SHAWN “Animalize” IRWIN’s Top Ten of 2018 (Top Albums 2018)

SHAWN “Animalize” IRWIN’s Top Ten of 2018 (Top Albums 2018)

As 2018 quickly comes to a conclusion, it is time to reflect on over 130 new music releases that were discovered this year and to pick my Top Ten for 2018. Bringing these down to my Top 10 has not been an easy task. Some worthy mentions would be new releases from Holter, Tokyo Blade, Magnum, Ten, Stryper, W.E.T., Saxon, Mob Rules, Kamelot, Eliene, Udo, and Red Dragon Cartel. The recap of my last few…

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Report From Judas Priest Firepower Listening Session – Lots of Variety!

Report From Judas Priest Firepower Listening Session – Lots of Variety!

Friend of Decibel Geek and host of the Talking Metal podcast, Mark Strigl recently attended a listening session for the upcoming Judas Priest album. Firepower is due to be released in March of 2018 and features the current lineup of Rob Halford, Glenn Tipton, Ian Hill, Richie Faulkner, and Scott Travis. Co-produced by Tom Allom and Andy Sneap, Firepower will be released on Epic Records. Read Mark’s report below:              …

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HALFORD III – Winter Songs (Album Review)

HALFORD III – Winter Songs (Album Review)

Where do you begin when discussing rock royalty such as Rob Halford? The “Metal God”! One of the best voices in rock history! “Painkiller”! “The Ripper”! “The Sentinel”! “Hellrider”! “The Hell Patrol”! “Some Heads Are Gonna Roll”! “Into The Pit”! “Resurrection”! “Green Manalishi”! “Oh Come O Come Emanuel”! Wait, what? Did I miss something here? As strange as it seems to think about the “Metal God” singing traditional Christmas songs, he went and did just…

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