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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SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL 2017 – A Recap in photos

SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL 2017 – A Recap in photos

Sweden Rock Festival 2017 For the second year in a row, I was able to go to Sweden Rock. This time I was fortunate to see Canadian hard rock band Helix live in Sweden, along with Edguy, Aerosmith, Saxon, Lionheart and many more. I had a great time once again with my Decibel Geek brethren and hope to continue returning year after year to this awesome festival. Here is a recap of the bands I…

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LIONHEART – Second Nature (August 25, 2017)

LIONHEART – Second Nature (August 25, 2017)

UK New Wave of British Heavy Metal exponents are back with a brand new album on AOR Heaven in Europe and King Records in Japan. Entitled Second Nature the album will be available on June 21 in Japan, followed by the European release on August 25. Lionheart hit the headlines in 1980 when they were dubbed by Sounds magazine as “the first NWOBHM Supergroup”. 36 years later they were asked to reunite for the Rockingham Rock Festival in Nottingham, England. Incredibly the…

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The 2017 SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL – Day Four Recap (Feature/Festival Review)

The 2017 SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL – Day Four Recap (Feature/Festival Review)

Saturday, June 10, 2017 – Sweden Rock Festival 2017 – Day #4 Not being as young and spry as we used to be, we arose a bit later on Saturday, June 10, 2017, the final day of Sweden Rock. No one seemed overly interested in hotel breakfast (although massive amounts of coffee were put away). Slowly dragging our asses out of the room and to the car, you’d think we were all a hundred years…

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