RAVEN Photos – Monsters of Rock 2018 (Brian Ronald)

RAVEN Photos – Monsters of Rock 2018 (Brian Ronald)

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. In this gallery of shots, he showcases RAVEN as they rocked the Royal Caribbean Navigator of the Seas! The seminal British band literally blew audiences away aboard the ship with two stellar face-melting performances. RAVEN formed in 1974 with the Gallaghers, John and Mark and drummer Paul Bowden. By 1987 Joe Hasselvander was…

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Meister Pre-Parties For The LEGIONS OF METAL (Festival Report)

Meister Pre-Parties For The LEGIONS OF METAL (Festival Report)

With the pressures of daily life and responsibilities of adulting piling up heavily, I wasn’t totally sure I’d be making the event. But Metal prevailed overall and off to The Legions of Metal Festival in Chicago I went. Legions of Metal is a traditional metal festival born out of the ashes of the Ragnarokkr Festival. OK, confession time….I have no idea what that is, but they tell me it’s where Legions of Metal was born….

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LEGIONS OF METAL – Complete Coverage 2017 (Festival Report)

LEGIONS OF METAL – Complete Coverage 2017 (Festival Report)

I am a hard rock and metal music fan. Many different genres and styles. Card carrying. Proud as hell. Totally necessary for life. It enhances yet also controls my life. It was not always so. In days gone by, some 30 years ago to as recent as 10 years back, I suffered abuse and ridicule for my listening pleasures. Today, those offenders, so-called friends, have been flushed away. Good riddance. I have new, real friends…

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Best of 2015 – Ep222

Best of 2015 – Ep222

This week your favorite hosts are back to share their very favorite albums and songs of the past year with Best of 2015! In this supersized episode, Chris and Aaron discuss and play their top 12 songs of the year. Why 12? Because there was way too much good stuff released to contain their lists to 10! You’ll get great tracks from The Darkness, Bulletboys, Local H, Eclipse, Scorpions, W.A.S.P., Clutch, The Dead Daisies, Mark…

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Radio Sucks Radio Show v22 – Ep201

Radio Sucks Radio Show v22 – Ep201

After a big week of hitting 200 episodes and launching our brand new VIP subscription feature, we’re back to feeding you some ear candy with Radio Sucks Radio Show v22 – Ep201 This week Chris and Aaron are spinning an eclectic mix of awesome rock and metal both old and new. In this hour-plus episode you’ll get killer tracks from Impera, Big Cock, Raven, Grim Reaper, Warrant, Michael Monroe, Naughty Jane, Hurricane, Helloween, and more!…

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NWOBHM – Ep192

NWOBHM – Ep192

It’s hard to believe that in 4 years of the show’s existence, we’ve never tackled this one. Better late than never. This week Aaron and Chris head across the pond to celebrate one of metal’s biggest milestones; the New Wave of British Heavy Metal. This monumental shift in heavy music was born in the United Kingdom in the late 70’s, flourished in the early 80’s, and was heavily responsible for the birth of thrash music….

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Raven-ExtermiNation (April 28, 2015)

Raven-ExtermiNation (April 28, 2015)

Part of the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal movement Raven achieved a hit with their song “On And On” from their 1985 release Stay Hard. The band, formed by brothers John and Mark Gallagher, has been in existence since about 1974 and have issued twelve albums to date, the latest being Walk Through Fire in 2009. They describe their music as “athletic rock” and began wearing guards, helmets, and plates from various sports (hockey, baseball,…

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