ERIC MARTIN – Live at Bannerman’s Bar, Edinburgh (Concert Review)

ERIC MARTIN – Live at Bannerman’s Bar, Edinburgh (Concert Review)

Eric Martin of Mr Big (as well as Avantasia) fame opened his UK acoustic tour in Bannerman’s Bar in Edinburgh on October 16, a Tuesday night.  Joining him onstage and for the tour was David Cotterill from UK metal outfit Demon. What sounds like a very unlikely pairing is actually very effective and fun. As you will be able to tell from the review both artists complement each other nicely throughout the show. David proving…

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ERIC MARTIN (MR BIG) About To Embark On UK Tour (News)

ERIC MARTIN (MR BIG) About To Embark On UK Tour (News)

Singer Eric Martin of Mr Big and Avantasia fame is about to hit the UK (England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, in fact).  He is ably accompanied by guitarist David Cotterill of UK metal band Demon. ERIC MARTIN A local of the San Francisco Bay Area, Eric Martin first started his career in the music industry in 1978. During his career, Eric has featured on some fantastic albums.  Furthermore, his voice is immediately recognisable. Its rich…

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BLOODSTOCK 2018 – Sunday Review And Round Up (Festival Review)

BLOODSTOCK 2018 – Sunday Review And Round Up (Festival Review)

For those who have been following my reviews of Bloodstock Metal Festival 2018 on behalf of Decibel Geek will know that I was bitten by an insect and my leg got infected. Which of course was getting progressively worse as the festival wore on. By this point on Sunday, I was struggling. I decided to slow things down a little whilst still trying to hopefully give a full and inclusive review of the event. I…

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The Best of 2017 (Feature)

The Best of 2017 (Feature)

First of all, 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 consequently grown into what you find here today. Alongside the weekly issued, absolutely free podcast episodes, our website features photo galleries from live events around the world as well a direct feed to our YouTube channel, DBGTV. Our website team encompasses some 40 authors and contributors…

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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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Four Brand New Acts For BLOODSTOCK Festival (News)

Four Brand New Acts For BLOODSTOCK Festival (News)

December brings four more bands for Bloodstock Metal Festival to be held August 9 to 12 at Catton Hall, Derbyshire England. With most of the musicians making their Bloodstock debuts, this is an even more exciting prospect. On Friday, skate punk thrash outfit Suicidal Tendencies will be ripping up a storm, no doubt. Led by the bandana-wearing Mike Muir, who prowls the stage menacingly and having the drumming legend that is Dave Lombardo (ex-Slayer, of…

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MR. BIG – Defying Gravity (Album Review)

MR. BIG – Defying Gravity (Album Review)

Mr. Big is a band that I always thought should have been Mr. Bigger. These guys have all the makings of a super stellar mega band. Amazingly soulful, emotional melodies delivered through the great vocals of Eric Martin, ridiculous shredding lead guitars and bass lines courtesy of Paul Gilbert and Billy Sheehan, and solid drums and backing vocal harmonies from Pat Torpey. Like many other bands of this era, hit ballads like “To Be With…

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MR BIG at Arcada (Concert Review)

MR BIG at Arcada (Concert Review)

Decibel Geek contributor Alex Dale recently joined our team. The music enthusiast and hobby photographer has shared photo galleries of some of the concerts she attends in Illinois. You can find some of those galleries along with those from our other contributing photographers on our photo gallery page. . Alex‘s most recent conquest was one of her all time favorite bands, Mr Big as they rolled in St. Charles, Illinois. Here’s her words and thoughts…

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Rare Hare with Tyson Leslie – Ep256

Rare Hare with Tyson Leslie – Ep256

This week Chris and Aaron are joined by musician/promoter Tyson Leslie for Rare Hare; an hour-plus of great talk and music including tracks from Vinnie Vincent Invasion, Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Bon Jovi, David Lee Roth, Cinderella, Vain, Mr. Big, and Great White. All of the songs on this week’s show will be performed at the upcoming Rare Hare 3 concert that is taking place in Nashville, TN at 12th & Porter on Monday, September…

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Demolicious vol2 – Ep255

Demolicious vol2 – Ep255

The guys are back this week to bring you a bunch of rare ear candy from some of your favorite bands with Demolicious vol2 – Ep255. Awesome tracks from legends such as Ozzy Osbourne, Van Halen, AC/DC, DIO, and Scorpions are included. Demolicious vol2 also features some great unreleased gems from White Lion, Type O Negative, Skid Row, Killer Kane/W.A.S.P. and Angora. On top of all that, the guys share a short clip of a…

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