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by Franco Cerchiari – Sr. Columnist — For fans of Aldaria, Vanishing Point, Lords of Black, Astralion, or Sinbreed, Serious Black featuring members of some of the finest Power Metal bands around (Helloween, Blind Guardian, Tad Morose, Firewind), have released this new album, Magic, on [...]
The Academy of Contemporary Music (ACM) are thrilled to announce Cyreez Lewis as the first ever recipient of their exclusive Skunk Anansie Scholarship. Cyreez will receive his entire three-year Vocal Degree program, worth £27,000, fully funded at the Academy’s London campus. After an intense [...]
Europica has released a new album titled Part One with guest singers like Blaze Bayley (Iron Maiden, Wolfsbane),Tim Ripper Owens (Judas Priest, Yngwie Malmsteen Band, Iced Earth), Fabio Lione (Rhapsody Of Fire, Kamelot, Angra), Ralf Scheepers (Gamma Ray, Primal Fear), Tomek Horytnica ( Horytnica). [...]
TANK have successfully recruited former Pink Cream 69 vocalist David Readman into their ranks to replace the recently departed ZP Theart who is now a full-time member of US rockers Skid Row. Cliff Evans: “We’re really pleased for ZP and hope that everything works out for him. He’s [...]
by Elsie Roymans – Sr. Photojournalist — August 6, 2017 at Lokerse Feesten in Lokeren, East Flanders, Belgium — The Lokerse Feesten is a city festival that takes place during the month of August over 10 days in Lokeren, East Flanders, Belgium. Dates: Aug 4 – Aug 13, 2017 Day 3 [...]
by Tamara Igleheart – Photojournalist — LEFT TO RIGHT: Paul Bostaph, Tom Araya, Gary Holt, Kerry King August 5, 2017 at the Forum in Inglewood, CA> — On Aug. 5, scores of people filed into the Forum in Inglewood, Calif., to bear witness to the performance of three Metal [...]
by John Kindred – Publisher — George Lynch and Oni Logan return, once again, with their latest Lynch Mob studio album titled The Brotherhood, released on Rat Pak Records. The current Lynch Mob lineup includes bassist Sean McNabb (Quiet Riot, Dokken, House of Lords) and drummer Jimmy [...]
by Joe Mis – Sr. Columnist — If “Theatrical Metal” ever becomes a fully recognized genre American rockers Seven Spires will be the picture next to the definition. This very talented Boston-based quartet are blazing a unique musical path, combining modern Melodic Metal with touches [...]
by Marija Brettle — Sr. Columnist — London-based four-piece Death Valley Knights have been around since 2011, playing fierce and fiery British Hard Rock and Metal, carrying on the glorious tradition of music greats like Iron Maiden and Judas Priest. The band featuring Jake Thorsen [...]
by Derric Miller — Managing Editor — (Disclosure: Hardrock Haven has been a strong supporter of Eden’s Curse members going back to before their debut. Bassist Paul Logue was introduced to and featured on Hardrock Haven with his earlier band Cry Havoc (review, interview), and when [...]
by John Kindred – Publisher — Poison meets L.A. Guns, Glam, and Sleaze … Julian Angel’s take on the ’80 Hard Rock scene is encapsulated within the confines of his latest studio album titled The Death of Cool. Known for his other band Beautiful Beast, Angel recent work on movie [...]
by Derric Miller — Managing Editor — Fiction Syxx singer/guitarist Mark Allen Lanoue checked in with Hardrock Haven to talk about the new band; how they hooked up with Andrew and MelodicRock Records; some of the numerology and mysticism behind the band’s name; some of the guest [...]
by Steve Patrick — Sr. Columnist — Captain Beyond was one of the first bona fide super groups to ever grace the 1970s rock landscape. The pioneering psychedelic and space rock quartet originally consisted of drummer Bobby Caldwell (Johnny Winter, Derringer), vocalist Rod Evans (Deep [...]
by Joe Mis — Sr. Columnist — It is difficult for a talented group of musicians to find inspiration for a handful of good albums, but in some cases lightning strikes – and then strikes again and again… The latter is definitely the case for the irrepressible Phil Vincent, who has [...]
by John Kindred – Publisher — July 27, 2017 at Providence Medical Center Amphitheater, Kansas City, KS. — Under ominous skies, with storm clouds threatening, Vans Warped Tour kicked off its 22nd year as the gates were opened to concert goers sharply at 12:30 pm. With the weather [...]
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