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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MORC West: MONSTERWOOD 2016 – Complete Coverage

MORC West: MONSTERWOOD 2016 – Complete Coverage

Once again On the Blue Entertainment has presented a successful Monsters of Rock Cruise. Dubbed Monsterwood, this 6th voyage in five years departed from the Port of San Pedro, Los Angeles bringing cruisers to new destinations. Furthermore, this marks the first time that the floating party boat has not set sail from Florida (Fort Lauderdale 2012-2013 / Miami 2014, 15 & 16). While folks from around the world rocking hard on the high seas did…

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Wild Rose – 4 (Album Review)

Wild Rose – 4 (Album Review)

Hailing from Greece, AOR band Wild Rose are soon set to release their 4th full-length studio album, aptly titled 4. Fans of Tyketto, Richard Marx, Survivor, Night Ranger, and even early Bon Jovi are sure to enjoy this melodic album. The band was formed over a decade ago and after much persistence and a few line up changes the band released their first full-length release, Half Past Midnight, in 2011. Since then they have remained…

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Striker – Stand In The Fire (Album Review)

Striker – Stand In The Fire (Album Review)

Canadian band Striker released their fourth full-length album Stand In The Fire earlier this month and it certainly kicks 2016 off with a huge bang. Some have called Striker “metal revivalists” and I certainly cannot disagree. They have greatly raised the bar on the New Wave of Heavy Metal. Forming in Edmonton in 2007, they released their first EP Road Warrior in 2009, with their first long-playing effort Eyes In The Night coming the following year. The international buzz…

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Album Review: Joel Hoekstra’s 13 – Dying To Live

Album Review: Joel Hoekstra’s 13 – Dying To Live

Guitarist Joel Hoekstra is set to release his 4th solo album entitled Joel Hoekstra’s 13 – Dying To Live. You may recognize Joel from Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Night Ranger, both the Broadway and off-Broadway productions of Rock Of Ages as well as the motion picture, the off-Broadway production of Love, Janis, and most recently Whitesnake. His previous 3 solo albums consist of mainly instrumental material so this time around Joel enlisted a few vocalists to sing…

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Meister’s MORC 2015: A Day At Sea!

Meister’s MORC 2015: A Day At Sea!

Sunday April 19, 2015 was a planned day at sea. No stops (ports) just rock n’ roll debauchery from waking to sleeping (passing out), hell I’m not even sure the ship was travelling anywhere it may have just been anchored in the deep blue sea! After the breakfast experience, the day began with the EH Team photo. I began the EH Team on a whim before last year’s cruise for a few Toronto area cruisers that…

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Meister’s MORC 2015: Bon Voyage!

Meister’s MORC 2015: Bon Voyage!

Ready to perform my absolute best cattle impersonations we arrived at the Port of Miami a little earlier than we were supposed to for boarding The Monsters Of Rock Cruise, but when have I ever followed the rules? To my great surprise there were hardly any lineups at all and we were rather quickly ushered into the terminal, through customs and then into a mild cattle line as we waited to check in, receive our…

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MORC 2015 Departure Excitement: A Blog

MORC 2015 Departure Excitement: A Blog

Ahhhhh the time is once again descending upon us at an alarming rate and by the time you’re reading this blog I shall most likely be well ensconced in the adventure. Due to time constraints (…and building this brand new Decibel Geek Website you see before you) I’ve not been able to facilitate my annual blog series examining the upcoming Monsters Of Rock Cruise in the weeks leading up to the event, but rest assured…

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Brighton’s FURYON Escape Sophomore Slump With ‘Lost Salvation’

Brighton’s FURYON Escape Sophomore Slump With ‘Lost Salvation’

Seldom does a modern rock album get loaded into my media player that I don’t want to delete moments after playback, but for the moment, Furyon’s second full length effort ‘Lost Salvation’ has softened my calloused heart and ears instantly for a number of reasons. First; the absence of “tough guy/douchebag” lyrics. Second; the guitar tracks are nearly void of pinch harmonics, which have certainly become the “2 handed tapping” of the 21st century. And…

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The Decibel Geek Top Albums of 2014 – Staff Picks

The Decibel Geek Top Albums of 2014 – Staff Picks

Well fellow Decibel Geeks it’s that time of year again and as 2014 draws to a close the staff here at Decibel Geek Podcast have compiled their list of the top ten best albums that this year has produced.  With our staff having grown by quite a bit throughout 2014, we were able to welcome new writers from around the globe to the team.  The weekly podcast reached new highs in the iTunes podcast charts,…

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