METAL CHURCH – Damned If You Do (Album Review)

METAL CHURCH – Damned If You Do (Album Review)

On Pearl Harbor Day, 2018, iconic metal band Metal Church released their 12th studio album (and 5th with Mike Howe on vocals), Damned If You Do. The album continues right where 2016’s XI left off. If you are a fan of any of the albums that the band has recorded with Mr. Howe then you will be absolutely pleased with this release! This album sees the band with longtime W.A.S.P. drummer Stet Howland coming “Into…

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BLOODSTOCK Announces More Bands For 2019 (News)

BLOODSTOCK Announces More Bands For 2019 (News)

  Bloodstock Metal Festival have announced another five bands for the metal shindig at Catton Hall Derbyshire August 8 to 11. Plenty of metal to go around for all. FRIDAY NIGHT Firstly, the Friday night headliner in the Sophie tent will be Swedish trio Grand Magus.  At the moment, Grand Magus are busy at work recording their follow up to 2016’s Sword Songs.   Therefore, some new stuff to enjoy when they play that Friday night….

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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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The 2017 SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL – Day 3 Recap (Feature/Festival Review)

The 2017 SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL – Day 3 Recap (Feature/Festival Review)

Friday, June 9, 2017 – Sweden Rock Festival 2017 – Day #3 Bring on the coffee! Rising and gathering at breakfast in the hotel lobby, coffee began its waking effects. With four dudes sharing a hotel room, grabbing a morning shower is a procedure of waiting no matter what you do. But being last and stepping into an inch of cold water covering the floor is uncool guys! Not their fault particularly, we still can’t…

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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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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…

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Metal Church – XI (Album Review)

Metal Church – XI (Album Review)

Metal Church are an American hard rock band formed in San Fransisco in 1980 that has been credited as a formative influence on the thrash scene. Over their years of existence, Metal Church has experienced several membership changes including founding guitarist Kurdt Vanderhoof relegating himself to only a composition role for a while and vocalist changes in David Wayne, Mike Howe, and Ronny Munroe all fronting the band at one time. With 10 fantastic previous albums,…

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Monsters of Rock Cruise East Wrap-Up 2016

Monsters of Rock Cruise East Wrap-Up 2016

The fifth voyage of the historic floating rock and roll party that is The Monsters of Rock Cruise has returned safely to port and drawn to a close. Decibel Geek has provided some extensive coverage in the past of Monsters of Rock Cruises, mostly through The Meister‘s blog series and links to all related articles appear at the conclusion of this 2016 wrap-up. This year found us aboard a different ship and cruise line as…

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Metal Church – XI (March 25, 2016)

Metal Church – XI (March 25, 2016)

Metal Church XI is the group’s 11th studio release and marks the return of legendary vocalist and front-man Mike Howe! In July of 2014 Kurdt Vanderhoof reunited with Mike and convinced him to rejoin Metal Church. The reinvigorated Metal Church started exchanging ideas and writing songs for their much anticipated new release XI and it is quite clear that there is something truly magical happening here! “Mike‘s voice sounds the same as it did 2…

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