ANDRE ANDERSEN of ROYAL HUNT (Interview)

ANDRE ANDERSEN of ROYAL HUNT (Interview)

Denmark-based progressive metal band Royal Hunt was first thought of in 1989 by Russian born Andre Andersen. Their first release was in 1992 Land Of Broken Hearts. With many line up changes, the band is back with their 14th studio album, Cast In Stone. The album releases February 7th, 2018 in Japan and February 21st, worldwide. I had the chance to collect a few questions for an email interview with founding member Andre Andersen. I found…

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VINNIE MOORE and GUS G. (Show Review and Interview)

VINNIE MOORE and GUS G. (Show Review and Interview)

It’s been months now that I’ve been anxiously awaiting to see the 2017 Gunslingers Tour featuring Vinnie Moore and Gus G. The night started off with some very exciting events for me. First, I got to do an interview with Vinnie that you can hear below! Vinnie is an extremely nice, down-to-Earth guy who has a very positive outlook on life, music, and teaching. We spoke about how even a beginner on guitar could potentially…

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The Soul Exchange (Interview)

The Soul Exchange (Interview)

Sweden’s newest rock export The Soul Exchange talk to Decibel Geek It’s not very often that a band comes along and really makes you stop and listen to what they have to say. Much like the movies, just about everything’s been done before and the only thing we get to see is remakes of what came before. The same with music, it’s usually more of the same or just a downright copy of your favourite…

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The Return of Pixie Esmonde – Ep290

The Return of Pixie Esmonde – Ep290

KISSMAS in July gets even cooler this week with The Return of Pixie Esmonde! Pixie, former wardrobe manager for KISS (1979-1980), quickly became one of our favorite guests. Her quick wit and fantastic stories had us in stitches and we knew we had to have her back on the show. If you missed her first appearance, be sure to go HERE and check it out. We promise, you won’t regret it. Return of Pixie In…

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Interview with PICTURE at Sweden Rock Festival 2017 – (Video Interview)

Interview with PICTURE at Sweden Rock Festival 2017 – (Video Interview)

At Sweden Rock Festival 2017 three geeks, Shawn “Animalize” Irwin, Rich “The Meister” Dillon and yours truly, Mikael Svensson, had the opportunity to speak to Dutch metal legends Picture. The band were sort of pioneers on the metal scene in Europe in general. The Netherlands in particular where things started to stir in the late 1970’s. There wasn’t really a Dutch metal scene at the time but things were happening across the English channel where bands…

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Conversation with Donnie Vie – Ep287

Conversation with Donnie Vie – Ep287

Donnie Vie appears on the Decibel Geek Podcast this week for a revealing conversation.  This long-form discussion covers a life and career of ups, downs, triumphs, rejections, celebration, turmoil and ultimately, rediscovery. Vie, known by many as the controversial front man for Chicago greats Enuff Z’nuff has churned out an impressive catalog of work. However, demons (both individually and collectively) seemed to overshadow the band at every step. Shifting musical climates,  substance abuse, changing members,…

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DARIO LORINA of Black Label Society Discusses his New Solo Album “Death Grip Tribulations” (Interview)

DARIO LORINA of Black Label Society Discusses his New Solo Album “Death Grip Tribulations” (Interview)

Dario Lorina, the newest member of Black Label Society, has made quite a name for himself in the shred guitar and metal community. He took the time to speak to us about the pathway that led him to sharing the stage with Zakk Wylde every night, his music writing process, signature model guitar, and of course, the release of his second instrumental solo album, Death Grip Tribulations. Rachel Leigh: This is Rachel Leigh from Decibel…

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Prevail I by Kobra And The Lotus Album Review

Prevail I by Kobra And The Lotus Album Review

Prevail I is the first part of a two-part album release by Kobra and The Lotus. The album begins with the opening track “Gotham” which eases us into the album with a melodic guitar riff and elegant vocals. It has elements of hard rock, but also symphonic metal, reminding me of bands such as Nightwish as it heads into a heavy verse. Right away, I am hooked. Next, we have “Triggerpulse”, the first single off of the…

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KOBRA PAIGE of KOBRA AND THE LOTUS Talks Writing Process, Touring and More (Interview)

KOBRA PAIGE of KOBRA AND THE LOTUS Talks Writing Process, Touring and More (Interview)

I’ve been a rock n’ roll fan my entire life, and a guitarist for half of that, so getting the opportunity to do my first-ever interview with a musician was extremely exciting for me, and also nerve wracking! But not to worry – my first interview was conducted with a very sincere and down-to-earth rocker – Kobra Paige of Canadian metal band Kobra and The Lotus. It was very interesting to get to talk to…

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Talking to CHARLOTTE WESSELS of DELAIN (Interview)

Talking to CHARLOTTE WESSELS of DELAIN (Interview)

And so began the first date of the Delain/HammerFall North American Tour right here in Toronto. The energy shot through the late afternoon air like electric blue lightning that you could almost see. The excitement level was so elevated that you couldn’t help but be carried away as if riding in a hot air balloon. At least that’s how we felt anticipating our chat with Charlotte Wessels of Delain. Arriving at Toronto’s Opera House ahead…

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