ESSENTIAL TRACKS # 3 – W.A.S.P. (Feature)

ESSENTIAL TRACKS # 3 – W.A.S.P. (Feature)

From Los Angeles, California come the shock rocking, lipstick wearing, leather bound and gagged W.A.S.P. Formed in 1982, following a slew of interchangeable band members, this band soon set to ripping the glam metal scene a new one, when vocalist Blackie Lawless, raging alcoholic/guitarist Chris Holmes and drummer Steve Riley destroyed the sunset strip with their raunchy, shocking live shows which often featured Lawless tying naked models to a medieval torture rack while hurling raw…

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RIVAL SONS – Post New Track “Look Away” (News)

RIVAL SONS – Post New Track “Look Away” (News)

Californian band Rival Sons have a released a new track titled “Look Away” which will be available everywhere from January 25th. The track along with the album was recorded at Nashville’s famed RCA Studio A and the legendary Muscle Shoals Sound Studio in Alabama and was produced by Grammy award-winning producer Dave Cobb. Guitarist Scott Holiday in a recent interview with Guitar.com said of the upcoming album “I think it offers a couple of things that…

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BEEZER’s Top Ten of 2018 (Top Albums 2018)

BEEZER’s Top Ten of 2018 (Top Albums 2018)

There’s no doubting that every man, woman and beast that contributes to the hallowed pages of Decibel Geek, loves their music hard, heavy, melodic and on a daily basis. Personally, I wear ear phones for around 8 hours a day while I work and then, when I sit back and relax at home with a cold beer, it’s always with a pair of throbbing speakers within earshot. If I’m not at home I’m at a…

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Essential Tracks #2 – GUNS N ROSES (Feature)

Essential Tracks #2 – GUNS N ROSES (Feature)

    With the reformation of three-fifths of the classic Appetite for Destruction line up done and dusted in the live arena and talk of a new album on the way featuring Slash, Duff and Axl, we take a look back at the band’s back catalogue and pull out the lesser-known tracks that I personally think are essential and often overlooked. One thing we won’t be doing is pulling the obvious tracks from Appetite for Destruction. In…

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Essential Tracks #1 – THE BLACK CROWES (Feature)

Essential Tracks #1 – THE BLACK CROWES (Feature)

Welcome to a brand new feature for Decibel Geek, “Essential Tracks”!  In these articles, we explore a band’s musical catalogue and pick out those tunes that make the artists special. THE BLACK CROWES Before you read on, go to the bottom of the page, hit play and listen while you read. It will make the experience even more rewarding. Bursting onto the scene way back in 1989 with their debut album Shake Your Moneymaker, the…

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THOSE DAMN CROWS – Murder and the Motive (Album Review)

THOSE DAMN CROWS – Murder and the Motive (Album Review)

The newest signings to Earache Records and the Welsh valleys newest export, Those Damn Crows sound nothing like their Welsh brothers Bullet For My Valentine or Funeral For a Friend. In fact, you wouldn’t pick them as a band from the town of Bridgend at all. No, this isn’t your usual screamo/metalcore we’ve all gotten used to from these parts, this is good old classic rock with an almost Southern tinge. First track “Don’t Give a Damn” starts off…

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SMASHING PUMPKINS – Shiny and Oh So Bright Vol 1 (Album Review)

SMASHING PUMPKINS – Shiny and Oh So Bright Vol 1 (Album Review)

Ok, Ok, so it’s not quite the full title of the album on the header but it is quite a mouthful. The album that is fully titled Shiny and Oh So Bright, Vol 1/LP No Past. No Future. No Sun sees original members Jimmy Chamberlain (drums) and James Iha (guitar) return to the fold. Unfortunately, there is no sign of either of the bands former fantastic female bass players D’arcy Wretsky or Melissa Auf der…

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UNEARTH – Extinction(s) (Album Review)

UNEARTH – Extinction(s) (Album Review)

American metalcore legends Unearth are back with their seventh album Extinction(s) which the band describe as an album “full of venom toward the wrongs of the world, fighting back against the precarious position civilization is in, determined to effect some kind of change.” The inevitability of death, loss, and tragedy is a persistent theme throughout. The band entered Graphic Nature Studio with producer Will Putney to begin recording their new album. Drums were recorded by Adam Dutkiewicz,…

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ATREYU – In Our Wake (Album Review)

ATREYU – In Our Wake (Album Review)

Atreyu are an American metalcore band from Orange County, California, formed in 1998. The band is made up of vocalist Alex Varkatzas, guitarists Dan Jacobs and Travis Miguel, bassist Marc “Porter” McKnight, and drummer/vocalist Brandon Saller. They have released seven studio albums: Suicide Notes and Butterfly Kisses (2002), The Curse (2004), A Death-Grip On Yesterday (2006), Lead Sails Paper Anchor (2007), Congregation of the Damned (2009), Long Live (2015) and the latest, In Our Wake….

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GRETA VAN FLEET – Anthem of the Peaceful Army (Album Review)

GRETA VAN FLEET – Anthem of the Peaceful Army (Album Review)

Greta Van Fleet is a name I’ve heard bouncing around over the last year, along with the taglines attached of Led Zeppelin rip-offs and the alternate saviors of rock. This bunch of late teens from Michigan, U.S.A. have really got the rock world in a spin and I can see why right from the first track of their debut album Anthem of the Peaceful Army. The title itself suggests a hippy 70’s vibe from the off and…

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