LEGIONS OF METAL II 2018 Announcements (News)

LEGIONS OF METAL II 2018 Announcements (News)

LEGIONS OF METAL II 2018 Born out of the ashes of Ragnarokkr Festival, the premiere Legions of Metal took place in Chicago last year. A fully loaded bill loaded with old school Traditional flavored metal bands from around the world. Held over three days, including a pre-party, the event saw Decibel Geek website editor Rich “The Meister” Dillon making the journey from Toronto. Heralded as a great success by festival attendees and judging by the…

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Chicago Rock – Ep297

Chicago Rock – Ep297

DBG VIP and past guest Joe Becht joins the guys this week for a talk about Chicago Rock. The Windy City may be steeped in jazz and blues history but it would be foolish to sleep on its contributions to the history of rock music. In this long-form music and discussion episode, Joe shares his memories of growing up in Chicago, his experiences at different city venues and how a number of great rock acts…

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RISE AGAINST – Wolves (Album Review)

RISE AGAINST – Wolves (Album Review)

2017 has been a bewildering year for social and political change.  There have been so many moments across the world where accepted norms and values have changed and transformed into things we would never have expected.  It is therefore timely that my favorite pop punk band, Rise Against, have elected to release their latest album in this self-same year. Wolves is a masterpiece. Timeless and accessible, but with teeth and lots of attitude, it is…

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Shokker – “III” (Album Review)

Shokker – “III” (Album Review)

Everything I love about metal! Looking for something new to sink my teeth into and review, I grabbed a copy of Shokker‘s recent release (April 2017) entitled III. Now I do remember Rich “The Meister” Dillon raving about this band in some of our recent music conversations but to this point I had only ever heard their name. That changed yesterday afternoon when I slipped on the headphones and got my first taste of the…

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Meister Pre-Parties For The LEGIONS OF METAL (Festival Report)

Meister Pre-Parties For The LEGIONS OF METAL (Festival Report)

With the pressures of daily life and responsibilities of adulting piling up heavily, I wasn’t totally sure I’d be making the event. But Metal prevailed overall and off to The Legions of Metal Festival in Chicago I went. Legions of Metal is a traditional metal festival born out of the ashes of the Ragnarokkr Festival. OK, confession time….I have no idea what that is, but they tell me it’s where Legions of Metal was born….

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Rock Review Phil & The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Rock Review Phil & The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Different people hold different opinions on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. I hear and understand all of these opinions, both the optimistic ones (such as how it’s such a prestigious honour) to the pessimistic ones (like how it doesn’t really mean anything and it’s arbitrary etc). I consider myself an optimist on the subject. Hell, I spend so much time paying attention to who has been inducted, which members of bands did and…

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