The Anticipation of MORC 2019 (Blog)

The Anticipation of MORC 2019 (Blog)

Exactly one week from today, I will be airborne! As I prepare to head out from Toronto to Miami for my ninth Monsters of Rock Cruise, I thought I’d jot down some thoughts. Many MORC-ians may indeed know me. Perhaps you read my last year’s pre-sail blog on Decibel Geek (link). Maybe you’re a part of the EH Team (the group that I started some cruises back to find more Canadians). Or possibly you’ve listened…

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ESSENTIAL TRACKS # 4 – AC/DC (Feature)

ESSENTIAL TRACKS # 4 – AC/DC (Feature)

AC/DC – The Legends For those who have been living in caves for forty years, AC/DC are an Australian rock band formed in Sydney in 1973 by brothers Malcolm (RIP) and Angus Young.  They are back in the news with rumours about a new album being recorded, which may or may not feature riffs by Malcolm before he sadly passed away. AC/DC underwent several line-up changes before releasing their first album, High Voltage, in 1975….

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CALL OF THE WILD FESTIVAL – Complete Lineup (News)

CALL OF THE WILD FESTIVAL – Complete Lineup (News)

There’s a new festival in The Meister‘s summer events pool. Not that he has much space on the docket, but nonetheless CALL OF THE WILD FESTIVAL will be graced by his presence in late May. The Lincolnshire UK event unveiled it’s final two acts (The Treatment and Bigfoot) about a week or so back and the bill is jam-packed! Festival director, Raz White quotes “I am ecstatic with the booking of The Treatment. They are…

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ANDI SCHNITZER – KISSIN’ DYNAMITE (Interview)

ANDI SCHNITZER – KISSIN’ DYNAMITE (Interview)

  Whilst the band Kissin’ Dynamite were in Glasgow on their support slot to Powerwolf I had the chance to catch up with drummer Andi Schnitzer. This is the main parts of what was said in amongst some really pleasant general chat. Really nice guy. This is what he had to say: Tom Cornell: So this is your first time in Scotland? Andi: Yeah! First time. The sun is out, we’ve been out walking, but that was due to yesterday when…

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SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL 2019 – Final Bands (News)

SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL 2019 – Final Bands (News)

Final 14 Bands for SWEDEN ROCK Festival 2019 Announced Press Release (translated by Google Translate): Today we can present the last 14 bands to Sweden Rock Festival 2019. One of the world’s largest extreme metal bands, Behemoth, returns to Sweden Rock with a larger stage production than ever before. LOK resumes when the others fall and makes their first gig in 17 years. Turbonegro‘s former frontman Hank von Hell makes Sweden Rock debut. Lillasyster manages…

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WITCHES HEX FEST 2019 – Female Fronted Festival (News)

WITCHES HEX FEST 2019 – Female Fronted Festival (News)

Just when CGCM/Decibel Geek followers and friends of Rich “The Meister” Dillon thought he couldn’t possibly add another event into his already packed yearly schedule, along comes WITCHES HEX FEST 2019. This first-year event takes place in Cleveland, Ohio on August 9 & 10, 2019. Billed as: “Heavy metal fest featuring only true female-fronted bands. From old glories to newer assaults!”, this is perfect for The Meister. As well as the awesome bands (see current…

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BABYLON SHAKES – Exit to the Velveteen Lounge (Album Review)

BABYLON SHAKES – Exit to the Velveteen Lounge (Album Review)

Anyone out there want to kick off 2019 with a low down, dirty slab of sleaze rock then listen up. Babylon Shakes is about to drop their debut album from HIGH VOL MUSIC entitled Exile To The Velveteen Lounge. Those that know me are well aware I have a soft spot for the “sleaze rock” genre. I purchased Faster Pussycat‘s debut album more than once because I simply wore the shit out of it during…

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SWEDEN ROCK 2019 – NEMIS Stage Bands Announced (News)

SWEDEN ROCK 2019 – NEMIS Stage Bands Announced (News)

From a SWEDEN ROCK 2019 Press Release translated via Google Translate (with slight edits): Together with Studiefrämjandet Musik, the eight Nemis bands are presented today, which this summer will have the chance to show off for the Sweden Rock audience. Today we have the pleasure of presenting the eight new bands that this summer get the chance to show off at the country’s largest rock festival. For the 14th year in a row, the Studiefrämjandets…

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KILLER BEE – Remember the Times (Album Review)

KILLER BEE – Remember the Times (Album Review)

Atmospheric beginnings leave way into the explosion of hard drumming and sweet guitar riffage that follow. That’s the start of the latest offering from the Swedish Canadian band Killer Bee and the lead track “Rockaholic”. The song rips along at a breakneck pace with almost thrash sensibilities underlying. That’s exactly how you open a fucking album! Way to grab my attention from the get-go Killer Bee! Due to hit shelves on February 8, 2019, is…

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HANK VON HELL – Egomania (Album Review)

HANK VON HELL – Egomania (Album Review)

Return of the Hank When Mr and Mrs von Hell had their little baby Hank, I doubt they had any idea of the future he would lead. You could say it has been a rollercoaster of a ride involving drug addiction and rock ‘n’ roll, where he is mostly famed for being the frontman of Norwegian eccentrics Turbonegro from 1993-2010. He says he has dealt with his drug addiction and in November 2018 released his…

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