STEEL CITY – Fortress (Album Review)

STEEL CITY – Fortress (Album Review)

OUT f’n Standing! That is pretty much my entire review of the debut album entitled Fortress from Ohio based rockers Steel City. If you are searching for a melodic pop metal masterpiece, you just found it. After just one listen, Fortress is flirting with my top spot on my Best of 2018 list. It’s that fucking good, no joke. About a month ago, I was invited to come “like” the Steel City Facebook page. Always open…

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LOVE N’ REVENGE – Karma (Album Review)

LOVE N’ REVENGE – Karma (Album Review)

After taking a break from writing, I thought it was time to do a review on an album that I received earlier this year from Kivel Records. If you don’t know Kivel Records I would suggest you get on the site and check out all the amazing bands on the label. I was first introduced to Kivel‘s selections with a spectacular band called Tango Down, which is one of my most played CD’s released in 2016….

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TANGO DOWN Live (Rock N’ Skull 2016 Spotlight)

TANGO DOWN Live (Rock N’ Skull 2016 Spotlight)

Rock N’ Skull 2016 was a huge success for me. With so many amazing bands over the 4 days in Joliet IL, I needed a week to recoup. Overall, I thought the last day of the festival was not as exciting with the band line-up, compared to the other days. Stephen Pearcy was the headliner and he was amazing with the classic Ratt songs. The opener for the day was a band from Peoria IL…

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Behold ROCK n’ SKULL! Decibel Geek Returns for 2016.

Behold ROCK n’ SKULL! Decibel Geek Returns for 2016.

Let me tell you, I for one would rather attend the smaller festivals (although the bigger events can be awesome as well). Most times they are in a club or medium sized venue and are general admission. This affords much better views of the stage and overall experiences to the concert goer rather than a huge stadium and assigned seating. It’s also not unusual to find members of bands mingling with rock fans and watching their…

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TANGO DOWN – Bulletproof (Album Review)

TANGO DOWN – Bulletproof (Album Review)

After waiting what seemed an eternity for those familiar with Tango Down, the band has recently issued their fifth full-length effort, Bulletproof. The album is presented courtesy of Kivel Records and is available for purchase through the link below. With three of the Decibel Geek staff all wanting to share their thoughts on this release, we combined a paragraph from each for this review: RICH “THE MEISTER” DILLON (website editor/staff writer) These guys were a…

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TANGO DOWN Drop First Single from Bulletproof (News)

TANGO DOWN Drop First Single from Bulletproof (News)

American hard rock band TANGO DOWN posted some exciting news on their official Facebook page moments ago (July 23 10AM EST)! Here’s the message from their page: Well, we got the green light from the powers that be to drop the first single from the upcoming BULLETPROOF. So ……put ’em up….put’em up…..PUT’Eeeeeem UP. For PUNCHING BAG!!! It’s GO TIME!! Someone ring the bell!!! Tango Down is BACK, BIGGER, BADDER, and BULLETPROOF!!! Long known to Decibel Geek…

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LAVALLE’s Dear Sanity gives a Nod to 80’s Glam Metal

LAVALLE’s Dear Sanity gives a Nod to 80’s Glam Metal

If glam metal is characterized by shredding guitar solos, extensive use of harmonies, and use of the power ballad, then LaValle has hit the mark with Dear Sanity. Actually a bullseye in this reviewer’s opinion. First of all, who is LaValle? Well, LaValle is a band formed out of a song writing partnership between guitar player Eddie LaValle and bass player Paul Logue (Eden’s Curse).  Now add Paul‘s friend singer Carsten Lizard Schultz and his best…

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