25 Albums Turning 25 That Don’t Suck

25 Albums Turning 25 That Don’t Suck

This is my fifth edition of “25 Albums” for Decibel Geek. And things were getting a little thin by 94. Grunge had basically morphed into top forty “alternative” music like Weezer and Belly causing Kurt Cobain to blow his brains out. Pearl Jam sued Ticketmaster and lost. Gotta love those service charges.  Green Day ushered in the pop-punk movement that would influence future greats like Fall Out Boy and Panic At The Disco. Pink Floyd toured…

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DIO-CEMBER Vol1 – Ep345

DIO-CEMBER Vol1 – Ep345

We celebrate the holidays this week by releasing volume 1 of a 2 part special on a legend; DIO-CEMBER Vol1 is here! In this special, we pay tribute to the late, great Ronnie James Dio. This week’s entry has us focusing on Ronnie’s first decade in the rock world 1972-1981. Ronald Padavona was born in New Hampshire in 1942. His family would soon move to New York where he would be raised around music. Beginning…

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KADAVAR – Rough Times (Album Review)

KADAVAR – Rough Times (Album Review)

Wallygator here, yes I know it’s been a while since I have put pen to paper for the Decibel Geek. I figured I could squeeze in one review though before the clock hits 2018. Last week, The Meister made a call out for someone to review the new Rough Times album from German rockers Kadavar. Who are Kadavar, you ask? I reacted with that exact same question. Now before I replied to this review request,…

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CRIMSON STAR – Bay View (Album Review)

CRIMSON STAR – Bay View (Album Review)

This life is full of surprises and can be gloriously optimistic.  Reviewers always need to keep an open mind and not pre-judge anything.  This release has blown me away and I had never heard of Crimson Star until this week!  The Meister (our esteemed Editor) asked me to take a listen and to see what I thought. The band are from Birmingham in the UK and were formed in late 2012.  They are comprised of James…

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BLACK SABBATH – The End DVD/CD/Vinyl release (November 17, 2017)

BLACK SABBATH – The End DVD/CD/Vinyl release (November 17, 2017)

Almost five decades ago, the toll of a bell and rolling thunder marked the conception of an ear-splittingly monolithic riff. In that moment, Black Sabbath and the sound of heavy metal were forged.  The band embarked on what Ozzy describes as “the most incredible adventure you could think of”, a journey that would go on to define a genre.  The End is a celebration of Black Sabbath’s final hometown concert at Birmingham’s Genting Arena on 4th February 2017. This unforgettable…

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LEGENDARY BAND RIOT INDUCTED INTO THE HEAVY METAL HALL OF FAME (NEWS)

LEGENDARY BAND RIOT INDUCTED INTO THE HEAVY METAL HALL OF FAME (NEWS)

Original Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward, Dream Theater Keyboardist Jordan Rudess, bass virtuoso Billy Sheehan. and other metal royalty will be featured in the Annual Hall of Heavy Metal History Induction Ceremony. The 2018 All-Star Induction Ceremony takes place Wednesday, January 24th, 2018 at the Anaheim Wyndham Garden Grove, Anaheim CA. Television and Radio star Eddie Trunk will host the event. An All-Star Jam, and surprise artists will part of the ceremony. Budderside will perform…

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CHEAP TRICK – We’re All Alright! (Album Review)

CHEAP TRICK – We’re All Alright! (Album Review)

Not many bands make it to 18 albums. It takes a combination of longevity and releasing albums consistently. Bands that have made this pinnacle include the Rolling Stones, KISS, Black Sabbath and Scorpions. But, many of your favorite bands haven’t reached it (and probably won’t) like Aerosmith, AC/DC and ZZ Top. Well, you can now add Cheap Trick to the 18-timers club with their latest CD, We’re All Alright! If you’re going to name your…

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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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LAURA SUCHAN The Ultimate Sinner of Ozzy’s Boneyard

LAURA SUCHAN The Ultimate Sinner of Ozzy’s Boneyard

“Hey, what’s up… I’m Laura from Oshawa, Ontario Canada and today I’m the Ultimate Sinner on OZZY’S BONEYARD!” that’s how I started my stint as the December 8, 2016, Ultimate Sinner on Ozzy’s Boneyard, the hard and heavy classic rock station on Sirius XM network. Back in July 2016, I applied to be the host of the Ultimate Sinner show. If chosen I would have the opportunity to share 5 of my favorite tunes and…

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Ozzfest Meets Knotfest

Ozzfest Meets Knotfest

The largest North American heavy metal event of the year takes place this weekend (September 24 and 25) when Ozzfest Meets Knotfest rolls into the  San Manuel Amphitheater in San Bernardino California. Legendary British metal pioneers, Black Sabbath will headline the Ozzfest portion of the festival on Saturday in one of their final performances in the United States.  Sunday’s, Knotfest, will feature relative “newcomers” (when compared to the legendary Black Sabbath) Slipknot with their nine costumed…

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