Briar Set to Release 1988/89 Demo’s REACH OUT

Briar Set to Release 1988/89 Demo’s REACH OUT

UK legends Briar are gearing up to issue their 1988/89 Demo recordings Reach Out thanks to the folks at Mighty Monster Records and Battle Cry Records. Briar‘s Facebook page posted this short teaser news a few hours ago: “The 3rd release from those fine Battle Cry Records & Mighty Monster Records dudes will be our fine 1988/89 demo’s REACH OUT….more news on this CD release soon!” Briar formed in 1979 in Birmingham, UK. Founding member and…

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Forced Entry – Forced Entry (CD Review)

Forced Entry – Forced Entry (CD Review)

Back in 1988, I was in 8th grade and listening to popular rock bands like Guns n’ Roses, Bon Jovi and Def Leppard. I was starting to discover bands like Scorpions, Metallica and a whole range of harder bands that would fill up my tape collection (this was before I had a CD player). One band that I didn’t hear about, but falls right into the music that consuming my life is German heavy metal…

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Acer Fury – Crazy King (CD Review)

Acer Fury – Crazy King (CD Review)

Get ready to transport yourself back to the late ’80s and early ’90s with German rockers Acer Fury. This band released a vinyl single for “Crazy King” with “Village in a Rage” as the B-side in 1989. They continued to record songs through 1992 that were never officially released until now. A new, full release for Crazy King with 14 remastered tracks is available now – the first ever Decibel Geek sponsored CD release! This…

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Forced Entry – Forced Entry (April 29, 2016)

Forced Entry – Forced Entry (April 29, 2016)

Decibel Geek proudly presents the second-ever Decibel Geek sponsored CD release! Forced Entry are a German band hailing from Bonn, North Rhine-Westphalia that began in 1986 and released only one full-length album under that name. After a 1987 Demo recording, Forced Entry‘s self-titled album was released on vinyl in 1988. The band was made up of Roland Wedel (bass), Willi Schwäbig (drums), Rüdiger Blindert (guitar), Mike Gare (guitar) and Harry Amthor (vocals). A moniker change from 1988-1989 (The Pakk) soon…

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Acer Fury – Crazy King (April 29, 2016)

Acer Fury – Crazy King (April 29, 2016)

Presenting the first ever Decibel Geek sponsored CD release! German heavy metal band Acer Fury was formed way back in 1986 in Kempten Im Allgau, Bavaria. The guys in the band were lead vocalist Arnie Arnraldi, guitar slingers U.B. Vincent and Chris J. White, bass player Ö-li and the drum stool was occupied by Gary G. In 1989 they released a self-financed 7” vinyl with the songs ”Crazy King” b/w ”Village in Rage”. Both the…

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Album Review: Briar tell us of the “Hard Times”!

Album Review: Briar tell us of the “Hard Times”!

Classic Cult NWOBHM act Briar is to open it´s archive and for the first time ever release their 1992 album Hard Times on CD with no less than six bonus tracks! I might be a little bit biassed because this is one of my favourite bands and I really enjoyed their previous albums. This reissue is mainly available due to the work of Briar drummer Dean Cook in cooperation with the German labels Battle Cry Records and…

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Jeryd Syn’s Two Albums Reissued – Why?

Jeryd Syn’s Two Albums Reissued – Why?

    Tampa, Florida in the mid 1990´s US metalheads Jeryd Syn released their first album on cassette only in 1994 and continued on with a debut CD called The Hidden Side in 1996. These two albums have now been re-mastered and reissued on CD by German label Battle Cry Records. The first self-titled album was released in 1994 and the line-up featured vocalist Buck Trick, guitar player Whit Udo and bass player Mike Barrie and drummer Todd…

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