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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Rob Halford Shares Letter From The Rock N Roll Hall Of Fame

Rob Halford Shares Letter From The Rock N Roll Hall Of Fame

Metal fans are no doubt used to the idea that the Rock N Roll Hall Of Fame doesn’t hold their brand of music in the highest regard.  Call it a snub or just due process, Judas Priest were once again nominated and not inducted.  Lead singer Rob Halford recently appeared on something called the Mark and NeanderPaul show on 100.7 KSLX in Phoenix where he read the entire letter he received from the Rock Hall…

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We Spin Some Killer Bonus Tracks! – Ep303

We Spin Some Killer Bonus Tracks! – Ep303

DBG VIP and host of the Damn Good Movie Memories Podcast, Brian Davis joins the guys to spin and discuss some of their favorite Bonus Tracks! Any true Decibel Geek knows that some true gold can be found on import and expanded versions of albums. Average music listeners may chalk them up as throwaways but we know better! Bonus Tracks   In this two-hour episode, the guys take turns showcasing some of their favorite bonus…

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BLOODSTOCK Add 4 More To Festival In 2018 (News)

BLOODSTOCK Add 4 More To Festival In 2018 (News)

Whilst your intrepid news reporter was stuck in hospital (no need for an “aaahhhh”), Bloodstock Metal Festival has continued to announce bands. The festival to be held at Catton Hall Derbyshire in August has added the original “metal queen” Doro Pesch as headliner for the Sophie Lancaster tent on the Friday night. Having been blasting out metal anthems as well as powerful ballads for over 30 years, Doro continues to impress live. One of the…

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JUDAS PRIEST – Firepower (March 2018)

JUDAS PRIEST – Firepower (March 2018)

Judas Priest have released a brief sample from their upcoming album, the band’s first LP since 2014’s Redeemer of Souls. Firepower will hit stores in March 2018. You can listen to 15 seconds of the title track right now below, and see the cover here. As reported by our friends at Ultimate Classic Rock: “It’s great. This is what Priest lives for,” singer Rob Halford told Vintage Rock (via Blabbermouth). “We’re a hard-working metal band still making the metal 40-odd years later, thanks to our…

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SWEDEN ROCK Unveils 26 More Bands (News)

SWEDEN ROCK Unveils 26 More Bands (News)

Another 26 bands confirmed for Sweden Rock Festival – Judas Priest, Helloween, Stone Sour, Kreator and many more. Following the confirmations of Iron Maiden, Ozzy Osbourne and Heavy Load, we are happy to announce another 26 bands for this summer’s festival. Judas Priest always rank high on the wish lists of our guests and have played several amazing shows at Sweden Rock since their 2004 reunions tour. Next summer, the heavy metal pioneers return with…

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BLOODSTOCK FESTIVAL – Announcements (October 20 2017)

BLOODSTOCK FESTIVAL – Announcements (October 20 2017)

Bloodstock 2018 – Gojira, Nightwish & Judas Priest! Bloodstock Metal Festival held at Catton Park in Derbyshire England has announced all three headliners for the festival between 10 and 12 of August 2018! Two were announced at the end of this year’s event, in the names of French progressive metallers Gojira and symphonic rockers Nightwish from Finland. The final headliner are the band that the promoters have been chasing for a number of years and…

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ARCHANGE – Flashback (Album Review)

ARCHANGE – Flashback (Album Review)

Fire up the De Lorien, kick off on the skateboard and go back to the 1980’s with Archange.  Archange are a French Hard Rock band from Grenoble that formed in 2013, but sound like they are from the 80’s, with a mixture of prime Scorpions, Whitesnake and Dokken. I hadn’t heard of them before I a got a lucky dip review from The Meister.  He knows I’m partial to a bit of these types of…

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JUDAS PRIEST – Turbo 30th Anniversary Vinyl

JUDAS PRIEST – Turbo 30th Anniversary Vinyl

Vinyl Re-Release Review: Judas Priest – Turbo 30th Anniversary Edition 1987; this was a turning point for me. No looking back or turning my back on, just a turning point. My older brother had lent me his cassette of Def Leppard’s Hysteria during the winter to give a listen. I was hooked on the riffs and choruses, and the synth sounds added to hard rock. I was currently listening to Madonna, Luba, Steve Winwood and the…

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