2009 Interviews

Trivium’s Travis Smith

by Alissa Ordabai Staff Writer In our age of mass obsession with celebrity, status and fame, it is always rare and uplifting to speak to musicians who place their craft and their art above any current superficial fixations. Trivium’s drummer Travis Smith turns out to be exactly one of those [...]

Magnus “AddE” Andreasson of Hardcore Superstar

by Leyla Hamedi Guest Writer HRH: With Beg For It, you’re adding to a pretty sizeable catalogue of releases, though this one seems to be getting more worldwide recognition. Is Beg For It the record you’d choose to introduce Hardcore Superstar to the rest of the world? Why or why not? What’s [...]

Rob Lane of Bulletboys/Teenage Casket Company

by Derric Miller Staff Writer HRH: Rob, thanks for taking the time to talk with Hardrock Haven. To start with, you’ve been the touring bassist for the BulletBoys for a while now, and the band has a brand new album called ’10 Cent Billionaire’. Are you going to be hitting the road with [...]

Todd Smith of El Creepo!

by Derric Miller Staff Writer Todd Smith — singer for Dog Fashion Disco, Polkadot Cadaver, and Knives Out! — checked in with Hardrock Haven to talk about his brand new solo project El Creepo!; why he decided to release a solo album; what it was like recording as a solo artist instead of [...]

Ted Poley of Danger Danger

by Derric Miller Staff Writer Danger Danger lead singer Ted Poley checked in with Hardrock Haven to talk about their brand new studio release Revolve; what it was like recording with his original bandmates again; how the band is celebrating their 20th anniversary; upcoming tour dates; that his [...]

Chandler Mogel of Outloud

by Derric Miller Staff Writer Outloud singer Chandler Mogel checked in with Hardrock Haven to talk about their killer new debut release; how an American ended up being the voice of a European super group; what the recording process was like; working with the renowned Tommy Hansen; upcoming tour [...]

Arjen Lucassen

by Alissa Ordabai Staff Writer Arjen Lucassen is known the world over for being one of the few musicians who faithfully and confidently bore the torch of prog-rock into the 21st century. But apart from leading his main band Ayreon, Lucassen has also always managed to remain an incessant generator [...]

Mark Morton

by Alissa Ordabai Staff Writer Summer festivals are a great way to catch up with musicians for a face-to-face chat. A festival run for many bands means getting into a relaxed holiday mood, so usually those conversations turn out better than any other interviews. But while some cats kick back to an [...]

George Lynch

by John Kindred Staff Writer LYNCH MOB is back with a new studio album entitled Smoke And Mirrors released on September 18th in Europe and October 13th in the USA. After seventeen long years singer Oni Logan and guitar wizard George Lynch found their way back together and again show their amazing [...]

Hugo Ferreira

by Deb Rao Staff Writer Tantric is back with their fourth studio album Mind Control, set to be unleashed on Aug. 4th on the Silent Majority Group label. Tantric features Hugo Ferreira (lead vocals, keyboards), Joe Pessia (guitars), Erik Leonhardt (bass and vocals), Marcus Ratzenboeck (violin) and [...]
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