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by Justin Gaines – Sr. Columnist — Utah-based hard rockers Hard Knox made their debut in 1993 with the independently-released Psyco’s R Us. The band was a little too late for the Hair Metal party, but they rocked like that party was never going to end. Hard Knox played loud, [...]
by Justin Gaines – Sr. Columnist — It’s pretty well established at this point that Dan Swano is Heavy Metal’s true Renaissance Man, right? The Swedish singer/multi-instrumentalist/producer has been in bands as varied as Progressive/Melodic rocking Nightingale, Melodic Death [...]
by Joe Rocha – Photographer — July 21, 2016 at the Riot Room n Kansas City, Mo. — Prepare for a shred-tastic summer as the Los Angeles-based heavy metallists HOLY GRAIL and fellow SoCal shredders EXMORTUS are joined by Portland-based traditional metal act SPELLCASTER on the [...]
Lady Killer gets re-issue and unreleased album finally gets released Heaven and Hell Records continue to bring you re-issues U.S. metal cult classics, this time, New York’s Lady Killer’s self-titled debut from 1983. Lady Killer was formed in 1981 in New York, N.Y. with guitarists Joey [...]
by Justin Gaines – Sr. Columnist — German Hard Rock turned Melodic Metal band Jaded Heart is back with a new studio album, their twelfth overall, titled Guilty By Design. The band has some new blood this time around, with guitarist Masahiro Eto and drummer Bodo Strickler replacing long [...]
by Elsie Roymans – Sr. Photojournalist — July 23, 2016 at the Tattoo Convention Middelkerke in Middelkerke, Belgium Kory Clarks’s Warrior Soul performed live in Middelkerke, Belgium at the Tattoo Convention Middelkerke. Band: Kory Clarke Stevie Pearce Christian Kimmett Michael [...]
by Anabel DFlux – Sr. Photojournalist — Senior Photojournalist Anabel DFlux caught up with Andre of Blues Pills while the band tours in Salzburg, Rockhouse. The journalist inquired about the Lady In Gold album, Andre’s history as a drummer, his inspirations, and upcoming events! [...]
by Jonna Ambur – Sr. Photojournalist — Connecticut’s music community lost one of their own on Friday, July 15, 2016. Raymond Smith, vocalist of Metal band Tear Gas Union (TGU) passed away after injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident which also left his fiancé Allison in critical [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Sr. Columnist — Last year, the Phoenix-based band Razer released its 2nd album, surprisingly embroidered with an eponymous title. As Hardrock Haven caught up with the group’s bass player and co-producer of Razer, Chris Catero, the album sparked quite a [...]
by Justin Gaines – Sr. Columnist — Swedish melodic rockers Dynazty raised a lot of eyebrows when they reinvented themselves as a Heavy Metal band for their 2014 album Renatus. They went from playing Hardcore Superstar/Crashdiet-style Sleaze Rock to a much harder-hitting (yet still [...]
by Justin Gaines – Sr. Columnist — Sword Songs is a very appropriate title for the eighth full-length album from Swedish heavy/doom metal trio Grand Magus. The band’s evolution over the past few albums has found Grand Magus focused on shorter, catchier odes to Viking conquest and the [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Sr. Columnist — It seems to be only yesterday that the self-described “lady in a Rock n’Roll hell” – or the First Lady of the German Metal Doro Pesch debuted However, facts are that 2014 marked three decades since the world heard Warlock’s Burning The [...]
by Chris A. – Sr. Photojournalist — July 12, 2016 at Riverbend Amphitheater in Cincinnati, OH. — Corey Taylor and Slipknot traveled to the Queen City of Cincinnati, Ohio to put on an epic Metal show at Riverbend Amphitheater. Supported my California-based Of Mice and Men and the [...]
by Alex Barbieri – Sr. Columnist — They’re a modern-day sober Sid and Nancy: Singer Scotty Anarchy (a.k.a. Scott Wawrzyniak) and wife/bassist Jeanne Sagan of Connecticut Melodic Metal band, Crossing Rubicon (CR). A molten blend of ‘80s hooks and musicianship with Modern Rock power [...]
by Christophe Pauly – Sr. Photojournalist — Spain is well known for its Flamenco music, but the country has many great talents to discover in other genres. Synlakross, a Death Metal band from Valencia, is one of those groups. The band recently released its second album, Death Bullets [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Sr. Columnist — What comes around goes around, they say – as testified by the Scottish hard rock group La Paz (fronted by former Rainbow, Tank, Yngwie Malmsteen’s Rising Force etc. as well as current Michael Schenker’s Temple of Rock and Demon’s Eye [...]
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