Hot off the Press

October 2012

by Alissa Ordabai – Senior Columnist – Venturing to widen his ever-expanding musical horizons even further, Paul Gilbert on his new solo release is stepping outside of his stylistic comfort zone with trademark diligence. Apart from surprising his fans with unexpected jazz fusion [...]
by Marcel M. Groeneveld – Columnist – October 10, 2012 at De Melkweg, Amsterdam, The Netherlands Richie Sambora kicks off tour in Europe! What do you do if you are in one of the biggest rock bands from the last 3 decades, had some bumpy roads to cross in your personal life, getting over [...]
by Marija Brettle – Columnist – He is often called one of the most charismatic characters in rock, the last true great front-man of Rock ’n’ Roll to walk the stage. Warrior Soul front-man Kory Clarke is also an artist in his own right who is often misunderstood. He is one man [...]
Steve Vai ‘s The Story of Light ends US tour 2012 at Agoura Hills, California. October 13, 2012 Review and photo’s by: Craig Newman October 13, 2012 at the Canyon Club in Agoura Hills, CA Living legend and influential guitarist Steve Vai came to Southern California ending his US 2012 tour. Vai [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist – Earlier this year Hardrock Haven introduced their readers to an up and coming band that hailed from Pennsylvania called Candlelight Red. It has been a whirlwind year for the band. Candlelight Red recently wrapped up the Uproar Festival and has unleashed [...]
by Justin Gaines – News Editor – Hailing from Palo Alto, CA, Epidemic was one of the lesser known bands to emerge from the legendary Bay Area thrash scene in the late ‘80s. Epidemic released three albums over the course of their career, two on the Metal Blade label. As influential as [...]
by Cameron Edney – Guest Columnist – Aussie Extreme Metaller’s Blood Duster are back on the touring scene, currently hitting Australia as part of the Bastardfest line-up featuring an array of Australian bands from various sub-genres of metal. Having formed in 1991 Blood Duster are [...]
by Alissa Ordabai – Senior Columnist – October 12, 2012 at The Underworld Club, London, United Kingdom For many the choice this evening was between going to see Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, and John Paul Jones at the London premiere of Led Zeppelin’s new film “Celebration Day” or [...]
by Alex Barbieri – Columnist – Don Dokken has said publicly that Dokken’s latest album, Broken Bones, will be their last. If the new album is Dokken’s swan song, then the band is finishing a 30-plus year career (Don Dokken founded the band in 1978) at a creative apex and musical [...]
by Gary Dean Ash – Columnist – October 06, 2012 at Uptown Theater in Kansas City, Missouri The lights lowered and a tapestry of Kansas first album with the image of the John Brown “Tragic Prelude” painting by John Steuart Curry was unveiled. The original mural is painted on [...]
by Alissa Ordabai – Senior Columnist – October 11, 2012 Brixton Academy, London, United Kingdom It’s difficult to pinpoint what exactly made this show so special. One thing is for certain: this was undeniably the best – and the most puzzling – rock concert this writer went to in [...]
by Joe Mis – Columnist – Soulspell is the Brazilian metal opera project created by drummer Heleno Vale, and the “cast” has recently released their third full length album entitled Hollow’s Gathering. Once again, Soulspell uses an number of well know vocalists as characters in the [...]
by Mark Allen – Senior Columnist – Becoming The Archetype (BTA) are in no danger of being pigeonholed; none of their albums have sounded alike. They dabbled with death metal on their debut (Terminate Damnation), moved to a more melodic shredding sound on their sophomore effort (The [...]
by Trevor Portz – Columnist – Ever since they followed up a black metal debut with an acoustic folk album, the members of Ulver have continually changed and metamorphosed, challenging fans—both old and new—with each album. They’ve tackled sparse electronic noise, symphonic bombast [...]
by Justin Gaines – News Editor – It’s been three years since we’ve seen a new studio album from Green Day, and given the success of their ambitious 2009 concept album 21st Century Breakdown it’s safe to say that expectations were pretty damned high for the eventual follow-up. [...]
by Christophe Pauly – Photojournalist – October 6, 2012 at Biebob in Vosselaar, Belgium FIREWIND & LEAVES’ EYES – “Few Against Many” European Tour 2012. Firewind: Gus G. – lead guitar Petros Christodoulidis – bass Bob Katsionis – rhythm guitar, keyboards Apollo [...]
by Mark Allen – Senior Columnist – The Chimpz and Jesus have something in common: both possess the power of resurrection. Christ may have brought Lazarus—not to mention Himself—back from the grave, but with their high-velocity energy, heavy-hitting guitars, memorable rhymes, and [...]
by John Kindred – Publisher – Youngblood originally signed a recording contract with Sony/Epic Records in 1989. At that time, the band included vocalist Bobby Sisk, guitarists Jeff Diehl and Eric Saylors, keyboardist Danny William, bassist Kyle Koker and drummer Kevin Kale. Youngblood [...]
by Justin Gaines – News Editor – It’s been a long time coming, but melodic rockers Bonrud are finally back with the follow-up to their 2004 self-titled debut album. The new album is titled Save Tomorrow and beneath the vivid super-heroine cover by Adriana Melo (of Star Wars: Empire [...]
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