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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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TARJA – Sweden Rock Festival 2018 (Photo Gallery)

TARJA – Sweden Rock Festival 2018 (Photo Gallery)

SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL 2018 Decibel Geek‘s photographer Shawn “Animalize” Irwin spent his time at Sweden Rock Festival 2018 capturing as many fantastic performers in action as he could. Hailing from Canada, Animalize marks his third year in a row making it to Sweden Rock. As a result, this year he photographed over 20 bands. So, here is his showcase of Tarja as she rocked the Rock Stage! OFFICIAL WEBSITE / FACEBOOK In addition, be sure to check out Animalize‘s other Sweden Rock Festival 2018 Photo Galleries….

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NIGHTWISH Meets PAGAN’S MIND In New Band NORTHWARD (News)

NIGHTWISH Meets PAGAN’S MIND In New Band NORTHWARD (News)

I for one am extremely excited at the news of a new band called Northward due to my love of Dutch singer Floor Jansen from not only Nightwish but also After Forever along with Star One and several Ayreon albums. She has joined forces with Pagan’s Mind guitarist Jorn Viggo Lofstad. The twosome started playing and performing together at Prog Fest USA back in 2007 where they had a lot of fun playing a bunch…

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BLOODSTOCK 2018 – New Bands Added & More (News)

BLOODSTOCK 2018 – New Bands Added & More (News)

Eight more acts have been confirmed for Bloodstock Metal Festival at Catton Hall Derbyshire in August along with news of a strongman competition! Well it is a “heavy” festival. Only one band is for the main stage, with two for both Friday and Saturday and three for the Sunday on the second stage known as the Sophie Lancaster stage. Now both main stages are beginning to fill up nicely, with only the Hobgoblin New Blood…

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BLOODSTOCK Keeps The Bands Coming For August (News)

BLOODSTOCK Keeps The Bands Coming For August (News)

In what is becoming a regular ritual, Bloodstock Metal Fest have announced another four bands for the festival to be held at Catton Hall Derbyshire England in August this year. Two of the bands named are “Special Guests” between the two stages and the other two are slightly lower down the bill. First up are Swedish melodic death metal outfit At The Gates, who are “Special Guests” on the Ronnie James Dio stage on Sunday,…

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BLOODSTOCK Add 4 More To Festival In 2018 (News)

BLOODSTOCK Add 4 More To Festival In 2018 (News)

Whilst your intrepid news reporter was stuck in hospital (no need for an “aaahhhh”), Bloodstock Metal Festival has continued to announce bands. The festival to be held at Catton Hall Derbyshire in August has added the original “metal queen” Doro Pesch as headliner for the Sophie Lancaster tent on the Friday night. Having been blasting out metal anthems as well as powerful ballads for over 30 years, Doro continues to impress live. One of the…

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BLOODSTOCK FESTIVAL – Announcements (October 20 2017)

BLOODSTOCK FESTIVAL – Announcements (October 20 2017)

Bloodstock 2018 – Gojira, Nightwish & Judas Priest! Bloodstock Metal Festival held at Catton Park in Derbyshire England has announced all three headliners for the festival between 10 and 12 of August 2018! Two were announced at the end of this year’s event, in the names of French progressive metallers Gojira and symphonic rockers Nightwish from Finland. The final headliner are the band that the promoters have been chasing for a number of years and…

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ARKONA/SIRENIA North American Tour Announcement (News)

ARKONA/SIRENIA North American Tour Announcement (News)

For the first time in their career, Sirenia from Norway will land on North American soil and tour USA & Canada. Touring for their latest album Dim Days of Dolor released November 2016. Dim Days of Dolor did make my personal Top 10 for 2016. The new album and tour features new lead vocalist Emmanuelle Zoldan.  Zoldan is a trained opera singer who has been with Sirenia as a choir singer for over a decade! Taking from the Sirenia official website:…

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NIGHTWISH – Vehicle Of Spirit (January 6, 2017)

NIGHTWISH – Vehicle Of Spirit (January 6, 2017)

After extensive touring in 2015/16 Nightwish are to release a live package on January 6, 2017. Entitled Vehicle Of Spirit, there are recordings of 2 concerts – London and Tampere, Finland – contained on DVD, Blu-Ray, and CD, through Nuclear Blast. “The title Vehicle Of Spirit came from a friend of Troy‘s (Donockley – guitarist), who after seeing our show a few years ago defined Nightwish as ‘A vehicle of spirit that defies category’. That beautiful description has followed us ever since,…

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My Top 10 Albums of 2015 – Shawn “Animalize” Irwin

My Top 10 Albums of 2015 – Shawn “Animalize” Irwin

The year is done with new music and what a year it has been! With almost 130 releases for me to go through to try and break it down to my personal top 10 favourites wasn’t easy! As a fan of different styles of music, it was hard to rate these. Depending on how I felt that day and what I want to listen to, one would rate high on the list, then shortly after fall…

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