The Decibel Geek Top Albums of 2014 – Staff Picks

The Decibel Geek Top Albums of 2014 – Staff Picks

Well fellow Decibel Geeks it’s that time of year again and as 2014 draws to a close the staff here at Decibel Geek Podcast have compiled their list of the top ten best albums that this year has produced.  With our staff having grown by quite a bit throughout 2014, we were able to welcome new writers from around the globe to the team.  The weekly podcast reached new highs in the iTunes podcast charts,…

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Nice Day for a DWaRf Wedding.

     July 25, 2014.  I’ve been looking forward to this day for months. For me, this beats all the other events of the summer. We’re heading down to Buffalo for a rockin’ concert and the wedding of Darrell Millar (aka Darrell Dwarf) and his long-time girlfriend, Stracey Burtch.The venue is one of the coolest I’ve been to.  Braun’s Bar and Grill, in the quaint little town of Akron, NY, is a favourite of the DWaRfs. The owner,…

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Hey Steve Lynch, Can I Get Your Autograph? (A Conversation with Steve Lynch of Autograph)

Hey Steve Lynch, Can I Get Your Autograph? (A Conversation with Steve Lynch of Autograph)

It seems not that long ago that the metal scene here in Toronto was quite weak.  It was few and far between when bands would come through town and when they did the venues were not packed to capacity as many fans were unaware of the event, not being in tune with the scene.  Now, largely thanks to the folks at The Rockpile, there are many more bands and rock events visiting Toronto Event poster…

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The KiLLeR DWaRfs. A Hometown Legend.

The KiLLeR DWaRfs. A Hometown Legend.By Kate Campbell. I’m two weeks home from the Monsters of Rock Cruise and the music just hasn’t stopped!! My American friends are quite envious because it really does seem that a lot of the bands followed us back to Canada. Slaughter played The Rockpile the first weekend I was home and Y&T the second weekend. Now heading into the Easter weekend, I get to see one of my all…

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Queensrÿche in England – With Queensrÿche's Own Kate Campbell

Queensrÿche in England                                                                                    by Kate Campbell So, here I am, after much anticipation – I am finally in England. The pinnacle moment of my trip is less than 48 hours away now and to say I’m excited doesn’t even scratch the surface.This trip was, to say the least, spontaneous. After suffering the huge disappointment of Queensrÿche not being booked on the Monsters of Rock Cruise in 2014, and after I had booked my trip in anticipation of…

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Up From the Ashes. A review of the new Queensryche CD and the events leading up to it.

I remember now. I remember how it started… I remember it clearly, feeling the air rapidly being sucked out of my body, leaving me light-headed and a little nauseous. My worst fear had come true. My one true love in life…dead! It was all clearly detailed on Eddie Trunk’s Facebook page, so it was undoubtedly the truth. He is, after all, the all- knowing metal aficionado. I’d heard the rumors for quite some time that…

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Slaughter Stick It To Ya in Toronto!

THE CANADIAN DECIBEL GEEKS DO A THREE-WAY!! Now don’t get carried away there my little perverts, it’s not that kind of three-way, but a three sided concert review as Kate, Wally and The Meister all took in Slaughter’s show at the Phoenix Concert Theatre in Toronto on August 3rd, 2013.  This review, while typed by Meister contains thoughts and notes from all three of us.  The show, presented by The Rockpile Bar & Nightclub in…

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Guess Who's Back In Town. A Killswitch Engage Concert Review

  For me, 2013 is rapidly becoming the year of the concert – just as I had intended. I was determined that this year I would have no regrets. I wasn’t going to say “I wish I’d been there.” I would be there! Every concert I want to see, I will see. So far I’m living up to my word — and I’m having a blast doing it. The early part of the year has brought a lot…

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My Son the Hurricane

Recently, my good friend Dawn contacted me and asked me if I was free to help her on June 9th. She didn’t tell me why, she simply told me that she desperately needed my help all day and night. As luck would have it, I was indeed available, and agreed to help her without any clue as to what she needed. All she would say at first was “You’re gonna hate me after it’s over! You’ll…

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Feel The Balls Of Steel. A Steel Panther Concert Review.

It was Thursday night and as our work day drew to a close, we began putting the finishing touches on our outfits for the Steel Panther concert. My trusty sidekick Victoria and I had been looking forward to the show for weeks now. Last time I saw Steel Panther it was the first opportunity in two and a half decades I had to wear my much coveted leather lace-up pants, so the wardrobe standard was set pretty…

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