DIO-CEMBER Vol1 – Ep345

DIO-CEMBER Vol1 – Ep345

We celebrate the holidays this week by releasing volume 1 of a 2 part special on a legend; DIO-CEMBER Vol1 is here! In this special, we pay tribute to the late, great Ronnie James Dio. This week’s entry has us focusing on Ronnie’s first decade in the rock world 1972-1981. Ronald Padavona was born in New Hampshire in 1942. His family would soon move to New York where he would be raised around music. Beginning…

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Mikael Svensson’s Top Ten Albums of 2016

Decibel Geek‘s Swedish contributor Mikael “The Lionsheart” Svensson chimes in on the best albums race with his Top Ten Albums of 2016: 10 – Running Wild – Rapid Foray. The pirate ship sails once more. The captain is alone on the ship which is a pity. The sheer quality of a Running Wild album still brings it into top 10. BUY: Rapid Foray /(Album Review) Official Website / Facebook   9 – Pretty Maids – Kingmaker. Danish dynamite that blasts a…

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My Top 10 Albums of 2016 – Shawn “Animalize” Irwin

Another year has passed with new music and what a year it has been. With over 100 releases for me to go through to try and break it down to my personal top 10 favorite, wasn’t easy! As a fan of different styles of music, it was hard to pick what I feel as my Top 10. One day it might be some heavier music where other days more melodic. So many other great releases came…

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Mob Rules – Tales from Beyond (Album Review)

Mob Rules – Tales from Beyond (Album Review)

Veteran German power metallers Mob Rules are back after a rather long absence with their 8th album, the new outing Tales from Beyond. Mob Rules are veterans of the European power metal scene and the band was formed way back in 1994 by guitarist Matthias Mineur and bassist Thorsten Plorin. Mineur and Plorin had previously joined forces in Van Blanc. These two gentlemen soon found lead vocalist Klaus Dirks and drummer Arved Mannot. Mob Rules added a…

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Mob Rules – Tales From Beyond (March 18, 2016)

Mob Rules – Tales From Beyond (March 18, 2016)

For ten months, the northern German band Mob Rules ensconced themselves in their studio, now they are set to present the results of their hard work: Tales From Beyond, the eighth studio recording by the group, impresses with a deeply melodic mix of progressive and power metal. When it comes to their lyrics, Mob Rules continue to go their own unmistakable path, influenced by historic events and inspired by literature. The album will be available…

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