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I’ve always said it pays to listen to CGCM Rock Radio……and here you go: Iron Maiden Beer Canada and CGCM Rock Radio (a match made in heaven) are giving away pairs of tickets to “An Evening with BRUCE DICKINSON“! To enter all you have to do is: 1) submit a photo of you enjoying Trooper […]

ROCKIN ENGINE / IN HEAT – Brass Monkey, Ottawa (Concert Review)

I’ve got a little story to tell and it goes like this: for those that don’t know me, I am Rich “The Meister” Dillon and I love Hard Rock and Metal. I love the classics like Guns N Roses, AC/DC and Judas Priest. I grew up on that and it’ll always have a special place […]

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 […]

DIRKSCHNEIDER – Back To The Roots Part 2 Tour Back To Back Toronto/Ottawa!

On April 6, 1952, 65 years ago a man was born. This man would become a stalwart figure in heavy metal. Udo Dirkschneider rose to the metalhead’s eyes and ears as frontman for the 1970s formed German band Accept. The band impressed audiences and issued a six-album catalog before Udo departed in 1987 to form […]

Lady Beast in Canada (Concert Review)

Lady Beast in Canada (Concert Review)

“The metal cuts our hearts but we bleed together. It now bonds us forever and ever. I pilot this machine, it’s powered by dreams! Together we will live our destiny…Our Heavy Metal Destiny!” – Lady Beast **Decibel Geek readers and listeners may be familiar with the name Lady Beast. Their 2015 album, rather inventively titled Lady […]

SHOCK – Forewarned (Album Review)

SHOCK – Forewarned (Album Review)

Anticipation. A dangerous thing in certain circumstances. I’m sure that most of us have experienced anticipation at one time or another. Just as I’m sure that we have fallen victim to anticipation when it doesn’t live up to the hype that you’ve created in your own mind. I remember as a kid wanting the Star […]

Shock-ing The Meister! “Northern Spotlights #1”

Shock-ing The Meister! “Northern Spotlights #1”

Although there are tons and tons of great musicians, songwriters and bands out there across the world trying to make it in the snarling, unforgiving entity that is the music business, I’m especially attuned to some of the excellent rock and metal music expelled from my fellow countrymen and women up here in the Great […]


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