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A podcast that features discussion of all things Hard Rock & Heavy Metal from the 1960's through today. Year in Review Shows, Top 5 Discussions, Radio Sucks Radio Shows and interviews with members of KISS, Alice Cooper, Ugly Kid Joe, Armored Saint, WASP, Great White, Vixen, Killer Dwarfs and many, many more! Proud part of Pantheon - the podcast network for music lovers.
 
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We're back to talk all the latest news on the Hottest Band in the Land with New Noize 15 - KISS Edition! After a pretty non-eventful 2020, KISS has ramped up things this year. This week we're gonna touch on some interesting recent news items pertaining to the band. It was recently announced that A&E will air 'Shout It Out Loud,' a four-hour 2-night…
 
Legendary drummer Vinny Appice joins us this week to examine the making of Dio's Holy Diver album. Coming off success with Black Sabbath, Ronnie James Dio was in a tough spot. While the band was in a good place professionally, interpersonal relationships were severely hampered. While in Sabbath, Dio was offered a solo record deal and decided to sna…
 
Legendary drummer Carmine Appice joins us this week to talk all-things Blue Murder in a special Albums Unleashed episode. This chat contains much more than talk on the first album. Carmine gives us the story of how he joined the band, the making of the album, stories of the video shoots, appearing on Weird Al's tv show, touring the album and much, …
 
We're back this week with the greatest rock trivia game ever; it's Beat the Geek Week! If you don't know, Beat the Geek is the only rock trivia show with eleven questions. Your host Aaron Camaro lines up guests to take on Chris Czynszak (the geek) with brain-busting rock trivia questions. Can they take Chris down? Will Chris mop the floor with them…
 
We're back this time to give your ears some modern goodness with Fresh Blood! Anyone touting the long-overwrought 'Rock is Dead' phrase needs to take a listen this week. Aaron and Chris present you with a plethora of fresh rock tunes that'll make you a believer in the future of Rock n' Roll! Artists featured this week include Starmen, Stone Whiskey…
 
We're back this week to talk all the rock news that's fit to spit with New Noize v14! Some of the new stories covered this week range from the redundant to the bizarre. Gene Simmons is continuing to die on the 'Rock is Dead' hill. He recently doubled down on his comments in an interview. However, when you take a look at the full context of what he'…
 
After a week of picking favorite debuts, we return to talk about greatest followups with Sensational Seconds! By now, you've most certainly heard of the dreaded "sophomore slum." While that term could be applied to many artist's second attempt, we're digging for the gold this week. There are a ton of great second albums in hard rock and metal histo…
 
This week we're talking about bands that never topped their debut with Best Firsts! While many legendary bands take a few albums to fully find their footing, there are certain cases where the artist put their best foot forward on their debut album. Bear in mind, these are purely our opinions and your mileage may vary but we feel pretty confident in…
 
This week we're joined by Ron Keel for an insightful conversation on his career and future plans. As recently announced, Ron has been added to the roster for ROCKNPOD weekend taking place in Nashville this August. In this conversation, Ron talks about his early days in Nashville. Coming to Music City in 1979, Ron encountered a much different Nashvi…
 
This week we're taking a bite out of the Big Apple as Tony Mann joins to tell us why New York Rocks! Tony is a man of many talents; musician, author, filmmaker, designer, and writer. He started attending rock shows in New York City back in the early 70's. Over the years, Tony formed a bond with many artists that would go on to become legendary. Wit…
 
We're back this week to deliver all the news that's fit to spit with New Noize 13! So far, 2021 has been an active year for rock and metal news. In this episode we talk about some of the notable stories that have taken place recently. Def Leppard recently launched an online museum for their fans. This site contains images of passes, stage worn gear…
 
We kick off the new year with a look and listen back at our favorite albums from the past year with Best of 2020! While last year absolutely sucked for the world, it didn't stop the release of tons of great rock and metal music. By our count, there were over 80 albums released in 2020 that deserved our attention. We've poured over them all and narr…
 
