BROKEN TEETH – 4 On The Floor (Album Review)

BROKEN TEETH – 4 On The Floor (Album Review)

4 On The Floor is the latest full-length album from Broken Teeth, a side project of Dangerous Toys frontman, Jason McMaster. Broken Teeth was formed in in 1999 & looks like it’s been an on and off again project. They just recently signed on the David Ellefson‘s EMP label before as they were making this album. I have to admit that Dangerous Toys was always a blind spot for me. I remember a couple of…

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RADIATION ROMEOS – Radiation Romeos (Album Review)

RADIATION ROMEOS – Radiation Romeos (Album Review)

Prior to the release date when I heard of this band and their upcoming release I was intrigued. Having been a fan of Steve Stevens forever and his side project Atomic Playboys way back when, the term Radiation Romeos appealed to me. This band has the vocalist from the aforementioned and you may recognize his name; Parramore McCarty, from Warrior earlier in the 80s. Here on Radiation Romeos, we are given 11 tracks of hard…

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MINDMAZE – Resolve (Album Review)

MINDMAZE – Resolve (Album Review)

With their 3rd release, Mindmaze from Allentown, Pennsylvania spent some time on the road recently opening for Arkona and Sirenia. As a huge fan of Sirenia, I thought I would check out who the opening bands are, as they were new to me. Mindmaze sounded good as I listened to some sound clips online before the show in Toronto. I wanted to make sure I got down early enough to the show to check them out….

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APRIL WINE – Electric Jewels (That 70’s Guy Retro-Review)

APRIL WINE – Electric Jewels (That 70’s Guy Retro-Review)

I’m back with another hidden gem of the 1970’s. Anybody remember 1973? A few albums you may have heard of that were released in 1973 included Dark Side of the Moon, Band on the Run, Houses of the Holy, Sabbath Bloody Sabbath and of course Electric Jewels by April Wine. Ok, so you’ve heard of April Wine but can you go all the way back to their early catalog? Normally I like to showcase lesser…

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OWL COMPANY – Horizon (Album Review)

OWL COMPANY – Horizon (Album Review)

Brazil is famous for a lot.  Olympic pools filled with feces.  That Jesus statue in Rio.  Sepultura.  And anytime I hear Sao Paulo I think KISS’ last show (pre-reunion) with make up.  It turns out there is this blistering sludge rock southern metal band called Owl Company spreading it’s wings and flying out of that same city.  I almost don’t believe this is a band from a non-English speaking country.  I read the press release and still did a web…

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CORRODED – Defcon Zero (Album Review)

CORRODED – Defcon Zero (Album Review)

Another band to hit my radar and assault my ears is Sweden’s Corroded. Not exactly a new band, they have released 4 albums since their debut in 2009 but Defcon Zero is their latest offering to the metal masses. Not sure why but the cover art immediately reminded me of the old Apocalypse Now movie poster from the 70’s. Dark, foreboding and maybe a hint at the music I was about to uncover. I usually follow a…

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LOUDER STILL – Speed Machine (Single/Music Video Review)

LOUDER STILL – Speed Machine (Single/Music Video Review)

Fast rising Louder Still unveil their debut single/video “Speed Machine”. Formed in 2016 and inspired by 70’s rock, this new melodic hard rock band is taking the music industry by storm.  Hailing from Reading, England the foursome includes: Tom Rampton (vocals), George Twydell (guitar), Craig Carlaw (drums) and George “Ivesy” Ives (bass).   The band has John Mitchell handling the producing/engineering duties. Shot in black and white, the video for “Speed Machine” is directed by photographer…

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Shokker – “III” (Album Review)

Shokker – “III” (Album Review)

Everything I love about metal! Looking for something new to sink my teeth into and review, I grabbed a copy of Shokker‘s recent release (April 2017) entitled III. Now I do remember Rich “The Meister” Dillon raving about this band in some of our recent music conversations but to this point I had only ever heard their name. That changed yesterday afternoon when I slipped on the headphones and got my first taste of the…

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WHITENAILS – First Trip (Album Review)

WHITENAILS – First Trip (Album Review)

When the Meister first put this thing called WhiteNails in my dropbox my first thought was…  why WhiteNails?  Because he thought there was a void of bands with the word WHITE in their name in my life?  A little stumbling through my internet machine sorting through columns and videos on manicure tips solved my mystery.  They are Canadian.  Just like Decibel Geek‘s proud editor.  See The Meister is well aware of my unhealthy fascination with Canada.  CCM skates hang from my…

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VINCE VOLTAGE – Hard Rock Survivor (Album Review)

VINCE VOLTAGE – Hard Rock Survivor (Album Review)

Solo albums by established guitarists, especially when they use multiple vocalists, can be very risky.  The debut album by Red Dragon Cartel was a perfect example of where the music absolutely rocks but the variety of vocals didn’t help create a cohesive album.  When I heard that German guitarist Vince Voltage (Pussy Sisster, Ex Wife’s Skull and Apathy) was finally doing a solo album, but didn’t have an established vocalist, I was concerned that the…

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