Hot off the Press

October 2012

by Alex Barbieri & Jonna Ambur - Senior Columnist / Photojournalist – OCTOBER 4, 2012 AT WEBSTER THEATER, HARTFORD, CT On a Mission to Bring Back Old School Metal Some of Connecticut’s best and heaviest bands kicked off this much-anticipated thrash fest. Continuum from [...]
by Deb Rao - Senior Columnist – One band that helped define the metal genre is DOKKEN. The band has recently released their latest CD BROKEN BONES on Frontiers Records. In this Exclusive interview for Hardrock Haven, DOKKEN guitar virtuoso JON LEVIN has checked in with Hardrock Haven to [...]
by Mark Allen - Senior Columnist – Motel Six might leave the light on for you, but Hotel Diablo will rock your socks off and make you want to bang your head, not lay it on a pillow. For those who don’t know, Hotel Diablo is a sort-of supergroup featuring members of WASP, Quiet Riot, and [...]
by Ron Higgins - Columnist – Disclaimer: This record is being released as a CD/DVD combo (on Oct. 21 in Europe and Oct. 25 in the U.S.) but this review is just for the CD. It will also be released digitally with several bonus tracks. KIX have released their first live album in nearly 20 years [...]
by Eric Nikolaev - Guest Columnist – October 10, 2012 at the Majestic Ventura Theater in Ventura, CA Edge of Paradise live at the Majestic Ventura Theater was a great night for the band and its hungry metal fans. Edge Of Paradise is an upcoming heavy metal band with an industrial and [...]
by Christophe Pauly - Photojournalist – September 20, 2012 at Poppodium 013 in Tilburg, Netherlands Flying Colors is an American super-group composed of Mike Portnoy, Dave LaRue, Casey McPherson, Neal Morse and Steve Morse. Set List: Blue Ocean Shoulda Coulda Woulda Love Is What I’m [...]
by John Kindred - Publisher – Sept. 27, 2012 at the Beaumont Club in Kansas City, Mo. Nightwish’s Imaginaerum North American tour rolled through Kansas City on Sept. 27, with special guest Kamelot. Interestingly enough, only several days after the concert, vocalist Anette Olzon and [...]
by John Kindred - Publisher – There is no doubt that the legacy of Ronnie James Dio will burn forever in the heart of metal fans all over the world. With that said, Niji Entertainment has released The Very Beast of Vol. 2, which is the follow-up to The Very Beast Of Dio and covers the years [...]
by Steve Patrick - Columnist – Humanitarianism and metal music are rarely closely associated (except for the glory of Hear ’n Aid, of course). However, in 2011 Ian Gillan and Tony Iommi, two metal legends, assembled a group of musicians under the moniker of WhoCares to raise money to [...]
by Deb Rao - Senior Columnist – September 1, 2012 at Fremont Street Experience in Las Vegas, NV As Summer refuses to come to a close in Vegas, the very successful Rock Of Vegas Summer ’80s concert series at Fremont Street Experience wrapped up with a special performance by Dee Snider. [...]
by Justin Gaines - Senior Columnist – Crimes Against Humanity is the debut full-length release from Greensboro, NC thrash metal band Eugenic Death, who are one of a growing legion of new bands that are taking up the banner of old school, Bay Area style thrash in the new era. Slayer, [...]
by Justin Gaines - Senior Columnist – When it comes to the thrash metal scenes in the late ‘80s and early ‘90s, the Bay Area and German scenes tend to garner the most attention, and that’s only appropriate given how influential both scenes were. What is too often overlooked – both [...]
by Justin Gaines - Senior Columnist – The fourth installment in Stormspell Records’ Red, White and Heavy “arcane collector series” of previously unreleased demo recordings comes from New York thrash metal band Cold Steel. The band issued a handful of demos prior to their 1992 [...]
by Derric Miller Managing Editor – “Everybody seemed so depressed, yet nobody sang the blues. Except for this little band … we made the music feel new.” While that at first glance appears a grand claim, it just isn’t. It’s accurate, it’s a fact (not an opinion) and it’s also [...]
by Joe Mis - Columnist – Hollow’s Gathering is the latest release from the Brazilian metal opera project Soulspell created by drummer Heleno Vale. Once again, Soulspell uses an number of well know vocalists as characters in the story, and Hollow’s Gathering is a veritable “Who’s [...]
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