MAGNUM – Lost On The Road To Eternity (Album Review)

MAGNUM – Lost On The Road To Eternity (Album Review)

It has been 46 years since the birth of British rockers, Magnum. In their infancy, it was not an easy task for founding members Tony Clarkin (guitar, songwriter) and Bob Catley (vocals) in keeping their dream alive. After playing in clubs and releasing a single in 1975, their ascent to fame did not begin until 1977 when (still without a record label) they opened for Judas Priest. Finally in 1978, as a five-piece outfit, they signed with…

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Decibel Geek at Sweden Rock 2017 (Shawn Irwin)

Decibel Geek at Sweden Rock 2017 (Shawn Irwin)

Ever wonder what it’s like attending the Sweden Rock Festival? Well here’s a look at our team having a great time in 2017. This gallery contains photos shot on location as the Decibel Geek team swarmed Sweden Rock 2017. OFFICIAL FESTIVAL WEBSITE / FACEBOOK Finally, here we present the entire Decibel Geek coverage of Sweden Rock Festival 2017. Furthermore, you’ll find below, written reviews, blogs, interviews, photo galleries and live performance videos. Lastly, we hope you enjoy and, most of all,…

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ANDRE ANDERSEN of ROYAL HUNT (Interview)

ANDRE ANDERSEN of ROYAL HUNT (Interview)

Denmark-based progressive metal band Royal Hunt was first thought of in 1989 by Russian born Andre Andersen. Their first release was in 1992 Land Of Broken Hearts. With many line up changes, the band is back with their 14th studio album, Cast In Stone. The album releases February 7th, 2018 in Japan and February 21st, worldwide. I had the chance to collect a few questions for an email interview with founding member Andre Andersen. I found…

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LEAVES’ EYES – Sign Of The Dragonhead (Album Review)

LEAVES’ EYES – Sign Of The Dragonhead (Album Review)

Leaves’ Eyes was formed in 2003 by Norwegian vocalist Liv Kristine and German singer Alexander Krull. I would describe the band as symphonic metal with a taste of Viking/Pagan/Celtic and folk. In 2018 they will release their seventh studio album, Sign Of The Dragonhead, their first with new singer Elina Siirala who joined in early 2016 after the departure of founding member Kristine. I have been lucky enough to get my hands on an early…

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SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL – 2018 The Full Coverage (Feature)

SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL – 2018 The Full Coverage (Feature)

In preparation for the 2018 Sweden Rock Festival experience Decibel Geek‘s four heroes (like The Avengers, but not as superhero-like) are all set for a return engagement. Following our exploits and all the pertinent Sweden Rock Festival announcements, you’ve come to the right place! This page will be a steady build leading up to the event, during and after it’s completion. Therefore, here you’ll find our reports on band announcements and other festival-related news blurbs. Also, as we go along we will be adding anticipation articles in the days and/or weeks approaching Sweden Rock…

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LOVE N’ REVENGE – Karma (Album Review)

LOVE N’ REVENGE – Karma (Album Review)

After taking a break from writing, I thought it was time to do a review on an album that I received earlier this year from Kivel Records. If you don’t know Kivel Records I would suggest you get on the site and check out all the amazing bands on the label. I was first introduced to Kivel‘s selections with a spectacular band called Tango Down, which is one of my most played CD’s released in 2016….

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CHRIS BOLTENDAHL of GRAVE DIGGER (Audio Interview)

CHRIS BOLTENDAHL of GRAVE DIGGER (Audio Interview)

Yet another Sweden Rock Festival has come and gone, and no doubt attendees took home memories that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. Over the course of the four-day celebration, I had the opportunity to sit down and chat with several of the event’s performers.  In one of my recent stories, I covered my revealing talk with Brian Vollmer of Helix.  For my second interview, I was afforded the opportunity to…

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SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL 2017 – The Full Coverage (Festival Report)

SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL 2017 – The Full Coverage (Festival Report)

And so, welcome one and all. Ladies gentlemen boys and girls to the absolute greatest music event on land the world over. We proudly present theDecibel Geek coverage of the Sweden Rock Festival 2017. The Sweden Rock Festival takes place in a sleepy hamlet in south Sweden. Beginning back in 1991, 2016 was a landmark year marking the 25th anniversary for Sweden Rock Festival. An event that organizers were told “would never work. The bands and the fans are too old”. The festival…

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SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL 2017 – A Recap in photos

SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL 2017 – A Recap in photos

Sweden Rock Festival 2017 For the second year in a row, I was able to go to Sweden Rock. This time I was fortunate to see Canadian hard rock band Helix live in Sweden, along with Edguy, Aerosmith, Saxon, Lionheart and many more. I had a great time once again with my Decibel Geek brethren and hope to continue returning year after year to this awesome festival. Here is a recap of the bands I…

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MINDMAZE – Resolve (Album Review)

MINDMAZE – Resolve (Album Review)

With their 3rd release, Mindmaze from Allentown, Pennsylvania spent some time on the road recently opening for Arkona and Sirenia. As a huge fan of Sirenia, I thought I would check out who the opening bands are, as they were new to me. Mindmaze sounded good as I listened to some sound clips online before the show in Toronto. I wanted to make sure I got down early enough to the show to check them out….

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