KISS – Animalize Live Uncensored (Video Review, KISSmas in July)

KISS – Animalize Live Uncensored (Video Review, KISSmas in July)

When I first thought of doing a review on this concert video I realized that the last time I watched this show was over 25+ years ago.  Immediately it hit me… What would I think of this video now that I’m an old man?  Spoiler alert: I love it just as much as I did when I was a kid.  Actually, I understand and appreciate the Paul commentary a lot more.  This show happens 15…

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EPICA Concert In Toronto (Concert Review)

EPICA Concert In Toronto (Concert Review)

After a weekend at a festival, I had almost a week to rest up for another show. This time I find myself at The Phoenix Concert Theatre in Toronto Canada to see Dutch symphonic metal legends Epica brought to you by Inertia Entertainment.  Epica was in Toronto back in January 2016 which I hate to admit I missed the show to take my wife to see So You Think You Can Dance. Enough said!! Lots…

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KISS Retro-Active – Animalize (1984)

KISS Retro-Active – Animalize (1984)

“How many times have they lied with the truth in their eyes Treat you like dirt, wasting the days of our lives They try and deny it, ain’t gonna buy it, just look around Before it’s all over, it’s gonna get rough“ I’ve Had Enough (Into The Fire) Continuing the feature to celebrate KISSmas in July, we retro-review KISS’ twelfth studio album Animalize. Animalize marked the only appearance by lead guitarist Mark St. John, who…

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Primal Fear Announce Concert DVD for 2017 (News)

Primal Fear Announce Concert DVD for 2017 (News)

German power metal force Primal Fear‘s final stop of the North American leg of the tour brought them to Toronto. The co-headling tour saw them paired with Luca Turilli’s Rhapsody for 28 dates before heading to Japan, Australia and into Europe. Decibel Geek‘s Brian Ronald, Shawn “Animalize” Irwin and Rich “The Meister” Dillon were on hand for the experience. Read our review, including Brian‘s photo gallery (also appears below) here: Primal Fear Invade Toronto Primal…

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Stephen Pearcy Live At The Rockpile (Concert Review)

Stephen Pearcy Live At The Rockpile (Concert Review)

Stephen Pearcy   Live –  Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada, April 29th, 2016  The Rockpile Back in 1983 at 12 years old I finally found my preference in music. The days of listening to my parent’s music and pop music in the early 80’s came to an end. Once I put on the Defenders Of The faith LP by Judas Priest I was hooked. “Love Bites” had me addicted to a new form of music. From there it…

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Album Review: Khymera – The Grand Design

Album Review: Khymera – The Grand Design

The Khymera project started out in 2003 as an alliance between Italian producer/musician, Daniele Liverani and then Kansas singer Steve Walsh. This really took off when Pink Cream 69 bassist Dennis Ward came into the picture. Dennis always sings background vocals with his bands, but on this project he takes the lead on the Khymera albums A New Promise and The Greatest Wonder. It was time for Dennis to take complete control with songwriting and production…

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Amaranthe-Breaking Point-B-Sides 2011-2015

Amaranthe-Breaking Point-B-Sides 2011-2015

With being busy on the road for the last year, Amaranthe decided it was time for a new release. Just over a year ago Massive Addictive was released and now we have Breaking Point  B-Sides 2011-2015 released October 30th, 2015.  I would have thought that a collection of new music would have been preferable for me, but they came up with an impressive collection of 6 acoustic songs and 2 originals from the early days….

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Album Review: Lynam – Bombshell

Album Review: Lynam – Bombshell

  With 6 studio albums out and one live album, Lynam from Birmingham, Alabama are back with their new EP Bombshell from New Ocean Media! I was able to pick the 5 track new release CD up at Rock n’ Skull before it goes on sale to the public. Even though I already had a couple of their CD’s in my collection, I was still not very familiar with Lynam but from recognizing Bunton on…

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Album Review: Magnus Karlsson’s Freefall – Kingdom Of Rock

Album Review: Magnus Karlsson’s Freefall – Kingdom Of Rock

Magnus Karlsson of Sweden, who is known for his work with Primal Fear, Allen/Lande, Kiske/Somerville and others is back with another collection of amazing vocalists for his Freefall project. In 2013 Karlsson released his first solo musical project and with the success of that Freefall CD, Frontiers Records will now release the sophomore Kingdom Of Rock on November 6, 2015. Karlsson is on Guitar, Bass, Keyboards and Vocals. On drums, we have Jaime Salazar with production by Jacob…

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Album Review: Grave Digger – Exhumation – The Early Years

Album Review: Grave Digger – Exhumation – The Early Years

Grave Digger dates back to 1980 as part of the German heavy metal scene, releasing their first album, Rock From Hell, in 1983. After so many years and many line up changes, 17 studio albums and many EP’s singles and live and compilation albums they are back with their new release Exhumation – The Early Years out October 23rd 2015 on Napalm Records. Re-recorded in the studio, these classics come through with a more powerful sound. As…

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