BONFIRE – Legends (Album Review)

BONFIRE – Legends (Album Review)

Bonfire already released an album in 2018 – April’s Temple of Lies – so I was surprised to learn they had a second album to release this year. Decibel Geek didn’t post a review of Temple of Lies, but in short, with the only original member (and owner of the Bonfire name) Hans Ziller and new(ish) singer Alexx Stahl, the band continues to deliver melodic hard rock with solid musicianship and Stahl’s strong (and high octave!) voice….

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Essential Tracks #1 – THE BLACK CROWES (Feature)

Essential Tracks #1 – THE BLACK CROWES (Feature)

Welcome to a brand new feature for Decibel Geek, “Essential Tracks”!  In these articles, we explore a band’s musical catalogue and pick out those tunes that make the artists special. THE BLACK CROWES Before you read on, go to the bottom of the page, hit play and listen while you read. It will make the experience even more rewarding. Bursting onto the scene way back in 1989 with their debut album Shake Your Moneymaker, the…

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THOSE DAMN CROWS – Murder and the Motive (Album Review)

THOSE DAMN CROWS – Murder and the Motive (Album Review)

The newest signings to Earache Records and the Welsh valleys newest export, Those Damn Crows sound nothing like their Welsh brothers Bullet For My Valentine or Funeral For a Friend. In fact, you wouldn’t pick them as a band from the town of Bridgend at all. No, this isn’t your usual screamo/metalcore we’ve all gotten used to from these parts, this is good old classic rock with an almost Southern tinge. First track “Don’t Give a Damn” starts off…

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NO HOT ASHES – No Hot Ashes (Album Review)

NO HOT ASHES – No Hot Ashes (Album Review)

First time around, melodic rockers No Hot Ashes were big-hitters on the Belfast scene having formed in the early 1980s. Things were looking up for the five-piece of Dave Irvine on guitar, Paul Boyd on bass, singer Tommy Quinn on vocals, Tommy Dickson on keyboards and Steve Strange on drums when they signed for GWR Records in 1988 and moved to London in anticipation of the glory to follow.   Unfortunately, things didn’t quite happen…

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PAVLOV’S DOG – Prodigal Dreamer – (Album Review)

PAVLOV’S DOG – Prodigal Dreamer – (Album Review)

About The Band I was surprised when offered the chance to review a new album by Pavlov’s Dog as I hadn’t heard the name in many years and had no idea they were still going. Their last “new” album was over 8 years ago although there was one 4 or 5 years ago called The Pekin Tapes which was demo material from the early 70s. Checking things out there is only one original member in vocalist…

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SWEDEN ROCK 2019 – More Bands Added (News)

SWEDEN ROCK 2019 – More Bands Added (News)

Twelve more acts for the 2019 Sweden Rock Festival were revealed this morning! Speaking as an attendee of the event since 2013, Sweden Rock 2019 may just be one of the best lineups yet. For me personally anyway! Here’s the press release announcement translated from Swedish thanks to Google Translate: Slayer does his last Sweden show ever at the Sweden Rock Festival in June! On Wednesday, Slayer played for a crowded Hovet on his farewell…

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METAL IMMORTAL FESTIVAL – Lineup Unveiled (News)

METAL IMMORTAL FESTIVAL – Lineup Unveiled (News)

Pittsburgh based Traditional Metal band Lady Beast is presenting a one-day music festival! The first time event, named after the band’s 2016 EP, Metal Immortal, takes place on June 29, 2019. The band’s frontwoman, Deborah Levine is spearheading the project and monumental task. Posted on Deborah Levine‘s Facebook Page a couple of days ago was the METAL IMMORTAL FESTIVAL Lineup: “Alright, metal maniacs you have been patient long enough! Myself and the rest of Lady Beast…

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BUCKETS REBEL HEART – 20 Good Summers (Album Review)

BUCKETS REBEL HEART – 20 Good Summers (Album Review)

I first heard of guitarist Dave “Bucket” Colwell with the release of Bad Company’s Company of Strangers in 1995. I’ve always felt like that was a highly underrated album. He also spent time in Humble Pie. So, being familiar with some of his work, I was excited to see he is putting out a new album, 20 Good Summers, with his new band, Buckets Rebel Heart. Buckets Rebel Heart is Colwell, former 720 and New…

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BLOODSTOCK 2019 – 4 More Acts Announced (Festival News)

BLOODSTOCK 2019 – 4 More Acts Announced (Festival News)

Bloodstock Metal Festival have added 4 more bands to the event happening at Catton Hall in Derbyshire, UK, in August next year. First up is special guests for Friday on the main stage known as the Dio Stage is the mighty Anthrax. One of the big 4 of thrash they will no doubt get the audience moshing and thrashing away to some unforgettable songs. They have graced the stage before and are always a popular…

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BLADE KILLER – High Risk (Album Review)

BLADE KILLER – High Risk (Album Review)

The New Wave of British Heavy Metal really is the gift that keeps on giving, which is handy at this time of year. Genres come and genres go but the NWoBHM is still going strong, ignoring the fact that many see it as a flash in the pan from 1979 -1984. The latest example of the movement’s inspiration comes in the form of Blade Killer and their album, High Risk. If you know nothing about…

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