ANDRE ANDERSEN of ROYAL HUNT (Interview)

ANDRE ANDERSEN of ROYAL HUNT (Interview)

Denmark-based progressive metal band Royal Hunt was first thought of in 1989 by Russian born Andre Andersen. Their first release was in 1992 Land Of Broken Hearts. With many line up changes, the band is back with their 14th studio album, Cast In Stone. The album releases February 7th, 2018 in Japan and February 21st, worldwide. I had the chance to collect a few questions for an email interview with founding member Andre Andersen. I found…

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LEAVES’ EYES – Sign Of The Dragonhead (Album Review)

LEAVES’ EYES – Sign Of The Dragonhead (Album Review)

Leaves’ Eyes was formed in 2003 by Norwegian vocalist Liv Kristine and German singer Alexander Krull. I would describe the band as symphonic metal with a taste of Viking/Pagan/Celtic and folk. In 2018 they will release their seventh studio album, Sign Of The Dragonhead, their first with new singer Elina Siirala who joined in early 2016 after the departure of founding member Kristine. I have been lucky enough to get my hands on an early…

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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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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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More Bands Revealed for SWEDEN ROCK 2018 (News)

More Bands Revealed for SWEDEN ROCK 2018 (News)

Revealed this morning are another batch of bands confirmed for the 2018 Sweden Rock Festival. Here’s the official announcement (translated from Swedish via Google Translate): Another six bands ready! Today we can present another six bands to the summer’s Sweden Rock Festival. Killswitch Engage belongs to the biggest names in today’s American metal and is linked to the Iron Maiden European Tour this summer. Of course, they also follow Sweden Rock with Maiden! Sweden’s Hardcore…

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LOVE N’ REVENGE – Karma (Album Review)

LOVE N’ REVENGE – Karma (Album Review)

After taking a break from writing, I thought it was time to do a review on an album that I received earlier this year from Kivel Records. If you don’t know Kivel Records I would suggest you get on the site and check out all the amazing bands on the label. I was first introduced to Kivel‘s selections with a spectacular band called Tango Down, which is one of my most played CD’s released in 2016….

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SWEDEN ROCK 2018 4 Day Tickets Sold Out! (News)

SWEDEN ROCK 2018 4 Day Tickets Sold Out! (News)

Reported earlier on the official Sweden Rock Festival Facebook page, 4-day regular tickets for the 2018 event are already sold out! The tickets went on sale Friday, November 24, 2017, at 9AM Swedish time (2AM in Toronto). The Decibel Geek crew was on it early and set alarms to wake up and get to the computers. We’ll see you there! Be sure to watch here on our website for upcoming Sweden Rock news, band announcements and…

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VA ROCKS – Pull No Punches (Album Review)

VA ROCKS – Pull No Punches (Album Review)

One thing that Sweden Rock Festival has always been able to do for me is to satisfy my hunger for the discovery of new music. As a result, sometimes that’s “new to my ears” music in the form of an old or obscure band that I’d just not crossed paths with in the past. Sometimes that’s in the form of a new band. In this case that I’m about to present, it’s a new band….

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CHRIS BOLTENDAHL of GRAVE DIGGER (Audio Interview)

CHRIS BOLTENDAHL of GRAVE DIGGER (Audio Interview)

Yet another Sweden Rock Festival has come and gone, and no doubt attendees took home memories that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. Over the course of the four-day celebration, I had the opportunity to sit down and chat with several of the event’s performers.  In one of my recent stories, I covered my revealing talk with Brian Vollmer of Helix.  For my second interview, I was afforded the opportunity to…

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SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL 2017 – The Full Coverage (Festival Report)

SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL 2017 – The Full Coverage (Festival Report)

And so, welcome one and all. Ladies gentlemen boys and girls to the absolute greatest music event on land the world over. We proudly present theDecibel Geek coverage of the Sweden Rock Festival 2017. The Sweden Rock Festival takes place in a sleepy hamlet in south Sweden. Beginning back in 1991, 2016 was a landmark year marking the 25th anniversary for Sweden Rock Festival. An event that organizers were told “would never work. The bands and the fans are too old”. The festival…

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