RIVAL SONS – Feral Roots (Album Review)

RIVAL SONS – Feral Roots (Album Review)

I had almost given up on the Rival Sons. Their first two albums came out blasting, with great bluesy hard rock that fit perfectly with the rest of my music collection. Then they started to get a little eclectic, maybe too funky, for my tastes. I saw them headline a theater in a Boston suburb in 2014, where they played extended, jam-band versions of their songs, and couldn’t overcome the juggernaut that is Monster Truck, who opened…

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RIVAL SONS – Post New Track “Look Away” (News)

RIVAL SONS – Post New Track “Look Away” (News)

Californian band Rival Sons have a released a new track titled “Look Away” which will be available everywhere from January 25th. The track along with the album was recorded at Nashville’s famed RCA Studio A and the legendary Muscle Shoals Sound Studio in Alabama and was produced by Grammy award-winning producer Dave Cobb. Guitarist Scott Holiday in a recent interview with Guitar.com said of the upcoming album “I think it offers a couple of things that…

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ROCK ON THE RANGE – Day Three (Festival Review)

ROCK ON THE RANGE – Day Three (Festival Review)

Following yet another stormy night, we prepared ourselves for the last day of the Rock on the Range music festival. Forecasters had predicted all week that this would be the day with the highest chance of storms sticking around all day. After all the frustrating weather delays we had already endured, we crossed our fingers and said a little prayer for good weather as we headed to Mapfre Stadium. This was the day that had…

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Northern Invasion 2017 – Act III (Festival Review)

Northern Invasion 2017 – Act III (Festival Review)

As the calendar turns to May, we note the unofficial start to what we now call Festival Season.  As part of the Worlds Loudest Month, the third annual Northern Invasion Festival has come and gone to small western Wisconsin town of Somerset.  The Somerset Amphitheater has become an early May destination for rock and metal fans alike as it has hosted Northern Invasion since it’s inception in 2015.  Every year as the lineups for these…

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Ozzfest Meets Knotfest

Ozzfest Meets Knotfest

The largest North American heavy metal event of the year takes place this weekend (September 24 and 25) when Ozzfest Meets Knotfest rolls into the  San Manuel Amphitheater in San Bernardino California. Legendary British metal pioneers, Black Sabbath will headline the Ozzfest portion of the festival on Saturday in one of their final performances in the United States.  Sunday’s, Knotfest, will feature relative “newcomers” (when compared to the legendary Black Sabbath) Slipknot with their nine costumed…

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Best of 2014 – Ep169

Best of 2014 – Ep169

2014 is drawing to a close and we’re finishing it out with a rocking look back. Aaron and Chris close out 2014 by spinning their Top 10 tracks of the year (each). In this supersized episode of the Decibel Geek podcast you’ll get 20 tracks of the year’s best in rock and metal with songs from Big Wreck, Rival Sons, Harem Scarem, Ace Frehley, Overkill, Judas Priest, AC/DC, Steve Conte, Slash and a bunch more!…

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Rival Sons: True Rock Revivalists

Remember the first time you heard whatever band it was that made it click? The riff that made you drop whatever you were into and pick up a guitar? Remember the music that had The Wow Factor? For me, being born in 1970, my early childhood was steeped in bands that seemed to have that type of impact. At least on me. As a small boy I would pray daily to the stacks. You see, my father…

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