VICE – Veni Vidi Vice (Album Review)

VICE – Veni Vidi Vice (Album Review)

German Party Rockers Vice Reunite For Fun Times! Vice was founded in Munich Germany in the late 80’s and signed by major label BMG Ariola back in 1988.  Their first two records gave the band chart positions and several tours all over Europe. With more than 100.000 sold copies, Vice had a sizeable following with their good time punky rock n’roll. Now after almost 30 years, Vice have reunited for more rocking…The new album Veni…

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ORDEN OGAN – Gunmen (Album Review)

ORDEN OGAN – Gunmen (Album Review)

Across the musical fields of dawn stride a band of substance, with a steely determination in their eyes, carrying a sack full of magnificent songs that will make your head turn and your heart swell.  Orden Ogan is that group.  A German power metal band with progressive and folk metal elements, they have completely blown away all my preconceptions and this Gunmen album is another excellent release in 2017. The band was formed in 1996…

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Bonfire Part Company With Singer (News)

Bonfire Part Company With Singer (News)

BONFIRE PART WAYS WITH DAVID REECE After two successful charting albums Glorious (2015) and Pearls (2016) and over 100 shows performed, Bonfire and singer David Reece (ex-Accept) part ways, citing the reasons as personal and professional differences. These differences are irreconcilable, so both parties decide it is best to just part ways. Bonfire wished Reece the best of luck in his future endeavors. Read the Decibel Geek review of Glorious here: Return to Glory Returning to…

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Album Review: Shotgun Justice – State of Desolation

Album Review: Shotgun Justice – State of Desolation

Totally unsettling.  This album from German metallers Shotgun Justice is plain unsettling.  It is like a jukebox of all your favourite bands, but being played by some mad scientists.  I really don’t know whether this is pure genius or absolute lunacy, but it certainly grabs your attention! Formed in 2003, this band plays by its own rules and makes the listener take notice by the unexpected nature of the songs.  The band is lead by…

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MANIMAL – Trapped in the Shadows (Album Review)

MANIMAL – Trapped in the Shadows (Album Review)

“Back on the train heading nowhere Catching the ride of my life Travelled too far to get sober Vanishing into the mist” (Irresistable) Swedish metal band Manimal was founded in 2001.  They are made up of Samuel Nyman (vocals), Henrik Stenroos (guitar), André Holmqvist (drums) and Kenny Boufadene (bass).  Their first full-length album, The Darkest Room, was released in 2009 and, for the last couple of years, the band has been working on the follow-up. …

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Album Review: Enfeeble – Momentum of Tranquility

Album Review: Enfeeble – Momentum of Tranquility

Never was a title of a record more misleading than this; Momentum of Tranquility is far from being tranquil.  Tranquil is about calm, but this German band thrash with an intensity of early Kreator and have some same cadence as other German metal gods such as Sodom and Destruction.  However, the collection oozes class and is very memorable.  The songs are tight and thoughtful, blending aggression and melody with a unique sci-fi bend that sets…

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VOODOO CIRCLE – Whiskey Fingers (Album Review)

VOODOO CIRCLE – Whiskey Fingers (Album Review)

Halloween is a distant memory, but some magic music is being created by the German band Voodoo Circle, a Classic Rock collective, founded in 2008, as a project of Silent Force guitarist Alex Beyrodt (currently also playing with bands Primal Fear and Sinner).  The band’s “crue” is composed of Alex Beyrodt, together with vocalist David Readman (Pink Cream 69), bassist Mat Sinner (Primal Fear, Sinner, and Silent Force), keyboardist Alessandro Del Vecchio (Hardline, Silent Force)…

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Album Review: Vanden Plas – Chronicles of the Immortals: Netherworld II

Album Review: Vanden Plas – Chronicles of the Immortals: Netherworld II

A complete audio odyssey.  Dense. Atmospheric and intelligent.  Soaring vocals and amazing melodies.  Great guitars evoking Asia and parts of British progsters like IQ or Pallas.  These are the elements that make Vanden Plas stand out. Wolfgang Hohlbein is the German fantasy and sci-fi author with 43 million book sales to his credit. He also is a fan of Vaden Plas, the progressive metal titans who have recorded this ambitious second album in the Chronicles of…

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Album Review: Mad Max – Thunder, Storm & Passion

Album Review: Mad Max – Thunder, Storm & Passion

Germany, Germany, Germany, wow what can I say about that country’s contribution to hard rock and metal. For a while, it seemed every band I heard that I liked came from Germany. Accept, Pink Cream 69, Iron Savior, Bonfire, Doro, Frontline, Jaded Heart, and Victory – just to name a few and, of course, my favorite band of all time, the Scorpions. Not to be missed on this list is Mad Max. Mad Max has…

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Rocktoberfest 2 – Ep211

Rocktoberfest 2 – Ep211

This week Aaron and Chris get into the deustchland spirit with Rocktoberfest 2; an hour-plus of great songs from great bands that hail from Germany. There were a lot of great options to choose from as Germany has produced a ton of great rock and metal over the years. The guys’ picks this week include Blind Guardian, Grave Digger, Bonfire, Electric Sun, Kreator and a bunch more. So, fill that beer stein to the top and rock…

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