Hot off the Press

February 2013

by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist – Sevendust is getting ready to unleash one of their most captivating albums to date, Black Out The Sun, on March 26 on 7Bros Label. Black Out The Sun illustrates the diversity of the band, featuring songs that span from hard rock, industrial, to southern [...]
by Anabel Dflux – Photojournalist – February 25, 2013 at Roxy Theater in Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood-based rock band Stitched Up Heart, formed in 2010, is led by vocalist Alecia “Mixi” Demner, winner of Fuse’s reality TV show Redemption Song. The band rocked Metal [...]
by Craig Newman – Columnist – February 22, 2013 at the House of Blues in Hollywood, CA – Sister Sin shakes the House of Blues opening for Doro Sister Sin opened the show for Doro, exploded, grabbed the audience attention and didn’t let go for 45 minutes and eight songs. The high [...]
by Justin Gaines – News Editor / Senior Journalist – Hardrock Haven recently caught up with Warlord (and former Fates Warning) drummer Mark Zonder, who filled us in on the new Warlord album and the band’s upcoming – and first ever – live performances. Hardrock Haven: First [...]
by Justin Gaines – News Editor / Senior Journalist – German melodic hard rock/metal band Voodoo Circle is back with their third album, titled More Than One Way Home. Voodoo Circle is, of course, the side project of former Silent Force (and current Primal Fear) guitarist Alex Beyrodt, [...]
by John Kindred – Publisher – Shredguy Records’ latest release comes from instrumental shredder Tom Kopyto, whose first studio album, YTK, was released in 2000 and featured Michael Angelo Batio as executive producer. Kopyto has appeared on three compilation albums since then; Lion [...]
by Justin Gaines – News Editor / Senior Journalist – One of the most eagerly anticipated power metal debuts in recent memory, Bringer of Light is the first full-length release from UK-based symphonic power metal band Damnation Angels. The band made a decent impact with their 2009 EP [...]
by Craig Newman – Columnist – February 22, 2013 at the House of Blues in Hollywood, CA – Doro rocks and shakes the House of Blues The metal queen Doro Pesch shook the House of Blues on Friday night Feb. 22. Doro’s show was over two hours of metal and energy that the audience [...]
by John Kindred – Publisher – January 30, 2013, Uptown Theater, Kansas City, MO – The Darkness “landed” in K.C. during a chilly, winter evening and melted the place down. Fronted by the charismatic Justin Hawkins in a band best described by the lyrics in their single [...]
by Alex Barbieri – Columnist – “It’s been a bizarre, but most awesome journey,” says Steve Lukather. Singer, songwriter, guitarist and hit maker for legendary AOR gods Toto; session player on more than 2,000 recordings with everyone from Michael Jackson to Paul McCartney; a proud [...]
by Jonna Ambur – Senior Photojournalist – When the Deadbolt Breaks, a Connecticut-based doom metal band, has been around for almost 10 years. The current lineup, Aaron Lewis (guitar/vocals), Mike Parkyn (bass/vocals) and Rich Kalinowski (drums), has signed with EarOne Productions and [...]
by Jonna Ambur – Photojournalist – FEBRUARY 17, 2012, MOHEGAN SUN ARENA, UNCASVILLE, CT – Aranda The Oklahoma City-based brothers Dameon (guitar/vocals) and Gabe Aranda (vocals/keyboard), along with Mike Walker and B. Webb comprise Aranda. The band formed in June 2001, and its [...]
by John Kindred – Publisher – After his departure from Killing Machine vocalist Csaba Zvekan set out to create a new band that delivered heavy metal with progressive and Neo-classical influences. His new band Raven Lord fits the bill for his vision. Joining Zvekan is the shred-god Joe [...]
by Chris A. – Senior Photojournalist – Video Interview with the Atomic Clock: Gene Hoglan In the world of heavy metal drumming, Gene Hoglan is a legend. Known as “The Atomic Clock,” Gene’s been in about every metal band on the planet. Recently he’s found a home [...]
by Sara J. McCarthy – Senior Photojournalist – February 17, 2013 at the Sovereign Center in Reading, PA. – Notes from the photo pit: This was my first time seeing Three Days Grace with Matt Walsh from My Darkest Days as lead vocalist and he did a great job, but it wasn’t [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist – Biff Byford of Saxon checks in with Hardrock Haven to discuss the upcoming March release of Sacrifice. After 30 years, Saxon remains one of the heavy metal thunder weights of the British metal invasion. Sacrifice unleashes the powerful fury of the early [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Columnist – Shot Down? Get Up is the EP which will be released by the Polish guitarist Andrzej Citowicz (whom the Hardrock Haven readers had a chance to know via the interview posted a few months ago) on March 1. A self-sufficient and persistent musician, [...]
by John Kindred – Publisher – Raven Lord is the latest “super-group” to hit the scene. The band was founded in 2011 by Csaba Zvekan of Killing Machine. Zvekan built up the band with fellow musicians who have all made their mark in the hard rock and metal community. The lineup [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist – Hardrock Haven is proud to present an exclusive interview with drummer Phil Varone of Saigon Kick regarding the reunion of Saigon Kick. Phil recently relocated to Las Vegas. That’s where Hardrock Haven’s Deb Rao caught up with. The first [...]
by Sara J. McCarthy – Senior Photojournalist – February 22, 2013 at Peabody’s in Cleveland, Ohio – Candlebox is out touring to celebrate the 20th anniversary release of their debut album. Besides the music, one highlight of the concert happened when the band stopped the [...]
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