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Jonas Tamas | Timeless Hour

November 30, 2011 // 0 Comments

by Alissa Ordabai Staff Writer – It’s a precarious business releasing instrumental guitar records, no matter if the year is 1989 or 2011. To appeal to an audience other than your fellow guitar players, you have to be a top-notch composer with banging tunes and things to say that would [...]

Fredrik Åkesson of Opeth

November 29, 2011 // 0 Comments

by Cameron Edney Guest Staff Writer – Swedish Metallers Opeth Take a New Direction with Heritage In Mid-September Swedish metallers Opeth will release their tenth studio album via roadrunner records titled Heritage. Not only does this mark the band’s return to the studio following up from [...]

Crowned By Fire | Prone to Destroy

November 28, 2011 // 1 Comment

by Mark Allen Staff Writer – Take the drums-guitar-bass simplicity of traditional American heavy metal and chop out all the fluff. Now inject it with some occasional hints of southern fried flavor and front it with a singer who can growl like a junkyard dog, snarl like a pissed off Pit Bull, [...]

Royal Hunt | Show Me How To Live

November 28, 2011 // 2 Comments

by Justin Gaines Staff Writer – While certainly not on par with the recently-announced Black Sabbath reunion, the news that vocalist DC Cooper had rejoined Royal Hunt definitely made waves in the melodic metal community. Cooper’s departure from the band he helped put on the map (and vice [...]

J.R. Blackmore & Friends | Voices Part 1

November 28, 2011 // 0 Comments

by John Kindred Staff Writer – J.R. Blackmore, son of the legendary Ritchie Blackmore, continues his own journey as a musician. Whether graced with his father’s musical genius through heredity or simply a man who has spent years honing his craft and art, J.R. Blackmore is a virtuoso of [...]

LIVE! | Scorpions

November 27, 2011 // 0 Comments

by Elsie Roymans Staff Writer – November 26, 2011 at Vorst Nationaal in Vorst (Brussels), Belgium Long before tonight, the Scorpions “Get Your Sting and Blackout” show was SOLD OUT. With more then 100 million CD’s sold over the last 40 years and their latest CD Comeblack, which [...]

This Uneven Sky | This Uneven Sky

November 25, 2011 // 1 Comment

by Joe Mis Staff Writer – Simple and very human classic rock is probably the most apt description of the music made by Manchester UK’s This Uneven Sky. This five member collaboration of veteran musician blends together elements from a number of straight up rock genres to create a warm and [...]

Mitch Malloy

November 25, 2011 // 1 Comment

by Marija Brettle Staff Writer – With two hit albums in the U.S. and top 20 singles behind, the ever popular Nashville singer/songwriter Mitch Malloy re-emerged this October with his new release entitled, Mitch Malloy II. The album that show this gifted vocalist truly returning to his most [...]

LIVE! | Crashdiet

November 24, 2011 // 0 Comments

by Deb Rao Staff Writer – November 17, 2011 at Vamp’d in Las Vegas, NV. One of the hottest bands to emerge out of Sweden metal scene, Crashdiet, graced the shores of the West Coast in their first North American tour. Crashdiet made a special stop in Las Vegas performing at one of the [...]

Simon, Eric & Martin of Crashdiet

November 24, 2011 // 0 Comments

by Deb Rao Staff Writer – Hardrock Haven recently had the opportunity to speak with Sweden rock band Crashdiet at their Las Vegas show at Vamp’d. The band performed a West Coast trek of dates including special stops at the Key Club In LA and Club Red in Tempe, Ariz. Crashdiet is touring [...]
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