LITTLE CAESAR – Live In Sweden (Concert Review)

LITTLE CAESAR – Live In Sweden (Concert Review)

A mathematical thing. 30 years. Over 10 failed attempts. 4 different countries. What does it add up to? 1000’s of tears. Tonight, I cried. I openly wept warm salty tears of disbelief and happiness. After approximately 30 years and over 10 false starts, I finally witnessed Little Caesar live. Little Caesar hit the music scene in 1989 with their self-titled debut and the cover of Aretha‘s “Chain of Fools”. I’ve followed the band since then, almost 30…

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LEGIONS OF METAL II FESTIVAL – Day One (Festival Report)

LEGIONS OF METAL II FESTIVAL – Day One (Festival Report)

LEGIONS OF METAL II FESTIVAL While obviously paramount, every festival is about more than the music. The social aspect and expanding your worldwide network of like-minded friends has to come into play somewhere as well. Also eating, that’s important too! This means at a jam-packed event like the Legions of Metal II Festival, it is inevitable that you will not see some of the acts on stage. Also, I did not enjoy every band I…

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LEGIONS OF METAL II FESTIVAL – Pre-Party (Festival Report)

LEGIONS OF METAL II FESTIVAL – Pre-Party (Festival Report)

The 2018 Legions of Metal II Festival was a complete and total no-brainer for me. Last year I attended the event mostly because my beloved Lady Beast was on the roster. Who’s kidding who…if not for that, the event may have flown under my radar forever! 2017 brought some troubled times for me personally, but you can read my account of this much needed at the time musical getaway here: LEGIONS OF METAL 2017. And…

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Northern Invasion Invades Wisconsin For 4th Consecutive Year

Northern Invasion Invades Wisconsin For 4th Consecutive Year

Northern Invasion May 12 & 13 2018 Somerset Amphitheater, 495 Main St., Somerset, Wis. The 4th installment of Northern Invasion is in the books. Young and old alike arrived with the pasty pale complection earned from a cold winter, and leave with sunburn shaped raccoon eyes. Part of AEG’s World’s Loudest Month, Northern Invasion has brought the Somserset Amphitheater back to its metal roots that were planted during the Ozzfest runs of the late 90’s…

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AUTOMAN.CA Local Pit Crew Check-In From Bovine Sex Club (Concert Review)

AUTOMAN.CA Local Pit Crew Check-In From Bovine Sex Club (Concert Review)

I went to visit an old friend tonight. The kind of friend that’s always there but sometimes you don’t see for years! Not from bitterness or neglect just different paths in life. In the early Decibel Geek days, I wrote two reviews of an awesome Canadian band called Automan.ca. Now it was time to revisit those days gone by. You Need A Backseat Surprise October 2012 Concert Review Bona Fide Rock and Roll With Automan.ca…

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SHOKKER at NYDM Spring Bash and M-Pre Party (Concert Review)

SHOKKER at NYDM Spring Bash and M-Pre Party (Concert Review)

Not knowing a ton about this band’s years active or history didn’t deter their 2017 issued debut CD, III, from breaking into my best of the year list. Check out my podcast (CGCM Podcast EP#22 – Best of 2017) with co-host Wally Gator….the disc hit his list too! My cohost even wrote a stellar album review: III (Album Review). Thanks to Dave Dillman and his M-Pre Party (an unofficial unaffiliated event held prior to Baltimore’s…

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Stalking The Beast (On Tour With LADY BEAST) (Concert Reviews)

Stalking The Beast (On Tour With LADY BEAST) (Concert Reviews)

For a musically passionate (recently named bonkers by a UK friend) individual such as I, following a favorite band on a mini-tour is borderline erotic. Maybe I am bonkers, but this crazy Canadian recently bought himself a little week-belated birthday gift. Flying from Toronto to Columbus Ohio I began a four night, four show, four city parade across four US states following (or perhaps stalking is more appropriate) Pittsburgh’s Lady Beast. Almost 1500 miles of…

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THE GENE SIMMONS BAND in St. Charles, Il (Concert Review)

THE GENE SIMMONS BAND in St. Charles, Il (Concert Review)

Gene Simmons and The Gene Simmons Band came to far west suburban Chicago and conquered. The performance was amazing as was the set list. In fact, I would have to say I enjoyed this show more than the last two times I saw KISS and more than the times I saw KISS on the tours from Lick It Up to Crazy Nights. Guitarists Ryan Cook, Jeremy Asbrock and Phillip Souse played with precision while drummer…

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THE IRON MAIDENS – Trees, Dallas, TX (Concert Review)

THE IRON MAIDENS – Trees, Dallas, TX (Concert Review)

In August of 2017 I purchased tickets to see The Iron Maidens and finally my daughter and I were lucky enough to get to see them live in Dallas this past Saturday! The show consisted of three cover bands total. The first was a local Dio cover band called Holy Dyver. I am not a Dio fan, so I can’t rate the accuracy with which they covered the songs. But I know that they played…

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SHARK ISLAND – The 666 Lounge, London UK (Concert Review)

SHARK ISLAND – The 666 Lounge, London UK (Concert Review)

It is no secret to anyone that has even heard my name, that Shark Island are my favorite band and I have had a long obsession with them since I was 15 years old. They are yet another one of those bands that I had to wait 28 years to finally see in the UK. As with many of the bands of that era, I first discovered them on Raw Power, (an hour-long music programme…

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