TESLA – Shock (Album Review)

TESLA – Shock (Album Review)

Remember when Tesla put out their way-over-the-top CD back in the ’80s? Oh, you don’t? That’s probably because they never did. They may have come out during the hair metal era, but they never fell into that group. Yes, they’re an 80’s hard rock band, but they offer musicianship and substance that many bands from those days lacked. That’s why I find it odd that they put that album out now with Shock.   Phil…

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Top 5 70’s Alice Cooper Songs

Top 5 70’s Alice Cooper Songs

This week Chris & Aaron celebrate the king of shock rock as they each pick their Top 5 70s Alice Cooper Songs! In this hour-plus celebration, the guys spin tracks from Love It to Death, Killer, Billion Dollar Babies, School’s Out, Welcome to My Nightmare, Goes to Hell, and From the Inside. There was a lot of great material to choose from. What songs would YOU pick? We hope you enjoy Top 5 70s Alice…

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Hoser Heavy Metal Hour Vol4 – Ep216

Hoser Heavy Metal Hour Vol4 – Ep216

For the fourth consecutive year, the Canadian Decibel Geek team of Wallygator Norton and Rich “The Meister” Dillon, the Hoser Heavy Metal Twins, return to the Decibel Geek airwaves. In what has become a yearly tradition in which regular weekly podcast hosts, Chris and Aaron take their Thanksgiving off and the Canadians host the episode, the duo from The Great White North present an episode jam-packed with music from Canadian artists. Due to schedule alignment…

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SHOCK – Forewarned (Album Review)

SHOCK – Forewarned (Album Review)

Anticipation. A dangerous thing in certain circumstances. I’m sure that most of us have experienced anticipation at one time or another. Just as I’m sure that we have fallen victim to anticipation when it doesn’t live up to the hype that you’ve created in your own mind. I remember as a kid wanting the Star Wars Millenium Falcon spaceship toy for Christmas. More than one Christmas or birthday in fact…..one of these days I’m gonna…

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SHOCK – An Interview with Bassist Steve Monette

SHOCK – An Interview with Bassist Steve Monette

Supporting a band means exactly that to me. You love the CD’s and play them often. You have purchased the CD and/or merchandise. And more than that you purchase concert tickets and go to great lengths to see and hear that band play live. Especially if you’re a live music fan like myself and everyone here at Decibel Geek. When I was first introduced to SHOCK from Ottawa Canada by a friend from a competing…

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A "Shock"ing Thanksgiving in Ottawa!

A "Shock"ing Thanksgiving in Ottawa!

Heading south to Toronto on Thanksgiving Monday by 7am to hop a bus bound for Ottawa with a return trip slated for 1:30am departure, I was off to check out a band that I’d been waiting to see since I discovered them.  Actually I was introduced to SHOCK via a friend writing for a competing website, consorting with the enemy perhaps you could say.  The disc quickly became a  favorite, appearing on my top of…

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Shock-ing The Meister! “Northern Spotlights #1”

Shock-ing The Meister! “Northern Spotlights #1”

Although there are tons and tons of great musicians, songwriters and bands out there across the world trying to make it in the snarling, unforgiving entity that is the music business, I’m especially attuned to some of the excellent rock and metal music expelled from my fellow countrymen and women up here in the Great White North.  My esteemed colleague, Mr. Wallygator‘s first articles for Decibel Geek were in a series entitled Hoser Heavy Metal…

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