Streaming Music – What’s Gone Wrong? (Commentary)

Streaming Music – What’s Gone Wrong? (Commentary)

Streaming Music I will lay my cards on the poker table of commentary – I love music streaming services.  Living in a small house in a small town, I don’t have the space to store physical music on vinyl or CD.  I like the fact I can listen on my phone or iPod or iPad or tablet.  I find it great to relax and have my choice of albums from artists I adore. Call me…

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The Day The Music Died (Commentary)

The Day The Music Died (Commentary)

  Why The Music Scene I Love Is Killing My Love For It I played in my first music band at 10 years of age.  I have been a lover of rock/metal for forty years.  This is a major part of my life and yet it gets harder and harder to support the genre, due to the sheer stupidity on behalf of some bands, record labels, managers and promoters. Non Engagement Clauses Wanna know a secret? …

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MYRATH – Shehili (Album Review)

MYRATH – Shehili (Album Review)

M Y R A T H – S h e h i l i The joy of music can be a spiritual experience.  It can give you peace and make you feel elated.  The rich sounds of Tunisian/French band Myrath makes this album (Shehili) a special place to visit.  The Power Metal twists with an Eastern infusion of instruments that elevates this release above the standard fare dished up by many traditional acts. Shehili is the…

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SATAN TAKES A HOLIDAY – A New Sensation (Album Review)

SATAN TAKES A HOLIDAY – A New Sensation (Album Review)

Satan Takes A Holiday is not a name I knew, but they are a rock band with a great ear for melody.   There is a rampant vibrancy about them and they smoke on their fifth album A New Sensation.  Hallelujah!  The fun in rock has returned. Playing shows and touring with the likes of Kiss, the Sonics and the Backyard Babies, Satan Takes A Holiday is now making a splash in the rock world, making…

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ESSENTIAL TRACKS # 4 – AC/DC (Feature)

ESSENTIAL TRACKS # 4 – AC/DC (Feature)

AC/DC – The Legends For those who have been living in caves for forty years, AC/DC are an Australian rock band formed in Sydney in 1973 by brothers Malcolm (RIP) and Angus Young.  They are back in the news with rumours about a new album being recorded, which may or may not feature riffs by Malcolm before he sadly passed away. AC/DC underwent several line-up changes before releasing their first album, High Voltage, in 1975….

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SHUMAUN – One Day Closer To Yesterday (Album Review)

SHUMAUN – One Day Closer To Yesterday (Album Review)

SHUMAUN – The Band The dark days are upon us. The world is in crisis and our lives make us yearn for something better. Then, you catch a glimpse of dawn in the corner of your eye and your mind passes to a higher plain of consciousness. Shumaun have made a record for today’s new dawn. A shift in the usual paradigm of sophomore slumps and missed opportunities. They have sent the ball out of…

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TOP ALBUMS of 2018 (Collective Staff Articles)

TOP ALBUMS of 2018 (Collective Staff Articles)

2018 was a blockbuster of heavy music madness! From the Black Metal shores to the Folk Metal forests to the Hard Rock heartlands, our favourite music has served up a massive sonic snowball for us all to enjoy.  We wanted to celebrate the year in Decibel Geek style. So we asked our fantastic writers to pick their top ten records. And why their 2018 picks have made the grade. Decibel Geek Staff Picks for TOP…

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KILLER BEE To Release Five Singles For New Album (News)

KILLER BEE To Release Five Singles For New Album (News)

KILLER BEE will be releasing “Victorious” and four other singles and videos from the upcoming Album Remember The Times. This will be released on 1st February 2019. “Victorious” is released on 30th November and Decibel Geek has had a sneak preview of the track.  The lead single is strong, anthemic and driven by a killer bass line.  If this is the direction for the follow up to 2016’s Eye In The Sky, then we are…

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LOGICAL TERROR (Interview)

LOGICAL TERROR (Interview)

Italian progressive metallers Logical Terror were formed in 2010 in Modena and have issued a number of cool albums, which have garnered a loyal world-wide following. The band is comprised of Emiliano Gozzi on vocals, Julius Morse Sic on vocals, Claudio Corvo Mulas on guitar, Simone Clementi on guitar and Warren Gnudi on thunderous drums. On the eve of the release of their latest single “Nightmare“, I was thrilled to chat to vocalist Julius about…

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STARS ALIGNED – From Darkness To Light (Album Review)

STARS ALIGNED – From Darkness To Light (Album Review)

Stars Aligned are a grunge-influenced band from the Chicagoland area of Illinois.  They feature Mike “Gunny” Wulf (an active Marine) on vocals and guitar, James Purpura on drums and Jonathan Raz on bass.  They were formerly known as Panic Switch, but changed their name in 2017. STARS ALIGNED – From Darkness To Light There have been many great rock and metal albums released in 2018.  I have been amazed at the sheer depth and quality…

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