My Top 10 Albums of 2017 – Shawn “Animalize” Irwin

My Top 10 Albums of 2017 – Shawn “Animalize” Irwin

Be sure to check out the Decibel Geek website contributor’s collective compilation of the top albums: Best of 2017 Article As 2017 quickly approaches its conclusion, I find it appropriate to reflect on almost 150 new releases of music that I have discovered over the course of the year. Admittedly, my favorites tend to be from the Melodic Rock and Symphonic Metal genres. Regardless, I am proud to present my Top Ten for 2017. To…

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Zakk Wylde – Book of Shadows (Retro CD Review)

Zakk Wylde – Book of Shadows (Retro CD Review)

20 years ago, before melting our faces with Black Label Society, Zakk Wylde released his solo debut, Book of Shadows. This led to my friends and I witnessing one of the best concerts I’ve ever seen. It was a small venue. It seemed like an eternity as roadies lit the candles all over the stage. Finally, the show began. Two men with acoustic guitars playing by candlelight. He actually recreated the mood and vibe of…

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1980 Year in Review Pt2 – Ep221

1980 Year in Review Pt2 – Ep221

Squeeze into your Calvin Klein jeans and get ready to bang your head as Chris and Aaron are back this week for 1980 Year in Review Pt 2! Big news stories are discussed such as Richard Pryor turning himself into a science experiment, Eric Carr replacing Peter Criss in KISS and attempting to figure out who shot J.R. A truckload of great music in this episode including tracks from Queen, Tygers of Pan Tang, Diamond…

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Red Dragon Cartel Returns to Tokyo!

Red Dragon Cartel Returns to Tokyo!

Red Dragon Cartel – Club Quattro, Tokyo, September 16, 2015 After surviving their limo bursting into flames on a freeway in California, Jake E. Lee and his band Red Dragon Cartel arrived in Tokyo for a short tour in Japan. The band had just reunited in late August with former Harem Scarem drummer Darren James Smith – who sang lead vocals on several tracks of the self-titled debut album – after flirting with 4 other singers since…

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Gus G.-Brand New Revolution (July 24, 2015)

Gus G.-Brand New Revolution (July 24, 2015)

Gus G., born Kostas Karamitroudis in Thessaloniki, Greece returns with his second solo offering, Brand New Revolution on July 24, 2015. The Ozzy Osbourne & Firewind guitar hero enlisted the assistance of guest vocal appearances by Jeff Scott Soto (ex-Journey), Elize Ryd (Amaranthe), Mats Leven (Candlemass, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen) and Jacob Bunton (Adler, Lynam) for this outing! Brand New Revolution was mixed by Mike Fraser (AC/DC, Metallica, Van Halen, etc.) and features cover artwork created by Gustavo Sazes. As…

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