Hot off the Press

2013

by Chris A. – Senior Photojournalist – 2013 was a pretty solid year for Rock ‘n’ Roll. As the year comes to a close, Rock ‘n’ Roll photographers are starting to post their “Best of” photos from the year. With that in mind, here is one of the best [...]
Every year, Hardrock Haven staffers compile their Top 10 best releases. Our writers and photojournalists have diverse interests, allowing Hardrock Haven the ability to cover a broad spectrum of music. This is quite evident when you read through the varied selections for the year. Here are the [...]
by Matt Karpe – Senior Columnist – Cage the Gods came to the fore at the end of 2013 with their debut EP Favourite Sin. There was a great blend of hard rock which was in places sleazy and raucous and then in other parts more radio friendly and stripped down. Favourite Sin was a [...]
by John Kindred – Publisher – Instrumental guitarist and composer Alan Williamson is back with his latest studio album. This time around, Williamson pays homage to the 2004 EP that started it all for him by re-recording and re-releasing Another Kind of World. This new release has been [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor – Hardcore Superstar, the godfathers of the Swedish sleaze rock scene returned earlier this year with a new album, their ninth overall, titled C’Mon Take On Me. In the nearly 15 years since the band debuted, a whole wave of party rocking [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist – Canadian rock band Varga returns to the rock scene with their latest release Enter The Metal. The band reformed in 2011. Enter The Metal was produced by Julius Butty. Varga has a sound that is kind of a mix of Anvil meets Fear Factory. Enter The Metal has [...]
by Jenn Carbaugh – Columnist – The South Wales band, Sonic Temple, has added to their discography. Their second album is titled The Nature of Time, and it proves that the talented duo can continue to crank out good hard rock. This album seems to pick up where the first album left off. [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist – Canadian metal band Varga has just released their new CD Enter The Metal. Vocalist and bassist Joe Varga has checked in with Hardrock Haven to discuss Enter The Metal. HRH: Joe, tell us about Enter The Metal. How does it differ from your previous [...]
by John Kindred – Publisher – The power metal band Armory was founded in 2001 by Chad Fisher (guitars) and Joe Kurland (guitars/drums). The band’s first album The Dawn of Enlightenment was released in 2004 and subsequently re-recorded and re-released in 2007. After six years, the band [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor – The bearded German stoner rock/doom metal/heavy rock power trio Kadavar quickly followed-up their 2012 self-titled debut EP with the full-length Abra Kadavar, which was released earlier this year. Kadavar, which can be described as the [...]
by Alex Smith Barbieri – Senior Columnist – Can you believe it been 30 years since Bon Jovi’s first album came out? Yup—their legendary debut with the megahit “Runaway” was released on January 21, 1984. It’s an interesting study in success to look back at Jon and company’s [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor – Dear Sanity is the debut offering from melodic hard rock newcomers LaValle. Led by guitarist Eddie LaValle and featuring bassist Paul Logue (Eden’s Curse), vocalist Carsten “Lizard” Schulz (Evidence One) and drummer Ramy Ali [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor – The folks at Nuclear Blast have been on a roll lately, signing retro rock bands left and right, from Kadavar to Graveyard to Orchid. The latest addition to their roster is Austin-based Scorpion Child, who delivered their self-titled [...]
by Joe Mis – Senior Columnist – The Belfast-based quartet known as Ajenda have just released a strong debut CD entitled Unrecognizable. Fans of female-fronted rock will truly enjoy the vocal butt-kicking they’ll receive from lead singer Jen, and all fans of melodic rock will [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist – December 20, 2013 at Vamp’d in Las Vegas, NV. – After being away from the music scene nearly 20 years, guitar virtuoso Jake E. Lee returned to his hometown of Las Vegas to perform to a packed venue at Vamp’d on December 20th with his new [...]
by Mark Allen – Senior Columnist – If you relish red-blooded hard rock with a southern-fried swagger, prepare to have your ears steamrolled like an 18-wheeler flattening an armadillo. It has been said that the devil has all the good music. If so, then this new album from Trucker Diablo [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist – Metal history is about to be made as one of the most prolific guitarists to emerge out of the metal genre Jake E. Lee returns to the music scene with his new band Red Dragon Cartel. The new self-titled album is slated for release January 28th via [...]
by Matt Karpe – Columnist – December 14, 2013 at Sheffield Motorpoint Arena in Sheffield, U.K. – Black Sabbath continued their U.K. tour at the Motorpoint Arena on a blustery Saturday evening in Sheffield. As the venue began to fill, support act Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats hit [...]
by Derric Miller – Managing Editor – Where the hell did these guys come from? De Van’s new album Current End of Days is only their second release, following the incredible debut Planet Botox, and they are simply one of the best bands on the planet making music today. Period. Stick a [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist – December 13, 2013 at Vamp’d in Las Vegas, NV. – Hardrock Haven is always on the lookout for breakout bands. Although LA band Burning Rain has been together since 1998, it wasn’t until December 13 that they performed their first live gig in Las [...]
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