HELIX Frontman BRIAN VOLLMER Announces Solo Album (News)

HELIX Frontman BRIAN VOLLMER Announces Solo Album (News)

Brian Vollmer, frontman for Canadian hard rock/metal band Helix has announced some details on the release of his new solo effort. He posted the following via Facebook: “Coming soon! In the next week, we’ll be taking advance orders for GET YER HANDS DIRTY on the Merch section of the Helix web site for both vinyl and CD. Got some great players on this disc, including Danko Jones, who sang lead vocals with me on the…

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SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL 2017 – A Recap in photos

SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL 2017 – A Recap in photos

Sweden Rock Festival 2017 For the second year in a row, I was able to go to Sweden Rock. This time I was fortunate to see Canadian hard rock band Helix live in Sweden, along with Edguy, Aerosmith, Saxon, Lionheart and many more. I had a great time once again with my Decibel Geek brethren and hope to continue returning year after year to this awesome festival. Here is a recap of the bands I…

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Helix Reveal New Album Track List & Artwork (News)

Helix Reveal New Album Track List & Artwork (News)

Canadian metallers and platinum recording artists Helix have been in the business for more than 30 years and are still going strong! On the heels of 2014’s Bastard of the Blues full-length album and appearances on several Monsters of Rock Cruises (February’s voyage had many saying it was the best performance ever seen from the band), they unveiled the artwork by Brent Doerner and the track listing for an upcoming compilation CD titled Rock It Science,…

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Hoser Heavy Metal Hour Vol4 – Ep216

Hoser Heavy Metal Hour Vol4 – Ep216

For the fourth consecutive year, the Canadian Decibel Geek team of Wallygator Norton and Rich “The Meister” Dillon, the Hoser Heavy Metal Twins, return to the Decibel Geek airwaves. In what has become a yearly tradition in which regular weekly podcast hosts, Chris and Aaron take their Thanksgiving off and the Canadians host the episode, the duo from The Great White North present an episode jam-packed with music from Canadian artists. Due to schedule alignment…

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Brian Vollmer (Helix) Audio Interview

Brian Vollmer (Helix) Audio Interview

Decibel Geek staff writer Blair DeAbreu recently had the chance to sit down with Brian Vollmer, frontman for Helix, Canada’s biggest heavy metal band (Audio clip appears below). Blair says that sitting down with Brian Vollmer is like having a beer with a buddy you haven’t seen in years but it sure seems comfortable, picking right back up where you left off. It’s refreshing that after 40 years the passion Brian has still burns ferociously…

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Insightful Minds At Ease: A Review of the Abandoned Souls Album

Insightful Minds At Ease: A Review of the Abandoned Souls Album

Abandoned Souls are a band from London, Ontario, Canada currently consisting of vocalist/bassist James Todd, drummer Steve Thomas and guitarists Derek De Kort and Tim Thompson.  I must admit that I was unfamiliar with them until they reached out to me after seeing The Meister‘s Decibel Geek review of Lee Aaron‘s concert on December 6, 2014 in Whitby, Ontario.  The evening previous, (attended by DBG photographer Brian Ronald) in London, Ontario saw Abandoned Souls setting…

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