Hoser Heavy Metal Hour Vol4 – Ep216

Hoser Heavy Metal Hour Vol4 – Ep216

For the fourth consecutive year, the Canadian Decibel Geek team of Wallygator Norton and Rich “The Meister” Dillon, the Hoser Heavy Metal Twins, return to the Decibel Geek airwaves. In what has become a yearly tradition in which regular weekly podcast hosts, Chris and Aaron take their Thanksgiving off and the Canadians host the episode, the duo from The Great White North present an episode jam-packed with music from Canadian artists. Due to schedule alignment…

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Japanese Assault Fest & Decibel Geek (David Glynn & The Meister)

Japanese Assault Fest & Decibel Geek (David Glynn & The Meister)

Japanese Assault Fest 2015 (including articles by David Glynn and The Meister) Often called “The Land of the Rising Sun”, the East Asian island country of Japan is known for being a successful area for metal bands touring around the world. Many live albums have been recorded in Japan (Iron Maiden‘s Maiden Japan, Michael Schenker Group‘s One Night at Budokan, Judas Priest‘s Unleashed in the East, Dokken‘s Beast from the East) and Japanese bands such as…

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Meister’s Japanese Assault Fest Adventure 2015

Meister’s Japanese Assault Fest Adventure 2015

On a whim and a prayer, inspired by a dare (of sorts), the jet-setting rock and roll festival fanatic, Decibel Geek‘s The Meister (yours truly) was rather spontaneously on his way to Tokyo Japan! I was so happy when Diemonds published the news bulletin that they would be a part of the Japanese Assault Fest 2015 in Tokyo Japan, thanks to their Japanese record label, Spiritual Beast. I have personally followed Toronto Canada’s Diemonds since I instantly…

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Japanese Assault Fest: Truly an Assault on the Senses!

Japanese Assault Fest: Truly an Assault on the Senses!

Rich “The Meister” Dillon arrived from Toronto on Friday night, after which we promptly celebrated until 4 am. Hungover on Saturday, The Meister and I bravely worked our way out to Club Seata in Kichijoji to attend the Japanese Assault Fest 2015, with a lineup of Spiritual Beast label acts. The club was small – it holds about 500 people – and the lobby, which is the only place to smoke in the building, was already…

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Diemonds Infest The West

Diemonds Infest The West

Originally I held back on writing/posting this concert review with the intentions of combining it with the final date of the tour, the official album release party. Unfortunately, situations beyond my control prevented me from attending. Sorry Diemonds, you know that I love ya and I was certainly there in spirit. I’m probably way more upset about missing the event than you are of course! The best intentions of catching at least three dates on…

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Queens of Noize 2 – Ep205

Queens of Noize 2 – Ep205

In February in 2014, we tipped our caps to some of our favorite female rockers in volume 1. We’re back this week to celebrate more Queens of Noize! Aaron and Chris return to give you volume 2 of our Queens of Noize concept. Celebrating some of their favorite female rockers, your hosts are bringing you cool tracks from the likes of Lita Ford, Lee Aaron, Nightwish, Diemonds, One Eyed Doll, Janis Joplin, Bitch, Phantom Blue…

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Diemonds “Never Wanna Die” Album Review

Diemonds “Never Wanna Die” Album Review

It was summer of 2012 when I first saw Diemonds open for Steel Panther. I enjoyed their set enough to meet them after the show, only to find out they are much nicer people than I had predicted, and buy their EP In The Rough, which at the time was the only thing they had with their songs recorded on it, and I thought it was good (especially the song “Shot For The Road”) but…

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Diemonds: The Meister’s Addiction

Diemonds: The Meister’s Addiction

MEDICAL REPORT SYMPTOMS: uncontrollable urge to raise fist in the air, loud cheering/screaming, regular singing at top of lungs (even though admittedly tone deaf), unbearable sense of loss and emptiness while Diemonds are not playing. DIAGNOSIS: Diemonds withdrawal TREATMENT: “Infest The West” with as many live Diemonds shows as possible and play Never Wanna Die at ear-bleedingly loud volumes in between live events. It’s becoming completely unfair to any and all other bands on the…

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Diemonds Are The Meister’s Best Friend

Diemonds Are The Meister’s Best Friend

In what The Meister (yes, sometimes I refer to myself in the third person) is absolutely and totally convinced was some kind of calculated ploy designed to make him acutely aware of the fact that his own follicles have long since departed, the long hair was flying all around the stage in headbanging glory at Detour Music Hall in St. Catharines Ontario on July 10, 2015. That’s right, Toronto’s Diemonds are on the road with…

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Diemonds-Never Wanna Die (August 14, 2015)

Diemonds-Never Wanna Die (August 14, 2015)

Toronto’s hard rock band Diemonds have, after a few delays, announced that their new album Never Wanna Die will hit stores August 14, 2015 (originally targeted for release April 20, 2015). The band has completed several US/Canada tours as well as being the first female fronted band to play in India and recently appeared on the KISS Kruise. For this issue, the band has signed with Entertainment One (eOne Music Canada) but it appears that bassist…

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