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Paisty Jenny’s Gregg Lee

by Derric Miller Staff Writer Paisty Jenny lead singer/guitarist Gregg Lee checked in with Hardrock Haven to talk about their brand new, and definitely killer CD Spilling Mercury; the new song “Bigger Man,” a tribute to the fallen victims at Omaha’s Von Maur mall, and also [...]

Decyfer Down Crash

by Leyla Hamedi Staff Writer Back in 1998 this album probably would’ve been at the top of the nu-metal/rock charts. Tortured lead singer that can wail soulfully then switch to angry, writing-off-all-mankind mode? Check. Simple chord changes but with multiple guitars to make it sound more [...]

Joe Stump Virtuostic Vendetta

by Matthew Hoffman Staff Writer Twelve tracks lasting a very inspiring 72 minutes is what can be found on Virtuostic Vendetta , the new release from American guitar guru Joe Stump. It will be released in mid April on Finland’s Lion Music. This release is a wonderful example of the range of [...]

Korpiklaani Korven Kuningas

by Matthew Hoffman Staff Writer Korpiklaani play fast-paced Finnish Folk metal using several string and wind instruments. The band was formed in 2003 and has released about an album a year since then. Their latest offering is entitled Korven Kuningas and will be released this month on Nuclear [...]

Jennifer Batten Whatever

by Matthew Hoffman Staff Writer When an artist or an entire band doesn’t take “themselves” too seriously and chooses to have fun with music it usually work very well and serves as an example of how many musicians should approach their trade. In the case of solo instrumental guitar CD’s this [...]

Daath The Concealers

by Matthew Hoffman Staff Writer Daath (originally know as Dirtnap) is back with their third full-length effort entitled The Concealers which will be released on Century Media Records/Roadrunner in Late April. The band plays death metal style music with a high slant on industrial metal influencing. [...]

Persona Non Grata Shade in the Light

by Matthew Hoffman Staff Writer The Greek progressive metal band Persona Non Grata was formed in 2003 as Fatal Error (John Ioannidis and Chris Gatsos). They eventually added vocalist Bill Axiotis and then session musicians that ultimately took their current identity. Their debut album Shade in the [...]

Dokken Live!

February 28, 2009 at the Chrome Showroom in Las Vegas by Deb Rao Staff Writer ’80’s rockers Dokken commenced their 2009 Winter West Coast LSA trek on Jan. 31 in Oklahoma and recently wrapped up a very successful trek of California and Texas featuring packed performances at The Canyon [...]

Hinder Live!

March 13, 2009 at Mohegan in Uncasville, Connecticut by Deb Rao Staff Writer Hardrock Haven has been following the rise of success that Hinder has garnered over the past year. Riding high on a recent headlining Jagermeister Tour, Hinder are once again finding themselves at the top of their game [...]

Solna Eurameric

by Derric Miller Staff Writer Zane Peterson is batting right around 1.000 of late. In 2008, he was part of one of the best projects of the year for his part in China Blue. Who would have thought that after working with Tony Mills, Eric Ragno, Doug Odell and Josh Ramos in China Blue, he already had [...]
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