Top 5 Vinnie Vincent Solos – (Ep308)

Top 5 Vinnie Vincent Solos – (Ep308)

The Countdown to Vindication is on as we share our Top 5 Vinnie Vincent Solos! Additionally, we’re sharing our thoughts on the Atlanta KISS Expo which is just days away. It’s been over twenty years since Vinnie has appeared in public and this week he’s doing it in a big way. The now-sold out Atlanta KISS Expo is sure to be a real experience for KISS and Vinnie fans. What has he been up to?…

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What Rocked in 2017? We Answer! – Best of 2017 ep307

What Rocked in 2017? We Answer! – Best of 2017 ep307

If you think Rock is dead, then we have three hours of audio that prove you wrong. The Best of 2017 features twenty songs from the best Rock and Metal albums released over the past year.  We’ve selected our top 10 albums and are going to spin tracks from each in a 3-hour marathon episode. Additionally, you’ll get discussion on some the events that made 2017 a banner year for Decibel Geek. Best of 2017…

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Hello Oasis, Goodbye Ramones, and Welcome Back Van Halen (Sorta) – 1996 Year in Review Pt2 Ep306

Hello Oasis, Goodbye Ramones, and Welcome Back Van Halen (Sorta) – 1996 Year in Review Pt2 Ep306

We’re back this week to tackle July through December for our 1996 Year in Review Pt2. July sees Layne Staley taking the stage for the last time. The Alice in Chains vocalist would overdose after a show in Kansas City, MO and never perform live again. Also in July, the Spice Girls hit big while scientists clone the first sheep. We’re not saying there’s a connection. We also aren’t saying there isn’t one. We discuss…

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Unabomber Caught, KISS Reunite, and Beatles Galore! – 1996 Year in Review Pt1

Unabomber Caught, KISS Reunite, and Beatles Galore! – 1996 Year in Review Pt1

This week we look at 1996, a year that celebrated the past while looking to the future. In part 1, we dig into the first half of 1996; and it was a busy six months. January includes stories on the evils of Alternative Rock and near fatal incidents involving some big name celebrities. Additionally, it included new releases from ACCEPT and Mr. Big. We head into February of 1996 by discussing some fantastic rock releases….

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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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