BONFIRE – Legends (October 19, 2018)

BONFIRE – Legends (October 19, 2018)

German rock veterans Bonfire return on October 19, 2018, with a covers album entitled Legends. Available via AFM Records, the album consists of a mammoth 32 tracks. Music is extremely powerful, it has the power to bring back memories. It has the power to take you away from troubles or worries. It can make you feel happy, sad, powerful, rejoiceful or even relaxed. It can put you into a story, be it fact or fictional. It can spark the…

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SAINTED SINNERS – Back With A Vengeance (Album Review)

SAINTED SINNERS – Back With A Vengeance (Album Review)

Wow, it seems like only a year ago I sat down to review the debut album from Sainted Sinners. Holy crap, not even a year!! It was a strong debut filled with lots of Deep Purple/Whitesnake like grooves. So strong in fact that it took the number eight spot on my Decibel Geek 2017 Top Ten List. When I heard that David Reece and Frank Pane had begun work on a sophomore album last year,…

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BONFIRE – Temple of Lies (April 13, 2018)

BONFIRE – Temple of Lies (April 13, 2018)

Bonfire has announced they are set to release new album Temple Of Lies on April 13th via AFM Records. Few German rock acts can look back at as long and successful a career as Bonfire. Counting their predecessor – a group called Cacumen, which was also founded by Hans Ziller and featured more or less the same line-up – the band has been around since 1972, has operated under its current moniker since 1986 and…

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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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My Top 10 Albums of 2017 – Shawn “Animalize” Irwin

My Top 10 Albums of 2017 – Shawn “Animalize” Irwin

Be sure to check out the Decibel Geek website contributor’s collective compilation of the top albums: Best of 2017 Article As 2017 quickly approaches its conclusion, I find it appropriate to reflect on almost 150 new releases of music that I have discovered over the course of the year. Admittedly, my favorites tend to be from the Melodic Rock and Symphonic Metal genres. Regardless, I am proud to present my Top Ten for 2017. To…

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SAINTED SINNERS – DAVID REECE (Interview / CD Review)

SAINTED SINNERS – DAVID REECE (Interview / CD Review)

“Generation”…(insert bassline here)….“Clash”. For those that have no clue what I am referring to in the previous sentence then you are missing out on one of the coolest songs from one of the most underrated albums to come out of the eighties. “Generation Clash” was the lead off single and video to Accept‘s 1989 Eat The Heat album. The video for this song was my introduction to vocalist David Reece who stepped in as replacement…

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My Top 10 Albums of 2016 – Shawn “Animalize” Irwin

Another year has passed with new music and what a year it has been. With over 100 releases for me to go through to try and break it down to my personal top 10 favorite, wasn’t easy! As a fan of different styles of music, it was hard to pick what I feel as my Top 10. One day it might be some heavier music where other days more melodic. So many other great releases came…

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Bonfire Part Company With Singer (News)

Bonfire Part Company With Singer (News)

BONFIRE PART WAYS WITH DAVID REECE After two successful charting albums Glorious (2015) and Pearls (2016) and over 100 shows performed, Bonfire and singer David Reece (ex-Accept) part ways, citing the reasons as personal and professional differences. These differences are irreconcilable, so both parties decide it is best to just part ways. Bonfire wished Reece the best of luck in his future endeavors. Read the Decibel Geek review of Glorious here: Return to Glory Returning to…

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Phantom 5 – Phantom 5 (Album Review)

Phantom 5 – Phantom 5 (Album Review)

If like me, you have never heard of this band then it’s time to find out about PHANTOM 5. They are a brand new German melodic heavy rock band put together by former BONFIRE singer Claus Lessmann, with guitar player Michael Voss (MAD MAX, CASSANOVA, WOLFPAKK) completed by Robby Boebel (FRONTLINE) Axel Kruse (MAD MAX, ex-JADED HEART) and Francis Buchholz (ex-SCORPIONS). I am hoping for good things as I cue this up. When I think of Claus, I…

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Phantom 5 – Phantom 5 (May 13, 2016)

Phantom 5 – Phantom 5 (May 13, 2016)

Born as Supremacy, the new German Melodic Rock alliance, started when Michael Voss (Casanova, Bonfire, Mad Max) and Claus Lessmann (Bonfire) decided to approach the Frontiers label about making a new record together. Frontiers’ President Serafino Perugino loved the idea and suggested the guys should go ahead and involve some of the talented musicians that composed the Melodic Hard Rock scene in Germany between the end of the 90’s and early 00’s. In particular, bands such…

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