Northern Invasion Invades Wisconsin For 4th Consecutive Year

Northern Invasion Invades Wisconsin For 4th Consecutive Year

Northern Invasion May 12 & 13 2018 Somerset Amphitheater, 495 Main St., Somerset, Wis. The 4th installment of Northern Invasion is in the books. Young and old alike arrived with the pasty pale complection earned from a cold winter, and leave with sunburn shaped raccoon eyes. Part of AEG’s World’s Loudest Month, Northern Invasion has brought the Somserset Amphitheater back to its metal roots that were planted during the Ozzfest runs of the late 90’s…

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RED SUN RISING – Thread (Album Review)

RED SUN RISING – Thread (Album Review)

Samson cut his hair and got weaker.  Red Sun Rising cut their hair with a similar result. Red Sun Rising is back with their sophomore album Thread (Out March 30th).  Hoping to build on the success of their debut release Polyester Zeal, Thread in many ways is a more consistent record.  Initially I found “Deathwish” an odd selection for a lead single.  Being almost epic in nature it sort of dares you to pay attention. …

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Northern Invasion 2018 Lineup Announced

Northern Invasion 2018 Lineup Announced

December is upon us.  The holiday season marks not only the end of the year.  But a reminder that Festival Season will be upon us soon.  The Fourth Annual Northern Invasion, part of AEG’s and Danny Wimmer Presents, World’s Loudest Month, announced it’s 2018 lineup.  As follows: Tool, Avenged Sevenfold, A Perfect Circle, Alice In Chains, Breaking Benjamin, Stone Temple Pilots, The Used, I Prevail & Parkway Drive To Perform All Tickets & Packages On Sale Now Tool,…

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The Sun Rises Red In Minnesota (Concert Review)

The Sun Rises Red In Minnesota (Concert Review)

Like many, my first exposure to Red Sun Rising was hearing the Alice In Chains tinged “Otherside”.  I liked it but seeing them live was a game changer.  Let the band crush begin.   And not because the members of Red Sun Rising are the physical manifestation of the Marvin Gaye song “Let’s Get It On”.  (Or the Aldis Snow track “Inside You”), it’s because Red Sun Rising just gets better every time I see them.  Recently on tour with openers Badflower…

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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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TOP TEN TREASURES – 2016 Rock Albums

Time has passed quickly as the world has spun almost its allotted 365 times around the sun and rock music has developed and changed and records have been produced that have made my heart race a bit faster. 2016 has been a bumper year for all sorts of rock genres.   The Big Three of thrash released powerful new albums and new bands brought their debuts and wore their snotty hearts on their sleeves.  The year…

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Northern Invasion Returns For A Second Onslaught

Northern Invasion Returns For A Second Onslaught

In the weeks that follow the first day of Spring, you start to smell it. And I’m only partially talking about the must from airing out your pop tents. Specifically, I am talking about the smell of Festival Season.  A sublime time of year filled with 8 dollar beers, not showering for three days, absurdly slow ATM’s and of course, music.  Hard music to be on point.  First up on my personal summer festival tour is…

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Five Bands To Wake Up For At Northern Invasion

Five Bands To Wake Up For At Northern Invasion

The Worlds Loudest Month is just a few weeks away. For those of us in the North Star state and surrounding area that means a trek to Somerset, Wisconsin for the second Annual Northern Invasion May 14th and 15th at the Somerset Ampitheater.  The follow up to the 2015 sold out event has been expanded to two days.  This year’s lineup features plenty of heavy hitters like Disturbed, Rob Zombie, Korn, and Shinedown.  And while…

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