New Noize 5 – Ep369

New Noize 5 – Ep369

With the ROCKNPOD Expo around the corner, we’re back this week to kick back and talk about some current rock and metal happenings with New Noize 5! There’s some strange doings in the world of Rock and Metal and we’re tackling a few of them this week. In this relaxed discussion we share our thoughts on a guy butt-smuggling a cell phone in jail, the untimely passing of a Sunset Strip legend, an iconic Heavy…

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SHARK ISLAND – The 666 Lounge, London UK (Concert Review)

SHARK ISLAND – The 666 Lounge, London UK (Concert Review)

It is no secret to anyone that has even heard my name, that Shark Island are my favorite band and I have had a long obsession with them since I was 15 years old. They are yet another one of those bands that I had to wait 28 years to finally see in the UK. As with many of the bands of that era, I first discovered them on Raw Power, (an hour-long music programme…

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GLORIOUS SONS – The Old Blue Last, London (Concert Review)

GLORIOUS SONS – The Old Blue Last, London (Concert Review)

The Glorious Sons came to my attention whilst visiting Alaska in March 2015. I kept hearing a song on the radio that I fell in love with, it always seemed to be played in between Pearl Jam and other 90’s metal so I presumed it was a band from that era that I missed out on.  The radio station did not seem to have an online playlist so it took a while to find out…

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GREEN DAY Budweiser Gardens London, Ontario (Concert Review)

GREEN DAY Budweiser Gardens London, Ontario (Concert Review)

Having waited 25 years to see Green Day meant my expectations were extremely heightened. Combine that with attending the show with our son who is as big a fan as I, made for some major expectations from both of us. We began by having dinner before the show and like any smart establishment near the venue, they played quite a bit of Green Day. Good start! Upon entering The Bud there was a massive line…

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The Last Vegas Meets Decibel Geek (Interview & Concert Review)

The Last Vegas Meets Decibel Geek (Interview & Concert Review)

The Last Vegas are a rock band out of Chicago that have been around since at least 2004 when they released their debut album Lick ‘Em and Leave ‘Em. The sound of the band incorporates elements of glam, punk and sleaze and have a kind of boogie and swagger that must be heard. Motley Crue fans will surely know The Last Vegas as they had a coveted opening slot on the Saints of Los Angeles Tour…

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Insightful Minds At Ease: A Review of the Abandoned Souls Album

Insightful Minds At Ease: A Review of the Abandoned Souls Album

Abandoned Souls are a band from London, Ontario, Canada currently consisting of vocalist/bassist James Todd, drummer Steve Thomas and guitarists Derek De Kort and Tim Thompson.  I must admit that I was unfamiliar with them until they reached out to me after seeing The Meister‘s Decibel Geek review of Lee Aaron‘s concert on December 6, 2014 in Whitby, Ontario.  The evening previous, (attended by DBG photographer Brian Ronald) in London, Ontario saw Abandoned Souls setting…

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CONFIRMED: I am a Rockaholic!

I have had the pleasure of going on the first three Monsters of Rock Cruises and I am currently booked on the upcoming fourth one in April 2015. One band that I am still surprised about their absence on the cruise so far has been Warrant. They have all the qualifications – American, MTV stars, late 80’s/early 90’s sound and they are still touring. Maybe there is a story behind why that I have yet…

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