HAIR METAL HEAVEN (…or Hell?) – Day 1 (Festival Review/Blog)

HAIR METAL HEAVEN (…or Hell?) – Day 1 (Festival Review/Blog)

The first ever Hair Metal Heaven Festival in Hull UK has wrapped up its inaugural run. I’m here to give you a brief synopsis from a Canadian who traveled the Atlantic for this first-time event. You may agree or disagree, but these are my truthful and honest thoughts as I sit here days after the event has wrapped up. I certainly do not know all of the facts, not the ins and outs. I haven’t even…

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HAIR METAL HEAVEN Anticipation…and Stalking a Band (Blog)

HAIR METAL HEAVEN Anticipation…and Stalking a Band (Blog)

At the end of August Decibel Geek website editor Rich “The Meister” Dillon will once again be on the move. The intrepid Canadian, who seems to attend every worldwide festival is this time off to the UK. Along with making appearances at not one, but two rock festivals our hero will also be “stalking” one of his favorite bands. While The Meister calls it going on tour with the band…it’s really nothing more than stalking…

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The 2017 SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL – Recap Day 2 (Festival Review/Feature)

The 2017 SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL – Recap Day 2 (Festival Review/Feature)

Thursday, June 8, 2017 – Sweden Rock Festival 2017 – Day #2 Hotel breakfast and buckets of coffee started Thursday, June 8th. Then it was some confusing shower experiences. No, not like that you perverts! We couldn’t figure out the taps as they possessed no markings whatsoever. And the tub was basically open in the bathroom with only a little shower curtain that didn’t even go half way around. Almost impossible to prevent a bathroom…

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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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Rock n’ Skull 2016: RNS vs. MRF – Pre-Party

Rock n’ Skull 2016: RNS vs. MRF – Pre-Party

…and we’re off! Rock n’ Skull 2016 is well under way and we’re off on a high note after the pre-party! The journey was a little rough as we departed Shawn “Animalize” Irwin‘s house in Oshawa Ontario at 2am. Roaddog The Meister probably had the worst of it. He was at the Tracii Guns show at the Rockpile Toronto on Tuesday night. Then proceeded to go basically straight to work for a 16hr day to turn…

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HARDLINE – Human Nature (Album Review)

HARDLINE – Human Nature (Album Review)

Hardline is an American hard rock band.  Originally formed in 1991, the band’s last album before Human Nature was Danger Zone, which was released on May 18, 2012. The group was established when brothers Johnny (vocals) and Joey (guitar) Gioeli, (originally from the band Brunette) teamed up with Journey/Bad English guitarist Neal Schon. The original plan was for Schon to just produce Hardline, but as he was having so much fun that he decided to…

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HARDLINE – Human Nature (Oct. 14, 2016)

HARDLINE – Human Nature (Oct. 14, 2016)

American hard rockers, Hardline, return with a new album, Human Nature to be released October 14, 2016. The band promises a heavier, harder sound with plenty of guitar riffs and hard rocking sounds similar in sound to their debut album Double Eclipse released in 1992.  In the band’s official press release, vocalist and only original band member, Johnny Gioeli explains, “[T]he plan was to create an album that emulates the feeling of DoubleEclipse combined with the dynamics of modern day…

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HARDLINE Release Human Nature October 14

HARDLINE Release Human Nature October 14

American hard rockers, Hardline, return with a new album, Human Nature to be released October 14, 2016. The band promises a heavier, harder sound with plenty of guitar riffs and hard rocking sounds similar in sound to their debut album Double Eclipse released in 1992.  In the band’s official press release, vocalist and only original band member, Johnny Gioeli explains, “[T]he plan was to create an album that emulates the feeling of Double Eclipse combined with the dynamics of…

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The Story of Rock n’ Skull 2015 – Day 3, October 18

The Story of Rock n’ Skull 2015 – Day 3, October 18

For us, this was the best day at Rock n’ Skull 2015, and definitely one of the top festival days of all time! A fantastic roster of bands, many of which we had been severely looking forward to, capping off with the headliner of Hardline. Our day began very similar to the previous ones here in Pekin Illinois, a little like watching the Bill Murray movie, Groundhog Day even. The essential day starter of Andy’s…

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