Album Review: Ambush – Desecrator

Album Review: Ambush – Desecrator

Ambush has entitled their new and sophomore album Desecrator and considering that they were a complete unknown on my radar I expected it to be some death metal style that most likely wouldn’t appeal to my tastes. It just goes to show that you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover/title as I was pleasantly surprised upon tentatively diving in by this heavily influenced by Judas Priest sound. Ambush hail from Växjö, Sweden (I don’t know…

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Meister Music: Broken Teeth

Meister Music: Broken Teeth

Hello and welcome to an old segment here on the Decibel Geek website that I called “Meister Music” in which I, The Meister, attempt to spotlight and introduce you to bands that are perhaps lesser known. For this first installment of the return of Meister Music, I’d like to introduce the Decibel Geek faithful to a band called Broken Teeth. While a band that many may have never heard of before, the Austin Texas based…

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A "Shock"ing Thanksgiving in Ottawa!

A "Shock"ing Thanksgiving in Ottawa!

Heading south to Toronto on Thanksgiving Monday by 7am to hop a bus bound for Ottawa with a return trip slated for 1:30am departure, I was off to check out a band that I’d been waiting to see since I discovered them.  Actually I was introduced to SHOCK via a friend writing for a competing website, consorting with the enemy perhaps you could say.  The disc quickly became a  favorite, appearing on my top of…

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Redemption of My Soul in Rochester

Redemption of My Soul in Rochester

A Judas Priest fan through and through, the iconic British metal band is, of course, one of the elements of my full sleeve tattoo.  The tattoo depicts a guitar case stickered with the logos of about 30 of my favorite bands.  Although not having seen “the Priest” live as many times as I would have liked, I am filled with determination to make up for that now before I lose the window of opportunity.  I…

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AC/DC Drummer Delivers Head Job

AC/DC Drummer Delivers Head Job

Most of us know the name Phil Rudd as synonymous with Aussie rock stalwarts AC/DC.  Phil joined AC/DC in 1975 and remained with the band until 1983 when he was reportedly dismissed due in part to a conflict with guitarist Malcolm Young.  He moved to Tauranga, New Zealand and filled his time away from AC/DC with the purchase of a helicopter company, racing cars, becoming a farmer and building his own recording studio.  Rudd re-joined…

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Caught in the Storm of Blades

Caught in the Storm of Blades

  Bullet Bus-photo by The Meister In my novice days of joining the Decibel Geek ranks (seems so long ago now) one of the early articles I chose to write was about an awesome band that I had recently discovered at the time.  That band’s name was Bullet originally formed in Vaxjo Sweden in 1996 and comprised of Dag “Hell” Hofer (vocals), Adam Hector (bass), Gustav Hjortsjo (drums), Hampus Klang (guitars) and Erik Almstrom (guitars).  The…

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The Meister is Filled With Blind Rage!

The Meister is Filled With Blind Rage!

When iconic German metallers Accept, Wolf Hoffman (guitars), Peter Baltes (bass), Herman Frank (Guitars) and Stefan Schwarzmann (drums) joined forces with former TT Quick vocalist Mark Tornillo in 2009 the resulting album would be the first of new Accept music in fourteen years.  Blood of the Nations dropped in 2010, its follow-up Stalingrad in 2012 and recently 2014 sees the completion of the trilogy, if you will, in Blind Rage.  All three albums are the…

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KISSIN’ DYNAMITE – Megalomania (Album Review)

KISSIN’ DYNAMITE – Megalomania (Album Review)

The Meister’s KISSIN’ DYNAMITE! German band Kissin’ Dynamite released their debut album, Steel of Swabia in 2008. They were but 15 and 16 years old.  Since then they’ve followed it up every two years with another solid effort, Addicted to Metal in 2010, Money Sex & Power in 2012 and now the end of September sees Megalomania hitting the shelves.  The five guys from Swabia (a southern part of Germany), vocalist Hannes Braun, guitarist Ande…

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Meister Hears A Sound of Thunder

Meister Hears A Sound of Thunder

A Sound of Thunder are a heavy metal band based in Washington DC and are set to issue their latest full-length studio album on September 9, 2014.  The band is fronted with the operatic wails of pintsized (standing a mere 5’2) classically trained (and hot) vocalist Nina Osegueda.  Osegueda has been described as “the lovechild of Rob Halford and Bruce Dickinson” and also as a “heavy metal Swiss Army knife” for her ability to move…

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Meister Spends Some Time On Skid Row

Meister Spends Some Time On Skid Row

“Sebastian who?” was a text I received from a friend during the Skid Row concert in Toronto on Wednesday August 20, 2014.  He was situated across the Virgin Mobile Mod Club in a different vantage point than I was for the show and this text came by the end of the second song of the setlist.  I had caught the live Skid Row experience previously while at Sweden Rock Festival 2013 and learned the advantages…

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