F.K.Ü. – 1981 (Album Review)

F.K.Ü. – 1981 (Album Review)

1981 was before the birth of Thrash, yet this album is a masterclass of the genre.  However, the years 1981-1989 also delivered over 200 slasher movies. Now, Swedish thrash metal band F.K.Ü. have decided to pay tribute to the anchor year – 1981, also known as the ultimate year of the slasher movie genre; the year that delivered the greatest numbers of classic slasher films in history! The goal with the new album was to…

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Unabomber Caught, KISS Reunite, and Beatles Galore! – 1996 Year in Review Pt1

Unabomber Caught, KISS Reunite, and Beatles Galore! – 1996 Year in Review Pt1

This week we look at 1996, a year that celebrated the past while looking to the future. In part 1, we dig into the first half of 1996; and it was a busy six months. January includes stories on the evils of Alternative Rock and near fatal incidents involving some big name celebrities. Additionally, it included new releases from ACCEPT and Mr. Big. We head into February of 1996 by discussing some fantastic rock releases….

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300 A History and Look Forward – Ep300

300 A History and Look Forward – Ep300

Chris and Aaron celebrate episode 300 with a discussion of the history of Decibel Geek. In this long-form talk, the guys talk about the circumstances that led to the creation of the podcast, how they met, and reminisce on a number of notable moments. Reflecting on past episodes, the guys also give their own, personal Top 5 list of episodes while also reading listener lists. The guys also announce some plans for the future of…

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IRIS DIVINE – The Static And The Noise (Album Review)

IRIS DIVINE – The Static And The Noise (Album Review)

“There is no justice…a court of lies“, so begins this fantastic release from the super talented three piece Iris Divine.  So, let the Decibel Geek Court take a look at the facts and reach its verdict – guilty!  Yes, guilty of producing an amazing chronicle of modern life through the prism of progressive metal. All the relevant musical evidence points to an electrifying mix of aggression, progression and possession.  The songs eat into your soul…

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ROCK ON THE RANGE Wrap-Up (Festival Review)

ROCK ON THE RANGE Wrap-Up (Festival Review)

Even though the 11th annual Rock on the Range in Columbus, Ohio turned out to be more of Rain on the Range, it wasn’t a total loss. Minus a couple of bands on Friday night, every artist performed. It was a tough year for the promoters with the death of Chris Cornell of Soundgarden (who were supposed to be the headliner on Friday night) and an uncooperative Mother Nature. The official attendance for the 3-day…

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ROCK ON THE RANGE – Day Three (Festival Review)

ROCK ON THE RANGE – Day Three (Festival Review)

Following yet another stormy night, we prepared ourselves for the last day of the Rock on the Range music festival. Forecasters had predicted all week that this would be the day with the highest chance of storms sticking around all day. After all the frustrating weather delays we had already endured, we crossed our fingers and said a little prayer for good weather as we headed to Mapfre Stadium. This was the day that had…

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Skype’s Down! – Ep281

Skype’s Down! – Ep281

When a scheduled interview is derailed by their call recording program, Skype, going down, the guys decide to crack a few beers and bring you an off-the-cuff conversation that features a number of things that are offered in their DBG VIP subscription program on Patreon. In this long-form discussion, the guys go over some current rock news events including Zakk Wylde rejoining Ozzy Osbourne‘s band, Local H winning a contest to open for Metallica on…

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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…

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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…

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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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