SHUMAUN – One Day Closer To Yesterday (Album Review)

SHUMAUN – One Day Closer To Yesterday (Album Review)

SHUMAUN – The Band The dark days are upon us. The world is in crisis and our lives make us yearn for something better. Then, you catch a glimpse of dawn in the corner of your eye and your mind passes to a higher plain of consciousness. Shumaun have made a record for today’s new dawn. A shift in the usual paradigm of sophomore slumps and missed opportunities. They have sent the ball out of…

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IRIS DIVINE – The Static And The Noise (Album Review)

IRIS DIVINE – The Static And The Noise (Album Review)

“There is no justice…a court of lies“, so begins this fantastic release from the super talented three piece Iris Divine.  So, let the Decibel Geek Court take a look at the facts and reach its verdict – guilty!  Yes, guilty of producing an amazing chronicle of modern life through the prism of progressive metal. All the relevant musical evidence points to an electrifying mix of aggression, progression and possession.  The songs eat into your soul…

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JUPITER HOLLOW – Odyssey (Album Review)

JUPITER HOLLOW – Odyssey (Album Review)

The Canadian Tourist Board should start paying their musicians to help advertise the country as “the” pukka place for Prog Rock, as new band Jupiter Hollow are from Ontario.  The two guys in Jupiter Hollow (Grant MacKenzie on guitar/bass/synth and Kenny Parry drums/vocals/synth) are young enough to be Geddy Lee‘s grandsons, but they have learned from the Rush masters and have taken the first steps to glory with their debut EP Odyssey. Released on Milagro…

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Track 2 Track – Shumaun Album

Track 2 Track – Shumaun Album

Welcome to a new feature for the website!  Inspired by the Albums Unleashed episodes of the Decibel Geek Podcast, we introduce Track 2 Track where we ask musicians to discuss their albums in depth. Starting with the fantastic debut album by Shumaun, I discussed the making of the record with vocalist and lead guitarist/songwriter Farhad “Zink” Hossain. Farhad Hossain on Shumaun I began by asking Zink what he remembered of the recording sessions for the album and…

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Interview: Shumaun’s Main Man, Farhad Hossain

Interview: Shumaun’s Main Man, Farhad Hossain

  The debut album from Shumaun is one of my favourite records of the year, with its sophisticated rock and passionate technicality.  Therefore, I was super excited to be able to interview singer/guitarist Farhad Hossain from the band.  Farhad gave Decibel Geek an insight into influences, plans and why music is being dumbed down! Adam Cox: I started the interview by congratulating Farhad on the fantastic debut album and asked him how he would position…

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Album Review: Shumaun – Shumaun

Album Review: Shumaun – Shumaun

AWESOME!  OK, review over…Nah, only joking.  Joking about the review being over – this band are AWESOME and have produced probably my favourite album of the year (apart from Armored Saint). A new band in age (formed in 2014), this is a set of serious musos, with chops that your local butcher would envy (maybe too British a reference, but I hope you all get the idea).  I was blown away from the “A New…

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