Rock n Roll Spirit Animals – Ep362

Rock n Roll Spirit Animals – Ep362

We’re putting our spin on a current trend with Rock n Roll Spirit Animals! This week’s episode has us spinning tracks from band names from the animal kingdom. Sure, it’s silly but we promise you a great time filled with awesome tracks. Rock n Roll Spirit Animals   You’ll get cool tunes from White Lion, Eagles of Death Metal, Spread Eagle, Dogs D’Amour, Scorpions, King Kobra, Faster Pussycat, Whitesnake, Tygers of Pan Tang, and The…

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1981 Year in Review Part 1 – Ep343

1981 Year in Review Part 1 – Ep343

We’re hopping in the De Lorean and heading back in time this week for our 1981 Year in Review Part 1! So many things happened from January – June 1981 that you’re getting an earful this week! Wendy O. Williams arrested, Steven Tyler cheats death, and the Urban Cowboy fashion movement takes hold. Other stories include Ozzy eating a bird (uncooked), President Reagan in the crosshairs, riots in the UK, and much more. 1981 Year…

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1982 Year in Review Part 2 – Ep278

1982 Year in Review Part 2 – Ep278

Aaron and Chris return to the wayback machine for 1982 Year in Review Pt2! In this nearly two hour nostalgia extravaganza, your hosts have more facts, pop culture happenings, news stories, and music to share from an awesome year! 1982 Year in Review Pt2   You’ll get music from 20+ artists including Judas Priest, April Wine, Aerosmith, Tygers of Pan Tang, Plasmatics, Twisted Sister, Foghat Led Zeppelin, Wishbone Ash, Whitesnake, Billy Squire, Alice Cooper, Hughes/Thrall,…

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Best of 2016 – Ep269

Best of 2016 – Ep269

Chris and Aaron return this week to countdown their Top 10 albums of the year that was in Best of 2016 – Ep269. In this 2 hour-plus episode, your hosts find themselves looking back on a year that had many highs as well as lows. The music world lost a ton of talent; causing many to label it the “worst year ever.” While those losses certainly stung the guys as well, they prove in this…

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The Best of 2016 (Decibel Geek Staff Picks)

The Best of 2016 (Decibel Geek Staff Picks)

Hello, and welcome to Decibel Geek. For the uninitiated, we are a hard rock/heavy metal website and weekly podcast. Decibel Geek began as a weekly podcast presented by hosts Chris Czynszak and Aaron Camaro and has grown into what you find here today. Alongside the weekly issued, absolutely free podcast episodes, our website features photograph galleries from live events around the world as well a direct feed to our YouTube channel, DBGTV. Our writing team encompasses some…

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Mikael Svensson’s Top Ten Albums of 2016

Decibel Geek‘s Swedish contributor Mikael “The Lionsheart” Svensson chimes in on the best albums race with his Top Ten Albums of 2016: 10 – Running Wild – Rapid Foray. The pirate ship sails once more. The captain is alone on the ship which is a pity. The sheer quality of a Running Wild album still brings it into top 10. BUY: Rapid Foray /(Album Review) Official Website / Facebook   9 – Pretty Maids – Kingmaker. Danish dynamite that blasts a…

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BRIAN RONALD’s Top 10 CDs of 2016

Brian Ronald’s Top 10 CDs of 2016 for Decibel Geek Decibel Geek photographer extraordinaire, Brian Ronald chimes in on the album race with Brian Ronald’s Top 10 CDs of 2016. For his list he compared a total of 149 releases to acheive these ten best. #10- Miss Behaviour – Ghost Play It’s another top 10 again for these Swedish faves of mine. If not for this being a late release it could’ve climbed higher! Decibel…

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Interview with Tygerman ROB WEIR of TYGERS OF PAN TANG

Interview with Tygerman ROB WEIR of TYGERS OF PAN TANG

Decibel Geek staff writer Mikael Svensson had a chat over a very shaky Skype connection with original member and guitarist Rob Weir of the NNWOBHM act Tygers of Pan Tang. Rob seemed to be in a very good mood after playing the Winterfest last night in northern England. Rob speaks openly on the breakup of the original band, that there is a lot of old material that will stay hidden, being out of the music…

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TYGERS of PAN TANG Give Another Roar – (Album Review)

TYGERS of PAN TANG Give Another Roar – (Album Review)

The Tygers of Pan Tang may be mostly known for being the springboard for legendary guitarist John Sykes but they are also highly respected for being one of the NWOBHM pioneers alongside bands like Saxon, Samson, and Iron Maiden. The band formed way back in 1978 in Whitley Bay, England by guitarist Rob Weir (only remaining original member), bass player Richard ”Rocky” Laws, lead vocalist Jess Cox and drummer Brian Dick. The name was derived from…

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TYGERS OF PAN TANG – Tygers of Pan Tang (Oct 21, 2016)

TYGERS OF PAN TANG – Tygers of Pan Tang (Oct 21, 2016)

Who would have predicted that 2016 would turn out to be the most productively successful year since their early days for a band whose history stretches back to the birth of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal? Much has been written about the role the Tygers of Pan Tang played in the establishment of the movement and about the comings and goings within the band, but it is safe to say that the current line-up…

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