BLOODSTOCK 2018 – Saturday, August 11 – Part 2 (Festival Review)

BLOODSTOCK 2018 – Saturday, August 11 – Part 2 (Festival Review)

Combichrist – BLOODSTOCK 2018 Continuing with Saturday at Bloodstock Metal Festival brings us back to the main stage.  This was for a band that I had never seen and were in a genre of “metal” that I don’t much listen to. It was, to me, a mix of Prodigy and Rammstein, with lots of effects and very much a dance style. I would unlikely listen to a band like this at home, as the songs are…

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BLOODSTOCK Keeps The Bands Coming For August (News)

BLOODSTOCK Keeps The Bands Coming For August (News)

In what is becoming a regular ritual, Bloodstock Metal Fest have announced another four bands for the festival to be held at Catton Hall Derbyshire England in August this year. Two of the bands named are “Special Guests” between the two stages and the other two are slightly lower down the bill. First up are Swedish melodic death metal outfit At The Gates, who are “Special Guests” on the Ronnie James Dio stage on Sunday,…

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BLOODSTOCK FESTIVAL – Announcements (October 20 2017)

BLOODSTOCK FESTIVAL – Announcements (October 20 2017)

Bloodstock 2018 – Gojira, Nightwish & Judas Priest! Bloodstock Metal Festival held at Catton Park in Derbyshire England has announced all three headliners for the festival between 10 and 12 of August 2018! Two were announced at the end of this year’s event, in the names of French progressive metallers Gojira and symphonic rockers Nightwish from Finland. The final headliner are the band that the promoters have been chasing for a number of years and…

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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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TOP TEN TREASURES – 2016 Rock Albums

Time has passed quickly as the world has spun almost its allotted 365 times around the sun and rock music has developed and changed and records have been produced that have made my heart race a bit faster. 2016 has been a bumper year for all sorts of rock genres.   The Big Three of thrash released powerful new albums and new bands brought their debuts and wore their snotty hearts on their sleeves.  The year…

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GOJIRA – Magma (Album Review)

GOJIRA – Magma (Album Review)

Gojira are a French metalcore outfit from Bayonne. The band was known as Godzilla until 2001, but now Gojira are vocalist and rhythm guitarist Joe Duplantier, his brother Mario Duplantier on drums, lead guitarist Christian Andreu and Jean-Michel Labadie on bass. They have released six studio albums and are known for their environmentally-themed lyrics and are now regarded as “amongst the genre’s leading new millennium upstarts“. The latest album is a smoother beast than previous…

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Gojira – Magma (June 17, 2016)

Gojira – Magma (June 17, 2016)

In November 2014, Gojira relocated to New York City and construction began on their own music studio in Queens. By April 2015, the studio was complete and the band began recording music. However, recording of the album was put on hold when the mother of band members Joe Duplantier and Mario Duplantier fell ill and died. The band spent some time touring before returning to the studio to continue recording. Mixing of the album was completed in…

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