We're closing out 2020 with special guest Julian Gill as we talk The Best and Worst of 70's Judas Priest! The Metal God, Rob Halford, and his band of brothers started kicking our asses all the way back in 1974 and continue to do so today. While the vast majority of their catalog is considered essential, the first 5 albums hold a special place in ou…
 
We're back this week to pick our favorite bass and drum combos with our Rhythm Section Draft! While the singer and guitarist tend to get the most fanfare in bands, there's nothing like a groove being laid down by the bass and drums. When this unit is locked in, it can produce magical results. The rock genre has been home to some amazing rhythm sect…
 
We have a big announcement this week in an episode we're calling The Pantheon of Rock! In the nearly ten year history of Decibel Geek, we've been approached by several podcasting networks. While the offers were tempting, we've always shied away. However, we recently were approached by the Pantheon Podcast Network and, after a productive conference …
 
We're joined by Wally "Gator" Norton of the CGCM Podcast this week as we discuss The Best and Worst of Motley Crue! It's hard to believe that in the nearly 40 year history of this legendary Hollywood-bred band that only 9 proper studio albums exist from them. This week your three hosts pick their favorite and least favorite tracks from each Motley …
 
We're back this week to cover all the rock news that's fit to spit with New Noize v12! In a dark, crazy year there's still some interesting stuff going on in the rock and metal world and we're here to talk about it! AC/DC has electrified the music world again with the release of Power Up; a 12 track slab of new rock for your ears. This album has be…
 
We're back this week to present Our Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Part Two! If you thought last week's list was wacky, wait til you hear this! This week we're going from 2000-present. Like last week, we look at the list of official inductees from the Rock Hall and make our picks by comparison. Drawing on what bands were eligible each year, you can ima…
 
This week we give our take on a pretty divisive topic in music fandom as we present Our Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Part One! The good people at HBO reached out to us to help spread the word on the 2020 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction ceremony taking place November 7th on HBO Max. Inductees this year include Nine Inch Nails, The Doobie Brothers, an…
 
We return this week with a blast from the past with Rock Mag '87. In the 80's, one of the only sources of rock news and information were magazines. Rock magazine titans of the 80's included Metal Edge, Circus, and Hit Parader. In June of 1987, Hit Parader released their supersized anniversary issue. Featuring Ozzy Osbourne and Randy Rhoads on the c…
 
We're getting cerebral this week while talking about the hottest band in the land as we chat with the authors of KISS and Philosophy; a book that seeks to enlighten you in a rock and roll way. On the surface, you'd probably think that KISS songs are simply about groupies and having fun. To a point, you'd be right. However, as this book seeks to pro…
 
With the sad news this week of a legends passing, this week we are Remembering EVH. Eddie Van Halen passed away from cancer this week at age 65. The news shook the world impacted us personally. To help process this information, we decided to go live on Youtube and Facebook. It was a cathartic chat between ourselves and several guests that joined us…
 
This week we welcome back one of our favorite people to the show as we have a Conversation with Phil Shouse! As many know, Phil is one of the founders of Thee Rock n' Roll Residency here in Nashville. You also probably know that he's a member of both the Gene Simmons Band and the Ace Frehley Band. You may even know that Phil recently became a membe…
 
This week we're joined by special guest Ian Wadley to talk all the rock news that's fit to spit with New Noize 11! This is a mega-long, alcohol-fueled deep dive into a ton of rock and metal news so strap in! In this edition, we'll discuss news stories such as a possile new AC/DC album, the new Ace Frehley album Origins Vol.2, the recent death of Le…
 
We're back again to tease your brain and test your metal with Reverse Beat the Geek Week! Reverse? Well, this time we're switching it up as Chris Czynszak hosts the festivities this time as three DBG VIPs from Patreon take on Aaron Camaro in the only game show that goes to eleven! Will Aaron claim the new crown? Will the contestants beat our favori…
 
