The Best of 2017 (Feature)

The Best of 2017 (Feature)

First of all, hello, and welcome to Decibel Geek. For the uninitiated, we are a hard rock/heavy metal website and weekly podcast. Decibel Geek began as a weekly podcast presented by hosts Chris Czynszak and Aaron Camaro and has consequently grown into what you find here today. Alongside the weekly issued, absolutely free podcast episodes, our website features photo galleries from live events around the world as well a direct feed to our YouTube channel, DBGTV. Our website team encompasses some 40 authors and contributors…

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My Top 10 Albums of 2017 – Shawn “Animalize” Irwin

My Top 10 Albums of 2017 – Shawn “Animalize” Irwin

Be sure to check out the Decibel Geek website contributor’s collective compilation of the top albums: Best of 2017 Article As 2017 quickly approaches its conclusion, I find it appropriate to reflect on almost 150 new releases of music that I have discovered over the course of the year. Admittedly, my favorites tend to be from the Melodic Rock and Symphonic Metal genres. Regardless, I am proud to present my Top Ten for 2017. To…

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HAREM SCAREM – United (Album Review)

HAREM SCAREM – United (Album Review)

Harem Scarem are a Canadian hard rock band from Toronto Ontario. Harem Scarem achieved popularity in Japan and their native Canada the early 1990s. The band was active from 1987 to 2008 and again from 2013 after reforming. Throughout their career, they released 14 studio albums, plus numerous live and compilation albums. I am sure you’re wondering where the name Harem Scarem came from. It’s really not that big a mystery – everyone always assumes…

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HAREM SCAREM – United (May 12, 2017)

HAREM SCAREM – United (May 12, 2017)

Frontiers Music srl is excited to announce the release of Harem Scarem‘s highly anticipated 14th studio album, United on May 12th. The new recording offers up 11 tracks of trademark Harem Scarem music from Harry Hess (lead vocals, keyboards), Pete Lesperance (guitars, bass, keyboards), long-time drummer Creighton Doane, and backing vocals from original sticksman Darren Smith (who will be playing live drums for the band on tour dates). The band is back and stronger than…

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My Top 10 Albums of 2015 – Shawn “Animalize” Irwin

My Top 10 Albums of 2015 – Shawn “Animalize” Irwin

The year is done with new music and what a year it has been! With almost 130 releases for me to go through to try and break it down to my personal top 10 favourites wasn’t easy! As a fan of different styles of music, it was hard to rate these. Depending on how I felt that day and what I want to listen to, one would rate high on the list, then shortly after fall…

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Album Review: Harem Scarem Live At The Phoenix

Album Review: Harem Scarem Live At The Phoenix

Harem Scarem was formed back in 1987 after Pete Lesperance (guitar) and Harry Hess (vocals) of Blind Vengeance, teamed up with Darren Smith on drums and Mike Gionet on bass. In 1991, the S/T album was released and after a few changes in the band, and a few more albums, Harem Scarem are back with another live album. This past summer, before they left for a couple of shows in Japan, they warmed up with a…

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Harem Scarem – Live at the Phoenix (December 04, 2015)

Harem Scarem – Live at the Phoenix (December 04, 2015)

Harem Scarem are a Canadian hard rock band from Toronto, Ontario formed in 1987. One of Canadas finest, if not the finest, melodic hard rock bands, Harem Scarem achieved popularity in Japan and their native Canada in the early 1990’s on the strength of their self titled debut and the sophomore Mood Swings albums. The band was active from 1987 to 2008 and again from 2013 after reforming and throughout their career have released 13 studio albums, plus…

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Album Review: Magnus Karlsson’s Freefall – Kingdom Of Rock

Album Review: Magnus Karlsson’s Freefall – Kingdom Of Rock

Magnus Karlsson of Sweden, who is known for his work with Primal Fear, Allen/Lande, Kiske/Somerville and others is back with another collection of amazing vocalists for his Freefall project. In 2013 Karlsson released his first solo musical project and with the success of that Freefall CD, Frontiers Records will now release the sophomore Kingdom Of Rock on November 6, 2015. Karlsson is on Guitar, Bass, Keyboards and Vocals. On drums, we have Jaime Salazar with production by Jacob…

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Harem Scarem Live at Norma Jeans London Ontario June 27th 2015

Harem Scarem Live at Norma Jeans London Ontario June 27th 2015

Harem Scarem Live at Norma Jean’s London Ontario June 27th 2015 After a 2 1/2 hour drive in the pouring rain, we finally got to London from Oshawa. With a nice dinner at the Hilton Hotel it was time to get ready to see one of my favourite bands, Harem Scarem!! This is my 6th time seeing them as Harem Scarem and once in 1999 when they opened up for April Wine under the name of…

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Best of 2014 – Ep169

Best of 2014 – Ep169

2014 is drawing to a close and we’re finishing it out with a rocking look back. Aaron and Chris close out 2014 by spinning their Top 10 tracks of the year (each). In this supersized episode of the Decibel Geek podcast you’ll get 20 tracks of the year’s best in rock and metal with songs from Big Wreck, Rival Sons, Harem Scarem, Ace Frehley, Overkill, Judas Priest, AC/DC, Steve Conte, Slash and a bunch more!…

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