Brian Vollmer (Helix) Audio Interview

Brian Vollmer (Helix) Audio Interview

Decibel Geek staff writer Blair DeAbreu recently had the chance to sit down with Brian Vollmer, frontman for Helix, Canada’s biggest heavy metal band (Audio clip appears below). Blair says that sitting down with Brian Vollmer is like having a beer with a buddy you haven’t seen in years but it sure seems comfortable, picking right back up where you left off. It’s refreshing that after 40 years the passion Brian has still burns ferociously…

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Insightful Minds At Ease: A Review of the Abandoned Souls Album

Insightful Minds At Ease: A Review of the Abandoned Souls Album

Abandoned Souls are a band from London, Ontario, Canada currently consisting of vocalist/bassist James Todd, drummer Steve Thomas and guitarists Derek De Kort and Tim Thompson.  I must admit that I was unfamiliar with them until they reached out to me after seeing The Meister‘s Decibel Geek review of Lee Aaron‘s concert on December 6, 2014 in Whitby, Ontario.  The evening previous, (attended by DBG photographer Brian Ronald) in London, Ontario saw Abandoned Souls setting…

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Running Wild in Brantford…A Helix Concert Review

Running Wild in Brantford…A Helix Concert Review

Well, a night of oddities and anomalies has just dropped itself upon the ole Meister!  Make no mistake, however, for the most part, that’s a good thing.  Allow me to elaborate some.  For anyone that has read my ramblings previously you’ll know that a rather long trek (usually via public transit) to a concert gig is not out of the ordinary for me by any means, but that’s where I begin my story for today….

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1987 In The Great White North (Meister Style)

1987 In The Great White North (Meister Style)

As my friend and esteemed colleague here at Decibel Geek, Wallygator, has featured in his “Hoser Heavy Metal” articles, there are a lot of great musicians, bands, and albums that have been exported from our Canadian homeland, The Great White North. 1987 in Canada saw the introduction of the one dollar coin, commonly referred to as the “loonie”.  The loon, which is a bird common to Canada, is on one side of the gold coloured…

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