Hot off the Press

April 2013

by Jonna Ambur – Senior Photojournalist – APRIL 14, 2013 at WEBSTER THEATER, HARTFORD, CONN. – With a theatrical lore and a steampunk style, Stolen Babies started out the night. This five-piece band has been around since 2002 and has three solid recordings, most recently Naught, [...]
by Christophe Pauly – Photojournalist – April 10, 2013 at Cirque Royal in Brussels, Belgium – Hardrock Haven’s Christophe Pauly caught up the EELS on their European tour in Brussels, Belgium and captured this spectacular photo gallery. Enjoy! Set List: 1. Bombs Away 2. Kinda [...]
Biography – Zane Cash Zane Cash was born and raised in the “Hanging City,” also known as Fort Smith, Ark., on Jan. 24, 1985. He has pursued his love for photography, music and radio DJing for the last 10 years. It all started when Cash, at age 16, took the 7 to midnight DJ spot on [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist – April 13, 2013 at Santa Fe Station in Las Vegas, NV In celebration of the 25th Anniversary of Operation Mindcrime, Queensryche made a special stop in Las Vegas for a sold out performance at Santa Fe Station at the Chrome Room. These days it seems the [...]
by Anabel Dflux – Photojournalist – April 15, 2013 at The Whiskey in West Hollywood, CA – Adorned with memorabilia of some of the world’s most famous musicians, the rock hot-spot Whisky a Go Go hosted a performance by industrial rock band Davey Suicide. Having taken Hollywood by [...]
Biography – Jenn Carbaugh Hello music lovers of the world! I grew up in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania and have had music and writing pumped through my veins since I’ve been able to walk. I grew up in a house that was smothered by Kiss, The Ramones, and Three Dog Night, who all still maintain [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist – It’s been nearly three years since Volbeat released Beyond Hell/Above Heaven, and the Danish band has certainly not been idle. The album was a huge success, thanks in equal parts to extremely catchy and unique metal songs and almost nonstop [...]
by Joe Mis – Senior Columnist – All Is Gone might be the title of Kandia’s second full length album, but musically “all is here.” The band’s sophomore release is nothing short of dazzling. Continuing to build on the successful formula of strong vocals and solid [...]
by Anabel Dflux – Photojournalist – Davey Suicide is an industrial rock band from Hollywood, California (or as they like to call it, Unholywood, Killafornia), whose visual image is just as gratifying as their message! Anabel Dflux had the chance to sit down and talk to Davey at the [...]
by Nikiforos Skoumas – Columnist – Keyboardist Niclas Olsson, the mastermind behind Swedish female-fronted AOR sensation Alyson Avenue, has returned with an all-male melodic rock proposition in the band Sapphire Eyes. As a band leader Niclas has recorded three albums with Alyson Avenue, [...]
by Nikiforos Skoumas – Columnist – It would be fair to say that Jorn’s role in rock/metal is a rather an unusual one. Despite various high-profile collaborations that often found the singer fronting a band on a full-time basis, his solo works have drawn similar or greater attention [...]
by Mark Allen – Senior Columnist – With some rather interesting percussion decisions, this Texan trio packs enough hard rock huff ‘n’ puff to blow your house down. Their approach almost sounds gimmicky on paper: take the powerful riffs of modern hard rock, splice it with the [...]
by Joe Mis – Senior Columnist – The Mask Within is the much delayed but long anticipated release from Nick Hellfort – the solo project of Tokyo Blade’s dynamic front man, Nicolaj Ruhnow. Part melodic metal, part progressive metal, part old school hard rock, performed with power and [...]
by Nikiforos Skoumas – Columnist – It has been almost three years since Tobias Sammet released his arguably most ambitious creation in rock, the simultaneously marketed ‘twin’ albums The Wicked Symphony and Angel of Babylon by Avantasia. Despite the outstanding all-star rock/metal [...]
by Christophe Pauly – Photojournalist – April 10, 2013 at Cirque Royal in Brussels, Belgium – Nicole Atkins is currently on tour opening for The EELS. Hardrock Haven’s Christophe Pauly caught up with the European tour in Brussels, Belgium and captured this spectacular photo [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist – March 29, 2013 at Vamp’d IN Las Vegas, NV 20 years in the making and Saigon Kick are poised for the comeback tour of the year. They say timing is everything, by the looks of the sold out venue at Vamp’d in Vegas, that old cliché speaks [...]
by Steve Patrick – Columnist – Guitar legend George Lynch has certainly been keeping himself busy lately. Lynch has released a solo album, new Lynch Mob material, and the debut album from T&N all within the last few years. In addition to all this, there has been another project [...]
by Jonna Ambur – Senior Photojournalist – APRIL 6, 2013, MOHEGAN SUN ARENA, UNCASVILLE, CT – The lights dimmed, the first notes of Green Day’s intro bellowed through the speakers, and the crowd noise was deafening. A packed arena was filled screaming fans who sang along with the [...]
by Mark Allen – Senior Columnist– You know that scene in the ‘79 Lucio Fulci film Zombie where one of the living dead slowly pulls a woman into a jagged wood splinter until it punctures and pops her eyeball? It’s an excruciatingly brutal scene to watch, especially if you have [...]
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