Radio Sucks Radio Show v31 – Ep295

Radio Sucks Radio Show v31 – Ep295

DBG VIP and host of Digital Killed the Radio Star podcast David Hudson joins the guys this week for Radio Sucks Radio Show v31. David was a supporter of the recent Rock n Pod Expo in Nashville. When asked for a desired show theme, Radio Sucks was his choice and this one is packed with great tracks. In this long-form music and discussion show you’ll get tracks from Warrant, Tora Tora, Poison, Gaslight Anthem, RATT,…

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EVERY MOTHER’S NIGHTMARE – Grind (Album Review)

EVERY MOTHER’S NIGHTMARE – Grind (Album Review)

There existed a time period in the early 1990’s when the shift of the prevailing musical trend moved from melodic metal (AKA Hair Metal or Glam Metal) to Grunge. During this transition, many very good hard rock/metal bands fell through the cracks of the collective public consciousness as their record labels made the decision to promote bands following the hotter genre of the moment. Many of these bands languished and eventually disappeared altogether. However, a…

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SONS OF TEXAS – Forged By Fortitude (Album Review)

SONS OF TEXAS – Forged By Fortitude (Album Review)

So, I was minding my own business and trying to be creative with Decibel Geek Facebook posts, when The Meister messaged me, asking whether I would be interested in reviewing a band, sending me a cryptic URL which brought up SOT – Forged album.  OK, I said, why not? I started playing the album and the first track “Buy In To Sell Out” grabbed me by the throat like some rabid Doberman – I thought…

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RAVAGE – Return Of The Spectral Rider (Album Review)

RAVAGE – Return Of The Spectral Rider (Album Review)

Return Of The Spectral Rider is a re-imagining of Ravage‘s 2005 debut, The Spectral Rider. According to the band, the recording was plagued with problems, resulting in a finished product that wasn’t exactly what they wanted. The band didn’t have ownership of the original tracks, so they were unable to remix the album. With that in mind, Ravage decided to re-record their debut with better professional production. They changed up the sequencing and added a…

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Producer Panel with Michael Wagener and Toby Wright – Ep294

Producer Panel with Michael Wagener and Toby Wright – Ep294

This week we present a live recording of the Producer Panel with Michael Wagener and Toby Wright. This panel discussion, recorded on stage at the Nashville Rock n Pod Expo, has the two legendary producers sharing stories that span their career, recounting some of their favorite recording moments, and some discussion on the current state of recording today. Artists from throughout their career are discussed including Warrant, Skid Row, Alice in Chains, KISS, Dokken, Denman…

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ALICE COOPER – Paranormal (Album Review)

ALICE COOPER – Paranormal (Album Review)

I may be in the minority, but I love when classic rock artists put out new music. I’m not saying I always like the finished product, but I like getting something new. The new Alice Cooper CD Paranormal is one I was really looking forward to, but as much as I hate to say it, it misses the mark. Paranormal had a lot going for it. Great guest stars like ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons, Deep Purple’s Roger…

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ROCK ON THE RANGE Wrap-Up (Festival Review)

ROCK ON THE RANGE Wrap-Up (Festival Review)

Even though the 11th annual Rock on the Range in Columbus, Ohio turned out to be more of Rain on the Range, it wasn’t a total loss. Minus a couple of bands on Friday night, every artist performed. It was a tough year for the promoters with the death of Chris Cornell of Soundgarden (who were supposed to be the headliner on Friday night) and an uncooperative Mother Nature. The official attendance for the 3-day…

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ROCK ON THE RANGE – Day Three (Festival Review)

ROCK ON THE RANGE – Day Three (Festival Review)

Following yet another stormy night, we prepared ourselves for the last day of the Rock on the Range music festival. Forecasters had predicted all week that this would be the day with the highest chance of storms sticking around all day. After all the frustrating weather delays we had already endured, we crossed our fingers and said a little prayer for good weather as we headed to Mapfre Stadium. This was the day that had…

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KICKIN VALENTINA – Imaginary Creatures (Album Review)

KICKIN VALENTINA – Imaginary Creatures (Album Review)

Just like I hope most of you do, I listen to every single episode of the Decibel Geek podcast. The podcast is a great way to hear interesting interviews and conversations, but most of all, it is the best way to find new music from hard rock/heavy metal artists. On Fresh Blood Volume 4 – Episode 239, Aaron Camaro introduced us to a band from Atlanta, GA called Kickin Valentina. I loved the song he…

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ECLIPSE – Monumentum (Album Review)

ECLIPSE – Monumentum (Album Review)

One of the things I enjoy most about writing for Decibel Geek is discovering new bands – or at least ones that are new to me – from all over the world. Often, these bands have several other releases and are fairly popular in their country but not very well-known anywhere else. As usual, I find myself amazed that there is so much great music out there that most people don’t even know exist. When…

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