LEGIONS OF METAL II FESTIVAL – Day One (Festival Report)

LEGIONS OF METAL II FESTIVAL – Day One (Festival Report)

LEGIONS OF METAL II FESTIVAL While obviously paramount, every festival is about more than the music. The social aspect and expanding your worldwide network of like-minded friends has to come into play somewhere as well. Also eating, that’s important too! This means at a jam-packed event like the Legions of Metal II Festival, it is inevitable that you will not see some of the acts on stage. Also, I did not enjoy every band I…

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Conversation with JEFFREY McCORMACK of Q5 (Interview)

Conversation with JEFFREY McCORMACK of Q5 (Interview)

Growing up in Sweden in the 1980’s the only way to find new hard rock music was going down to the local music store and checking out the latest vinyl additions. Radio and TV did not play hard rock at all (except for one radio show every Saturday called Rockbox). There was hardly any newspapers or magazines covering this, by many deemed as a decadent and repulsive genre. It only fueled my interest in this…

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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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Metal Mama’s Top 10 Albums of 2016

Wow! What a year for music! It was my privilege to become a part of the Decibel Geek family in 2016 and I have enjoyed every moment of it. From major label releases to independent and crowd funded projects, hard rock and heavy metal bands had a variety to share with us. There were so many outstanding albums this year, in fact, that choosing a top ten list was a monumental task. There were several…

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Q5 – New World Order (Album Review)

Q5 – New World Order (Album Review)

Reviewing a new album from the band Q5 is not something I ever thought I would be able to do. After all, their last release was in 1986 and they have been disbanded since 1987. Thanks to a one-off request for a show at the Sweden Rock Festival in 2014 the band decided to reform, and thanks to Frontiers Records we now have a new Q5 album titled New World Order. Q5 originally was something of…

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Q5 – New World Order (July 8, 2016)

Q5 – New World Order (July 8, 2016)

Q5 formed in Seattle in 1983 and released 2 successful albums, Steel The Light and When The Mirror Cracks. The band reunited after an invitation from the Bang  Your Head Festival and subsequently performed in festivals all over Europe, rekindling their desire to write and record new music. While their debut, Steel The Light continues to grow in popularity all over the world, fans will be delighted to hear this new metal masterpiece. An absolute…

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Meister at Sweden Rock 2014: Day #3

Meister at Sweden Rock 2014: Day #3

You Wanted the Sun, You Got the Sun! This morning I awoke drenched in sweat as the bright sun pounded down on my tent……this is much better than the damp, cold, rainy overcast skies of the past couple of days!  After freshening up in the shower trailer (not as fun as it sounds, trust me!), I headed out for a long day of rock with many acts on my “hit list” for today.  Once in…

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