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…

Share This:
Read More

Those Hosers are Fired! – Ep302

Those Hosers are Fired! – Ep302

The guys are back this week after realizing their Canadian friends were too busy with their own podcast to cover their normal Thanksgiving duties. For five years, Rich “Meister” Dillon and Wally “Gator” Norton devotedly filled in on the last week of Thanksgiving so Chris and Aaron could enjoy time with their families and celebrate their holiday. However, this year the calls and emails went unanswered and the guys were forced to go back out…

Share This:
Read More

UNPARALLELED HEIGHT – Resurgence, Vol 1 (Album Review)

UNPARALLELED HEIGHT – Resurgence, Vol 1 (Album Review)

So you like metalcore riffing and the blast beats?  You love the aggression and technical chops, but you can’t stand the Cookie Monster vocals (as The Meister would say).  Unparalleled Height (UPH) have the answer (as did the late great Affiance) – get a fantastic singer in and utilise the growling sparingly! From the outskirts of Pittsburgh, these guys have released possibly my favorite EP of the year, so far.  This EP is made up…

Share This:
Read More

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…

Share This:
Read More

Tour Bus Tales with Jeremy Owsley – Ep267

Tour Bus Tales with Jeremy Owsley – Ep267

Veteran tour bus driver Jeremy Owsley joins the guys this week to share some Tour Bus Tales that include the likes of Metallica, Megadeth, Marilyn Manson, Korn, Danzig, and many more! The son of a pedal steel player and bus driver, Jeremy was raised in the music industry. His crib was a road case, literally! Raised in the Nashville area, he was constantly surrounded by talent from all genres of music and quickly made inroads…

Share This:
Read More

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…

Share This:
Read More

Top Ten Albums of 2016 – Craig Terdich

My top albums are simply the albums that I found myself going back to listen to over and over again. My taste may not be for everyone, but that’s what is great about the music we love. You never know when something is going to catch your ear. I look to Decibel Geek to help me find new bands. So here goes from 10-1 10 – Sixx: A.M. – Prayers for the Damned   When I…

Share This:
Read More

MEGADETH – Roy Wilkins Auditorium, St. Paul, MN

MEGADETH – Roy Wilkins Auditorium, St. Paul, MN

A titan in Metal and my favorite Birther, Dave Mustaine, came to Saint Paul with his band Megadeth. In support of 2016’s magnificent record Dystopia, Megadeth is wrapping up its North American dates with a swing through Roy Wilkins Auditorium.  With him, in what has become almost an annoyance, are 4 support acts.  Almost like a traveling mini-fest.  Fests, even of the mini ilk, don’t work well on a weeknight. When I first saw the…

Share This:
Read More

Ozzfest Meets Knotfest

Ozzfest Meets Knotfest

The largest North American heavy metal event of the year takes place this weekend (September 24 and 25) when Ozzfest Meets Knotfest rolls into the  San Manuel Amphitheater in San Bernardino California. Legendary British metal pioneers, Black Sabbath will headline the Ozzfest portion of the festival on Saturday in one of their final performances in the United States.  Sunday’s, Knotfest, will feature relative “newcomers” (when compared to the legendary Black Sabbath) Slipknot with their nine costumed…

Share This:
Read More

ANTHRAX Would Love to Do Another Big Four Tour

ANTHRAX Would Love to Do Another Big Four Tour

What Thrash/Heavy Metal fan wouldn’t want to see another tour by The Big Four?  Well according to Anthrax bass player Frank Bello, it may one day become a reality.   According to comments he made to TeamRock the thrash tour was the “highlight of his career” and he says he’d love to go on another Big Four Tour. The Big Four Tour saw thrash giants Metallica, Megadeth, Anthrax and Slayer playing the same stage for the first…

Share This:
Read More
1 2