Hot off the Press

March 2013

by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist – March 22, 2013 at Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, NV For one night only the Las Vegas strip was turned into a Metal extravaganza with Bob Rocks at the Orleans Arena featuring Vince Neil, Night Ranger, Skid Row, Warrant, and Quiet Riot. The Strip may have its [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist – March 23, 2013 at Boulder Station in Las Vegas, NV Sevendust is currently on the road supporting their latest release Black Out The Sun. The band made a special stop in Las Vegas at Boulder Station in Las Vegas for a sold out show with special guests [...]
by Anabel Dflux – Photojournalist – March 25, 2013 at Troubadour in West Hollywood, CA – Returning exactly a month after their Roxy Theater show, Stitched Up Heart was shaking up West Hollywood again on March 25th, at Santa Monica Blvd’s very own Troubadour. This was the [...]
by Mark Allen – Senior Columnist – Sometimes giving old things a fresh twist can generate renewed excitement. That ’82 Camaro rusting in peace behind the shed suddenly seems fun to drive again when spruced up with some spiffy new paint. Jacking some jalapenos into your mother’s [...]
by Joe Mis – Senior Columnist – Italy is fast becoming a mainstay in the progressive metal and Gothic metal scene, and the upcoming release from Alessandria’s Odd Dimension only emphasizes that fact. Their second studio debut album, The Last Embrace To Humanity, is a fine follow up to [...]
by Chris A. – Senior Photojournalist – I play guitar and like most people who play guitar, I’m just an average player. I’m not a regular gigging musician or a performer but I am genuinely in love with the guitar. I’m a gear head. I love guitars and guitar gadgets and I [...]
by Mark Allen – Senior Columnist – There are no certainties in life, and that axiom holds true in the macrocosm of metal music where bands rise and fall on a daily basis. But even in the face of such uncertainty, you can bet the last penny in your pocket that this won’t be the last [...]
by Mark Allen – Senior Columnist – Banging Death’s Drums Dan Johnson is one of the hottest up-and-coming hard rock/metal drummers on the scene today. For proof, you need look no further than the fact that Brian “Head” Welch (ex-Korn) selected him to bang the skins for his band [...]
by Christophe Pauly – Photojournalist – March 17, 2013 at Magasin 4 in Brussels, Belgium – Long Distance Calling is on the road once again to promote the release of his newest studio album, The Flood Inside. Hardrock Haven’s Christophe Pauly caught up with the European tour in [...]
by Justin Gaines – News Editor / Senior Columnist – Fresh from celebrating their 30th anniversary with a massive live CD/DVD set and extensive touring (including their first ever US appearance), Danish melodic metal heroes Pretty Maids are back with a new studio album, titled [...]
by Alissa Ordabai – Senior Columnist – Layers of knowledge – not only of music, but of life – are distilled into this unhurried album so naturally, Clapton’s finesse now seems completely innate, not acquired. At times it sounds as if you are listening to a collective popular music [...]
by Christophe Pauly – Photojournalist – March 19, 2013 at Rockhal in Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxemburg – Blues rock veteran Joe Bonamassa is on the road once again to promote the release of his newest studio album, Dust Bowl. Hardrock Haven’s Christophe Pauly caught up with the [...]
by Nikiforos Skoumas – Columnist – Danger Angel have just put out their second album Revolutia. Coached by Jeff Scott Soto, Danger Angel delivered a record that stands toe-to-toe with JSS, Eclipse and WET. We contacted founding guitarist Ethan Snow and front-man M.T. to find out how it [...]
by Derric Miller – Managing Editor – There are some movie soundtracks and song that will stick with you forever, and the second you hear them, it takes you back to when you watched the movie. Although Fastway with Trick or Treat was the rare time when the soundtrack annihilated the [...]
by Marc C. – Columnist – At a time when it seems like every band and their mother is releasing an album of covers, tributes and the like it becomes harder and harder to distinguish one from the other. However, Adrenaline Mob has found a way to separate themselves and that’s no [...]
by Steve Patrick – Columnist – It seems that Peter Frampton is rock ‘n’ roll’s version of Sisyphus, forever cursed to relive live shows he did 35 years ago. Thankfully, despite having lost his trademark golden mane, Frampton’s performances have only improved over time. The new [...]
by John Kindred – Publisher – From Sweden, Denied’s roots go back to 2003, when Andreas Carlsson founded the band. It’s taken a decade for the lineup to be solidified and an official album to be released. Signing a recording contract with U.S. label Sliptrick Records in the Fall of [...]
by Jonna Ambur – Senior Photojournalist – MARCH 16, 2013, WEBSTER THEATER, HARTFORD, CT – Fans and musicians alike were waiting for this night at the Webster. Swedish metal band, Soilwork and Jeff Loomis, guitar virtuoso formerly of Nevermore were joined by Blackguard, Bonded by [...]
by Justin Gaines – News Editor / Senior Columnist – Here’s another independently-released album that snuck by us in 2012 but has been getting plenty of repeated listens in 2013. Book I is the debut album from The Great Gamble, a progressive metal band out of Scranton, PA, who, like [...]
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