A Canadian Decibel Geek in Sweden-Day #4, June 7th, 2013

A Canadian Decibel Geek in Sweden-Day #4, June 7th, 2013

Well, I’m pleased to announce that I survived the night, braving the frigid temperatures of this Scandinavian wonderland in the Decibel Geek Swedish Headquarters (ie: tent)!  The overly expensive camping mat that I purchased at the Sweden Rock Supermarket yesterday seems to have done the trick as I awoke quite warm and even rather refreshed after only a few hours of sleep.  It was not necessarily my choice to wake so early, but it gets…

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A Canadian Decibel Geek In Sweden-Day 3, June 6th, 2013

A Canadian Decibel Geek In Sweden-Day 3, June 6th, 2013

OK ladies and gentlemen, fellow Decibel Geeks, children of all ages as the case may be, The Meister is alive and well in Solvesborg, Sweden for 2013’s Sweden Rock Festival!  Here’s my account of day three of the adventure, the second day of rock shows. Thursday June 6, 2013 3am-I awake in a terrible chilled to the bone shiver. I’ve never been so cold and apparently the weather here in Sweden is just like back…

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A Canadian Decibel Geek In Sweden….first and second days

A Canadian Decibel Geek In Sweden….first and second days

Well fellow “geekers”, it looks like I made it safe and sound to my destination in Stockholm.  I departed Toronto at about 9:20pm on Monday June 3rd on a rather lengthy flight (a little under 7 hours) in which I busied and amused myself with a nice balance of movie watching, reading a novel, sleep, listening to music and writing for Decibel Geek.  I have decided to present my Swedish adventure with time stamps throughout…

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A Canadian Decibel Geek in Sweden?……….Meister travels to Sweden Rock Festival

A Canadian Decibel Geek in Sweden?……….Meister travels to Sweden Rock Festival

Sometimes I get ideas…..that’s not always a good thing though as sometimes these ideas tend to get me into trouble or just basically in over my head.  The latest and greatest brainwave is no exception to the precedents that I’ve already set in this vein.  I have always, since hearing about and seeing the line-up for Wacken Open-Air (German Festival) several years ago, wanted to travel to Europe and see a proper hard rock music…

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Album Review: The New Black – III: Cut Loose

Album Review: The New Black – III: Cut Loose

The New Black seemed to me to be rather an odd name as I scrolled through the list of new releases sent to me from the record company, but I thought what the hell and gave it a quick spin to see if it was any good.  Good Morning!!!  It was quite good and I found myself easily listening to the album cover to cover on the inaugural run. The album is titled III: Cut Loose, thereby…

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The Ladies Rock On A Snowy Evening In Toronto

The Ladies Rock On A Snowy Evening In Toronto

A while back, fellow Canadian Decibel Geek Rich (The Meister) informed me that Doro and Sister Sin were heading to Toronto in February and suggested I join him. I was kind of on the fence with this one, Doro (and Warlock) was one of those bands that back in the day kind of got lost in the shuffle for me. Not that I didn’t like her music, in fact I remember back in 1987 when…

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Diemonds Concert Review

Diemonds Concert Review

 THE BAD PACK ATTACK BARRIE, ONTARIO Diemonds are a Toronto Ontario based band and while you maybe haven’t heard of them yet, I’m sure that you will soon!  They are getting out on the circuit playing tons of gigs and making a name for themselves, something easy to do with their great songs and infectious stage performances. Diemonds are a Toronto-based, female fronted hard rock band founded in 2006 and comprised of Priya Panda (vocals), C.C. Diemond (guitars),…

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Living The American Dream Caesar’s Way

Living The American Dream Caesar’s Way

I came across the self-titled Little Caesar cassette in a bargain bin about twenty years ago, attracted by the cover art.  I flipped it over and noticed Bob Rock’s name in the producer category…..to the cash register Batman! . At that time, my friends and I thought Bob Rock was a God (Canadian as well) and anything he laid his hands to was gold, much like our opinion of Rick Rubin.  As I did every week,…

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The Metal Heart Beats Once Again – Accept

The Metal Heart Beats Once Again – Accept

THE METAL HEART BEATS ONCE AGAIN For anyone that has not yet discovered the “new” Accept you are seriously missing out!!  Maybe you were unaware that they were back or you by-passed the disc thinking it was just another lacklustre offering from a band struggling to regain their days of glory.  Pay attention!! . Long time band members, Wolf Hoffmann and Peter Baltes along with Herman Frank and Stefan Schwarzmann have recruited the talents of…

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Go See The Doctor-An Interview with The Treatment

Go See The Doctor-An Interview with The Treatment

Go See The Doctor Many of you have probably not heard of The Treatment before unless you’ve seen The Tour 2012: Kiss and Motley Crue this summer.  The Treatment is the opening act for the rock giants and I was excited to hear that they were on the bill.  I discovered the CD through a review on another website and always searching for new bands and music, I purchased their debut album This Might Hurt…

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