WARRIOR SOUL – Rock ‘n’ Roll Disease (Album Review)

WARRIOR SOUL – Rock ‘n’ Roll Disease (Album Review)

I’m expanding my horizons. Rock and roll isn’t dead (seems to be the tagline of today), but it’s harder to find maybe. So far this year, I commented recently, that there were very few releases with that “wow” factor. I like a high energy, head-banging, fist-pumping, foot-to-the-floor flavour to my preferred tunes. I started to look places I normally wouldn’t. Found a few real gems that way. For instance, is Warrior Soul a “go to…

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CALL OF THE WILD – Festival Preview (Blog)

CALL OF THE WILD – Festival Preview (Blog)

So, The Meister is at it yet again! As many followers of CGCM or Decibel Geek or personal Facebook friends know, Rich “The Meister” Dillon is a rock show freak. He travels, often far and wide for the gig. He is known to endure 6-hour bus trips in the middle of the night to get to and from the gig, whether scheduled to work the day after or not. Or flying halfway around the world…

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GENERATIONS ARMY – Voices and Visions (EP Review)

GENERATIONS ARMY – Voices and Visions (EP Review)

I discover new and “new to me” music from a variety of places. Festival attendance is one way through either the pre-fest listening prep or the surprise live set. Another is through recommendations of friends. So, when a friend asked me to look into a band called The Generations Army I thought, “what the hell?”. I quickly discovered that this Swedish thrash metal band also appeared in the upcoming 2019 Sweden Rock Festival poster as…

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SARASIN – Raise the Pain (Album Review)

SARASIN – Raise the Pain (Album Review)

Some years back, let’s say in January/February of 2015, a plain kraft paper envelope arrived in my mailbox. Simply addressed to “The Meister”, inside was the self-titled album from Hamilton, Ontario band Sarasin. Now, I had caught no whiff of mention or knowledge of Sarasin pre-kraft envelope arrival at my doorstep. I found a CD containing a heavy metal band of the relatively traditional sense. I positively reviewed the CD and even had a skype…

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BAI BANG – Best of Four (Album Review)

BAI BANG – Best of Four (Album Review)

CGCM gets banged! Bai Bang is a Swedish Melodic Rock band that formed back in the late 80s in Helsingborg, Sweden. With a back catalogue of eight studio releases, the band has always worked hard in the shadows. Often touring, they love the live show experience. Now with Diddi Kastenholt (vocals) the sole remaining original member, Bai Bang joins Lion’s Pride Music. In celebration of that union and this new era of the band, Bai Bang…

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THE WILDHEARTS – Renaissance Men (Album Review)

THE WILDHEARTS – Renaissance Men (Album Review)

Here goes the influence once again! Those that maybe listen to CGCM Podcast, or read a few of my articles have probably noticed mention of an influential person in my life. Sometimes even called “The Bad Influence”, although that’s only in jest. This person has opened my eyes and ears to quite a bit. Now, of course, I knew of The Wildhearts. But I was not overly familiar with their outputs, maybe just a song…

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METALOCALYPSE – Animated Series (TV Show Review)

METALOCALYPSE – Animated Series (TV Show Review)

Brothers and sisters, the apocalypse is descended upon us. The Metalocalypse that is… So, I started watching this show titled Metalocalypse on recommendation from someone I find intriguingly fantastic. They’ve turned me onto a few things in recent times, and I’m better for it. This is just one in that long string of home runs. Astounded to discover that I’ve never heard of Metalocalypse, I was immediately told I had to check it out. The…

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IRON MAIDENS in Stockholm (Concert Blog)

IRON MAIDENS in Stockholm (Concert Blog)

A couple of weeks back it was my birthday. I had the extreme pleasure of spending “Meister Day” (also “Wallygator Day” and “CGCM Day” among others) in a foreign country. A country that I love and am actually planning a move to in the future. And what a better way to spend a birthday than with amazing friends and lovely ladies? Welcome to my birthday blog featuring The IRON MAIDENS in Stockholm. In Stockholm, Sweden…

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TRUCKER DIABLO – Other Side of the City (Single Review)

TRUCKER DIABLO – Other Side of the City (Single Review)

I owe a few things to the Northern Ireland band TRUCKER DIABLO. They were a huge part in my “reawakening”. You see, I spent a number of years “out” of music. Mostly for reasons that I just don’t care to go into here and it’s not really important anyway. As I started to once again come alive with the missing piece of my existence, I mostly stuck to the bigger, known bands of yesteryear. Hey,…

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BONAFIDE – Live in Västerås (Concert Review)

BONAFIDE – Live in Västerås (Concert Review)

CGCM readers may recall my review of Bonafide‘s Live at KB release just a short time ago. If not you can correct that using this handy link: Bonafide – Live at KB (Album Review). In that review, I described the feeling I got during the listen. That of sweaty, whiskey smelling, steaminess that can only come from a small club show. You know the feeling. This album made me feel like it was all around…

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