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by Alissa Ordabai – Sr. Columnist — After gaining notoriety in the guitar virtuoso circles in the late Nineties with his avant-garde Heavy Metal outfit Mörglbl, French master chopsman Christophe Godin didn’t rest on his laurels. The following decades saw him delve into [...]
by John Kindred – Publisher — Rock Candy Records has reached across the pond and opened operations in the U.S. The U.K.-based label kicks off its distribution of its catalog of re-release and re-mastered music with Salty Dog’s 1990 debut Every Dog Has Its Day. Salty Dog was formed by [...]
by Christopher Willow – Columnist — Deep Purple vocalist Ian Gillan recently toured Eastern Europe performing the songs of Deep Purple. Backed by from the Don Airey Band and an orchestra with Stephen Bentley-Klein conducting, Gillan was also joined by his daughter Grace Gillan. Gillan [...]
by John Kindred – Publisher — Weapons of Anew, a new band made up of veteran Rockers from Spread Eagle and HavocHate have been building momentum in 2016 releasing the single and video for the song “Killshot.” In 2017 they start off with an opening slot touring with Alter [...]
Weapons of Anew, the dynamic new band featuring members of HavocHate and Spread Eagle, will make its live debut touring with Alter Bridge and special guest Nonpoint during their “The Last Hero Tour” from January 24 through February 14, 2017. Upon confirmation of the tour, Weapon’s [...]
by Franco Cerchiari – Sr. Columnist — Throughout the tumultuous 1960s rightly so celebrated and legendary artists like Woody Guthrie, James Brown, Country Joe MacDonald, Janice Joplin, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Pete Seeger, Crosby Stills Nash & Young, and Bob Dylan took a long [...]
Psycho Las Vegas unveils King Diamond as the festival’s grand headliner. In coming to Psycho, King Diamond mark 30 years since the release of Abigail, and this will be King’s only USA performance of 2017! With a career spanning more than 35 groundbreaking years, King Diamond’s [...]
by Franco Cerchiari – Sr. Columnist — In the pecking order of Power Metal bands, Greece’s Firewind ranks up towards the top. In fact, it can be said that their beyond extraordinary 2008 release The Premonition is one of the best Melodic Power Metal albums ever to be released. From [...]
FEATURING THE ORIGINAL MSG VOCALISTS GARY BARDEN, GRAHAM BONNET AND ROBIN MCAULEY TO BE RELEASED ON MARCH 24th 2017! AVAILABLE ON 2CD, 2CD+DVD COMBO, LP, DVD, BLU-RAY, DIGITAL Michael Schenker – Lead Guitarist (6 years younger brother of Rudolf Schenker) 1970 – At age 15 – Michael [...]
Last year Frontiers Music Srl released GRAHAM BONNET BAND’s new album “The Book”. Today a video for the song “Rider” has been released. Watch the video: “The Book” can be ordered here: http://radi.al/TheBookor at the below links: Amazon: [...]
Former SISTER SIN vocalist Liv “Sin” Jagrell will release her debut solo single “Let Me Out,” on, of all days, Friday the 13th. 13 could stand for the number of years Liv spent kicking ass in her previous band Sister Sin, 13 can also, of course, stand for evil. The track was [...]
Every year, Hardrock Haven staffers compile their Top 10 best releases. Our writers and photojournalists have diverse interests, allowing Hardrock Haven the ability to cover a broad spectrum of music. This is quite evident when you read through the varied selections for the year. Here are the [...]
by Jonna Ambur – Sr. Photojournalist — December 12, 2016 at the Scottsdale Performing Arts Center in Scottsdale, AZ. — The lights dimmed at the Scottsdale Center for the Arts and the video screen on the stage started to display a movie scene that everyone in the room was familiar [...]
by Cynthia Jo – Sr. Columnist — “Surprise” albums have been the norm lately by mainstream artists. At the beginning of 2016 Avenged Sevenfold was on lists of most anticipated albums of the year. In mid-October the Orange County natives released the primary single “The Stage” [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Sr. Columnist — With the obvious exception of KISS’ die-hard fans, the general audience may not be that familiar with the band’s particular albums and line-up changes as well as treat their credo of “rock and roll all nite, party every day” less than [...]
by Joe Mis – Sr. Columnist — Hear The Sound is the second solo release from German-born singer/songwriter Cathrine Jauer. Once better known as the vocalist and bassist for the rock-pop band First Child, Jauer has come into her own as a solo artist and once again delivers a tight and [...]
The Dead Daisies have recorded a Christmas Song … “Happy X-mas (War is Over)” This one’s for you… The Daisies have been overwhelmed by the great fan reactions throughout the year and especially on this last tour. So when they found themselves in a Christmas spirit in [...]
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