MELODICROCK FEST SCANDINAVIA-Day One (Festival Recap)

MELODICROCK FEST SCANDINAVIA-Day One (Festival Recap)

The Melodic Rock genre is a family. In every sense of the word. Events like this just hammer that home. The camaraderie shown to every attendee (fan/band/organizer) is overwhelmingly immense. This particular event, MelodicRock Fest Scandinavia, took place in Malmo, Sweden. While there have been other MelodicRock Fests in the past in U.S.A. and Australia, this was the first in Sweden. The event started and presented by Andrew McNeice of Australia’s Melodic Rock Records saw…

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SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL 2017 – A Recap in photos

SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL 2017 – A Recap in photos

Sweden Rock Festival 2017 For the second year in a row, I was able to go to Sweden Rock. This time I was fortunate to see Canadian hard rock band Helix live in Sweden, along with Edguy, Aerosmith, Saxon, Lionheart and many more. I had a great time once again with my Decibel Geek brethren and hope to continue returning year after year to this awesome festival. Here is a recap of the bands I…

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TREAT – The Road More Or Less Traveled (Album Review)

TREAT – The Road More Or Less Traveled (Album Review)

We can thank Scandinavia (or blame them, depending on your tastes) for sending us everything from ABBA, Ace of Base, and Roxette to black metal.  During the 1980’s, the Norden rock scene gave us artists like King Diamond, Hanoi Rocks, Pretty Maids, Electric Boys, TNT, Europe, Yngwie Malmsteen…and although they never made much of a splash here in the US, it also gave us Treat.  Treat released several modestly successful albums from 1985-1989.  Then, in…

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TREAT Rock SABATON OPEN AIR (Concert Review)

TREAT Rock SABATON OPEN AIR (Concert Review)

Swedish veteran melodic hard rock act Treat has been resurrected from the dead and just released a new album this spring. In 2013 the band announced they were calling it quits but a tour of Japan breathed new life into the band. With the addition of former Lion’s Share and The Poodles bass player Pontus Egberg, it is a revitalized band that enters the stage this rainy summer day in Falun, Sweden. Treat was formed…

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Treat – Ghost of Graceland (Album Review)

Treat – Ghost of Graceland (Album Review)

Treat are a Swedish hard rock band formed in 1983. Ghost of Graceland is the 7th album with their debut stretching back to 1985 .The band are Robert Ernlund (vocals), Anders Wikström (guitars and backing vocals), Patrick Appelgren (keyboards, guitar, and backing vocals), Jamie Borger (drums) and bass player Pontus Egberg. Ghost of Graceland is produced by Peter Mansson and available now from Frontiers Records. I first got into this band on the self-titled album Treat…

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Treat – Ghost of Graceland (April 15, 2016)

Treat – Ghost of Graceland (April 15, 2016)

30 years after their sensational debut album, Scratch and Bite, Swedish melodic rock legends Treat are back! Ghost of Graceland is the album that every melodic rock fan has hoped for: a classic rock masterpiece with thunderous guitars, powerful yet seductive melodies and hook-laden songs, all wrapped up in a production that combines the best of now and then! (from Amazon) BUY: Treat – Ghost of Graceland Treat Facebook

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Reel Scary Songs – Ep212

Reel Scary Songs – Ep212

This week your hosts return to wake up the dead with Reel Scary Songs; an hour-plus of killer tracks from killer films about killers (are we noticing a trend here?) Reel Scary Songs features bloody good tunes from the likes of Alice Cooper, Fastway, W.A.S.P., Dangerous Toys, Anthrax, Vinnie Vincent Invasion and more from the soundtracks of films such as Trick or Treat, The Lost Boys, Ghoulies II, Shocker, A Nightmare on Elm Street, and Friday…

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Last Autumn’s Dream Crank It Up To Eleven!

Last Autumn’s Dream Crank It Up To Eleven!

The flow of top quality melodic hard rock bands from the small country of Sweden never seems to end. Last Autumn’s Dream is a relatively “new” band but consists of veteran musicians that have achieved a fair deal of fame and fortune in other bands. A lot of bands exchange members in between each other, especially in the Swedish melodic hard rock scene, and it is hard to keep track on who´s in what band….

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