Hot off the Press

February 2013

by Alissa Ordabai - Senior Columnist – This may be instrumental guitar music, but it grabs and transports you swifter than most top bands with a hot singer. Not your stereotypical six-string noodler who’d exhaust you before he makes his point, Lafuente focuses on describing the world around [...]
by John Kindred - Publisher – Mothership is a ‘70s hard rock-influenced, blues-based, heavy rock band. The band’s self-titled debut release is a 45-minute journey back in time with a focus on the bass, drums and guitar, along with the vocals. Mothership is a three-piece outfit, hailing [...]
by Chris A. - Senior Photojournalist – Buckcherry has been known as one of America’s best rock ‘n’ roll bands since they re-emerged in 2006 with a new lineup and a strip club favorite called “Crazy Bitch.” Since then, the band never looked back, and subsequent albums and [...]
by Nikiforos Skoumas - Columnist – There seems to be no rest for a success story in the melodic rock world, and that certainly is true for Lionville. A year after the release of the band’s debut album, Lionville has just issued the second full-length studio effort by the Swedish-Italian AOR [...]
by Cameron Edney - Guest Columnist – Vocalist Joey Belladonna fronted New York City Thrash Metal giants Anthrax during the band’s finest years. Between 1984 and 1992, Anthrax released some of the finest Thrash albums ever made and broke musical barriers when touring and recording alongside [...]
by Justin Gaines - News Editor / Senior Columnist – Here’s another lost gem from the thrash metal vaults that has been brought back to life by Divebomb Records. Midas Touch was a thrash metal band from Sweden that was active in the second half of the 1980s. Despite the fact that their debut [...]
by Ron Higgins - Columnist – Warning! Listening to this album in its entirety may lead to severe neck injuries due to copious amounts of head banging. You have been warned. Biff Byford and the Boys are Back! Thirty-four years after the release of their self-titled debut, Saxon is about to [...]
by Mark Allen - Senior Columnist – Are you looking for something to shake your speakers and rattle the windows? This latest album from melodic hard rockers Shakra has you covered. While the band may have better entries in its lengthy discography, this one is still pretty good and doesn’t [...]
by Deb Rao - Senior Columnist – February 9, 2013 at Vampd in Las Vegas, NV Once again Vampd in Las Vegas proved the place to be as new super-group Something Unto Nothing or (S.U.N.) opened for the Frank Hannon Band. This was the perfect bill as both bands inspire that ’70s vibe where [...]
by Deb Rao - Senior Columnist – February 8, 2013 at Vinyl in Las Vegas, NV – Vegas is alive and well, as new cutting edge bands Nonpoint, Candlelight Red and Digital Summer stormed into the new room at the Hard Rock called Vinyl. This venue has great acoustics and possibly my new [...]
by Justin Gaines - News Editor / Senior Photojournalist – If you’ve heard of the San Francisco (by way of Pennsylvania) heavy metal band Slough Feg, you probably seen the word “cult” used to describe them. That’s a fair description, seeing as how the band has been active since 1990 [...]
by Steve Patrick - Columnist – Video Interview Interview with Liv Jagrell & Dave Sundberg of Sister Sin Swedish “old-school metal” disciples Sister Sin recently rolled through Columbus, OH as part of their tour supporting German vocal legend Doro Pesch. Sister Sin is [...]
by Deb Rao - Senior Columnist – Hardrock Haven recently caught up with Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth in Las Vegas. In this exclusive interview Bobby discusses the Dark Roots of Thrash Tour, Overkill’s latest release the Electric Age and for the first time discusses Hurricane Sandy and [...]
by Anabel Dflux - Photojournalist – December 15, 2012 at Bar Sinister in Hollywood, CA – Genre: Darkwave, synthpop, electronica Band: Wil Francis – lead vocals, piano, keyboards, synthesizers, programming Studio & touring members Nick Wiggins – bass, backing vocals [...]
by Cameron Edney - Guest Columnist – After Two Decades of Ghoulish Success Wednesday 13 Presents The Dixie Dead Ghouls and fiends it’s time to once again scream as shock rocker Wednesday 13 gears up to unleash The Dixie Dead unto the world. Hailing from North Carolina, Wednesday 13 has had [...]
Our staff of columnists and photojournalists look back and share highlights from their time working with Hardrock Haven. Alice Cooper and Chris A. Chris A. – Senior Photojournalist: As a Senior Photojournalist for www.hardrockhaven.net I’ve had access to amazing incredible events, like [...]
by Anabel Dflux - Photojournalist – December 5, 2012 at the House of Blues in Hollywood, CA – Motionless in White headlining the Infamous Tour Motionless in White is an American metal-core band from Scranton, Pennsylvania. Formed in 2005, the group is known for its dark horror-themed [...]
by Alex Barbieri - Columnist – About a Girl: Interview with Emily Brout of The Indecent Hardrock Haven loves to celebrate classic hard rockers, but we also feel it’s our duty to inform you of new bands you should know about. So, get a pen and write this down: The Indecent, an alternative [...]
In the music industry, “drop scripts” are promotional segments in which an artist endorses a radio station or a website. We have gathered “drop scripts” that have been created in audio and video format by various musicians over the years for Hardrock Haven. Many musicians [...]
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