This week we bring you our in-depth chat with producer & engineer Mike Fraser. Mike's credit list is a Who's Who of rock and metal music. In this conversation, we talk to Mike about many of his notable projects. Getting his start at the legendary Little Mountain Studios in Vancouver in the early 80's, Mike Fraser was in good company right away; wor…
 
We try out something new as some of friends share their stories of a Brush with Greatness! In today's world of pre-planned, prepaid meet and greets, it's hard to find very many memorable stories of encounters with artists. This new series endeavors to talk to friends of ours that had genuine encounters (good and bad) with the artists. Joining us fi…
 
We're back this week with a fan-favorite as it's Beat the Geek Week! Originally launched during The Quarantine Sessions, this game show that goes to eleven quickly gained in popularity among Decibel Geek listeners. Your host Aaron Camaro brings some of the most brain busting rock trivia questions imaginable and this week is no exception. This week …
 
This week we're back with the third installment of Camaro's Cutout Bin! What is Camaro's Cutout Bin? Our host-with-the-most, Aaron Camaro, has a penchant for digging for musical gold in the form of CD's. He regularly combs through record stores, thrift stores, yard sales, etc for great rock and metal. He sometimes finds great stuff from classic ban…
 
We're taking things outside the box this week as we go on an ebay Treasure Hunt! Rock music and memorabilia collecting is as popular as ever these days with fans shelling out big bucks for stage worn items, autographed items, rare posters, and lots more. This week we're taking to ebay in search of some of the highest priced items from our favorite …
 
We're back this week to talk about all the rock news that's fit to spit with New Noize v10! There's definitely been some wacky and interesting news in the rock world in recent weeks and we're going to break it all down for you and give our unfiltered opinions! Several relevant KISS-related stories and rumors have been in the ether recently. In this…
 
With our scheduled guest unable to join us we decide to kick back, drink a few, and talk about how we were Raised on KISS! In this discussion we share some stories from throughout our personal KISStory. From being ostracized by fellow students to concert memories to remembering where we were during landmark moments in the band's history, it's funny…
 
We welcome back Bakko from the Cobras and Fire podcast to join us as we list our KISS Top 10 Bottom 10! In addition to his hosting duties, Bakko has been a longtime writer for the Decibel Geek website. Recently, he put out an article ranking every song in the KISS catalog; not an easy feat! As with most lists, it's reflective of the writer's person…
 
Former KISS guitar tech Barry Ackom joins us this week to share some incredible KISS Road Stories! Hired on to work for the band during the Alive! tour, Barry would pull double duty doing guitar tech work for both Paul Stanley and Ace Frehley. His tenure with The Hottest Band in the Land lasted through Alive II around 1978. Barry had a front row se…
 
We kick off KISSmas in July with a special KISS-themed version of The Quarantine Sessions! This week we're joined by host of the InObscuria Podcast Kevin Williams! Aside from his podcasting duties, Kevin is a member of The Swear. The band will release 'The Clinic and the Sane' on July 17th and you'll get a sneak peak in this episode! As always, we'…
 
Author and host of The Classic Metal Show Chris Akin joins us this week for The Quarantine Sessions Vol15! The Classic Metal Show has been in existence for over 25 year and, in that time, entertained and offended a lot of people. There are no punches pulled and opinions are doled out mercilessly. Chris Akin's background in radio pushed him into the…
 
Ralph Viera (aka Dr. Fukk) joins us this week for The Quarantine Sessions Vol14! Known for many things including the bands Thrash or Die and Combat as well as the AlmostHuman56 Youtube channel and, previously, The Rock & Metal Combat podcast, Ralph has blazed quite a trail in the rock and podcasting worlds. With over 17,000 subscribers and over 10 …
 
The Canadian Heartbreaker, Lee McCormack joins us this week for The Quarantine Sessions Vol13! Aside from his hosting duties at the Tramps Like Us: A Bruce Springsteen podcast, Lee is also a working musician. With a significant background in Rockabilly music and a style all his own, Lee wears his influences on his sleeve. If you dig The Stray Cats,…
 
