GRAVE DIGGER – The Living Dead (September 14, 2018)

GRAVE DIGGER – The Living Dead (September 14, 2018)

German heavy metal legends Grave Digger recently announced the title and release date of their new studio album. Now the band reveals the cover artwork and tracklisting of their upcoming record entitled The Living Dead which will be released on September 14th via Napalm Records. The Living Dead tracklist: 1. “Fear Of The Living Dead” 2. “Blade Of The Immortal” 3. “When Death Passes By” 4. “Shadow Of The Warrior” 5. “The Power Of Metal” 6. “Hymn Of The…

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CHRIS BOLTENDAHL of GRAVE DIGGER (Audio Interview)

CHRIS BOLTENDAHL of GRAVE DIGGER (Audio Interview)

Yet another Sweden Rock Festival has come and gone, and no doubt attendees took home memories that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. Over the course of the four-day celebration, I had the opportunity to sit down and chat with several of the event’s performers.  In one of my recent stories, I covered my revealing talk with Brian Vollmer of Helix.  For my second interview, I was afforded the opportunity to…

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The 2017 SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL – Recap Day 1 (Festival Review/Feature)

The 2017 SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL – Recap Day 1 (Festival Review/Feature)

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 – Arrival Day 2017 Arriving the day before festival kick-off is the only way to go! A great way to acclimate yourself after a long transatlantic flight. And simply the best part…greeting your worldwide rockin’ pals. My favorite days of metal events such as the Monsters of Rock Cruise and Sweden Rock are the day before as all your friends arrive. The anticipation of another great life-changing rockin’ time on the horizon….

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GRAVE DIGGER – Healed By Metal (Album Review)

GRAVE DIGGER – Healed By Metal (Album Review)

Grave Digger is back for 2017 with their newest release since 2014. I first heard of Grave Digger when I did the review for their 2015 release Exhumation – The Early Years. Starting back in 1980 as part of the German heavy metal scene, their first album was released in 1983. On January 13th, 2017 with Napalm Records, Grave Digger‘s 18th studio album Healed By Metal will be released. The band consists of only one…

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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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GRAVE DIGGER – Healed By Metal (January 13, 2017)

GRAVE DIGGER – Healed By Metal (January 13, 2017)

Legends Grave Digger continue to fly the metal flag with the announcement of a brand new album for 2017. Entitled Healed By Metal, the disc will be released on January 13, 2017, via Napalm Records. Classic cuts like “Headbanging Man” and “Heavy Metal Breakdown” quickly established Grave Digger as one of Germany’s pioneering metal acts in the early 80’s. Fast forward 36 years since the band’s formation and their attitude hasn’t changed! The title track (and opener) of Healed By Metal is a stomping anthem, stoic and proud yet still catchy and beastly. Grave…

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Meister’s Forgotten, Overlooked & Generally Missed 2015

Meister’s Forgotten, Overlooked & Generally Missed 2015

As usually happens to me, The Meister, I have discovered or finally gotten around to spinning a few albums from the previous year that I had forgotten, overlooked or generally missed. Time to collect them into an article here so that maybe someone else can discover these gems, or maybe you already have. At least one of these albums I was completely unaware of being released until one of our Decibel Geek faithful alerted me…

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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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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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Album Review: Grave Digger – Exhumation – The Early Years

Album Review: Grave Digger – Exhumation – The Early Years

Grave Digger dates back to 1980 as part of the German heavy metal scene, releasing their first album, Rock From Hell, in 1983. After so many years and many line up changes, 17 studio albums and many EP’s singles and live and compilation albums they are back with their new release Exhumation – The Early Years out October 23rd 2015 on Napalm Records. Re-recorded in the studio, these classics come through with a more powerful sound. As…

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