SARASIN – Raise the Pain (Album Review)

SARASIN – Raise the Pain (Album Review)

Some years back, let’s say in January/February of 2015, a plain kraft paper envelope arrived in my mailbox. Simply addressed to “The Meister”, inside was the self-titled album from Hamilton, Ontario band Sarasin. Now, I had caught no whiff of mention or knowledge of Sarasin pre-kraft envelope arrival at my doorstep. I found a CD containing a heavy metal band of the relatively traditional sense. I positively reviewed the CD and even had a skype…

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THE WILDHEARTS – Renaissance Men (Album Review)

THE WILDHEARTS – Renaissance Men (Album Review)

Here goes the influence once again! Those that maybe listen to CGCM Podcast, or read a few of my articles have probably noticed mention of an influential person in my life. Sometimes even called “The Bad Influence”, although that’s only in jest. This person has opened my eyes and ears to quite a bit. Now, of course, I knew of The Wildhearts. But I was not overly familiar with their outputs, maybe just a song…

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METALOCALYPSE – Animated Series (TV Show Review)

METALOCALYPSE – Animated Series (TV Show Review)

Brothers and sisters, the apocalypse is descended upon us. The Metalocalypse that is… So, I started watching this show titled Metalocalypse on recommendation from someone I find intriguingly fantastic. They’ve turned me onto a few things in recent times, and I’m better for it. This is just one in that long string of home runs. Astounded to discover that I’ve never heard of Metalocalypse, I was immediately told I had to check it out. The…

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IRON MAIDENS in Stockholm (Concert Blog)

IRON MAIDENS in Stockholm (Concert Blog)

A couple of weeks back it was my birthday. I had the extreme pleasure of spending “Meister Day” (also “Wallygator Day” and “CGCM Day” among others) in a foreign country. A country that I love and am actually planning a move to in the future. And what a better way to spend a birthday than with amazing friends and lovely ladies? Welcome to my birthday blog featuring The IRON MAIDENS in Stockholm. In Stockholm, Sweden…

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DEVIL’S GUN – Sing for the Chaos (Album Review)

DEVIL’S GUN – Sing for the Chaos (Album Review)

If I’m being totally honest, there isn’t a ton of “wow factor” albums I’ve listened to so far in 2019. In fact, I’ve personally been quite disappointed with a lot of the outputs. But I found a pleasant surprise recently and now another one here with Devil’s Gun! On April 12, 2019, Devil’s Gun – Sing for the Chaos will hit the shelves (er…online screens). And I love it! Devil’s Gun hail from Växjö, Sweden…

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THE TREATMENT – Power Crazy (Album Review)

THE TREATMENT – Power Crazy (Album Review)

A few years back, after being out of music for quite some time, I jumped back into the pool in full force. It’s like I was whole again, I didn’t realize how much music meant to me. Why I was “out of the game”, we’ll leave for another day. But, I indeed discovered that “my music” was alive and well all over the world. And new (at the time) bands such as The Treatment played…

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FRENZY – Blind Justice (Album Review)

FRENZY – Blind Justice (Album Review)

Comics and metal like peas and pods? How can you go wrong with a combination like that? When I was but a young lad, I was, of course, a comic book fanatic. These days I like some of the feature films and a couple of the TV shows. But mostly I’m out of touch with the universe. What I am up to speed on is great Hard Rock and Heavy Metal (personal tastes, of course)….

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The Anticipation of MORC 2019 (Blog)

The Anticipation of MORC 2019 (Blog)

Exactly one week from today, I will be airborne! As I prepare to head out from Toronto to Miami for my ninth Monsters of Rock Cruise, I thought I’d jot down some thoughts. Many MORC-ians may indeed know me. Perhaps you read my last year’s pre-sail blog on Decibel Geek (link). Maybe you’re a part of the EH Team (the group that I started some cruises back to find more Canadians). Or possibly you’ve listened…

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Those Hosers are Fired! – Ep302

Those Hosers are Fired! – Ep302

The guys are back this week after realizing their Canadian friends were too busy with their own podcast to cover their normal Thanksgiving duties. For five years, Rich “Meister” Dillon and Wally “Gator” Norton devotedly filled in on the last week of Thanksgiving so Chris and Aaron could enjoy time with their families and celebrate their holiday. However, this year the calls and emails went unanswered and the guys were forced to go back out…

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CGCM PODCAST Announces Launch Date (News)

CGCM PODCAST Announces Launch Date (News)

Long time Decibel Geek contributors/staff writers/editors/occasional Podcast hosts Wally “Wallygator” Norton and Rich “The Meister” Dillon have unveiled their own show titled Canadian Geeks (with Beers) Chatting Metal Podcast. That’s quite a mouthful to spit out, so they also go by the acronym CGCM Podcast. The self-dubbed Hoser Heavy Metal Twins have overtaken the airwaves of Decibel Geek five years running to host the Thanksgiving episode in place of regular hosts Chris and Aaron. Now the…

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