HERMAN FRANK – Fight the Fear (February 8, 2019)

HERMAN FRANK – Fight the Fear (February 8, 2019)

Introducing heavy metal veteran Herman Frank to the crowd is just as meaningless as carrying coals to Newcastle. (One for our UK readers, there). The guitarist has been an integral part of the German metal scene since the early 80s. From Accept to Victory to his solo project started in 2009 and his work as a producer, the Hanoverian has proved a recipe for uncompromising heavy metal. With the first three albums Loyal To None, Right In The…

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1981 Year in Review Part 1 – Ep343

1981 Year in Review Part 1 – Ep343

We’re hopping in the De Lorean and heading back in time this week for our 1981 Year in Review Part 1! So many things happened from January – June 1981 that you’re getting an earful this week! Wendy O. Williams arrested, Steven Tyler cheats death, and the Urban Cowboy fashion movement takes hold. Other stories include Ozzy eating a bird (uncooked), President Reagan in the crosshairs, riots in the UK, and much more. 1981 Year…

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REECE – Resilient Heart (Album Review)

REECE – Resilient Heart (Album Review)

Resilient Heart under the moniker of Reece is the latest solo album from singer David Reece. David will of course always be associated with the mighty Accept and their album Eat the Heat. However, David has been the frontman of many bands, most notably German band Bonfire. In fact, David Reece has released or been a part of an album release every year since 2008. How is that for prolific! Releasing on November 9th, 2018…

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U.D.O. – Steelfactory (August 31, 2018)

U.D.O. – Steelfactory (August 31, 2018)

After more than 40 years in the business and with a renowned breakthrough in the early 80’s with Accept behind him, as well as several million records sold worldwide, Udo Dirkschneider from Solingen/Wuppertal, Germany, is one of the biggest rock legends in the business.U.D.O. has enjoyed well over two decades in the spotlight. Regardless of changes in the metal scene or the U.D.O line-up, the band has never deviated from Dirkschneider’s vision of serving up traditional…

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We Pick Our Top 5 WASP Songs – Ep321

We Pick Our Top 5 WASP Songs – Ep321

We’re back this week to share our favorite songs by Sunset Strip legends WASP! In 1982 Blackie Lawless builds WASP was built to shock. Their over-the-top image garnered a ton of attention in an already-growing LA music scene. From Lawless’ buzzsaw codpiece to models being tied to a torture rack to throwing raw meat into the audience, WASP takes the blueprint set by Alice Cooper and KISS and elevates it to raunchy new heights. Amid…

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DIRKSCHNEIDER Back To The Roots Tour Toronto (Photo Gallery by Brian Ronald)

DIRKSCHNEIDER Back To The Roots Tour Toronto (Photo Gallery by Brian Ronald)

DIRKSCHNEIDER rolled into Toronto’s Mod Club on Wednesday, February 28, 2018, with the Back To The Roots – Part II Tour. Already a contender for best show of the year, Dirkschneider and company delivered another excellent night of headbanging. Armed with his trusty camera, Decibel Geek‘s Brian Ronald was on hand for these captures of all the action on stage. So, enjoy the photos and be sure to catch this show as it rolls through…

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DIRKSCHNEIDER – Back To The Roots Part 2 Tour Back To Back Toronto/Ottawa!

DIRKSCHNEIDER – Back To The Roots Part 2 Tour Back To Back Toronto/Ottawa!

On April 6, 1952, 65 years ago a man was born. This man would become a stalwart figure in heavy metal. Udo Dirkschneider rose to the metalhead’s eyes and ears as frontman for the 1970s formed German band Accept. The band impressed audiences and issued a six-album catalog before Udo departed in 1987 to form his solo project U.D.O. a few years later Dirkschneider returned to Accept for a three album package in the mid-90s…

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SAINTED SINNERS – Back With A Vengeance (Album Review)

SAINTED SINNERS – Back With A Vengeance (Album Review)

Wow, it seems like only a year ago I sat down to review the debut album from Sainted Sinners. Holy crap, not even a year!! It was a strong debut filled with lots of Deep Purple/Whitesnake like grooves. So strong in fact that it took the number eight spot on my Decibel Geek 2017 Top Ten List. When I heard that David Reece and Frank Pane had begun work on a sophomore album last year,…

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What Rocked in 2017? We Answer! – Best of 2017 ep307

What Rocked in 2017? We Answer! – Best of 2017 ep307

If you think Rock is dead, then we have three hours of audio that prove you wrong. The Best of 2017 features twenty songs from the best Rock and Metal albums released over the past year.  We’ve selected our top 10 albums and are going to spin tracks from each in a 3-hour marathon episode. Additionally, you’ll get discussion on some the events that made 2017 a banner year for Decibel Geek. Best of 2017…

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25 Albums Turning 25 That Don’t Suck (1993)

25 Albums Turning 25 That Don’t Suck (1993)

This, my fourth edition of 25 Albums Turning 25 That Don’t Suck, was easily the hardest. While years past I found myself weeding my list down to 25, this year’s list almost included three live records from Iron Maiden and one Poison album.  1993 was not a banner year for rock music.  The first wave of grunge had settled down.  Kurt Cobain was arrested in a domestic incident with his wife Courtney Love.  Bruce Dickinson…

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