Six Songs Perry Richardson Thinks You Should Hear – Ep304

Six Songs Perry Richardson Thinks You Should Hear – Ep304

Stryper bassist Perry Richardson returns to Decibel Geek this week to discuss his new gig and spin some great songs. In this episode, you’ll hear details on the circumstances that led to Perry landing the gig as well as future plans for the band. Additionally, Perry spins Six Songs that have a personal meaning to him. The stories that go along with his choices are, as expected, entertaining. Perry Richardson   In this Six Songs…

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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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Tora Tora Sign with Frontiers – New Album Expected 2019

Tora Tora Sign with Frontiers – New Album Expected 2019

Memphis hard rock legends Tora Tora have signed with Frontiers Records. Recording will commence in 2018 for a tentative early 2019 album release. Known for their blues-tinged rock sound, Tora Tora was a big part of a late 80s buzz in the Memphis rock scene. Their debut album, Surprise Attack, received radio and MTV attention on the singles ‘Walkin Shoes‘, ‘Guilty‘, and ‘Phantom Rider‘. Sophomore release, Wild America, failed to get a foothold to propel…

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RAVAGE – Return Of The Spectral Rider (Album Review)

RAVAGE – Return Of The Spectral Rider (Album Review)

Return Of The Spectral Rider is a re-imagining of Ravage‘s 2005 debut, The Spectral Rider. According to the band, the recording was plagued with problems, resulting in a finished product that wasn’t exactly what they wanted. The band didn’t have ownership of the original tracks, so they were unable to remix the album. With that in mind, Ravage decided to re-record their debut with better professional production. They changed up the sequencing and added a…

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TEQUILA SUNRISE – Danger Zone (Album Review)

TEQUILA SUNRISE – Danger Zone (Album Review)

Not too long ago I asked The Meister to surprise me and send me something I had not heard before. He came up with Spanish band Tequila Sunrise. Hailing from Madrid, Spain Tequila Sunrise to my recollection are the first all Spanish band I have listened to.  Well done sir! The band consists of Rubén Santos on drums, Ramón Blein guitar, Cecilio Sánchez-Robles guitar, Jorge Cortés vocals, and Jesús Acosta bass. I would call them a melodic…

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METAL CHURCH – Classic Live (Album Review)

METAL CHURCH – Classic Live (Album Review)

My first introduction into trash metal was hearing Metallica‘s Ride the Lightning, and after hearing that I was hooked.  As I began to seek out more, one of the first bands I came across was Metal Church and the 1984 self-titled debut album. As I listened to the album I immediately connected with the song “Gods of Wrath”. I enjoyed the rest of the album, but I lost interest by the time their second album…

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Conversation with Donnie Vie – Ep287

Conversation with Donnie Vie – Ep287

Donnie Vie appears on the Decibel Geek Podcast this week for a revealing conversation.  This long-form discussion covers a life and career of ups, downs, triumphs, rejections, celebration, turmoil and ultimately, rediscovery. Vie, known by many as the controversial front man for Chicago greats Enuff Z’nuff has churned out an impressive catalog of work. However, demons (both individually and collectively) seemed to overshadow the band at every step. Shifting musical climates,  substance abuse, changing members,…

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RUSH Covered in Metal – Ep286

RUSH Covered in Metal – Ep286

Chris & Aaron continue the love-fest for Geddy, Neil, and Alex this week with RUSH Covered in Metal. There are a lot of cover versions of RUSH songs out there by a lot of different artists. What your hosts found out in research for this episode is that there are a lot of bad RUSH covers. However, this week you’re gonna get the best gems that they could find in a sea of mediocrity. Clearly,…

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Gene Simmons Band – More Tour Dates Announced

Gene Simmons Band – More Tour Dates Announced

More tour dates have been added for the already-successful run of Gene Simmons Band shows. August will be filled with dates in California, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Windsor, Ontario. September tour dates include stops in Pennsylvania and a two-night stand in Edmonton, Alberta. After a break in October, Gene and the gang head to Rhode Island and Texas for November dates as well as stops in Bolivia, Argentina, and Mexico. The Gene Simmons Band includes guitarists…

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Under the ACDC Influence – Ep284

Under the ACDC Influence – Ep284

DBG VIP and Decibel Geek writer, Steven Michael, joins Chris and Aaron for Under the ACDC Influence; a deep dive into bands that were influenced by the Australian hard rock giants. Steve and the guys discuss their love for ACDC, the evidence of their influence on rock and roll history, and spin a bunch of tracks by a bunch of bands that were influenced by Angus Young and company. Many fads come and go, and…

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