The Best of 2016 (Decibel Geek Staff Picks)

The Best of 2016 (Decibel Geek Staff Picks)

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 grown into what you find here today. Alongside the weekly issued, absolutely free podcast episodes, our website features photograph galleries from live events around the world as well a direct feed to our YouTube channel, DBGTV. Our writing team encompasses some…

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Colin Starchild Francis’ Top Ten of 2016

My name is Colin Starchild Francis, Decibel Geek staff writer based in the U.K. and here are my top 10 albums of 2016. When people say rock is dead it makes me laugh. You just need to look for it! There are so many new and exciting bands out there and old bands releasing great albums. This list was so hard to compile as my taste for metal is so varied, everything from black metal…

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Phantom 5 – Phantom 5 (Album Review)

Phantom 5 – Phantom 5 (Album Review)

If like me, you have never heard of this band then it’s time to find out about PHANTOM 5. They are a brand new German melodic heavy rock band put together by former BONFIRE singer Claus Lessmann, with guitar player Michael Voss (MAD MAX, CASSANOVA, WOLFPAKK) completed by Robby Boebel (FRONTLINE) Axel Kruse (MAD MAX, ex-JADED HEART) and Francis Buchholz (ex-SCORPIONS). I am hoping for good things as I cue this up. When I think of Claus, I…

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Phantom 5 – Phantom 5 (May 13, 2016)

Phantom 5 – Phantom 5 (May 13, 2016)

Born as Supremacy, the new German Melodic Rock alliance, started when Michael Voss (Casanova, Bonfire, Mad Max) and Claus Lessmann (Bonfire) decided to approach the Frontiers label about making a new record together. Frontiers’ President Serafino Perugino loved the idea and suggested the guys should go ahead and involve some of the talented musicians that composed the Melodic Hard Rock scene in Germany between the end of the 90’s and early 00’s. In particular, bands such…

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