BLOODSTOCK – More Bands and Metal Art Display (News)

BLOODSTOCK – More Bands and Metal Art Display (News)

More Bands! Bloodstock Metal Festival continues to announce new bands, as well as other news regarding things to enjoy and explore at this years event to be held at Catton Hall in Derbyshire England. There are a list of winners from the heats of the Metal 2 The Masses competitions held all over the UK, most of whom are new on me as well. The ones revealed this time include…. Friday bands include two competition…

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DARE – Out Of The Silence II (Album Review)

DARE – Out Of The Silence II (Album Review)

DARE – Bio Dare are probably best known for their singer/songwriter Darren Wharton.  He first rose to fame in the early eighties playing keyboards with legendary Irish rock band Thin Lizzy.  In addition, their former keyboard player was the respected academic/tv personality Professor Brian Cox. The band’s debut 1988 album Out Of The Silence was recorded at Joni Mitchell’s Bel Air Studio in Los Angeles.  It was also produced by famed producer Mike Shipley.  Although…

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VON BALTZER – Cultural Daze (Album Review)

VON BALTZER – Cultural Daze (Album Review)

I have absolutely no idea how Von Baltzer got their name, and while that may be interesting, it is highly irrelevant. What I can confirm is that they are a Scandinavian band consisting of four experienced musicians who have got it together to produce their debut album, entitled Cultural Daze. Von Baltzer consist of guitarists Christian Kjellström (Atlantis, RockXPress), Erik Palmqvist (Pork from Cork Ireland, Mickey Slim Band), vocalist Ian Parry (Rock Emporium, Consortium Project,…

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BLACK STONE CHERRY – Mercury Ballroom : Louisville, Ky. (Concert Review)

BLACK STONE CHERRY – Mercury Ballroom : Louisville, Ky. (Concert Review)

Kentucky’s own Black Stone Cherry kicked off the Memorial Day weekend with a killer show at the Mercury Ballroom. Following an abbreviated set at the 2015 Louder Than Life festival, this weekend’s show marks the first time the band has returned to Louisville on a headline run in about 9 years. Keeping the sort of “Home State” vibe, the band brought along fellow Kentucky bred bands, Sixth Floor and Luther. Sixth Floor, a band from…

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WAYLAND – Rinse and Repeat (Album Review)

WAYLAND – Rinse and Repeat (Album Review)

Wayland is a band I’ve attempted to see live over the last few years when they play Denver but they have evaded me every time. Sneaky bastards. Wayland is based in Michigan but seem to play in Colorado every 4-6 months. General bullshittery or a last minute conflict has always rock-blocked me. I discovered Wayland by seeing their name listed on tour promotions with Bobaflex and others. I always research bands on a tour if…

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AGRONA – Realm Of The Fallen – Album Review

AGRONA – Realm Of The Fallen – Album Review

      Welsh death metal band Agrona blast onto the scene and lays devastation in its wake. Well, that’s what the headlines should read. It’s about time a band of this genre stepped up to become the new Cannibal Corpse. The band recently signed up to British label UKEM Records and got straight to work on their first full-length album Realm Of The Fallen. They may look a grim bunch, their faces emblazoned with corpse…

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RON RUNYON Lost In Sweden (News)

RON RUNYON Lost In Sweden (News)

Decibel Geek‘s YouTube Master thought he would be the big man. And it’s gotten him into trouble! You see last year was the first time that our very own Rockin’ Ron Runyon ventured beyond the borders of the United States. This brought the discovery of his directional challenge issues. I mean, the guy got lost trying to exit the Toronto airport during his layover. Yes, that’s right not lost in the city, lost in the…

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BULLET – A Sweden Rock Festival Anticipation Blog (Festival Blog)

BULLET – A Sweden Rock Festival Anticipation Blog (Festival Blog)

Who knows where I crossed paths with Bullet. The internet can be a wondrous place of musical discovery sometimes. Quickly collecting the catalog at the time, I voraciously devoured the oft compared to AC/DC-like outputs. Pre-ordering and waiting for delivery of Full Pull, Bullet‘s 2012 release. There’s nothing like getting one of those packages in the mailbox! Bullet originally formed in Vaxjo Sweden in 1996 comprised of Dag “Hell” Hofer (vocals), Adam Hector (bass), Gustav…

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JEAN BEAUVOIR – Rock Masterpieces Volume 1 (Album Review)

JEAN BEAUVOIR – Rock Masterpieces Volume 1 (Album Review)

Jean Beauvoir has a CV as long as your arm but if you haven’t heard of him then you’ll surely recognize him. His famous mohawk is as recognizable as Eddie the ‘Ead or Angus Young in his school uniform. Beauvoir has performed with bands such as Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul along with punk legends The Plasmatics as well as fronting his own bands, Crown of Thorns and Voodoo X plus numerous solo…

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LITTLE CAESAR – Live In Sweden (Concert Review)

LITTLE CAESAR – Live In Sweden (Concert Review)

A mathematical thing. 30 years. Over 10 failed attempts. 4 different countries. What does it add up to? 1000’s of tears. Tonight, I cried. I openly wept warm salty tears of disbelief and happiness. After approximately 30 years and over 10 false starts, I finally witnessed Little Caesar live. Little Caesar hit the music scene in 1989 with their self-titled debut and the cover of Aretha‘s “Chain of Fools”. I’ve followed the band since then, almost 30…

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