Hot off the Press

June 2013

by Jenn Carbaugh - Columnist – Kaledon, an Italian symphonic power metal ensemble, has released their seventh album called Altor: The King’s Blacksmith. The main praiseworthy aspect of this album is the band’s ability to create a saga and provide listeners with storytelling. The actual [...]
by Alissa Ordabai - Senior Columnist – A photo album, a documentary film, and an audio memoir in one, the recently published digital book by the legendary photographer Neal Preston is a treasure trove of surprises not only for neophytes, but for seasoned Led Zeppelin fans too. Preston has [...]
by Justin Gaines - Senior Columnist/News Editor – It’s only been a year since Norwegian super-vocalist Jorn Lande’s last studio album (2012’s Bring Heavy Rock to the Land), but we’ve already seen a symphonic re-recordings album (Symphonic) and now a brand new studio offering. The [...]
by Jenn Carbaugh - Columnist – A Sound of Thunder has released Time’s Arrow, and this album proves to be, if possible, a fun heavy metal soundtrack. It is compelling and doesn’t have weak moments. Nina Osequeda is a powerhouse vocalist and gives women musicians a promising lead role. She [...]
by Mark Allen - Senior Columnist – If you long ago bid a less-than-fond farewell to radio-ready modern hard rock, then Farewell 2 Fear (F2F) is not the band to bring you back into the fold. Because just as McDonald’s has never bothered to reinvent the Big Mac because it tastes good just the [...]
by Chris A. - Senior Photojournalist – Jason Odaniel had a vision in his head for his band “Social 66″ and for years he created the band but worked essentially alone. Now, teamed up with his musical kindred spirits, ODaniel has a touring band and a new album that rocks hard. Check [...]
by Christophe Pauly - Photojournalist – Interview with Uli Jon Roth @ Spirit of 66, Verviers, Belgium on may 27th 2013 Hardrock Haven’s Christophe Pauly talks with Uli Jon Roth prior to his live performance at the Spirit of 66 venue in Belgium. Roth talks about the Scorpions, the [...]
by Zane Cash - Photojournalist – Rocklahoma 2013 promised to be the biggest Memorial Day party around and that was an understatement! The three-day festival kicked off on Friday, May 24 in beautiful Pryor, Okla. with near perfect weather and people from all over the country who were ready and [...]
by Christophe Pauly - Photojournalist – May 27, 2013 at Spirit of 66 in Verviers, Belgium – Hardrock Haven’s Christophe Pauly caught up the Uli Jon Roth on his European tour in Verviers, Belgium and captured this spectacular photo gallery. Enjoy! Uli Jon Roth Concert Photo Gallery [...]
by Deb Rao - Senior Columnist – May 25, 2013 at Fremont Street Experience in Las Vegas, NV. What better way to kick off Memorial Day weekend than in Vegas with the free concert series that kicked off at Fremont Street Experience? The concert on Memorial Day weekend featured a special [...]
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