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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!

Decibel Geek Podcast DBG Productions

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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!

    Reverse Beat the Geek Week - Ep423

    Reverse Beat the Geek Week - Ep423

    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 favorite Wisconsin metalhead? Will Chris have any idea how to come up with decent questions? You'll have to listen to find out!
    Want to be a contestant on a future Beat the Geek episode? To be eligible, all you have to do is become a DBG VIP on Patreon for as little as $1.00! Head to www.patreon.com/decibelgeek to get signed up today! Plus, you'll get lots of great bonus audio content including The Chris & Aaron Show as well as Torpedo Dudes; a KISS podcast!
    We hope you enjoy Reverse Beat the Geek Week and SHARE with a friend!
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    • 1 hr 11 min
    Conversation with Mike Fraser - Ep422

    Conversation with Mike Fraser - Ep422

    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; working with such production greats as Bob Rock and Bruce Fairbairn among many others. From his early days working on projects such as Rush's Exit...Stage Left, Brian Adams' Reckless, and Loverboy's Notorious, Mike got his feet wet quickly on quality albums.
    Things would go up a notch in 1987 with Aerosmith's Permanent Vacation. Fraser, Rock, and Fairbairn would collaborate on the making of this comeback album from the Bad Boys from Boston. In this episode, Mike shares some cool behind the scenes stories about making of the album and working with the members of the band during big change in their lives. Mike also reflects on the making of the Pump album that would come out in 1989 and how the experience differed from the previous one.
    Another pair of albums of great interest to Decibel Geek listener are from the short-lived supergroup Blue Murder. In this conversation, Mike shares his thoughts on working with the band and his opinion on its material.
    Additionally, Mike Fraser has worked on 5 AC/DC albums starting with 1989's The Razors Edge. In this chat, Mike discusses what it's like working for such a legendary band, their personalities, and more. There have been rumors that AC/DC have recently been in Vancouver working on an album. Does Mike shed any light on these rumors? We asked, you'll have to listen to hear his answer.
    Other artists discussed include Dan Reed Network, Bad English, The Cult, Thunder, Coverdale/Page, Dio, Metallica and more! We truly thank Mike Fraser for joining us this week and can't wait to have him back on in the future!
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    • 1 hr 28 min
    Brush with Greatness - Ep421

    Brush with Greatness - Ep421

    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 first today is voiceover artist and radio deejay Jeff Cecil. Jeff goes way back with Aaron Camaro to his radio days in the 90's. In this talk, Jeff and Aaron reflect on the old days and talk about run-ins with William Duvall of Alice in Chains, Ivan Moody of Five Finger Death Punch, and David Lee Roth among others.
    Up next is drummer Richie Rivera. Richie is a veteran gun-f0r-hire who also plays for Janet Gardner (formerly of Vixen). Richie truly brought it this week with a truly entertaining story about a meeting with Rick James. It must be heard to be believed!
    Rounding out today's show is music industry member and publicist Dave Tedder. Today, Dave shares a story going back to the 80's that involves a chance meeting with Dokken in Germany and how it relates to their video for 'In My Dreams.' Pretty interesting stuff!
    *Note* - If you think YOU have a great story that could be shared of your Brush with Greatness, be sure to leave the name of the artist involved in the comments section! You never know, you might be on a future episode!
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    • 1 hr 13 min
    Beat the Geek Week - Ep420

    Beat the Geek Week - Ep420

    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 3 of our DBG VIPs from Patreon take on Chris in Beat the Geek. Brian Ingbretsen, Paul Korn, and Rockin' Ron Runyon try to unseat the Geek! Did they pull it off? Did Chris defend his title? You'll have to listen to find out!

    Beat the Geek Week  
    Additionally, we announce this week that Beat the Geek will be a featured part of Decibel Geek TV Live coming soon to Youtube and Facebook! DBG VIPs from Patreon will be eligible to become contestants. Become a DBG VIP for as little as $1. Join us at www.patreon.com/decibelgeek.
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    • 1 hr 36 min
    Camaro's Cutout Bin - Ep419

    Camaro's Cutout Bin - Ep419

    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 bands but often finds relatively obscure bands of which many may have missed the boat. The band name, album name, or cover may speak to him as something that potentially "rocks." What are the results? Listen this week and find out if these ten selected albums made the cut!
    In this edition of the cutout bin, you'll hear tracks from Electric Frankenstein, Penicillin, Two-Bit Thief, Jesse's Powertrip, The Power Trio from Hell, The Camaros, Jet Circus, Ambush, and Radiovipers. Aaron and Chris go over the bands, their stories, and check out some of the music. Does it rock? Did it make Aaron's playlist? You'll have to listen to find out!
    We hope you enjoy Camaro's Cutout Bin vol3 and SHARE with a friend!
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    • 1 hr 52 min
    ebay Treasure Hunt - Ep418

    ebay Treasure Hunt - Ep418

    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 rock and metal artists!
    Searches for high-dollar items include artists such as KISS, Alice Cooper, Metallica, Thin Lizzy, Ramones, Faster Pussycat, Danzig, Black Sabbath, and Motley Crue. You won't believe some of the prices that are being asked! Additionally, this leads to a discussion of the rampant amount of counterfeit autographs and collectibles that permeates the online marketplace.
    We hope you enjoy our ebay Treasure Hunt and SHARE with a friend! Let us know what some of YOUR most prized collectibles are in the comments below! Show and Tell!
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Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
348 Ratings

348 Ratings

elizabethgaines ,

A Great Podcast!

I look forward to your episodes every week and have had a lot of fun digging into the archives as well. My favorites so far has been the Bon Scott Era of AC/DC and the Vinnie Vincent Episodes. The Quarantine Sessions have also been very enjoyable—really loved The Ralph Vieira and Chris Aiken episodes in particular.

Speaking of Vinnie, I was truly sorry that things went sideways the way they did between him and you guys, especially after all the love and support you game him. For what it’s worth, you guys were an instrumental (if not unwilling) part in creating a textbook lesson on how NOT to stage a comeback if you’ve been a rock star standing in the shadows.

Keep up the great work!

Jakeobs ,

A rock/metal podcast staple since 2011

I felt really bad that it had been so long since Decibel Geek had gotten a review, so I figured that I’d delete my old review and write a new one. You don’t have to read it on an episode if you don’t want to though.

By far my favorite Rock & Metal Podcast. I’ve been listening since almost day one and it just keeps getting better and better. The Quarantine Sessions have also been my favorite, whattaya know, quarantine listens.

Elvis Presley is The King of Rock & Roll (though I personally think it should be Frank Zappa), David Lee Roth is The living King of Rock & Roll and Chris & AAron are The Kings of Rock & Roll podcasting.

ingelizard ,

I’m a jerk!

I’ve been listening to these guys since about episode 10 and have failed to write a review. Always at the top of my podcast list. Albums unleashed of Wild America, Slave to the Grind & Motley 94? Are you kidding me? Killer! Great interviews, beat the geek, new noise, Camaro’s outs... Thanks guys. I appreciate what you do. Rock on! \m/

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