HARDBONE – Tailor Made (Album Review)

HARDBONE – Tailor Made (Album Review)

Well, it happens every year after issuing Decibel Geek’s Top Ten Albums. I’m again listening to albums for the first time that perhaps should have been considered. Here’s another one, Hardbone‘s Tailor Made. Would it have made the list? I don’t think so, but it should have at least been considered as it would have surely placed in the top twenty. In any case, I only experienced my first listen today, New Year’s Day. Furthermore…

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KREATOR – Gods Of Violence (January 27, 2016)

KREATOR – Gods Of Violence (January 27, 2016)

German thrash Gods Kreator have announced the release of their 14th studio album.  Gods Of Violence will be released on January 27 via Nuclear Blast Records. Kreator singer/guitarist and main songwriter Mille Petrozza comments: “We have prepared an amazing video trilogy with Grupa13 for our new album. We believe that they are among the most creative artists when it comes to surreal video art. The story line is linked to our album concept and the first clip visualizes the birth of the KREATOR…

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Forced Entry – Forced Entry (April 29, 2016)

Forced Entry – Forced Entry (April 29, 2016)

Decibel Geek proudly presents the second-ever Decibel Geek sponsored CD release! Forced Entry are a German band hailing from Bonn, North Rhine-Westphalia that began in 1986 and released only one full-length album under that name. After a 1987 Demo recording, Forced Entry‘s self-titled album was released on vinyl in 1988. The band was made up of Roland Wedel (bass), Willi Schwäbig (drums), Rüdiger Blindert (guitar), Mike Gare (guitar) and Harry Amthor (vocals). A moniker change from 1988-1989 (The Pakk) soon…

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Ninja – Into the Fire (Album Review)

Ninja – Into the Fire (Album Review)

Into the Fire is the 4th album from German heavy metal act Ninja re-released March 18, 2016, on Pure Steel Records after its original release in 2014. Ninja were formed in 1986, their debut album, Invincible, came out in 1988 with 2 other albums, Liberty in 1992 and Valley of the Wolves in 1997. After calling it a day in 1997 they recently reformed in 2014 and released the new album Into the Fire. The…

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Sinbreed – Master Creator (February 26, 2016)

Sinbreed – Master Creator (February 26, 2016)

Impressive third studio album by Germany’s new melodic speed metal masters – Feat. members of Blind Guardian (Fredrik Ehmke) and Avantasia (Herbie Langhans) – Sinbreed follows a consequent stylistic direction: melodic, speedy, gutsy metal without keyboards – Mixed and mastered by Markus Teske (Vanden Plas, Saga, Mob Rules) No games, no nonsense: German melodic speed metal band Sinbreed returns with their third studio album Master Creator. A new release that early wasn’t be expected really, considering…

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Show Review: Blind Guardian with Grave Digger Toronto

Show Review: Blind Guardian with Grave Digger Toronto

The Germans are coming! The Germans are coming! And thank God for that! Decibel Geek staff Shawn “Animalize” Irwin and Rich “The Meister” Dillon were on hand as two veritable German forces invaded The Danforth Music Hall in Toronto on Thursday, October 29, 2015, Blind Guardian with special guests Grave Digger. Having been a member of the Grave Digger camp for some years, Meister was highly anticipating their set while Animalize leaned more towards Blind…

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Bonfire-Glorious (May 5, 2015)

Bonfire-Glorious (May 5, 2015)

German melodic rock legends Bonfire will release their new album Glorious on May 5, 2015 in North America via Borila Records. Glorious will include twelve new songs and two new recordings of the Bonfire classics “Sweet Obsession“ and “American Nights”. Glorious promises to be harder, more powerful and features new vocalist David Reece (ex-Accept, Bangalore Choir, Tango Down). The last studio album, Branded, from the band that formed in 1986 was published in 2011. Since its inception, Bonfire has released a total of 15 studio and live albums and sold…

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Freedom Call-Eternity 666 Weeks Beyond Eternity (April 28, 2015)

Freedom Call-Eternity 666 Weeks Beyond Eternity (April 28, 2015)

German power metal band Freedom Call will be reissuing their 2002 album Eternity in an expanded 2 CD digipak edition with tons of bonus material, including the brand new track “666 Weeks Beyond Eternity”. Eternity-666 Weeks Beyond Eternity will be released in Scandinavia on April 22nd, in Germany on April 24th, in Europe on April 27th and in the USA on April 28th as a 2 CD digipak version and download through SPV/Steamhammer. Freedom Call began…

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Axel Rudi Pell & Friends-Magic Moments: 25th Anniversary Show (April 28, 2015)

Axel Rudi Pell & Friends-Magic Moments: 25th Anniversary Show (April 28, 2015)

German guitar wizard Axel Rudi Pell started out with the band Steeler (not to be confused with Ron Keel‘s American band of the same name) from 1984-1988 before he embarked on his own successful solo career. Pell‘s current band consists of Johnny Gioeli (Hardline) on vocals, Ferdy Doernberg (Uli Jon Roth) on keys, Volker Krawczak (Steeler) on bass and Bobby Rondinelli (Black Sabbath) behind the kit. This lineup issued the album Into The Storm in…

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Wicked Sensation Creates an Adrenaline Rush

Wicked Sensation Creates an Adrenaline Rush

German melodic hard rockers Wicked Sensation hit back with a fourth album and the first since 2010´s Crystalized. The band was formed in 1999 in Karlsruhe, Germany by guitarist and songwriter Michael Klein. The original band was made up by Klein, guitarist  Sang Vong, lead vocalist Francis Soto, keyboard player Bernd Spitzner, bass man Martin Mannhardt and finally drummer Björn Gref. They released a self-financed and self-titled debut maxi-CD in 2000 which landed them a…

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