Hot off the Press

March 2013

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 mind, [...]
DIO MESSIAH is Csaba Zvekan (Raven Lord, Exorcism) and Jay Parmar (Exorcism) playing straight up DIO songs. The idea came too play all possible DIO songs from the Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, DIO und Heaven and Hell era. A new approach of today’s recording technique with a modern style and still [...]
Multinational melodic metallers EDEN’S CURSE have released the second episode from their fourth album studio video diaries. Featuring bassist Paul Logue in his home studio in Scotland recording the bass tracks for the brand new album and in particular the new track called “Evil & Divine” [...]
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 European [...]
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 all [...]
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 movie it [...]
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 easy [...]
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 blu-ray [...]
Eve To Adam are coming back hot onto the scene with a brand new track titled, “Staitjacket Supermodel,” streaming now via SoundCloud. The song will be featured on the band’s upcoming sophomore release due out later this year. Eve to Adam spoke about the new single saying, [...]
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 2012, [...]
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 Blood [...]
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 The [...]
It’s smart to update your Internet security program every year or two. Of course, this means every year or two, we have to decide which Internet security suite will serve us best and will be reasonably priced. If it’s time for you to get up-to-date Internet security, there are some things you [...]
by Steve Patrick - Columnist – Atlanta-based rock/metal band Royal Thunder recently came through Columbus, OH on March 1st as part of their tour with Ancient VVisdom as support. The Relapse Records recording artists’ sound can be described as ominous Sabbath-esque riffs wedded with the [...]
by Nikiforos Skoumas - Columnist – Releasing a first class AOR album each year is nothing to be taken lightly, and that is exactly what guitarist Andy Rock and Wild Rose have been up to for the past three years. We contacted Andy Rock to find out first hand what is the drive behind Wild Rose, [...]
by Mark Allen - Senior Columnist – The band may hail from the land of pizza, pasta, and Pisa (as in, the Leaning Tower of), but their name summons up images of sleazy Sunset Strip glam-metal circa 1989. And there certainly are some glam-sleaze elements supplementing Beverly Killz’ sound, [...]
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