MELODICROCK FEST SCANDINAVIA – Day 2 (Festival Recap)

MELODICROCK FEST SCANDINAVIA – Day 2 (Festival Recap)

The Melodic Rock genre is a family. In every sense of the word. Events like this just hammer that home. The camaraderie shown to every attendee (fan/band/organizer) is overwhelmingly immense. This particular event, MelodicRock Fest Scandinavia, took place in Malmo, Sweden. While there have been other MelodicRock Fests in the past in U.S.A. and Australia, this was the first in Sweden. The event started and presented by Andrew McNeice of Australia’s Melodic Rock Records saw…

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SWEDEN ROCK 2018 Announces 12 More Acts (News)

SWEDEN ROCK 2018 Announces 12 More Acts (News)

This morning Sweden Rock Festival unveiled the next crop of bands for the 2018 event. Of the 12 announcements today we find Decibel Geek favorites, Girlschool, H.E.A.T. and Crazy Lixx among the list. Nearly the full line up has now been revealed with just ten more bands left to announce. SWEDEN ROCK 2018 Announcement (translated with Google Translate) One of the progressive rock’s biggest bands now exists in two editions. Yes featuring ARW, coming to…

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HAIR METAL HEAVEN (…or Hell?) – Day 1 (Festival Review/Blog)

HAIR METAL HEAVEN (…or Hell?) – Day 1 (Festival Review/Blog)

The first ever Hair Metal Heaven Festival in Hull UK has wrapped up its inaugural run. I’m here to give you a brief synopsis from a Canadian who traveled the Atlantic for this first-time event. You may agree or disagree, but these are my truthful and honest thoughts as I sit here days after the event has wrapped up. I certainly do not know all of the facts, not the ins and outs. I haven’t even…

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HAIR METAL HEAVEN Anticipation…and Stalking a Band (Blog)

HAIR METAL HEAVEN Anticipation…and Stalking a Band (Blog)

At the end of August Decibel Geek website editor Rich “The Meister” Dillon will once again be on the move. The intrepid Canadian, who seems to attend every worldwide festival is this time off to the UK. Along with making appearances at not one, but two rock festivals our hero will also be “stalking” one of his favorite bands. While The Meister calls it going on tour with the band…it’s really nothing more than stalking…

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FRONTIERS ROCK FESTIVAL IV, Milan, Italy – The Full Coverage (Festival Report)

FRONTIERS ROCK FESTIVAL IV, Milan, Italy – The Full Coverage (Festival Report)

A new contributor to the Decibel Geek family, Leslie Delaere shares her full report of Frontiers Rock Festival IV. We armed Leslie with a photo pass and set her loose on this melodic rock festival in Milan Italy. The event is hosted by the Frontiers Music Srl record label and showcases some of their many bands. Below you can find the individual links to Leslie’s coverage of both days at the festival. FRONTIERS ROCK FESTIVAL…

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CRAZY LIXX – Ruff Justice (Album Review)

CRAZY LIXX – Ruff Justice (Album Review)

Having checked out this band a few times over the past decade based on their name, which appeals to me and is generally indicative of my expectations of sound. Over the years they have delivered that sleaze sound that seems to breed like rabbits in Sweden (and neighboring countries). I do keep coming back to Crazy Lixx each release and through many member changes, I still await the evolution of the hooks to over the…

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CRAZY LIXX – Ruff Justice (April 21, 2017)

CRAZY LIXX – Ruff Justice (April 21, 2017)

Frontiers Music srl is thrilled to announce the upcoming release of Crazy Lixx‘s new studio album, Ruff Justice on April 21, 2017. The new record celebrates Crazy Lixx’s fifteenth anniversary as a band and offers ten hair/sleaze/80’s metal gems that hark back to the height of the hard rock era. The new songs draw inspiration from not only music but also from 1980’s horror and action flicks and stand as a glowing reminder that pretty much…

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Meister Loves "Girls of the 80’s": A Crazy Lixx Album Review

Meister Loves "Girls of the 80’s": A Crazy Lixx Album Review

Lovers of 80’s glam/sleaze in the veins of Motley Crue, Guns N’ Roses and KISS can rejoice in the Swedish outfit Crazy Lixx.  The band hails from Malmo, Sweden and came to be around 2002 when they wished to bring 80’s hard rock back to the music scene.  The 2007 debut album, Loud Minority, was issued via a local Swedish label until Frontiers Records snatched them up for 2010’s New Religion, 2012’s Riot Avenue and…

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