SHAWN “Animalize” IRWIN’s Top Ten of 2018 (Top Albums 2018)

SHAWN “Animalize” IRWIN’s Top Ten of 2018 (Top Albums 2018)

As 2018 quickly comes to a conclusion, it is time to reflect on over 130 new music releases that were discovered this year and to pick my Top Ten for 2018. Bringing these down to my Top 10 has not been an easy task. Some worthy mentions would be new releases from Holter, Tokyo Blade, Magnum, Ten, Stryper, W.E.T., Saxon, Mob Rules, Kamelot, Eliene, Udo, and Red Dragon Cartel. The recap of my last few…

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PRETTY MAIDS – Sweden Rock Festival 2018 (Photo Gallery)

PRETTY MAIDS – 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 Pretty Maids as they rocked the Festival Stage! OFFICIAL WEBSITE / FACEBOOK In addition, be sure to check out Animalize‘s other Sweden Rock Festival 2018 Photo…

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PRETTY MAIDS – Monsters of Rock Cruise 2018 (Photo Gallery)

PRETTY MAIDS – Monsters of Rock Cruise 2018 (Photo Gallery)

Decibel Geek‘s ace photographer Brian Ronald spent his time aboard the Monsters of Rock Cruise 2018 capturing as many fantastic performers in action as he could. Consequently, in this gallery of shots, he showcases PRETTY MAIDS as they rocked the Royal Caribbean Navigator of the Seas! OFFICIAL WEBSITE / FACEBOOK Be sure to check out Brian‘s other MORC Photo Galleries, with more coming soon! Posted so far are: (AUTOGRAPH Gallery / RAVEN Gallery / BRITISH LION Gallery / DORO PESCH’S WARLOCK Gallery / KEEL Gallery…

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SWEDEN ROCK Unveils 26 More Bands (News)

SWEDEN ROCK Unveils 26 More Bands (News)

Another 26 bands confirmed for Sweden Rock Festival – Judas Priest, Helloween, Stone Sour, Kreator and many more. Following the confirmations of Iron Maiden, Ozzy Osbourne and Heavy Load, we are happy to announce another 26 bands for this summer’s festival. Judas Priest always rank high on the wish lists of our guests and have played several amazing shows at Sweden Rock since their 2004 reunions tour. Next summer, the heavy metal pioneers return with…

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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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Mikael Svensson’s Top Ten Albums of 2016

Decibel Geek‘s Swedish contributor Mikael “The Lionsheart” Svensson chimes in on the best albums race with his Top Ten Albums of 2016: 10 – Running Wild – Rapid Foray. The pirate ship sails once more. The captain is alone on the ship which is a pity. The sheer quality of a Running Wild album still brings it into top 10. BUY: Rapid Foray /(Album Review) Official Website / Facebook   9 – Pretty Maids – Kingmaker. Danish dynamite that blasts a…

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My Top 10 Albums of 2016 – Shawn “Animalize” Irwin

Another year has passed with new music and what a year it has been. With over 100 releases for me to go through to try and break it down to my personal top 10 favorite, wasn’t easy! As a fan of different styles of music, it was hard to pick what I feel as my Top 10. One day it might be some heavier music where other days more melodic. So many other great releases came…

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PRETTY MAIDS – Kingmaker (November 4, 2016)

PRETTY MAIDS – Kingmaker (November 4, 2016)

Kingmaker is PRETTY MAIDS‘ highly anticipated follow-up to 2013’s critically and commercially successful release Motherland, a record that continued the “revitalized” path that the band set out upon with the now classic album Pandemonium.  Kingmaker is set for release November 4th via Frontiers Music srl. . It’s always difficult to follow a successful and inspired record, but Kingmaker shows PRETTY MAIDS are still in the freshest and most vital phase of their career since the early 90’s.  . The production is absolutely…

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PRETTY MAIDS To Release Kingmaker November 4th

PRETTY MAIDS To Release Kingmaker November 4th

Kingmaker is PRETTY MAIDS‘ highly anticipated follow-up to 2013’s critically and commercially successful release Motherland, a record that continued the “revitalized” path that the band set out upon with the now classic album Pandemonium.  Kingmaker is set for release November 4th via Frontiers Music srl. . It’s always difficult to follow a successful and inspired record, but Kingmaker shows PRETTY MAIDS are still in the freshest and most vital phase of their career since the early 90’s.  . The production is absolutely…

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Avantasia Live In Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Avantasia Live In Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Avantasia Live Toronto, Ontario, Canada, April 13th, 2016 Queen Elizabeth Theatre Avantasia is a band I discovered in late 2013. New to the European metal scene I have discovered so many great bands in the last three years. Where have I been? I came across a band called Edguy, and then when I found that the lead singer, Tobias Sammet, was having a Metal Opera Project called Avantasia, I hit the jackpot. Founded in 1999 with…

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