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by Derric Miller – Managing Editor – One of the nicest guys you’ll probably never meet, Marco Ferreira, has just released his fifth studio release with his band Ferreira, and there has to be a story somewhere why on the album art there’s the number “5” but the album is titled [...]
by Derric Miller Managing Editor – “Everybody seemed so depressed, yet nobody sang the blues. Except for this little band … we made the music feel new.” While that at first glance appears a grand claim, it just isn’t. It’s accurate, it’s a fact (not an opinion) and it’s also [...]
by Derric Miller - Managing Editor – Airy, atmospheric, weird, artful … any and all of those terms apply to the new music being created by a Canadian band with a German name — Druckfarben. Their new album is at once confusing and accessible, which tend not to lay in the same bed [...]
by Derric Miller - Managing Editor – Guitarist Rich Antonelli checked in with Hardrock Haven to talk about his prior “hair metal days” in bands like $kyhigh; his current role as Richie Sambora in the Bon Jovi tribute band named Bon Jersey; his writing gig at rockerdad.org;  his [...]
by Joe Mis - Columnist – From out of Dallas comes the hard rocking quartet that calls itself Love Stricken Demise, and they’ve just released their first EP, a four track disc called Pyschotrip. Although the band may be unfamiliar, some of the members may not be, particularly if you are [...]
by Justin Gaines - Senior Columnist – It’s only been two years since the last album from Pennsylvania-based traditional metal outfit Icarus Witch, but a lot has changed. Of the lineup that played on 2010’s Draw Down the Moon, only founding bassist Jason Myers and guitarist Quinn Lukas [...]
by Derric Miller - Managing Editor – Reverence guitarist Bryan Holland checked in with Hardrock Haven to discuss his new band and their debut release When Darkness Calls; how the band got together; his experience running an indy label Razar Ice Records; how the band uses social media to get [...]
by Trevor Portz Staff Writer – After a four-year wait between Solens Rötter and Jordpuls, the members of Vintersorg—Andreas Hedlund and Mattias Marklund—have returned to a regular, annual album release schedule. Orkan, Swedish for “hurricane,” picks up where its predecessor left off, [...]
by Derric Miller Managing Editor “She’s cocaine pleasure but she’s all pain.” For most of society–at least the ones self-aware enough to understand the soul-sapping dynamics of “relationships”–that one simple lyric culminates in an eerie yet apropos [...]
by Derric Miller Managing Editor – Bombay Black’s Ty, Erik and Justin checked in with Hardrock Haven to talk about their brand new studio release, Bullets and Booze; if they got back to basics on the new album; specific tracks like “It’s All the Same in the Dark,” [...]
by Derric Miller Staff Writer – All Too Human checked in with Hardrock Haven to talk about their brand new studio release Juggernaut; how the band has evolved since their last release Entropy 10 years ago; how new singer Gordon Tittsworth (Images of Eden, Dread the Forsaken) joined the band; [...]
by Hardrock Haven Staff Writer – There’s some music in life that is custom made for romance, for love, for candlelight interludes and Harlequin fairy tales. And then there’s the music made by Dennis Develin, a flat out love-hating tat-covered ass kickin’ SOB who just happens to sound [...]
by Nikiforos Skoumas Staff Writer – It took them a few good years but they are finally back! Dragonforce the British-French extreme power metal group shook the rock and mainstream world on numerous occasions during the previous decade; from 2003 to 2008 Dragonforce put out four genre-defining [...]
by Mark Allen Staff Writer – Like a rock ‘n’ roll praying mantis, Lzzy Hale seems like the kind of gal that will slam you to the floor, mess you up in the roughest, most erotic way imaginable, and then rip your head off your shoulders when she is done. And as you are bleeding out from [...]
by Derric Miller Staff Writer – Lanfear guitarist Markus Ullrich checked in with Hardrock Haven to discuss their stellar new release This Harmonic Consonance; some specific tracks like “Colours of Chaos” and “By-Product Nation;” how the band has evolved with lead [...]
by Derric Miller Staff Writer – Ex-Great White lead singer Jack Russell checked in with Hardrock Haven to talk about his new band, Jack Russell’s Great White; their current tour High Seas and upcoming America Rocks 2012; his current status on being removed from the band and their [...]
by Derric Miller Staff Writer – Halloween — and no kids, not the once Kiske-led Helloween — have just released their fifth studio album in their 27 years of existence. Titled Terrortory, the album somehow picks up where they left off with classics like Victims of the Night and Don’t [...]
by Derric Miller Staff Writer – Hailing from what is purportedly one of the Top 10 most miserable cities in America — Seattle, Wash. — the smiling, crazy, energized, fun as hell guys in Zero Down should probably be a larger part of that whole calculation, because when you hear their new [...]
by Derric Miller Staff Writer – Teenage Casket Company lead singer Rob Wylde checked in with Hardrock Haven to talk about their brand new single/video for the track “Without You,” released on Valentine’s Day 2012; their upcoming EP; their “best of” compilation [...]
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