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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SWEDEN ROCK 2018 4 Day Tickets Sold Out! (News)

SWEDEN ROCK 2018 4 Day Tickets Sold Out! (News)

Reported earlier on the official Sweden Rock Festival Facebook page, 4-day regular tickets for the 2018 event are already sold out! The tickets went on sale Friday, November 24, 2017, at 9AM Swedish time (2AM in Toronto). The Decibel Geek crew was on it early and set alarms to wake up and get to the computers. We’ll see you there! Be sure to watch here on our website for upcoming Sweden Rock news, band announcements and…

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FIREFORCE – Annihilate the Evil (Album Review)

FIREFORCE – Annihilate the Evil (Album Review)

A hefty slab of Belgian power metal found within! Not knowing anything about Fireforce prior to receiving this album for review, I suspected its contents based on cover art. Always a lover of medieval and fantasy since my younger days, the dragon attacking a Viking warship appealed to me visually. A collection of rippingly thunderous power metal anthems await discovery within. Upon reading the included bio sheet in the press kit I found them to…

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PHEAR Strikes at The Rockpile in Toronto (Concert Review)

PHEAR Strikes at The Rockpile in Toronto (Concert Review)

Fear not my friends…metal flames burn brightly in Mississauga Ontario. The Toronto suburb is home to meal band Phear. Spelt with a “ph” like phat…meaning cool? Works for me. Nothing to be afraid of here despite what you may have heard on the CGCM Podcast about frontman Patrick Mulock being a scary guy. There may also have been other inappropriate chatter concerning genitalia. Those that know, know. Those that don’t…might want to maintain that blissful…

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SOULDRINKER – War Is Coming (Album Review)

SOULDRINKER – War Is Coming (Album Review)

Souldrinker have arrived and they’ve brought war! The, I believe German, outfit dropped their debut full-length War is Coming on November 3, 2017, courtesy of El Puerto Records. November 24, 2017, for CD & vinyl in North America. And what a release it is! Having had the pleasure of possessing a promo download of this for a few weeks now, Souldrinker have enhanced my hour plus bus commute to work each day. Loaded with heavy riffs…

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SHAKRA – Snakes & Ladders (Album Review)

SHAKRA – Snakes & Ladders (Album Review)

Late to the party on this fantastic Swiss export, I only joined the Shakra ranks on the High Noon album. From there it was all aboard the Shakra express! I began collecting Shakra‘s recorded offerings. While I still haven’t amassed them all, everything I have managed contains tons of top quality hard rock. The band began in the late 90s with the self-titled debut in 1997. From there the band has issued ten studio outputs…

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METAL HOLIDAY FOOD DRIVE Announce Set Times (News)

METAL HOLIDAY FOOD DRIVE Announce Set Times (News)

Calling all Cleveland (and beyond) Metal Heads! A truly amazing Traditional Metal styled show is taking place on December 2, 2017. The one-day event held at The Beachland Ballroom & Tavern features two stages and ten acts, headlined by Night Demon‘s special 90-minute set and live album recording! There’s also a pre-party on Friday, December 1, 2017, at a different venue to make it a complete headbanging weekend. Hosted by the WJCU Metal On Metal…

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LEGIONS OF METAL II 2018 Announcements (News)

LEGIONS OF METAL II 2018 Announcements (News)

LEGIONS OF METAL II 2018 Born out of the ashes of Ragnarokkr Festival, the premiere Legions of Metal took place in Chicago last year. A fully loaded bill loaded with old school Traditional flavored metal bands from around the world. Held over three days, including a pre-party, the event saw Decibel Geek website editor Rich “The Meister” Dillon making the journey from Toronto. Heralded as a great success by festival attendees and judging by the…

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IRON MAIDEN at SWEDEN ROCK 2018 (News)

IRON MAIDEN at SWEDEN ROCK 2018 (News)

Since attending his first Sweden Rock Festival in 2013, our editor Rich “The Meister” Dillon has made a yearly trek from Toronto, Canada to Solvesborg, Sweden. In his extensive coverage of the event through the years, he has often proclaimed it “the greatest festival on land”. This morning, Sweden Rock announced that it has secured Iron Maiden for the 2018 event, adding to the already announced Ozzy Osbourne and Heavy Load. Who’s joining the Decibel…

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SANTA CRUZ – Bad Blood Rising (Album Review)

SANTA CRUZ – Bad Blood Rising (Album Review)

When I found the album Screaming for Adrenaline back in 2013, totally blown away, it received a lot of play. I was beyond excited to have discovered this great new band from Finland. Santa Cruz began formation in 2007 but didn’t solidify until 2009. With a register of Archie Kuosmanen (vocals/guitar), Johnny Parkkonen (guitars/vocals), Middy Toivonen (bass), and Taz Fagerström (drums) they self-released the Anthems for the Young ‘n’ Restless EP. Finnish label, Spinefarm Records brought forth the debut…

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