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THE MIDNIGHT DEVILS – Something Bigger (Album Review)

Blueprint To bastardize a classic Slade track, “Pleeze me, Sleeze Me” is to describe perfectly what The Midnight Devils have laid out before us. The self-released Something Bigger follows the classic blueprint of the sleaze rock genre. The Midnight Devils are from Omaha, NE and comprise of Sniper on lead guitar, Sam Spade on bass […]

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CGCM Podcast EP#79 – Riot Radio Vol. 9 (Wally)

Welcome to CGCM Podcast‘s Riot Radio! The Riot Radio concept: Every other week CGCM brings you a podcast episode with less talk and more rock. Terrestrial radio has become homogenized. Satellite radio falling to the same fate. Remember the days when radio played bands like Helix and AC/DC etc and not just the hits, but […]

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AC/DC Drummer Delivers Head Job

AC/DC Drummer Delivers Head Job

Most of us know the name Phil Rudd as synonymous with Aussie rock stalwarts AC/DC.  Phil joined AC/DC in 1975 and remained with the band until 1983 when he was reportedly dismissed due in part to a conflict with guitarist Malcolm Young.  He moved to Tauranga, New Zealand and filled his time away from AC/DC […]

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Caught in the Storm of Blades

Caught in the Storm of Blades

  Bullet Bus-photo by The Meister In my novice days of joining the Decibel Geek ranks (seems so long ago now) one of the early articles I chose to write was about an awesome band that I had recently discovered at the time.  That band’s name was Bullet originally formed in Vaxjo Sweden in 1996 […]

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The Meister is Filled With Blind Rage!

The Meister is Filled With Blind Rage!

When iconic German metallers Accept, Wolf Hoffman (guitars), Peter Baltes (bass), Herman Frank (Guitars) and Stefan Schwarzmann (drums) joined forces with former TT Quick vocalist Mark Tornillo in 2009 the resulting album would be the first of new Accept music in fourteen years.  Blood of the Nations dropped in 2010, its follow-up Stalingrad in 2012 […]

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KISSIN’ DYNAMITE – Megalomania (Album Review)

KISSIN’ DYNAMITE – Megalomania (Album Review)

The Meister’s KISSIN’ DYNAMITE! German band Kissin’ Dynamite released their debut album, Steel of Swabia in 2008. They were but 15 and 16 years old.  Since then they’ve followed it up every two years with another solid effort, Addicted to Metal in 2010, Money Sex & Power in 2012 and now the end of September […]

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Oddities of The Meister’s I-pod (Meister’s Fresh Blood)

Oddities of The Meister’s I-pod (Meister’s Fresh Blood)

The Oddities of The Meister’s I-Pod (or Meister’s Fresh Blood) In conjunction with this week’s Decibel Geek Podcast Episode #150-Fresh Blood Vol. #2 in which Chris and Aaron spin tracks from bands that you are probably unfamiliar with I decided to take a look at my current listening selection.  Rather than do a specific album […]

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Bang Your Head! Quiet Riot Lives!

Bang Your Head!  Quiet Riot Lives!

Quiet Riot, best known for their 1983 release Metal Health, the first debut heavy metal album to ever achieve #1 on the Billboard chart in the US, is still alive and well (no pun intended on their 1999 album Alive and Well) in 2014. Quiet Riot’s Quiet Riot 10, 2014 The band quietly unleashed their […]

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The Meister in Sweden 2014: The Meister Parties With New Friends!

The Meister in Sweden 2014: The Meister Parties With New Friends!

This is it!  This is the end!  So sad isn’t it?  I wish I was still there and I can’t wait for next year’s pilgrimage to Sweden Rock Festival but until then here’s my final day of the 2014 excursion. Saturday’s band schedule-another full day! Roxy Petrucci-by Meister As I walked by the stage prior […]

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Meister in Sweden 2014:The Dismal Skies Don’t Dampen the Day

Meister in Sweden 2014:The Dismal Skies Don’t Dampen the Day

Again it’s cold!!!  I wake up to a decided chill in the air, very glad that I bought the camping mat last night!  The skies are cloudy and threatening rain again, Sweden where is the hot sunny weather that you provided me last year?  This is worse than Canada at the moment!  After some Decibel […]

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