ROYAL HUNT – 2016 (May 12, 2017)

ROYAL HUNT – 2016 (May 12, 2017)

Frontiers Music srl celebrates Royal Hunt’s 25th Anniversary with the release of a brand new live 2CD/DVD, Blu-Ray, and MP3 set entitled 2016 on May 12, 2017! Following a tradition established after two successful anniversary long form video releases – 1996 and 2006 – it is time for a third one: 2016. Recorded with 9 HD cameras and top-notch audio equipment in Moscow’s “Izvestiya Hall” during last year’s world tour, the video shows “all-fab-things-Royal”: a…

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The Best of 2016 (Decibel Geek Staff Picks)

The Best of 2016 (Decibel Geek Staff Picks)

Hello, and welcome to Decibel Geek. For the uninitiated, we are a hard rock/heavy metal website and weekly podcast. Decibel Geek began as a weekly podcast presented by hosts Chris Czynszak and Aaron Camaro and has grown into what you find here today. Alongside the weekly issued, absolutely free podcast episodes, our website features photograph galleries from live events around the world as well a direct feed to our YouTube channel, DBGTV. Our writing team encompasses some…

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Mikael Svensson’s Top Ten Albums of 2016

Decibel Geek‘s Swedish contributor Mikael “The Lionsheart” Svensson chimes in on the best albums race with his Top Ten Albums of 2016: 10 – Running Wild – Rapid Foray. The pirate ship sails once more. The captain is alone on the ship which is a pity. The sheer quality of a Running Wild album still brings it into top 10. BUY: Rapid Foray /(Album Review) Official Website / Facebook   9 – Pretty Maids – Kingmaker. Danish dynamite that blasts a…

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Top Ten Albums of 2016 – Craig Terdich

My top albums are simply the albums that I found myself going back to listen to over and over again. My taste may not be for everyone, but that’s what is great about the music we love. You never know when something is going to catch your ear. I look to Decibel Geek to help me find new bands. So here goes from 10-1 10 – Sixx: A.M. – Prayers for the Damned   When I…

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Wallygator’s Top 10 Albums of 2016

Another year older and what do we have to show for it? Turns out some very excellent music and as always the Decibel Geek writers are hard at work compiling their top 10 lists. The Decibel Geek writing team has grown in numbers this year, and I am very excited to see the final Official Decibel Geek Top 10 of 2016 list that is created using the Meister‘s elaborate point system reflecting each writer’s top 10…

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Colin Starchild Francis’ Top Ten of 2016

My name is Colin Starchild Francis, Decibel Geek staff writer based in the U.K. and here are my top 10 albums of 2016. When people say rock is dead it makes me laugh. You just need to look for it! There are so many new and exciting bands out there and old bands releasing great albums. This list was so hard to compile as my taste for metal is so varied, everything from black metal…

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BRIAN RONALD’s Top 10 CDs of 2016

Brian Ronald’s Top 10 CDs of 2016 for Decibel Geek Decibel Geek photographer extraordinaire, Brian Ronald chimes in on the album race with Brian Ronald’s Top 10 CDs of 2016. For his list he compared a total of 149 releases to acheive these ten best. #10- Miss Behaviour – Ghost Play It’s another top 10 again for these Swedish faves of mine. If not for this being a late release it could’ve climbed higher! Decibel…

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Rock n’ Skull 2016 Final Day…Finally.

Rock n’ Skull 2016 Final Day…Finally.

Finally, we come to the final day at Rock n’ Skull Festival 2016. It’s taken quite awhile to get to this point in the story, but here we go! After our now standard routine of hotel breakfast and returning to the odorous room to kill time before the venue, we prepared for the final day. This day was to be the shortest at Rock n’ Skull 2016, having less bands than on previous days. The leader…

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Rock n’ Skull 2016: MRF vs. RNS – Day #2

Rock n’ Skull 2016: MRF vs. RNS – Day #2

On this Saturday morning, the official Day #2 of 2016’s Rock n’ Skull event, we made sure to get the hotel breakfast in time. After that, it was back to more hanging out in our by now rather smelly hotel room. Perhaps 5 male rock n’ roll road warriors sharing one room was not the best plan. We spent our time looking over yesterday’s photos, preparing interview questions, writing reviews, blasting tunes and scrolling the…

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PRETTY BOY FLOYD live (Rock N Skull Spotlight)

PRETTY BOY FLOYD live (Rock N Skull Spotlight)

One of my most anticipated gigs at Rock n’ Skull took place on Saturday when Pretty Boy Floyd entered the stage at The Tree in Joliet. The band name was taken from the 1960’s biographical film about the notorious outlaw Charles Arthur ”Pretty Boy” Floyd. Often referred to as one of the bands that took the glam image to the extreme and therefore contributed to the scene’s demise. These guys are childhood heroes of mine…

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