Hot off the Press

February 2012

by Marija Brettle Staff Writer – January 23, 2012 @ De Montfort Hall, Leicester, UK Darren Wharton was a young keyboard player in a Manchester nightclub, when he auditioned for Thin Lizzy. By the time he was 18 he was recording with Thin Lizzy at Good Earth Studios in London, where the band [...]
by Alissa Ordabai Staff Writer – Released in September 2011 after decades in the Hendrix family vault, the material on this 4-disk live box set is another compelling testimony to the ultimate guitar hero’s genius. Tapes of three shows the Jimi Hendrix Experience played in October 1968 at [...]
by Deb Rao Staff Writer – California-based rock band Venrez is currently making waves in the music industry opening for Fuel this month. Hardrock Haven caught up with lead singer Steven Berez, who is currently known just as Venrez these days. Venrez has distinctive ’70s influenced sound [...]
by Cameron Edney Guest Staff Writer – I had the utmost pleasure in speaking with one of the greatest and most recognizable drummers on the planet Joey Jordison. Providing the beats that helped push Slipknot to super-stardom Jordison certainly has a lot to be proud of! With only a few minutes [...]
by Cameron Edney Guest Staff Writer – One of the most anticipated bands to play on this year’s Soundwave Festival line-up is none other than Zakk Wylde’s Black Label Society. Having last toured Australia in September 2006 fans have been eagerly awaiting the bands return and with them will [...]
by Cameron Edney Guest Staff Writer – New York Hardcore Punk rockers Biohazard is back with their ninth studio album Reborn in Defiance, one of the bands finest albums and the last to feature Evan Seinfeld. Now armed with a brand new member in Scott Roberts and that no compromising attitude [...]
by Cameron Edney Guest Staff Writer – Still riding high on the wave of their forth studio album What Separates Me From You, American rockers A Day to Remember are set to return to Australia this month to take part in the upcoming Soundwave Festival alongside Thursday, System of a Down, [...]
by Justin Gaines Staff Writer – While we’re waiting patiently for a new studio album from German melodic rock masters Fair Warning, the band has served up a hefty 2-disc greatest hits package titled Best and More. There have been a couple of Fair Warning collections already (Early Warnings [...]
by Deb Rao Staff Writer – It is going to be a busy year for Keel. The band is getting ready to take it to the high seas on Feb. 25-28 for the Monsters of Rock Cruise. Keel recently finished a well-received trek to Europe. If that wasn’t enough, singer Ron Keel can be seen at the Gold [...]
by John Kindred Staff Writer – Celebrating the 40th anniversary of the release of L.A. Woman, the Doors and Eagle Rock Entertainment have released Mr. Mojo Risin': The Story of L.A. Woman on Blu-ray and DVD. This documentary tells the story of the making of L.A. Woman through interviews with [...]
by Justin Gaines Staff Writer – The Light of Which I Dream is the debut full-length from Taberah, a heavy metal band out of Tasmania, Australia. Taking their name from the Biblical site of God’s wrath, Taberah plays a kind of metal that’s equal parts power metal and traditional heavy [...]
by Justin Gaines Staff Writer – Sonic Station is a new West Coast (by way of Sweden) AOR project put together by guitarist/composer/producer Alexander Kronbrink and smooth jazz keyboardist Jonathan Fritzen. Now if you read “West Coast” and “smooth jazz” and started feeling drowsy, [...]
by Cameron Edney Guest Staff Writer – Paradise Lost’s Nick Holmes Talks Soundwave, Recording and Drinking! Nineties death/doom metallers Paradise Lost are about to embark on their first Australian tour in more than fifteen years. Hitting our shores later this month as part of the traveling [...]
by John Kindred Staff Writer – The 22-year-old Australian rocker, Laura Wilde, has been let loose on the U.S.A. Currently based in Los Angeles, Wilde released her first studio album titled Sold My Soul. Her debut release features 12 songs that musically fall into the realm of punk, glam and [...]
by Derric Miller Staff Writer – Teenage Casket Company lead singer Rob Wylde checked in with Hardrock Haven to talk about their brand new single/video for the track “Without You,” released on Valentine’s Day 2012; their upcoming EP; their “best of” compilation [...]
by Erik Tweedy Staff Writer – Over 40 years have passed since UFO released their debut record in 1970. Since that time, they have released some damn fine hard rock music and 20 studio albums. It would be understandable that after a career of that magnitude, in an extremely tough business, the [...]
by Cyndi Jo Staff Writer – Los Angeles based band Abigail Williams have been demonstrating how black metal should be done since their 2006 debut EP Legend. Now, four years later, Abigail Williams’ third full-length album, Becoming, is sixty minutes of just genuine symphonic black metal from [...]
by Joe Mis Staff Writer – Turning Maybes Into Reality is the debut release from Italian groove metal band Rhope, and this CD is definitely not a “maybe.” The Milan-based quartet delivers heavy and intense music combining elements of groove metal, metal-core, thrash and pure heavy metal [...]
by Nikiforos Skoumas Staff Writer – It is arguable that Belgian neo-classical metal band Iron Mask put out one of the best albums of the genre in early 2010 with the release of their third album Shadow of the Red Baron. At that time guitar hero and band leader Dushan Petrossi had been [...]
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