Hot off the Press

August 2013

by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor – German power metal band Powerwolf is back with a new album, their fifth, titled Preachers of the Night. The band’s previous album – 2011’s excellent Blood of the Saints – was a major breakthrough for Powerwolf, and with Preachers [...]
by Jonna Ambur – Senior Photojournalist – AUGUST 6, 2013 at TOAD’S PLACE in NEW HAVEN, CT. – Ted Nugent’s show at Toad’s Place on August 6th was met with protestors beginning around 5pm. Nugent has never been one to back down from his right to free speech and bear arms and [...]
by Kevin Stefanik – Guest Photojournalist – August 4, 2013 at Sprint Center in Kansas City, MO. – The RUSH Clockwork Angels Tour took over the Sprint Center in Kansas City on Aug. 4. Entering the charts at #1 in their native Canada and #2 in the U.S., Clockwork Angels has spawned [...]
by Matt Karpe – Columnist – Age Of Days’ music contains something for everyone. From catchy hard rock bursting with energy to slower delicate ballads, here is a band that is finally gaining the recognition they deserve. Their latest release Radioactivity is their first album since [...]
by Elsie Roymans – Photojournalist – August 6, 2013 at ALokerse Feesten in Lokeren, Belgium – Hardrock Haven’s Elsie Roymans caught up with Alice Cooper in Lokeren, Belgium and captured this spectacular photo gallery. Enjoy! Current lineup: Alice Cooper – vocals, guitar, [...]
by Steve Patrick – Columnist – Ancient Egyptian-themed death metallers Nile recently toured the US to commemorate their 20th anniversary together as a band and also to support of their most recent record, 2012’s At The Gate Of Sethu. As part of the tour, Nile performed a show at [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist – Do you remember in the late ‘90s when the clubs in NYC roared with alterative bands formed from the punk era heyday? Eve To Adam is a product of the CBGB’s music scene. The band released their first album in 2001. Eve To Adam has been garnering their [...]
by Chris A. – Senior Photojournalist – Ask the guys from The Chuck Shaffer Picture Show what their live performance is like and you’ll get answers like “lots sleeping on stage,” “crappy music” and “frontal nudity.” To say these guys have a sense [...]
by Anabel Dflux – Photojournalist – August 1-3, 2013 on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood, CA. – The Dreaming Hollywood rock stars The Dreaming took over the Whisky a Go Go on August 3rd during one of the city’s most infamous festivals: Sunset Strip Music Festival. With a packed [...]
by Joe Mis – Senior Columnist – Sabinas Rex is a massive, New York based rock opera project masterminded by Vlado Kormos. If an album could be rated solely on packaging this one would get perfect scores everywhere – but in this case the content comes pretty darn close to matching the [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist – After 30 years in the music business ex-Savatage member Jon Oliva has released his first solo CD entitled, Raise The Curtain. The album reflects another side of Oliva that is very personal and heartfelt. Jon also reveals details surrounding his solo Story [...]
by Derric Miller – Managing Editor – Just off the road with Valiant Thorr and Ramming speed, and just before Gypsyhawk heads back out on the road–across the US and Canada–with Trollfest and Alestorm, Gypsyhawk guitarist Erik Kluiber checked in with Hardrock Haven to talk [...]
by Matt Karpe – Columnist – Every so often a band comes along that, whilst having a strong cult following, appear to be rather unknown in the great wide rock world. One Less Reason is one of those bands, and after hearing their powerful and emotive music, you wonder how they slipped [...]
by Mark Allen – Senior Columnist – In melodic rock circles, disrespecting James Christian will earn you five knuckles right in the kisser and deservedly so—the man is a singing legend, a vocal god. So it is with the utmost respect that his latest solo album must be dubbed a moderate [...]
by Matt Karpe – Columnist – After two successful EP’s, Furiosity is Monster Truck’s first full length album, packed with hard southern rock fused with some delicious blues guitar rhythms. Vocalist and bassist Jon Harvey has a strong and dominating voice, which is on show straight [...]
by Steve Patrick – Columnist – Over the course of thirty years, Philip H. Anselmo has made an undeniable mark on the face of metal music. Anselmo’s influence is most easily seen in his genre-defining work as the frontman for Pantera, but his explosive performances delivering the [...]
by Alissa Ordabai – Senior Columnist – July 29 2013 at Under the Bridge Club in London, United Kingdom – Trends come and go, chopsmen appear and drop out of sight, but the raw, direct energy of Taj Mahal’s connection to the Earth itself stays untouched by time. Channeling the [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist – We As Human is gearing up for the Carnival Of Madness Tour slated to kick off on August 11th in Asbury Park, NJ. The tour will make a special stop in Bristow, VA on August 21st and conclude in Las Vegas on September 15th. The Carnival Of Madness Tour [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor – Eterea is album number two from Mindwork, a progressive/technical death metal band from the Czech Republic. Originally self-released in 2012, Eterea (as well as Mindwork’s 2009 debut Into the Swirl) has been newly issued here in the [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist – One of the hottest concert bills of the summer The Carnival Of Madness Tour is slated to kick off on August 11th in Asbury Park, NJ and ends in Las Vegas on September 15th. The line-up includes Shinedown, Papa Roach, In This Moment, Skillet, and We As [...]
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