HAREM SCAREM – United (Album Review)

HAREM SCAREM – United (Album Review)

Harem Scarem are a Canadian hard rock band from Toronto Ontario. Harem Scarem achieved popularity in Japan and their native Canada the early 1990s. The band was active from 1987 to 2008 and again from 2013 after reforming. Throughout their career, they released 14 studio albums, plus numerous live and compilation albums. I am sure you’re wondering where the name Harem Scarem came from. It’s really not that big a mystery – everyone always assumes…

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SNAKECHARMER – Second Skin (Album Review)

SNAKECHARMER – Second Skin (Album Review)

Snakecharmer are a British hard rock supergroup that was originally founded in 2011 by former Whitesnake/David Coverdale members Micky Moody and Neil Murray along with musicians including Laurie Wisefield (Wishbone Ash), Harry James (Thunder) Adam Wakeman and Chris Ousey (Heartland). The band’s debut self-titled debut album was released in 2013 and musically is hard rock style mixed with blues and melody and reminds you of Bad Company and Foreigner. Snakecharmer played live shows regularly in support…

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The Best of 2016 (Decibel Geek Staff Picks)

The Best of 2016 (Decibel Geek Staff Picks)

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 grown into what you find here today. Alongside the weekly issued, absolutely free podcast episodes, our website features photograph galleries from live events around the world as well a direct feed to our YouTube channel, DBGTV. Our writing team encompasses some…

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Colin Starchild Francis’ Top Ten of 2016

My name is Colin Starchild Francis, Decibel Geek staff writer based in the U.K. and here are my top 10 albums of 2016. When people say rock is dead it makes me laugh. You just need to look for it! There are so many new and exciting bands out there and old bands releasing great albums. This list was so hard to compile as my taste for metal is so varied, everything from black metal…

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FIREWIND – Immortals (Album Review)

FIREWIND – Immortals (Album Review)

Firewind began as more of a showcase than a band. After dropping out of musical college in the USA, the young Greek guitarist Gus G. recorded a full-length demo with the help of friends to display his guitar skills to potential labels. Despite not being seen as a real band, he liked the name Firewind and it was used to market the demo, called Nocturnal Symphony. The band are currently signed to Century Media Records, have…

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THE ANSWER – Solas (Album Review)

THE ANSWER – Solas (Album Review)

The Answer is a blues-rock band from Newcastle and Northern Ireland U.K.. They have achieved success with their debut album Rise selling in excess of 30,000 copies in the UK & Europe and 100,000 worldwide. Ten years, five albums and thousands of shows later, The Answer returned home from the last date of their 2015 US Raise A Little Hell tour to a scene of utter emotional chaos. Staring into a financial and creative abyss, matters…

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