LAST IN LINE – Live at the Arcada Theatre (Alex Dale Photo Gallery)

LAST IN LINE – Live at the Arcada Theatre (Alex Dale Photo Gallery)

Last in Line formed in 2012 by former members of the original lineup of Dio. The band’s name comes from the 1984 Dio album The Last in Line. Following the death of Dio frontman Ronnie James Dio in 2010, the original lineup of drummer Vinny Appice, bassist Jimmy Bain, guitarist Vivian Campbell, and keyboardist Claude Schnell reunited along with vocalist Andrew Freeman to perform the Dio songs they originally recorded. The band released a studio…

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LAST IN LINE – II (February 22, 2019)

LAST IN LINE – II (February 22, 2019)

Vivian Campbell, Vinny Appice, Phil Soussan, and Andrew Freeman, collectively known as Last in Line, are set to release their second album, II via Frontiers Music Srl on February 22, 2019.  The band has announced the impending arrival of their new album with the release of the first video and single, “Landslide“. Watch it below. Last In Line was formed in 2011, when Vinny Appice, Jimmy Bain, and Vivian Campbell, (Ronnie James Dio‘s co-conspirators and co-writers on the Holy Diver, Last In Line – the album…

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The End Of Summer 2017 Part One – GRAND ROCKTEMBER V

The End Of Summer 2017 Part One – GRAND ROCKTEMBER V

The state of Minnesota is about as land locked from any oceans as any place in North America  you can get.  And the small town of Hinckley is about as  central a location in the state as you’re going to get.  With all of these rock n roll cruises, it’s almost fitting that this is the location for many of those same bands to perform over a weekend on solid ground.  The population of Hickley…

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Best of 2016 – Ep269

Best of 2016 – Ep269

Chris and Aaron return this week to countdown their Top 10 albums of the year that was in Best of 2016 – Ep269. In this 2 hour-plus episode, your hosts find themselves looking back on a year that had many highs as well as lows. The music world lost a ton of talent; causing many to label it the “worst year ever.” While those losses certainly stung the guys as well, they prove in this…

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The Best of 2016 (Decibel Geek Staff Picks)

The Best of 2016 (Decibel Geek Staff Picks)

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 grown into what you find here today. Alongside the weekly issued, absolutely free podcast episodes, our website features photograph galleries from live events around the world as well a direct feed to our YouTube channel, DBGTV. Our writing team encompasses some…

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Wallygator’s Top 10 Albums of 2016

Another year older and what do we have to show for it? Turns out some very excellent music and as always the Decibel Geek writers are hard at work compiling their top 10 lists. The Decibel Geek writing team has grown in numbers this year, and I am very excited to see the final Official Decibel Geek Top 10 of 2016 list that is created using the Meister‘s elaborate point system reflecting each writer’s top 10…

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Forgotten Gem: Dio – Master Of The Moon

Forgotten Gem: Dio – Master Of The Moon

“Don’t get emotional but we’re out of time The melody’s gone And fools have got the sunshine If I’m mistaken and I see you again Don’t leave me alone Maybe tomorrow Could be the end of the world“ – “The End Of The World“ I hadn’t planned on writing this retrospective until I heard a recent podcast ignoring this criminally overlooked album and praising the inferior Heaven and Hell record, which annoyed me greatly.  This…

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Last In Line “Heavy Crown” Album Review

Last In Line “Heavy Crown” Album Review

Holy Diver is one of many monumental albums released in heavy metal history. The Dio band has released some great albums since that 1983 debut album of Ronnie James Dio‘s then new solo project, but none have been as highly regarded. Two more albums followed with that same line-up (both regarded as Dio‘s next best albums by many fans) before the firing of guitarist Vivian Campbell. Down the line, bassist Jimmy Bain, drummer Vinny Appice…

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Last In Line – Heavy Crown (February 19, 2016)

Last In Line – Heavy Crown (February 19, 2016)

Vinny Appice, Jimmy Bain and Vivian Campbell were part of the original Dio band and co-writers on the Holy Diver, Last In Line, and Sacred Heart albums the records that defined the classic early Dio sound and have gone on to become parts of rock history. They reunited in 2012 and during that first jam, it was immediately apparent that the chemistry of the original band was very much intact. The excitement generated by that…

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My Top 10 Albums of 2015 – Shawn “Animalize” Irwin

My Top 10 Albums of 2015 – Shawn “Animalize” Irwin

The year is done with new music and what a year it has been! With almost 130 releases for me to go through to try and break it down to my personal top 10 favourites wasn’t easy! As a fan of different styles of music, it was hard to rate these. Depending on how I felt that day and what I want to listen to, one would rate high on the list, then shortly after fall…

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