THE TREATMENT – Power Crazy (Album Review)

THE TREATMENT – Power Crazy (Album Review)

A few years back, after being out of music for quite some time, I jumped back into the pool in full force. It’s like I was whole again, I didn’t realize how much music meant to me. Why I was “out of the game”, we’ll leave for another day. But, I indeed discovered that “my music” was alive and well all over the world. And new (at the time) bands such as The Treatment played…

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SWEDISH AOR CONVENTION – Headliner (News)

SWEDISH AOR CONVENTION – Headliner (News)

BAD HABIT is set to headline the Swedish AOR Convention (May 31-June 02, 2019 in Malmo). The announcement, made Sunday night, has BAD HABIT joining the party. The roster is already stocked with Swedish AOR bands appearing at the first time event, with more to announce. The Swedish AOR Convention is born from last year’s MelodicRock Fest Scandinavia. The appearance of BAD HABIT comes after last year’s successful acoustic gig at MelodicRock Fest Scandinavia. Read…

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IRON SAVIOR – Kill or Get Killed (Album Review)

IRON SAVIOR – Kill or Get Killed (Album Review)

German power metallers Iron Savior may not be the most widely known or recognized name in North America. But that’s a grievous oversight on us all! For those not in the know already, Iron Savior began over 20 years ago! The band formed in 1996 in Hamburg, Germany. While today Piet Sielck remains the sole original, the first incarnations included the likes of Kai Hansen (Helloween/Gamma Ray) and Thomen Stauch (Blind Guardian). With that comes…

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FRENZY – Blind Justice (Album Review)

FRENZY – Blind Justice (Album Review)

Comics and metal like peas and pods? How can you go wrong with a combination like that? When I was but a young lad, I was, of course, a comic book fanatic. These days I like some of the feature films and a couple of the TV shows. But mostly I’m out of touch with the universe. What I am up to speed on is great Hard Rock and Heavy Metal (personal tastes, of course)….

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BONAFIDE – Live At KB (Album Review)

BONAFIDE – Live At KB (Album Review)

Many CGCM Podcast listeners received their Bonafide introduction as we featured their track “50/50” on our 50th Anniversary Episode. Touted as one of Sweden’s hardest working bands, Bonafide has six studio albums in their catalogue. And on March 15, 2019, they unleash their first live record. Delivered via Off Yer Rocka Records, BONAFIDE – Live at KB is available for pre-order. Here at CGCM headquarters, we’ve received an advance listen…and wowsers! BONAFIDE (Short band history)…

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LEE AARON Rockpile 2019 (Concert Review)

LEE AARON Rockpile 2019 (Concert Review)

Karen Greening, better known to Canada and the world as Lee Aaron “The Metal Queen”, just finished a three date concert stint. The shows, Ottawa, Toronto, and Niagara Falls saw Aaron supporting her latest album Diamond Baby Blues. The album, reviewed by my CGCM Podcast co-host, Wallygator also made his top ten of 2018! Check out Wally‘s words here: Lee Aaron – Diamond Baby Blues (Album Review). I personally have witnessed Aaron on stage in…

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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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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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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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