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by Derric Miller — Managing Editor— The Sioux Falls, S.D. music scene doesn’t have the same poetic resonance as “The Seattle Scene,” but when it’s consistently one of the best cities to raise a family in, one of the Top 10 cities where to retire and even Forbes Magazine [...]
by Derric Miller — Managing Editor— If you want to hear what kind of attitude New York-based Punk Rock band Bad Mary plays with, it doesn’t take much more than a minute into their new EP to hear lead singer Amanda Mac snarl, “Bashing on your keyboard, like you’re the fucking [...]
by Derric Miller — Managing Editor— Jesus Was an Atheist. God Don’t Care. Suicide Manifesto. That’s right … Rick Springfield is back with a brand new studio release and it’s darker than black, in the best way possible—it’s the blues. Quite obviously known for having [...]
by Derric Miller — Managing Editor— Asking Alexandria is one of the most glaring amalgams of music out there. Early in their career, they were called Metalcore. But listen to the song “Under Denver” from their new, selt-titled and fifth studio album and … no. It’s catchy, [...]
by Derric Miller — Managing Editor — Midnite City lead singer, songwriter, and guitarist Rob Wylde checked in with Hardrock Haven to talk about their new stellar debut self-titled album; what the band’s sound is all about; how the band came together and Pete Newdeck’s role [...]
by Derric Miller — Managing Editor — Hailing from New York City, the most American city one can think of–yes Washington D.C. is a thing but no one has ever said “if I can make it there, I’ll make it anywhere” about the nation’s capital–The U.S. [...]
by Derric Miller — Managing Editor— Formed in 1988 with a bunch of demos under their belt, Sorcerer has concocted its second full-length album, and its second on Metal Blade Records, aptly called The Crowning of the Fire King. You know the players in the band, as its comprised of members who [...]
by Derric Miller — Managing Editor— What the hell is going on in Sweden? Without a doubt, two of the best bands in the world not enough people are talking about are De Van and Hellsingland Underground. It’s nonsensical at best how these two bands aren’t on everyone’s playlist. [...]
by Derric Miller — Managing Editor — American Mafia bassist Freddy Villano checked in with Hardrock Haven to talk about the band’s new EP, Made in New York; how the band evolved after it started as Holy Water a decade ago; how the new music is being received around the world; what [...]
by Derric Miller — Managing Editor— There’s something about the Indie rock scene that brings music back to where it belongs. There’s so much musical airbrushing, auto-tuning, and sonic plastic surgery in music today “fake” doesn’t begin to describe whatever the hell it is [...]
by Derric Miller — Managing Editor— It seems like all of the “new” metal bands today aren’t really all that new. Sure, new name, but as far as that whole “fresh out of the package” smell, it’s just not happening often. Whether that’s a good thing or bad thing [...]
by Derric Miller — Managing Editor— Jag Panzer has always been one of those bands everyone has heard of, which isn’t the same as being the band everyone is talking about. That easily could have been taken care of when they released The Scourge of the Light, one of the most dominant Metal [...]
by Derric Miller — Managing Editor— There isn’t really enough Pop Punk in the world right now. There just isn’t. What happened to Lit making you ask why you drunkenly parked the car on the front yard, or Junior singing about the Burger King and the Dairy Queen, or Blink 182 running [...]
by Derric Miller — Managing Editor — ColdSpell guitarist Michael Larsson checked in with Hardrock Haven to talk about their brand new album A New World Arise; the new video for the track “Forevermore,” how songs like “Call of the Wild” and “Love Me Like You [...]
by Derric Miller — Managing Editor— Back in 2009, an unassuming band by the name of Holy Water released an album on Perris Records that was unheralded but such a comfortable and familiar brand of Hard Rock it did make an impact to those rock aficionados paying any attention. In fact, because of [...]
by Derric Miller — Managing Editor— Straight outta Compton, no, make that Sweden, ColdSpell is back with A New World Arise, a sonic form of the “ice bucket challenge” to all the bands who are just going through the motions and releasing boring, rote, that [...]
by Derric Miller –Managing Editor– Last time out, the vocalist who was introduced to the world in the late ’80s as the wildly talented singer of Shy, Tony Mills, was a bit downtrodden. Not only that, he was (musically) in a dark, brooding pool of an unblinking abyss, and gave the [...]
by Derric Miller – Managing Editor — This kind of album needed to be released today. Like literally, whatever day you read this … THAT day. If you are paying even the slightest bit of attention to the world today, everything kind of sucks. You know what doesn’t suck? Moonlight [...]
by Derric Miller — Managing Editor — When Mark Allen Lanoue interviewed with Hardrock Haven earlier this month, the best thing he said was that the song, “Tall Dark Secrets” didn’t make this album—the title of the release—but will be on the next one. With so many musicians [...]
by Derric Miller — Managing Editor — One of the most curiously under the radar bands who have been creating top notch sleazy punk rock ‘n roll since the 1990s is The Erotics. Like the Ramones, their formula is simple. Unlike the Ramones, they are vicious, biting, caustic, acerbic, [...]
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