SNEW – You’ve Got Some Nerve (Album Review)

SNEW – You’ve Got Some Nerve (Album Review)

It’s not SNEW, s’old to me! Somehow, somewhere I came across the band SNEW and their 2008 CD SNEW You. I also crossed paths with the 2014 single “Thunderdog” or maybe that’s where it all started? No idea, but a great track in any case! Then while attending a pool party ahead of the Monsters of Rock Cruise in sunny Miami, SNEW CD’s were among the prize packs distributed to partygoers. Most folks were going…

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RETRO-HOMA Strikes Again! (Rocklahoma Review)

RETRO-HOMA Strikes Again! (Rocklahoma Review)

So, 2017 marked my second straight visitation to Rocklahoma Festival in Pryor, Oklahoma. And for the second straight year, it was an exceptionally good time. Again, as last year, I came away with a few “new” bands that I’m looking forward to checking out. As with last year, I drank a lot of beer. Not really my fault there. See, in Oklahoma you have to drink double what you would normally as it’s considered a…

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ADAKAIN – Record and Tour Before ROCKLAHOMA Appearance (News)

ADAKAIN – Record and Tour Before ROCKLAHOMA Appearance (News)

Texas Hard Rock Faves ADAKAIN will be headed to LA on February 1st for one week to track two new songs that were written after their first Mid-West/West Coast headline tour last fall. The band is then set to launch into a two-week headliner stint around the Texas/Oklahoma area mid-February before embarking on a 2-month, Spring co-headlining tour whose lineup will be officially announced in the coming weeks. Culminating their individual past experiences from previously…

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NITERAIN – Vendetta (Album Review)

NITERAIN – Vendetta (Album Review)

NiteRain. Sounds cool, eh? And no we’re not talking about “Mr. Brownstone” here, it’s not “Night Train”. A popular misconception for those uneducated. This Norwegian outfit originally entered my crosshairs with their 2013 issue Crossfire. A tasty hard rock helping, dripping with just the right amount of sleaze. But unlike that hooker on the corner, you won’t be needing a tetanus shot (or other) after the playtime is over! 2016 presented me the opportunity to witness…

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Rocklahoma 2016: The Complete Coverage

Rocklahoma 2016: The Complete Coverage

On Memorial Day Weekend, May 26, 27 and 28, 2016 Rich “The Meister” Dillon and Rockin’ Ron Runyon met up with about 50,000 fellow rockers for a thing called Rocklahoma 2016! A 3 day (4 including all the pre-parties) extravaganza of Rock and Metal with over 100 bands on no less than 5 stages between the Festival area and the campgrounds. There’s no real way for you get the true Rocklahoma experience without actually being there,…

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Electro_Nomicon (Rocklahoma 2016 Spotlight)

Electro_Nomicon (Rocklahoma 2016 Spotlight)

Electro_Nomicon what a phenomenon! First of all, I thoroughly enjoyed Friday’s lineup of bands on the Retrospect Records Stage at Rocklahoma 2016. And so, I decided to start off the Saturday in the same place. When I say start off, I mean inside the actual festival grounds. I’d already visited the Axis Stage which fires up around noon. Unfortunately, I missed the first band on Retrospect, but I beered-up and prepared for the 4:10pm performance. The…

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Diamond Lane (Rocklahoma 2016 Spotlight)

Diamond Lane (Rocklahoma 2016 Spotlight)

Having been introduced to Diamond Lane thanks to a past episode of the Decibel Geek Podcast, they were a clear target for me at Rocklahoma. Podcast hosts Chris and Aaron spun “The Enemy” from the Terrorizer CD during the second edition of the Fresh Blood Podcasts (Fresh Blood Vol. 2-Episode #150) . That sent me on a search for the album, which resulted in a download purchase of Terrorizer. I have enjoyed the 2014 released album immensely,…

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5 Star Hooker (Rocklahoma 2016 Spotlight)

5 Star Hooker (Rocklahoma 2016 Spotlight)

A band’s name is a very important part of the experience for me as is the logo for their moniker. Sometimes these things just don’t gel. As a result, it can leave a bad taste in your mouth before you’ve even swallowed the meal. I’ve heard some fantastic bands with awful names and vice versa. I know that the music should stand for itself, but it’s all a part of the total package for me….

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Freeway Mad (Rocklahoma 2016 Spotlight)

Freeway Mad (Rocklahoma 2016 Spotlight)

My first attendance (certainly not my last) at Rocklahoma Festival in Oklahoma USA brought about tons and tons of new band discoveries. I was constantly blown away again and again with the string of acts appearing on the Retrospect Records side stage at the festival. While I didn’t see every band on that stage, I dearly wish I would have because every performance that I did take in seemed better than the last. One of…

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Rocklahoma 2016 and Decibel Geek

Rocklahoma 2016 and Decibel Geek

Several years ago I made the bold decision that I wanted to experience a festival of the highest order. Believing that we here in North America just don’t know how to put on a tip-top rock festival the way they do in Europe, I immediately discounted any North American Festivals and set my sights on the Sweden Rock Festival in early June in Solvesborg, Sweden. Don’t get me wrong, there are some good festivals over…

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