BLOODSTOCK FESTIVAL 2019 – 16 Bands Announced! (News)

BLOODSTOCK FESTIVAL 2019 – 16 Bands Announced! (News)

Bloodstock Festival continue to fill up the bill with rock metal and a tad of prog for this years celebration to be held at Catton Park Derbyshire with winners of the Metal 2 The Masses competitions around not only the UK but from Poland and Norway along with one or two acts who have been handpicked by the organisers as outstanding acts. The bands are all playing either the Jägermeister Stage or the New Blood Stage and for this news piece…

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HEART OF A COWARD – Disconnect (Album Review)

HEART OF A COWARD – Disconnect (Album Review)

HEART OF A COWARD – Background The band Heart of A Coward are a five-piece outfit from Milton Keynes, England. They are “metalcore,” according to the press stuff, but their website simply says “metal.” It is in the extreme metal genre, but reasonably accessible with quite strong choruses. Disconnect is their fourth album and their first with brand new vocalist Kaan Tasan. The band have toured with bands like Machine Head and Sikth, as well…

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HOLLOWSTAR – Interview (Feature)

HOLLOWSTAR – Interview (Feature)

In advance of reading the interview below I thought I would give readers a chance to have some background leading up to it. I was originally going to interview them around 7pm. However due to traffic problems the sound engineer on the night arrived a little late causing things to fall behind time. The band came up and apologized for the delay. They suggested doing the interview in the actual gig hall before the doors…

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HOLLOWSTAR – Bannerman’s Bar Edinburgh (Concert Review)

HOLLOWSTAR – Bannerman’s Bar Edinburgh (Concert Review)

One of Britain’s new wave of classic rock Hollowstar came to Edinburgh to play Bannerman’s Bar on a Wednesday night. A very healthy crowd turned up to catch these young lads from down south of England and weren’t disappointed as the guys put on a hell of an impressive live performance. This was no mean feat having played about 7 shows in 8 days whilst traipsing around the UK on their holidays from their day jobs! Oh, the glamour…

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DEATH ANGEL – Humanicide (Album Review)

DEATH ANGEL – Humanicide (Album Review)

Death Angel return with their ninth album Humanicide which is also the fourth with the same line up of Mark Osegueda on vocals, Rob Cavestany on lead guitar, Ted Aguiler rhythm, Damien Sisson bass and Will Carroll on drums.  For those who don’t know too much about the band, they formed away back in 1982 in California. They are one of the bands leading the second wave of thrash metal and toured with just about everybody…

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ROYAL REPUBLIC – Club Majesty (Album Review)

ROYAL REPUBLIC – Club Majesty (Album Review)

ROYAL REPUBLIC Decibel Geek as an online site doesn’t only do classic rock, metal of all sorts, prog and blues but also now disco! Do not switch off, don’t even cower in the corner! Club Majesty is still kind of rock, but very disco. The band Royal Republic have been around since they met at Malmo Academy Of Music back in 2007. They have recorded three albums previous to this. These may have had that commercial party rock…

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BLOODSTOCK 2019 – New Blood Bands And Day Tickets (Festival News)

BLOODSTOCK 2019 – New Blood Bands And Day Tickets (Festival News)

It has got to that point in the calendar where some of the most interesting announcements are made. Bands that hardly anyone knows outside of perhaps their home towns but have lots to offer. Bands which could well be your new favorite band. That is always an exciting possibility at any festival which allows new blood and particularly at Bloodstock Metal Fest where the bands have worked hard through several grueling rounds of Metal 2 The Masses the name of…

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THE SOUTHERN RIVER BAND – Chimney (Single Review)

THE SOUTHERN RIVER BAND – Chimney (Single Review)

The Southern River Band are from Australia and after hearing them for the first time I liked it enough to do a little bit of Googling but didn’t find very much information about them. I did find some cracking live YouTube footage though. After corresponding with their PR folk I managed to find out enough to do a piece on them! They are a 4 piece classic hard rock band with plenty of groove and from…

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BLOODSTOCK: Last Main Stage Band Announced (News)

BLOODSTOCK: Last Main Stage Band Announced (News)

BLOODSTOCK 2019 Bloodstock have announced the last main stage (the Dio) band for this year’s extravaganza in August, along with the last for the second stage (the Sophie) whilst also recently updating plans when it comes to the festival becoming a much greener event! More about that, later in this news piece. Last Dio Stage Band at Bloodstock First up on the Dio stage on the Friday, finishing the announcements, there are British old school thrash metal band…

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SAMANTHA FISH – Edinburgh Voodoo Rooms (Concert Review)

SAMANTHA FISH – Edinburgh Voodoo Rooms (Concert Review)

A Little Background… Samantha Fish is an American singer songwriter and blues guitarist from Kansas City in Missouri. She has been around since 2009 and, to be honest, has just come to my attention. Shame on me! The lady has around 9 albums out showing off her various styles, covering anything from blues, rock, soul and jazz. A very versatile artist. On this show she focussed on her last 3 albums, 2 of which feature original…

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