AXEL RUDI PELL – Sweden Rock 2019 (Photo Gallery)

AXEL RUDI PELL – Sweden Rock 2019 (Photo Gallery)

AXEL RUDI PELL – SWEDEN ROCK 2019 Decibel Geek‘s photographer Shawn “Animalize” Irwin spent his time at Sweden Rock Festival 2019 capturing as many fantastic performers in action as he could. Hailing from Canada, Animalize marks his forth year in a row making it to Sweden Rock. As a result, this year he photographed over 35 bands. So, here is his showcase of Axel Rudi Pell – Sweden Rock 2019 as they rocked the Festival Stage! OFFICIAL WEBSITE / FACEBOOK In addition, be…

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The Second Wave of Bands for SWEDEN ROCK 2019 (News)

The Second Wave of Bands for SWEDEN ROCK 2019 (News)

SWEDEN ROCK 2019 reveals the next wave of bands for the event. The full press release announcing the 20 additions can be seen below (translated from Swedish via Google Translate and with slight edits). SWEDEN ROCK PRESS RELEASE Tuesday November, 20, 2018: ZZ Top is one of the 20 bands the Sweden Rock Festival today announces for the coming summer festival. We can now present another 20 pieces to the summer’s Sweden Rock Festival! ZZ…

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AXEL RUDI PELL – The Ballads V (Album Review)

AXEL RUDI PELL – The Ballads V (Album Review)

Take away my man card if you want to but I absolutely LOVE ballads.  Pop, R&B, Rock, Power…whatever type of ballad especially if it’s composed well, has great lyrical content, a good vocal and brings out genuine emotion in me.  So, when I got the opportunity to review this album…I jumped at the chance. With physical product sales down and music being in a state of purgatory, there are still artists that believe new music…

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Album Review: Axel Rudi Pell “Game of Sins”

Album Review: Axel Rudi Pell “Game of Sins”

Before reviewing Axel Rudi Pell‘s Into The Storm two years ago, I was never really a fan. Sure I knew his name very well, but I never had a true push to give his stuff a listen. Around that time, I went back to listen to some of his previous albums – and there sure are a lot of them – to find that not all of them are as good as Into The Storm…

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Axel Rudi Pell – Game of Sins (January 22, 2016)

Axel Rudi Pell – Game of Sins (January 22, 2016)

German-born heavy metal guitarist Axel Rudi Pell is set to issue his latest offering, Game of Sins, on January 22, 2016, through the SPV/Steamhammer label. Pell left his first band, Steeler (1984-1988 and not to be confused with the Ron Keel band of the same name), for a solo career in 1989 and has been an album issuing force ever since. The band alongside Pell for this outing remains the same as 2014’s well-received Into the Storm…

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Axel Rudi Pell & Friends-Magic Moments: 25th Anniversary Show (April 28, 2015)

Axel Rudi Pell & Friends-Magic Moments: 25th Anniversary Show (April 28, 2015)

German guitar wizard Axel Rudi Pell started out with the band Steeler (not to be confused with Ron Keel‘s American band of the same name) from 1984-1988 before he embarked on his own successful solo career. Pell‘s current band consists of Johnny Gioeli (Hardline) on vocals, Ferdy Doernberg (Uli Jon Roth) on keys, Volker Krawczak (Steeler) on bass and Bobby Rondinelli (Black Sabbath) behind the kit. This lineup issued the album Into The Storm in…

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Rocktoberfest (Celebrating Some Awesome German Bands)

Rocktoberfest (Celebrating Some Awesome German Bands)

In conjunction with last week’s Decibel Geek podcast episode #157, Rocktoberfest, in which Aaron & Chris celebrate some excellent bands from Germany, I decided to add a few more to the list.  A veritable hotbed of Power Metal, I decided to focus/concentrate mainly in that genre with a few strays along the way.  As the boys discussed many German players tie into other bands and have been or are still involved in multiple groups.  Here’s another…

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