UGLY KID JOE – Capitol, Perth City (Concert Review)

UGLY KID JOE – Capitol, Perth City (Concert Review)

Ok, Ugly Kid Joe‘s leadoff single “Everything About You” was a bit of a novelty track when it first came out, with its dumb lyrics and teenage libido but hiding behind that song was a band that rocks out and parties like it’s 1999. Their first full-length album, Americas Least Wanted, followed hot on its heels and definitely didn’t disappoint. In my opinion, there is not a bad track on this album and when I heard that…

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MINDFEELS – XXenty (Album Review)

MINDFEELS – XXenty (Album Review)

Mindfeels are an Italian AOR band who started their career as an instrumental tribute to American jazz and AOR rockers Toto. In fact, the band have even gone so far as to name themselves after a Toto album, albeit with a different spelling (“Mindfields” is the name of the album). It therefore comes as no surprise that the album and music they create is well crafted and melodic, with hints of jazz fusion and heavy…

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Four Brand New Acts For BLOODSTOCK Festival (News)

Four Brand New Acts For BLOODSTOCK Festival (News)

December brings four more bands for Bloodstock Metal Festival to be held August 9 to 12 at Catton Hall, Derbyshire England. With most of the musicians making their Bloodstock debuts, this is an even more exciting prospect. On Friday, skate punk thrash outfit Suicidal Tendencies will be ripping up a storm, no doubt. Led by the bandana-wearing Mike Muir, who prowls the stage menacingly and having the drumming legend that is Dave Lombardo (ex-Slayer, of…

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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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AMERICAN DOG – Unfinished Business (Album Review)

AMERICAN DOG – Unfinished Business (Album Review)

Some release announcements are filled with anticipation. Excitement. Apprehension. And some just plain make you happy. That’s the case with me and Unfinished Business from American Dog. I hold American Dog close to my heart. We all have those bands. I joined Decibel Geek in August of 2012. And my third written article, all in my first week, was based on the podcast topic of threesomes, bands with three members. I was so happy to tell the world (if…

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ANNIHILATOR – For the Demented (Album Review)

ANNIHILATOR – For the Demented (Album Review)

I personally fell in love back when Annihilator released their debut studio album Alice in Hell. Since then they’ve had their ups and downs when it comes to musical output, so let’s take a look at the new one For the Demented and see if there’s more than just a great front cover there. “Twisted Lobotomy”, it all starts off with an opening riff similar to “Alice in Hell” but quickly turns into a pounding 80’s…

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VICE – Veni Vidi Vice (Album Review)

VICE – Veni Vidi Vice (Album Review)

German Party Rockers Vice Reunite For Fun Times! Vice was founded in Munich Germany in the late 80’s and signed by major label BMG Ariola back in 1988.  Their first two records gave the band chart positions and several tours all over Europe. With more than 100.000 sold copies, Vice had a sizeable following with their good time punky rock n’roll. Now after almost 30 years, Vice have reunited for more rocking…The new album Veni…

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GALACTIC COWBOYS – Long Way Back to the Moon (Album Review)

GALACTIC COWBOYS – Long Way Back to the Moon (Album Review)

When your band hasn’t released an album in over 17 years or an album with the original lineup since 1993, it’s a pretty big deal to be releasing a new album with the original lineup in 2017! So when the Galactic Cowboys announced that they would be releasing a new album this year, naturally fans of the band were excited! The bad news is that Wally Farkas, with his killer tone and vintage emotional solos,…

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FEAR NOT – 25th Anniversary Reissue (Album Review/Positive Noize Blog)

FEAR NOT – 25th Anniversary Reissue (Album Review/Positive Noize Blog)

Although those of us who enjoy Christian hard rock/metal music currently have a large selection of artists from which to choose, that has not always been the case. Relative to the genre as a whole, this particular classification is still somewhat young. Some of the excellent pioneering bands made waves as far back as the late Seventies, but most stayed under the radar until the dawn of the new century. So, it stands to reason…

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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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