CEREBUS – From Beyond the Vault Door (Album Review)

CEREBUS – From Beyond the Vault Door (Album Review)

Cerebus hail from North Carolina and in the mid-1980s attained cult status in the US. Sadly, cult status usually equates to producing fabulous music unmatched by album sales. After a couple of demos, the highlight of the band’s career came in 1986 with the release of the well-received Too Late to Pray, an album chock-full of classic metal with a hefty nod towards the New Wave of British Heavy Metal. Twin guitars, powerful vocals, lengthy…

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PR PROMOS #1 – New Music (Review)

PR PROMOS #1 – New Music (Review)

WELCOME TO PR PROMOS! Welcome to a new feature at Decibel Geek, called PR PROMOS!  Each week, we receive significant numbers of awesome new releases to review from PR and record companies.  Whilst we can’t fully review all of them, we thought it would be fun to share some thoughts on a sample of the music.

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RAWKAHOLIC VOL 1 – Various Artists (Album Review)

RAWKAHOLIC VOL 1 – Various Artists (Album Review)

Rawkaholic Vol 1 is a compilation album of previously unreleased tracks by various artists and of various styles.  Rock compilations have traditionally fallen into one of two categories; either a showcase for up and coming bands without a record deal or a collection of classic tracks bundled ready for lazy ungrateful children to buy as a Fathers’ Day gift. This, however, can’t really decide what it wants to be. There are new bands, splinter acts…

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TWILIGHT FORCE – Dawn Of The Dragonstar (Album Review)

TWILIGHT FORCE – Dawn Of The Dragonstar (Album Review)

A Little Background to Twilight Force Twilight Force are a Swedish power/symphonic metal band who have been around since 2011 and have two albums out. Or at least until August 16 when it becomes three with the latest opus Dawn Of The Dragonstar. The band all go by pseudonyms with two of them, Lynd and Blackwald, being original members. They have a new vocalist Allyon who was in Rhapsody for a number of years. The press release…

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HAMMERFALL – Dominion – (Album Review)

HAMMERFALL – Dominion – (Album Review)

Dominion is the 11th album by power metal stalwarts Hammerfall. It is 12 tracks of good old fashioned heavy metal. For anyone who wants classic sounding metal then this is an album that will please greatly. The quality of songs and riffs after all this time is terrific. Right from the opening track, “Never Forgive, Never Forget” my head was nodding, my toes tapping and on the second time around I was singing along to the…

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STONE RISING – Stone Rising (Album Review)

STONE RISING – Stone Rising (Album Review)

A friend gives you a CD and says “check out my new band”. Always unsure what to expect when you have a personal relationship with a band. A little nerve-wracking to be honest. I mean what if I hate the album? How do you tell them that? I’d never lie in a review, I just don’t review it usually! So by that, you can discern already my thoughts on STONE RISING – Stone Rising :)….

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ZZ TOP – Sweden Rock Festival 2019 (Photo Gallery)

ZZ TOP – Sweden Rock Festival 2019 (Photo Gallery)

SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL 2019 Decibel Geek‘s photographer Shawn “Animalize” Irwin spent his time at Sweden Rock Festival 2019 capturing as many fantastic performers in action as he could. Hailing from Canada, Animalize marks his fourth year in a row making it to Sweden Rock. As a result, this year he photographed over 35 bands. So, here is his showcase of ZZ Top as they rocked the Festival Stage! OFFICIAL WEBSITE / FACEBOOK In addition, be sure to check out Animalize‘s other Sweden Rock Festival…

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WITCHFYNDE – Sweden Rock Festival 2019 (Photo Gallery)

WITCHFYNDE – Sweden Rock Festival 2019 (Photo Gallery)

SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL 2019 Decibel Geek‘s photographer Shawn “Animalize” Irwin spent his time at Sweden Rock Festival 2019 capturing as many fantastic performers in action as he could. Hailing from Canada, Animalize marks his forth year in a row making it to Sweden Rock. As a result, this year he photographed over 35 bands. So, here is his showcase of Witchfynde as they rocked the Rockklassiker Stage! FACEBOOK In addition, be sure to check out Animalize‘s other Sweden Rock Festival 2019 Photo Galleries. (A.C.T…

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ULI JON ROTH – Sweden Rock Festival 2019 (Photo Gallery)

ULI JON ROTH – Sweden Rock Festival 2019 (Photo Gallery)

SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL 2019 Decibel Geek‘s photographer Shawn “Animalize” Irwin spent his time at Sweden Rock Festival 2019 capturing as many fantastic performers in action as he could. Hailing from Canada, Animalize marks his fourth year in a row making it to Sweden Rock. As a result, this year he photographed over 35 bands. So, here is his showcase of Uli Jon Roth as they rocked the Festival Stage! OFFICIAL WEBSITE /  FACEBOOK In addition, be sure to check out Animalize‘s other Sweden…

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THE WILD! – Sweden Rock Festival 2019 (Photo Gallery)

THE WILD! – Sweden Rock Festival 2019 (Photo Gallery)

SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL 2019 Decibel Geek‘s photographer Shawn “Animalize” Irwin spent his time at Sweden Rock Festival 2019 capturing as many fantastic performers in action as he could. Hailing from Canada, Animalize marks his fourth year in a row making it to Sweden Rock. As a result, this year he photographed over 35 bands. So, here is his showcase of The Wild! as they rocked the 4Sound Stage! OFFICIAL WEBSITE /  FACEBOOK In addition, be sure to check out Animalize‘s other Sweden Rock Festival…

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