the 4th album and…

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KLAYMORE – It’s Alive 5th Anniversary Edition (EP Review)

KLAYMORE – It’s Alive 5th Anniversary Edition (EP Review)

Behold Klaymore. A band hailing from Pittsburgh, Klaymore have recently crossed my path. They were familiar to me in name only and even then not so much when I was asked to review their latest EP, It’s Alive 5th Anniversary Edition. I took to the net prior to jumping into the listen for some background info on Klaymore. It appears that the band formed back in 2007 according to The Metal Archives (Encyclopaedia Metallum), but…

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CORROSION OF CONFORMITY (Concert Review) – Denver 2017

CORROSION OF CONFORMITY (Concert Review) – Denver 2017

Corrosion of Conformity Concert Review:  COC kicked off their winter tour with Black Label Society at the Ogden Theatre on Wednesday, December 27th. The first time I heard “Albatross” I jumped and crashed through the third story window of Club Obi-Wan, landed in a 1934 Duesenberg Auburn convertible and instructed the underage Asian boy in the front seat to drive me to JR Records and Tapes to purchase COC‘s Deliverance album.  The boy introduced himself…

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MICHAEL MORROW & THE CULPRITS – Raucous (Album Review)

MICHAEL MORROW & THE CULPRITS – Raucous (Album Review)

Personally, I’m always a little hesitant when a friend asks me to review an album. Be it their own band or another, it’s obvious that they think I will enjoy it. But what if I don’t? None the less, when Decibel Geek‘s YouTube guru, “Rockin’ Ron” Runyon, asked me to do a review for Michael Morrow & The Culprits‘ Raucous album, apprehensive as I was, I agreed. Well, what a blessing in disguise so to…

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The Best of 2017 (Feature)

The Best of 2017 (Feature)

First of all, hello, and welcome to Decibel Geek. For the uninitiated, we are a hard rock/heavy metal website and weekly podcast. Decibel Geek began as a weekly podcast presented by hosts Chris Czynszak and Aaron Camaro and has consequently grown into what you find here today. Alongside the weekly issued, absolutely free podcast episodes, our website features photo galleries from live events around the world as well a direct feed to our YouTube channel, DBGTV. Our website team encompasses some 40 authors and contributors…

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IRON GYPSY – Iron Gypsy (Album Review)

IRON GYPSY – Iron Gypsy (Album Review)

Do you want refinement? Forget it. Intricacy? Nah. Sophistication? Ram it. If you want straight-up, balls-out, head-banging hard rock, then sign here. Iron Gypsy did their thing back in the 1980’s but unfortunately did not attain the popularity of fellow Canadians Anvil and Triumph, never mind megastars Rush. The band’s line-up was very unstable and inconsistent with logistics and personality issues hindering any real progress that may have been achieved. Jim “Wickley” Mark (vocals, guitar)…

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THE DARKNESS – Cardiff, Wales (Concert Review)

THE DARKNESS – Cardiff, Wales (Concert Review)

As concerts go this is definitely one of the most amusing and unusual I have had the pleasure to witness. After zipping across the world enclosed in a pressurized tin can shooting through the air at over 500 mph, I definitely needed something to relieve the pressure of a hard trip and The Darkness tonight were just the remedy to soothe my ills. I saw The Darkness around 4 months ago in Australia and knew they…

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