Eightball vocalist David Bush is our special guest this week for The Quarantine Sessions Vol12! Eightball's new album Love Struck will be released in June of 2020. You can get more information at https://www.eightballrocks.com/. As always, we're answering YOUR listener-submitted questions. Topics covered this week include Wrathchild America, female…
 
We're joined by a Decibel Geek legend this week as Shane "The Mooger Fooger" Paisley joins us for The Quarantine Sessions Vol11! If you've listened to Decibel Geek for any amount of time you're more than familiar with The Mooger Fooger as he's named pretty much every week during our Geeks of the Week segment. Who is this mystery man and how did he …
 
Rock photographer Mike G of MDG Rock Photography joins us this week for The Quarantine Sessions Vol10! Mike has been a staff photographer for many years and has taken some amazing live shots of many rock icons. You can check out his work at www.mdgrockphotography.com as well as the Decibel Geek Instagram account. This week we touch on a myriad of t…
 
We're doing the KISS thing again this week with special guest Andrew Sgambati for The Quarantine Sessions Vol9! Andrew recently released his new KISS fan film One Last Time Live from New York City The Movie! This part documentary / part concert film is an inside journey into the KISS End of the Road tour. While the movie is focused on the current t…
 
It's our craziest episode yet as Rockin' Ron Runyon from Decibel Geek TV joins us for The Quarantine Sessions Vol8! If you aren't aware, Rockin' Ron has been capturing glorious live footage of your favorite bands for years. That footage is distributed via Decibel Geek TV on Youtube. Additionally, Ron has created some amazing enhanced versions of so…
 
This week we're joined by Loose Cannon from the Cobras and Fire Podcast for The Quarantine Sessions Vol7! As we did last week with his digital life partner Bakko, LC joins us for another round of listener questions. We touch on all kinds of stuff in this episode. Topics include bad KISS lyrics, Badlands, the Big 4 of Sleaze?, beer, recording podcas…
 
This week we're joined by Bakko from the Cobras and Fire Podcast for The Quarantine Sessions Vol6! This week the guys are taking another round of YOUR questions. We touch on Van Halen albums, Paul Stanley's voice, underrated/overrated/perfectly rated bands, our planned career paths in high school, the Big 4, streetfighting theme songs, and tons mor…
 
We return this week for more listener questions, rock discussion, and trivia with The Quarantine Sessions Vol5! This week, host of the Mars Attacks podcast Victor Ruiz joins us for a spirited discussion based on YOUR questions! Subjects covered this week include Judas Priest, KISS, Quarantine tv shows, albums, and snacks of choice, and Van Halen's …
 
We're back again with another episode recorded via social distancing with The Qurantine Sessions Vol4! This week we're joined by the one and only Sonny "Hollywood" Pooni from the Growin' Up Rock and Podcast Rock City podcasts! As we have been doing, we're back to answer YOUR questions that were submitted via our social media channels. We'll touch o…
 
We hit our 400th episode this week as the weirdness continues with The Quarantine Sessions Vol3! Joining us this week for this KISS-centric episode is Podcast Rock City host Joe Polo! We've been fans of PRC since the very beginning and were stoked to have Joe on to help us answer KISS-related listener questions! We touch on damn near everything thi…
 
This week Chris and Aaron are joined by Ian Wadley and Josh Toomey from the new Diabolus in Podcastica podcast for The Qurantine Sessions Vol2! We're stuck inside but that doesn't mean you don't deserve a show! This week Ian and Josh sit in with us to continue answering your listener questions. We touch on tons of subjects this week including music…
 
We're living in a strange time but that's not stopping us from getting on microphones and being ridiculous and we do just that with The Quarantine Sessions Vol1! We are having to practice social distancing but thanks to the magic of Skype, we're getting together virtually and answering your pre-submitted questions. The topics bounce around wildly i…
 
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