K.K. Downing “I Slowed Down Because People Weren’t Keeping Up”

K.K. Downing “I Slowed Down Because People Weren’t Keeping Up”

During a recent appearance on the Cobras & Fire Podcast, former Judas Priest guitar player K.K. Downing was asked what he thought of Ian Hill’s recent comments that Richie Faulkner (K.K.’s replacement) has added new energy to the band “I’m not totally happy about what’s being said. Ian seems to be making it seem as if none of the  fans are missing K.K. and Richie’s brought a new energy to the band.  I’m going Ian,…

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BLOODSTOCK 2018 – Friday August 10 – Part 2 (Live Festival Review)

BLOODSTOCK 2018 – Friday August 10 – Part 2 (Live Festival Review)

BLOODSTOCK 2018 – Friday, August 10, continued Continuing with the review of Friday at Bloodstock Metal Festival leads us into both smaller New Blood stage bands. And up to the main headliners for the day in local heroes Judas Priest. It also continues to be affected by a bite that I received on the Thursday night. Which led me to the first aid tent from where I ended up listening to the first lady of…

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BLOODSTOCK: Day Tickets, More Bands, Rock Discos And More

BLOODSTOCK: Day Tickets, More Bands, Rock Discos And More

Bloodstock Day Tickets Released Soon: With under 6 weeks to go Bloodstock Metal Festival have announced that there will be limited day tickets available for those who cannot do the whole weekend. At the same time they have announced a whole batch of new bands for the New Blood Stage, and one alteration for the Sophie Stage, and after hours entertainment in the different tents for those who don’t want to go to bed or…

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JUDAS PRIEST Brings Firepower To The Armory (Concert Review)

JUDAS PRIEST Brings Firepower To The Armory (Concert Review)

The Twin cities and greater Minnesota Metal Community were represented well at the Minneapolis Armory on April 2nd, as Judas Priest brought their Firepower Tour to the North Star state.  Renovated and revamped as a concert arena for last February’s Super Bowl, the Armory is starting to line up a lot of heavyweight concerts, with Priest being one of the early headliners.  Bringing along Black Star Riders and Saxon for this trek, there is sure…

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New Noize – Current Rock News & Discussion Ep315

New Noize – Current Rock News & Discussion Ep315

All the rock news that’s fit to spit this week is covered with New Noize! 2018 is off to a roaring start with tons of stories coming from the rock world as well as some incredible releases. We’re happy to dish it up and serve you our opinions. Judas Priest is possibly the top story in the rock/metal community right now. Sadly, Glenn Tipton recently announced a diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease; forcing him to sit…

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Rock Superpowers Unite with Marvelous Team-Ups Ep314

Rock Superpowers Unite with Marvelous Team-Ups Ep314

Things get explosive this week when Rock Superpowers unite with Marvelous Team-Ups! We’ve got collaborations that will leap bad radio in a single bound. This audio spread includes fantastic unions of Motorhead with CC Deville, as well as Dee Snider with Zakk Wylde. Marvelous Team-Ups You also get a Hollywood team-up of Lizzy Borden and Betsy Bitch.  Additionally, you get team ups of Axl Rose and Alice Cooper, Volbeat and Danko Jones, and Paul Stanley…

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BLOODSTOCK 2018 – New Bands Added & More (News)

BLOODSTOCK 2018 – New Bands Added & More (News)

Eight more acts have been confirmed for Bloodstock Metal Festival at Catton Hall Derbyshire in August along with news of a strongman competition! Well it is a “heavy” festival. Only one band is for the main stage, with two for both Friday and Saturday and three for the Sunday on the second stage known as the Sophie Lancaster stage. Now both main stages are beginning to fill up nicely, with only the Hobgoblin New Blood…

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BLOODSTOCK Keeps The Bands Coming For August (News)

BLOODSTOCK Keeps The Bands Coming For August (News)

In what is becoming a regular ritual, Bloodstock Metal Fest have announced another four bands for the festival to be held at Catton Hall Derbyshire England in August this year. Two of the bands named are “Special Guests” between the two stages and the other two are slightly lower down the bill. First up are Swedish melodic death metal outfit At The Gates, who are “Special Guests” on the Ronnie James Dio stage on Sunday,…

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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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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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