My Top 10 Albums of 2017 – Shawn “Animalize” Irwin

My Top 10 Albums of 2017 – Shawn “Animalize” Irwin

Be sure to check out the Decibel Geek website contributor’s collective compilation of the top albums: Best of 2017 Article As 2017 quickly approaches its conclusion, I find it appropriate to reflect on almost 150 new releases of music that I have discovered over the course of the year. Admittedly, my favorites tend to be from the Melodic Rock and Symphonic Metal genres. Regardless, I am proud to present my Top Ten for 2017. To…

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TEN – Gothica (July 7, 2017)

TEN – Gothica (July 7, 2017)

Ten are proud to announce that their new album Gothica, will be released on July 7, 2017, via Frontiers Music srl. The album was produced by Gary Hughes and mixed and mastered by Dennis Ward, with whom the professional association has been ongoing since the mixing sessions of Ten‘s 2011 album, Stormwarning. Additionally, the album features stunning original artwork by Stan W. Decker, depicting a beautiful enchantress reading incantations from a book whilst summoning shadowy characters from its…

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My Top 10 Albums of 2015 – Shawn “Animalize” Irwin

My Top 10 Albums of 2015 – Shawn “Animalize” Irwin

The year is done with new music and what a year it has been! With almost 130 releases for me to go through to try and break it down to my personal top 10 favourites wasn’t easy! As a fan of different styles of music, it was hard to rate these. Depending on how I felt that day and what I want to listen to, one would rate high on the list, then shortly after fall…

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Ten-Isla De Muerta (May 20, 2015)

Ten-Isla De Muerta (May 20, 2015)

Ten are delighted to announce that their 12th studio album entitled Isla De Muerta will be released on the 20th of May 2015 through Rocktopia Records. The album is named after the mythical “Island Of The Dead” from Pirate Legend and opens with the instrumental track “Buccaneers” that segues into the cinematic “Dead Men Tell No Tales”. The album cover was illustrated by Gaetano Di Falco as was their previous album, Albion, released only in…

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Albion Born: A Review of Ten’s Albion CD

Albion Born: A Review of Ten’s Albion CD

When I made the decision to trek from Toronto, Canada over to Nottingham, UK for Firefest: The Final Fling in October of this year I knew a good portion of the bands on the roster for the three day event.  Some I knew quite well, some I had been waiting all my life to see live, some I had no idea of and some I was only on the fringes with knowing a few tracks….

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