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RED SUN RISING – Thread (Album Review)

RED SUN RISING – Thread (Album Review)

Samson cut his hair and got weaker.  Red Sun Rising cut their hair with a similar result. Red Sun Rising is back with their sophomore album Thread (Out March 30th).  Hoping to build on the success of their debut release Polyester Zeal, Thread in many ways is a more consistent record.  Initially I found “Deathwish” an odd selection for a lead single.  Being almost epic in nature it sort of dares you to pay attention. …

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SAXON – Thunderbolt (Album Review)

SAXON – Thunderbolt (Album Review)

Saxon has always sort of weaved in and out of the consciousness of the United States music scene.  Never the A-list headliner they are in Europe, but also a band you’d have a hard time not hearing about if you’re into Metal music of any sort.  It’s because of that I was equally surprised as I was not able to find out that their latest record, Thunderbolt (out February 2nd via Militia Guard), was their…

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TOM KEIFER BAND at Medina Entertainment Center (Concert Review)

TOM KEIFER BAND at Medina Entertainment Center (Concert Review)

Tom Kiefer celebrated his 57th birthday taking the stage with his band in the NW Twin Cities suburb of Medina, MN.  Included on the bill were fellow 80’s stalwart Autograph.  Featuring guitarist Steve Lynch and bassist Randy Rand from the band’s heyday, they are rounded out by drummer Marc Wieland and Simon Daniels, who I’ve seen front the band twice now.  He’s a good singer but not much a front man.  I know fans can…

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VINNIE VINCENT INVASION – Vinnie Vincent Invasion (Retro-Review)

VINNIE VINCENT INVASION – Vinnie Vincent Invasion (Retro-Review)

KISS‘ unmasking ranks among the most disappointing moments in my life.  The MTV special lacked a certain gravitas as half of the “un-maskers” had barely been in the band in 1983.  Meaning for lifelong fans the only moment of interest was the two founding members of Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley.  We find out Paul without make-up looks an awful lot like Paul with make-up. Gene. Not so much. While seeing Vinnie without makeup will never be…

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MACHINE HEAD – Catharsis (Album Review)

MACHINE HEAD – Catharsis (Album Review)

From 1998 to 2002 it seemed there were three bands I would see at least once every nine months by pure happenstance.  Sevendust, Coal Chamber, and Machine Head.  Always opening for a band I was there to see or playing to early risers at festivals.  It just seemed I couldn’t go too long without seeing them.  While I saw Machine Head around five times in that four year period.  It wasn’t until the release of…

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ASKING ALEXANDRIA at the Myth Nightclub (Concert Review)

ASKING ALEXANDRIA at the Myth Nightclub (Concert Review)

I first heard of Asking Alexandria from a Revolver Magazine article with Sebastian Bach.  Shortly after that, I saw them play with Bas at the Golden Gods Awards.  I wouldn’t see them again until a couple years ago when I saw them twice on the Black Tour.  They are currently on the Resurrection Tour and I caught up with them at the Myth Nightclub in Maplewood, MN. Opening with the second track on their latest…

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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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Bruce Kulick Thrilled Vinnie Vincent Appearing At The Atlanta KISS Expo

Bruce Kulick Thrilled Vinnie Vincent Appearing At The Atlanta KISS Expo

Speaking with the Cobras & Fire Podcast, Bruce Kulick shared his thoughts on Vinnie Vincent making his first public appearance in sometime at the Atlanta KISS Expo on January 20th saying “I’m thrilled about it.  I’m very curious about it.  You couldn’t have a more mysterious figure from the band.  Because most of the band does interviews, Vinnie does nothing like that.  What do you know about Vinnie except for crazy stories?   I’m really hoping…

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The Best of 2017 (Feature)

The Best of 2017 (Feature)

First of all, hello, and welcome to Decibel Geek. For the uninitiated, we are a hard rock/heavy metal website and weekly podcast. Decibel Geek began as a weekly podcast presented by hosts Chris Czynszak and Aaron Camaro and has consequently grown into what you find here today. Alongside the weekly issued, absolutely free podcast episodes, our website features photo galleries from live events around the world as well a direct feed to our YouTube channel, DBGTV. Our website team encompasses some 40 authors and contributors…

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Gene Simmons Sued For Sexual Battery

Gene Simmons Sued For Sexual Battery

KISS bassist Gene Simmons, who recently denied any wrong doing regarding the  FOX News ban, has just been slapped with a sexual battery lawsuit by an unidentified woman who said he groped her and made unwanted, unwarranted sexual advances during an interview last month. From TheWrap: According to the lawsuit, which was filed in Los Angeles Superior Court on Friday, the woman was speaking with Simmons and his bandmate Paul Stanley at their Rock &…

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