EPICA – Vs Attack On Titan Songs (EP Review)

EPICA – Vs Attack On Titan Songs (EP Review)

Background To Release Epica have decided to officially release worldwide the EP that was only released in Japan late last year.  Entitled Vs Attack On Titan Songs, this is music originally composed by Revo from a Japanese band called Linked Horizon.  Linked Horizon wrote the music for a series of Manga movies. The pieces were written (apparently) in an Epica style, so now the band have re-recorded them for the more Metal based market. To…

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EPICA: The United Principle Tour – Glasgow ABC1 (Concert Review)

EPICA: The United Principle Tour – Glasgow ABC1 (Concert Review)

Thoughts in advance of the Epica show: On an absolutely atrocious night of rain in Glasgow where roads round about were closed causing traffic chaos Dutch symphonic metallers Epica brought their United Principle tour to the ABC 1. Despite all that, there was a healthy crowd that turned up to catch the band play a set that centred around their last album The Holographic Principle. I confess that I found it a difficult album to…

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My Top 10 Albums of 2017 – Shawn “Animalize” Irwin

My Top 10 Albums of 2017 – Shawn “Animalize” Irwin

Be sure to check out the Decibel Geek website contributor’s collective compilation of the top albums: Best of 2017 Article As 2017 quickly approaches its conclusion, I find it appropriate to reflect on almost 150 new releases of music that I have discovered over the course of the year. Admittedly, my favorites tend to be from the Melodic Rock and Symphonic Metal genres. Regardless, I am proud to present my Top Ten for 2017. To…

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EPICA – The Solace System EP (September 1, 2017)

EPICA – The Solace System EP (September 1, 2017)

With their last masterpiece, Epica set new standards. 2016’s The Holographic Principle is the most epochal, multi-layered, courageous and successful record of the band, reaching top 10 chart position entries in the German, Dutch and Swiss album charts. Accordingly, all the tracks written for the album process are high-quality, but not all songs have been put on the album. “This is only based on the fact that the record should not exceed 76 minutes,” explains Mark….

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EPICA Ultimate Principle Tour In North America (News)

EPICA Ultimate Principle Tour In North America (News)

The Dutch Symphonic metal band EPICA is returning to North America this summer, bringing with them their ULTIMATE PRINCIPLE TOUR in support of their newest album The Holographic Principle. This will be the band’s biggest North American tour to date, and supporting them is a stellar line-up of heavy metal giants including the Italian gothfathers Lacuna Coil, the Finnish melodic death metal band Insomnium, and a new up-and-coming band, Elantris. This is a tour that…

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ARKONA/SIRENIA North American Tour Announcement (News)

ARKONA/SIRENIA North American Tour Announcement (News)

For the first time in their career, Sirenia from Norway will land on North American soil and tour USA & Canada. Touring for their latest album Dim Days of Dolor released November 2016. Dim Days of Dolor did make my personal Top 10 for 2016. The new album and tour features new lead vocalist Emmanuelle Zoldan.  Zoldan is a trained opera singer who has been with Sirenia as a choir singer for over a decade! Taking from the Sirenia official website:…

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SEVEN KINGDOMS – Decennium (Album Review)

SEVEN KINGDOMS – Decennium (Album Review)

Once upon a time, in far land known as Florida, a band came along that turned the traditional scene on its head, leaving the Death Metal bands in its wake with Power Metal searing as anything being produced in the European heartlands.  Seven Kingdoms have released several quality records since their formation in 2007 and their current line up includes vocalist Sabrina Valentine, guitarist Camden Cruz, guitarist Kevin Byrd, drummer Keith Byrd, and bassist Aaron…

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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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My Top 10 Albums of 2016 – Shawn “Animalize” Irwin

Another year has passed with new music and what a year it has been. With over 100 releases for me to go through to try and break it down to my personal top 10 favorite, wasn’t easy! As a fan of different styles of music, it was hard to pick what I feel as my Top 10. One day it might be some heavier music where other days more melodic. So many other great releases came…

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EPICA Concert In Toronto (Concert Review)

EPICA Concert In Toronto (Concert Review)

After a weekend at a festival, I had almost a week to rest up for another show. This time I find myself at The Phoenix Concert Theatre in Toronto Canada to see Dutch symphonic metal legends Epica brought to you by Inertia Entertainment.  Epica was in Toronto back in January 2016 which I hate to admit I missed the show to take my wife to see So You Think You Can Dance. Enough said!! Lots…

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