HAMMERFALL – Kick off American tour (News)

HAMMERFALL – Kick off American tour (News)

Swedish power metal titans HammerFall have just launched into their 30 date North American tour which kicked off in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and winds its way through 6 dates in Canada before culminating in Houston, Texas on June 20th. Special guest on the tour are Phoenix, Arizona residents and longtime purveyors of the thrash scene, Flotsam and Jetsam. The band have been active since 1981 and once featured founder member Jason Newstead, former bass player of…

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DELAIN – Live in Toronto April 19th 2017 (Upcoming Concert)

DELAIN – Live in Toronto April 19th 2017 (Upcoming Concert)

Inertia Entertainment presents Delain live in Toronto April 19th at The Opera House for the first date of the new tour. Delain from The Netherlands will be Co-Headlining their first North American tour with Hammerfall from Sweden. Also on the bill is Atmora from Windsor Ontario. Since 2013 Delain has been to Toronto 3 times opening for others. With the support Delain has gained in Toronto, it is time for the band to return with their…

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Metal Mama’s Top 10 Albums of 2016

Wow! What a year for music! It was my privilege to become a part of the Decibel Geek family in 2016 and I have enjoyed every moment of it. From major label releases to independent and crowd funded projects, hard rock and heavy metal bands had a variety to share with us. There were so many outstanding albums this year, in fact, that choosing a top ten list was a monumental task. There were several…

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HAMMERFALL – Built To Last (Album Review)

HAMMERFALL – Built To Last (Album Review)

Did you ever have that one band that you love but no one you know has ever heard of them? HammerFall is one of those bands for me. I believe I first became aware of them around 2008, although I cannot recall the exact song that brought them to my attention. I was excited to see that this Swedish band’s 10th studio album, Built To Last, would be released on November 4, 2016. It doesn’t…

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HAMMERFALL – Built to Last (Nov 4, 2016)

HAMMERFALL – Built to Last (Nov 4, 2016)

In times when finest steel was no longer considered the crowning of our beloved genre, HammerFall came to the rescue and blew everyone away with melodic finesse and sincerity: full-length albums such as Glory To The Brave (1997) and Renegade (2000) quickly established the Swedes as pioneers of a modern version of classic 80’s metal – and they sure haven’t slowed down any since! Built To Last – the tenth album in a career spanning…

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HAMMERFALL Unveil New Album Details (News)

HAMMERFALL Unveil New Album Details (News)

The saviours of heavy metal and one of the most influential bands for over 20 years in metal are finally back! HAMMERFALL, who recently signed a worldwide deal with Napalm Records, have just left the studio and are about to release their hotly anticipated masterpiece in the form of the band’s upcoming 10th album, which marks their strongest work to date in their successful career and history. Sold out shows and headlining tours all over the world, HAMMERFALL stands…

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Hammerfall Live at Sweden Rock Festival

Hammerfall Live at Sweden Rock Festival

Rock Stage, Sweden Rock Festival, June 4th Hammerfall and their debut release, Glory To The Brave, has often been credited as the band and the album that brought classic metal back into the business in Europe and being the first band to break through the complete domination by the grunge scene. Without a doubt, they played a major part of making power metal popular in Europe once again and many bands would follow suit (Freedom Call, Mob…

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Sweden Rock-Meister’s Eurotrip 2015: June 4

Sweden Rock-Meister’s Eurotrip 2015: June 4

Sweden Rock Festival 2015 – Thursday, June 4, 2015 Here we are for the first full day of the 2015 Sweden Rock Festival. Yesterday was an awesome start to everything for Laura and myself and late last night The Lionsheart arrived and was situated at Innergardens BnB when we returned from concerting. Decibel Geek staff writer Shawn “Animalize” Irwin was originally wavering on making the trek over with us, but he agonizingly chose not to come…

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Sweden Rock: Year Three For The Meister!

Sweden Rock: Year Three For The Meister!

Yes, I’m at it again! The Meister will be rocking with the best of them for the third straight year at Sweden Rock Festival 2015. Sweden Rock Festival takes place annually near Solvesborg, Sweden and began in 1992, making this its 23rd year in operation! I still wholeheartedly believe that North America has absolutely no idea how to put on a music festival. Certainly not like the Europeans do, especially considering we abandoned good music over…

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