BABYLON A.D. Live at Rock n’ Skull (Rock n’ Skull Spotlight)

BABYLON A.D. Live at Rock n’ Skull (Rock n’ Skull Spotlight)

One of my friends introduced me to Babylon A.D.‘s self-titled debut in the early 1990´s. I was blown away by the heavy but yet so infectious and melodic sound. These guys wrote one anthem after another and the second album called Nothing Sacred was almost as strong as I was to find out. Unfortunately, the band were a victim of the changing music business of the early 1990´s and the comeback album called American Blitzkrieg…

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TUFF Live at Rock n’ Skull (Rock n’ Skull Spotlight)

TUFF Live at Rock n’ Skull (Rock n’ Skull Spotlight)

Tuff is another one of those very talented hair metal bands that exploded on the music scene a little late to take full advantage of the Sunset Strip and the 80´s music scene. Their major label debut album What Comes Around Goes Around in 1989 is still an album that gets regular spins at my home and is a perfect party starter. One major problem with the Tuff career is that the debut album was…

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Behold ROCK n’ SKULL! Decibel Geek Returns for 2016.

Behold ROCK n’ SKULL! Decibel Geek Returns for 2016.

Let me tell you, I for one would rather attend the smaller festivals (although the bigger events can be awesome as well). Most times they are in a club or medium sized venue and are general admission. This affords much better views of the stage and overall experiences to the concert goer rather than a huge stadium and assigned seating. It’s also not unusual to find members of bands mingling with rock fans and watching their…

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Mike Tramp Fails (Sweden Rock 2016 Spotlight)

Mike Tramp Fails (Sweden Rock 2016 Spotlight)

Mike Tramp’s Modern Day Cowboy Ride at Sweden Rock Just after Swedish band Saffire opened up the 2016 Sweden Rock Festival I hurry to the Sweden stage where Mike Tramps Rock N’ Roll Circuz has just started their show with the White Lion classic cut “Little Fighter”. Mike Tramp (a.k.a. Michael Trempenau) has brought his back up band Lucer with him and it is clear that most of the songs played during this gig are older than the other…

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Rocklahoma 2016: The Complete Coverage

Rocklahoma 2016: The Complete Coverage

On Memorial Day Weekend, May 26, 27 and 28, 2016 Rich “The Meister” Dillon and Rockin’ Ron Runyon met up with about 50,000 fellow rockers for a thing called Rocklahoma 2016! A 3 day (4 including all the pre-parties) extravaganza of Rock and Metal with over 100 bands on no less than 5 stages between the Festival area and the campgrounds. There’s no real way for you get the true Rocklahoma experience without actually being there,…

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Twisted Sister (Sweden Rock 2016 Spotlight)

Twisted Sister (Sweden Rock 2016 Spotlight)

It’s not any exaggeration when I say that I’ve been literally waiting all my life to see this band. Say what you will about the band, the music, and frontman Dee Snider. But Twisted Sister has been a part of me for a very long time. Back in a time when we were all searching to belong, developing who we are (even subconsciously). Looking for acceptance. After my parents had separated, causing drastic (but not…

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Electro_Nomicon (Rocklahoma 2016 Spotlight)

Electro_Nomicon (Rocklahoma 2016 Spotlight)

Electro_Nomicon what a phenomenon! First of all, I thoroughly enjoyed Friday’s lineup of bands on the Retrospect Records Stage at Rocklahoma 2016. And so, I decided to start off the Saturday in the same place. When I say start off, I mean inside the actual festival grounds. I’d already visited the Axis Stage which fires up around noon. Unfortunately, I missed the first band on Retrospect, but I beered-up and prepared for the 4:10pm performance. The…

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Diamond Lane (Rocklahoma 2016 Spotlight)

Diamond Lane (Rocklahoma 2016 Spotlight)

Having been introduced to Diamond Lane thanks to a past episode of the Decibel Geek Podcast, they were a clear target for me at Rocklahoma. Podcast hosts Chris and Aaron spun “The Enemy” from the Terrorizer CD during the second edition of the Fresh Blood Podcasts (Fresh Blood Vol. 2-Episode #150) . That sent me on a search for the album, which resulted in a download purchase of Terrorizer. I have enjoyed the 2014 released album immensely,…

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UNCLE ACID & DEADBEATS North American Tour (News)

UNCLE ACID & DEADBEATS North American Tour (News)

Decibel Geek is no stranger to UK band Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats. Their 2015 album, Night Creeper, reviewed here by one of our staff writers also found its way into Podcast host Chris‘ picks for the best albums of the year. Review link / Podcast link. Now Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats have announced a US tour in this press release featured below. UNCLE ACID PRESS RELEASE: The UK’s greatest cult band, UNCLE ACID…

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Sweden Rock Festival Overview 2016

Sweden Rock Festival Overview 2016

…and so it has come to an end once again. Tragic, it really is. My fourth consecutive adventure to Scandinavian Sweden for what I hold high as the greatest Rock festival in the world is over for another year. And I’ve been to a lot for comparison’s sake. Upon reflection as I sit here in the Copenhagen airport (closest to the festival grounds) awaiting my “tin can in the sky” chariot to carry me back…

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