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SLAYER – Sweden Rock Festival 2019 (Photo Gallery)

SLAYER – Sweden Rock Festival 2019 (Photo Gallery)

SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL 2019 Decibel Geek‘s photographer Shawn “Animalize” Irwin spent his time at Sweden Rock Festival 2019 capturing as many fantastic performers in action as he could. Hailing from Canada, Animalize marks his fourth year in a row making it to Sweden Rock. As a result, this year he photographed over 35 bands. So, here is his showcase of Slayer as they rocked the Rock Stage! OFFICIAL WEBSITE /  FACEBOOK In addition, be sure to check out Animalize‘s other Sweden Rock Festival 2019 Photo…

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25 Albums Turning 25 That Don’t Suck

25 Albums Turning 25 That Don’t Suck

This is my fifth edition of “25 Albums” for Decibel Geek. And things were getting a little thin by 94. Grunge had basically morphed into top forty “alternative” music like Weezer and Belly causing Kurt Cobain to blow his brains out. Pearl Jam sued Ticketmaster and lost. Gotta love those service charges.  Green Day ushered in the pop-punk movement that would influence future greats like Fall Out Boy and Panic At The Disco. Pink Floyd toured…

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SWEDEN ROCK 2019 – More Bands Added (News)

SWEDEN ROCK 2019 – More Bands Added (News)

Twelve more acts for the 2019 Sweden Rock Festival were revealed this morning! Speaking as an attendee of the event since 2013, Sweden Rock 2019 may just be one of the best lineups yet. For me personally anyway! Here’s the press release announcement translated from Swedish thanks to Google Translate: Slayer does his last Sweden show ever at the Sweden Rock Festival in June! On Wednesday, Slayer played for a crowded Hovet on his farewell…

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SLAYER – Birmingham Arena, UK (Concert Review)

SLAYER – Birmingham Arena, UK (Concert Review)

To say I was excited about this gig is a vast understatement, having seen Slayer and Anthrax multiple times previously. Going back 30 years for both bands and never being disappointed, I expected a lot from tonight.  After all, we were saying goodbye to one of the most iconic metal bands ever. OBITUARY Obituary, the Florida death metal veterans, play a deep, dark and growling set to get everyone in this packed arena warmed up. …

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SLAYER’S Final World Tour – Collection of Photo Galleries

SLAYER’S Final World Tour – Collection of Photo Galleries

SLAYER’S FINAL WORLD TOUR (London, Ontario) Decibel Geek‘s photographer Brian Ronald recently spent some quality time in the pit for Slayer‘s “Final World Tour” as it stopped at London Ontario’s Budweiser Gardens. Possibly for the last time in Canada, the support came from Lamb of God, Anthrax, Testament and Napalm Death. What a night of thrash and hardcore metal with full-on crowd surfing and mosh pit particiaption! Here are Brian‘s photo galleries from all the…

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SLAYER – Budweiser Gardens, London Ontario (Photo Gallery)

SLAYER – Budweiser Gardens, London Ontario (Photo Gallery)

Decibel Geek‘s photographer Brian Ronald recently spent some quality time in the pit for Slayer on their “Final World Tour” as it stopped at London Ontario’s Budweiser Gardens. Possibly for the last time in Canada, the support came from Lamb of God, Anthrax, Testament and Napalm Death. As the crowd surfing and the mosh pit participation was at full peak, the metal rocked the ears to the core. It sure was an intense night of…

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Charlie Benante On Slayers Farewell Tour – I Think I’ve Known For A While

Charlie Benante On Slayers Farewell Tour – I Think I’ve Known For A While

In a recent interview with Cobras & Fire co-host Bakko, Charlie Benante of Anthrax, when asked about Slayer announcing their farewell tour said: “I think I’ve known for a while now that maybe some of the guys in the band maybe were feeling it a bit at this point and I could totally understand that because I can feel it to.  When I saw it yesterday it kind of hit home with me a bit…

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Unabomber Caught, KISS Reunite, and Beatles Galore! – 1996 Year in Review Pt1

Unabomber Caught, KISS Reunite, and Beatles Galore! – 1996 Year in Review Pt1

This week we look at 1996, a year that celebrated the past while looking to the future. In part 1, we dig into the first half of 1996; and it was a busy six months. January includes stories on the evils of Alternative Rock and near fatal incidents involving some big name celebrities. Additionally, it included new releases from ACCEPT and Mr. Big. We head into February of 1996 by discussing some fantastic rock releases….

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Dave Lombardo on Jeff Hanneman Dream “He walked by and just said “it’s all yours, Dave. It’s all yours.”

Dave Lombardo on Jeff Hanneman Dream “He walked by and just said “it’s all yours, Dave. It’s all yours.”

Dave Lombardo   In a recent long-form interview with the Talk Toomey podcast, drummer Dave Lombardo reflected on a recent dream he had of late Slayer band mate Jeff Hanneman. Asked by show host Joshua Toomey if Hanneman would be excited about Lombardo‘s current projects, which include drumming for the reunited Misfits as well as Suicidal Tendencies (of which Hanneman was a fan), the drummer replied: “Well, I mean, he would be patting me on…

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Adam Cox’s EXTREME SCENE – October 2016

Adam Cox’s EXTREME SCENE – October 2016

Welcome to “Extreme Scene” Extreme Scene is a new blog on all things Extreme Metal.  Wikipedia views this as “a loosely defined umbrella term for a number of related heavy metal music subgenres that have developed since the early 1980s. It has been defined as a cluster of metal subgenres characterized by sonic, verbal and visual transgression.”  Whatever… This blog is an homage of sorts to the great journalist Don Kaye, who wrote a regular…

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