HEAR N AID PROJECT REMEMBERED (Feature)

HEAR N AID PROJECT REMEMBERED (Feature)

  The Hear ‘n Aid Project Remembered – why heavy metal’s answer to USA For Africa matters For many, life in the U.S. during the mid-1980s kicked ass.  There was relative peace in the wake of the Vietnam experience.  Ronald Reagan was making us feel good about ourselves. Eddie Murphy was making us laugh our asses off.  New at that time, MTV was bringing us music through our TVs (I recorded the Heavy Metal Half…

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TRACY G – Tramp (Album Review)

TRACY G – Tramp (Album Review)

TRACY G – Bio I’m always curious what an artist, usually a guitarist, might sound like when he or she leaves their previous gig as a corporate employee or a full-fledged band member. And most of the time, I’m shocked at how different they sound on their own.  The first time I can remember anxiously awaiting a guitarist’s solo work was Vinnie Vincent.  Looking back, I guess I was expecting a somewhat close facsimile of…

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SAMARKIND – Self-Titled Debut (Album Review)

SAMARKIND – Self-Titled Debut (Album Review)

Samarkind is a blues-infused hard rock quartet from…well…from all over the place. They’re a virtual United Nations of rock. Their veteran lead singer, David P. Byrne, and bassist, Mark Dempsey, are from Ireland. Their guitarist is Michal Kulbaka, from Poland. Their drummer, Marius Appelgryn, is from South Africa. But, upon a listen, you would think they escaped from the swamps of Alabama. Their style is decidedly bluesy. Byrne’s voice has hints of Ian Gillan (Deep…

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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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HONEYMOON DISEASE – Part Human, Mostly Beast (Album Review)

HONEYMOON DISEASE – Part Human, Mostly Beast (Album Review)

Do you like girls?  Me too.  How about girls that rock?  Honeymoon Disease, out of Gothenburg, Sweden, is a quartet.  But not your everyday quartet – they’re fronted by a couple of hard-rockin’ chicks, Jenna (vocals and guitar) and Acid (lead guitar).  The band is rounded out by their rhythm section, Cedric (bass) and Jimi (drums).  They offer a sonic and visual portal back to the 1970s. They describe their own sound as “groovy,” which…

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DOLL’S DIARY – Hard & Loud (Album Review)

DOLL’S DIARY – Hard & Loud (Album Review)

Ask anybody who knows me and they’ll confirm that I always debut my new tunes by blaring them in my shower.  Don’t judge.  To me, shit just sounds better in the shower, including my beautiful falsetto singing voice.  Recently, as I’ve been shampooing my thinning hair, I’ve been listening to (read – singing along to) Hard & Loud, the debut album from the Ukraine-based band, Doll’s Diary. Doll’s Diary is just one of those bands…

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BITE THE BULLET – Can Be Anything (Album Review)

BITE THE BULLET – Can Be Anything (Album Review)

It’s my job is to listen to music and describe it to you (and tell you whether it’s worth a spin or not).  Sometimes this is easy.  Sometimes it’s hard.  Bite The Bullet’s new album, Can Be Anything, is hard.  It’s easy to like…hard to describe. I’m not entirely sure which planet Bite The Bullet is from, but everyone up there is chill, smokes a lot of weed, and believes The Beatles‘ Yellow Submarine was robbed…

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TREAT – The Road More Or Less Traveled (Album Review)

TREAT – The Road More Or Less Traveled (Album Review)

We can thank Scandinavia (or blame them, depending on your tastes) for sending us everything from ABBA, Ace of Base, and Roxette to black metal.  During the 1980’s, the Norden rock scene gave us artists like King Diamond, Hanoi Rocks, Pretty Maids, Electric Boys, TNT, Europe, Yngwie Malmsteen…and although they never made much of a splash here in the US, it also gave us Treat.  Treat released several modestly successful albums from 1985-1989.  Then, in…

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SINNER – Tequila Suicide (Album Review)

SINNER – Tequila Suicide (Album Review)

Sinner, led by Mat Sinner, hail from Stuttgart, Germany.  These rockers have been around since the early 1980’s and they’ve released an album every couple years since then.  If you’re a hard rocker who grew up in the 1980’s – and if you’re reading this, there’s a good chance you are – then you already know what Sinner’s latest installment, Tequila Suicide, sounds like.  Sinner is a memory frozen in time.  They are hard rock…

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ART OF ANARCHY – The Madness (Album Review)

ART OF ANARCHY – The Madness (Album Review)

Supergroups aren’t new.  It probably started with Cream.  Later, Fastway.  But the trend appears to be picking up steam – Sixx A.M., Velvet Revolver, and Winery Dogs, to name a few.  Whether consciously or unconsciously, fans let their expectations run artificially high when standout musicians from disparate bands get together.  A sort of Dream Team effect, if you will.  Art Of Anarchy is no exception.  Fans naturally expect that if Scott Stapp brings the hitmaking…

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