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CURRENT PODCAST EPISODE #67


SWEDEN ROCK 2019 Coverage

SWEDISH AOR CONVENTION Coverage

CALL OF THE WILD Festival Coverage

BULLET – Live (Album Review)

Bullet is a straight-ahead AC/DC-style Hard Rock/Heavy Metal band from Vaxjo, Sweden. Originally culminating in 1996, the current roster sees Dag “Hell” Hofer (vocals), Adam Hector (bass), Gustav Hjortsjo (drums), Hampus Klang (guitars) and Alexander Lyrbo (guitars). One of my early articles, when I started out writing for Decibel Geek, was a piece on Bullet. […]

MYRATH – Sweden Rock 2019 – Two Shows (Photo Galleries)

The Tunisian masters of prog metal have released four albums since 2007, most recently Legacy (2016), and number five is in the making. Being influenced by Tunisian folk music, Myrath have developed a very personal sound, sometimes referred to as “oriental metal”. The band has toured the world with the likes of Robert Plant, Dream […]

INFRARED – Back to the Warehouse (EP Review)

Ottawa’s classic thrashers INFRARED issued their EP Back To The Warehouse on June 14, 2019. Comprised of older material, the EP comes ahead of the next full-length, planned for a 2020 release. The band states: “They are the last of the old songs that we felt should see the light of day. Our upcoming EP is […]

HAMMERFALL – Sweden Rock 2019 (Photo Gallery)

Their debut Glory to the Brave (1997) made Swedes Hammerfall spearheads of the so-called power metal movement. Subsequent releases maintained their momentum – songs like “Heeding the Call”, “Renegade” and “Hearts on Fire” have become classics and Hammerfall recognized as one of the most important bands in Swedish hard rock history. Following a couple of […]

DANKO JONES – Sweden Rock 2019 (Blog & Photos)

The first time I heard Danko Jones “Bounce” I was overtaken. His sound was so different, so fresh. It had a funk to it but was also balls-out hard rock. The song used to play on the radio in the kitchen at work or in my car while I was delivering pizzas thanks to the […]

BEXATRON – Rivoli Toronto (Concert Review)

Since first hearing the album’s lead-off track, “Get Out of My Tree”, it’s catchy hum along chorus will not leave my grey matter. The album arrived at the doorstep of CGCM Central and our staff writer and all-around good guy Trevor “Psychoone” McDougall jumped on an album review. Check it out here: Bexatron – Hey […]

DEMONS & WIZARDS – Sweden Rock 2019 (Photo Gallery)

One of the most talked-about power metal projects ever was formed in 1998 by singer Hansi Kürsch (Blind Guardian) and guitarist Jon Schaffer (Iced Earth). After two lauded albums, Demons & Wizards (2000) and Touched by the Crimson King (2005), the project was put on ice indefinitely, since both main men were so busy. But […]

CGCM Podcast EP#66 – Australia – Around The World In 80 Episodes

Please return to your seats, put your tray back to the upright locked position and fasten your seatbelts. The Canadian Geeks are touching down in the land down under for over 2 hours of Aussie rock and metal. It’s CGCM Podcast EP#66 – Australia – Around the World in 80 Episodes. In the ever-popular Around […]

GREEN JELLŸ – Sweden Rock 2019 (Blog & Photos)

Sometimes it’s good to try new things. Get out of your comfort zone. I did just that at Sweden Rock 2019. All hell-bent for leather on seeing Saxon on Saturday, June 8, 2019, at the festival, that plan dissipated surprisingly easy. It was suggested to me that “you’ve seen Saxon many times”. Indeed I have, […]

BEAST IN BLACK – Sweden Rock 2019 (Photo Gallery)

Guitarist Anton Kabanen got his breakthrough as a member of Battle Beast, whose first three – very successful – albums are written solely by him. Following his departure from Battle Beast in 2015 he formed Beast In Black. Teaming up with the likes of Greek vocalist supreme Yannis Papadopoulos and guitarist Kasperi Heikkinen (U.D.O., Amberian […]