FIRST SIGNAL – Line of Fire (May 17, 2019)

FIRST SIGNAL – Line of Fire (May 17, 2019)

First Signal have announced the release of their new album. Entitled Line of Fire, the album will be available from May 17, 2019, via Frontiers Music Srl. First Signal is the musical union between Harem Scarem band vocalist Harry Hess and Swedish drummer/producer Daniel Flores. Of their third collaboration together, Hess says, “once again it was a pure pleasure to be working on these songs. Daniel made it easy on me…just concentrating on being the singer is a…

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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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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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First Signal – One Step Over the Line (June 3, 2016)

First Signal – One Step Over the Line (June 3, 2016)

Studio project featuring singer Harry Hess (Harem Scarem) partnered up with Swedish producer/musician Daniel Flores (Find Me, The Murder Of My Sweet). A massive melodic rock album which goes back to the classic sounds of Harem Scarem‘s debut and will be a must for fans of the band and First Signal‘s debut. (from Amazon) BUY: First Signal – One Step Over the Line

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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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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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Magnus Karlsson’s Free Fall-Kingdom of Rock (November 6, 2015)

Magnus Karlsson’s Free Fall-Kingdom of Rock (November 6, 2015)

Magnus Karlsson is the mastermind behind the successful initial Allen/Lande trilogy, Starbreaker, Bob Catley, Kiske/Somerville and many more popular Euro metal releases as well as a member of German heavy metal icons Primal Fear. For the second album of his own project, Free Fall aptly titled Kingdom of Rock Magnus once again enlisted a dream team featuring some of the best singers in metal and hard rock! (from Amazon) BUY: Magnus Karlsson’s Free Fall –…

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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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My Top 10 Albums of 2013 – Shawn “Animalize” Irwin

My Top 10 Albums of 2013 – Shawn “Animalize” Irwin

In 2013 I was dipping into the world of Symphonic Metal. Standing strong on my usual preference of Melodic Rock here are my favorites for 2013. My Top 10 for 2013 were: 10 – Pink Cream 69 – Ceremonial After a long six-year wait, Pink Cream 69 was back in 2013 with their new album Ceremonial. On first hearing this band in early 1990’s, I have followed them through their long career. I was happy…

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