Hot off the Press

February 2013

by Cameron Edney – Guest Columnist – English punk rockers Sharks will be heading to Australia in a few weeks time, taking part in the sold-out Soundwave festivals which also features Gallows, The offspring, Blink 182 and Slayer to name just a few. Forming in 2007 within twelve months [...]
by Justin Gaines – News Editor / Senior Columnist – Briefly known as Assassin, Minnesota based heavy/speed metal band Deadly Assassin was active in the mid ‘80s, delivering high-speed heavy metal with high-pitched vocals and a Christian message. The band released a 10 song demo [...]
by Joe Mis – Senior Columnist – Inner Silence is the debut release from the Munich-based “female-fronted diversified metal band” Envinya. While that description tends to lead one to think of gothic style metal with a female vocalist and some growled male vocals, Envinya is that and [...]
by Alissa Ordabai – Senior Columnist – The intro of the opening track makes you double-check you are listening to Hammerfall, not to Motely Crue’s “Shout at the Devil”. But seconds later there is no mistaking these power metal troopers for anyone else in the biz. Recorded at an [...]
Thanks to our own group of passionate staff columnists and photojournalists at Hardrock Haven who turn their love for music into written word and visual imagery. We present a collection of pictures of the Hardrock Haven staff taken with celebrity rockers as well as a few bonus pics of staff members [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist – Hardrock Haven is always looking to find the next cutting edge band ready to set the music industry on fire. New Super-group Something Unto Nothing or S.U.N featuring Sass Jordan on vocals, former Whitesnake drummer Brian Tichy on guitar, bassist Michael [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist – February 3, 2013 at Las Vegas Country Saloon in Las Vegas, NV Thrash metal’s finest, Overkill, is currently embarking on the Dark Roots of Thrash Tour with Testament. Las Vegas was fortunate to have a one off day with Overkill appearing at the Las [...]
by Mark Allen – Senior Columnist – It is possible for an album to be a disappointment and success at the same time. Take this latest release from Crashdiet; having made a name for themselves as the bad boys to beat in the Swedish sleaze-metal stakes courtesy of three anthem-filled [...]
by Justin Gaines – News Editor / Senior Columnist – After giving traditional heavy metal fans a taste of their high octane metal assault earlier in the year with their Danger Ahead EP, Sweden’s Air Raid returned late in 2012 with their debut full-length, titled Night of the Axe. Air [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist – Hardrock Haven is always looking to find the next cutting edge band ready to set the music industry on fire. New super-group Something Unto Nothing or S.U.N. featuring Sass Jordan on vocals, former Whitesnake drummer Brian Tichy on guitar, bassist Michael [...]
by John Kindred – Publisher – Diamond Lil is another band from the Midlands in the U.K. It seems there is something in the water because Britain delivers up another quality rock band for your listening pleasure. The band’s humble beginnings for this incarnation of the band can be [...]
by Ron Higgins – Columnist – After working for two years in the legendary Abbey Road Studio with bassist and producer Chris Von Rohr, Swiss rockers Krokus are back! Their last release, the excellent 2010 Hoodoo, went platinum in their home country and this album is just as impressive. [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Columnist – Hardrock Haven’s founder, publisher John Kindred, gets grilled by one of his staff columnists Alexandra Mrozowska. After 10 plus years running the respected online magazine, the man behind the curtain gives insight into his past, his opinion on [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Columnist – Hardrock Haven’s managing editor and PR guy, Derric Miller, joins John in the interrogation. Miller explains how his background and writing experience has helped John grow the site, changes to the industry good and bad, how writers can improve [...]
by Sherry Thomas – Columnist – Based in Portugal, The Fuzz Drivers are a new band that is creating quite a buzz. The quartet, formed in 2010, comprises Marcelo Viera (vocals), Duarte Carvalho (drums), João Lopes (bass) and Sérgio “Mad Mag” (guitar). Their sound is [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist – Hardrock Haven is proud to unveil an exclusive interview with Ace Frehley drummer Matt Starr. Matt is an established musician and producer. In this interview, Matt discusses working with Ace, working as a producer and the music business today. Hardrock [...]
by Jonna Ambur – Senior Photojournalist – JANUARY 26, 2012, WOLF DEN, UNCASVILLE, CT – Lita Ford. Guitar player. Vocalist. Goddess of Rock!! Taking the stage with her band in support of her 2012 release, Living Like a Runaway, the Wolf Den was packed and the band was ready to kick [...]
by Marc C. – Columnist – With 29 years, 14 studio and three live albums, three EPs, 26 singles and 12 members past and present, Helloween once again have proven if you count them out they’ll come roaring back stronger than ever! Formed in 1984, Hamburg, Germany’s greatest [...]
by Joe Mis – Senior Columnist – Dreamworld, the debut album from quasi-supergroup Rage Of Angels is scheduled for release on 22 February 2013. While the core members of the band are relatively well known, it is the lineup of stellar vocalists that push Rage Of Angels into the heavens, [...]
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