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by Anabel Dflux - Senior Photojournalist – April 18th, 2014 at Whisky a Go Go in West Hollywood, CA. – Eccentric and passionate band Vigilant Playground played at the Whisky a Go Go on Friday, April 18th. Opening for The Dreaming, Vigilant Playground was a lovely companion band for this [...]
by Anabel Dflux - Senior Photojournalist – April 18th, 2014 at Whisky a Go Go in West Hollywood, CA. – One of the best known L.A. based bands, The Dreaming, stole the night at the Whisky a Go Go on April 18th. A band made up of well-known members of previous musical acts, The Dreaming [...]
by Anabel Dflux - Senior Photojournalist – April 18th, 2014 at Whisky a Go Go in West Hollywood, CA. – BlackBox13 is a hard rock band that hails from Las Vegas, Nevada. Opening for The Dreaming at the Whisky a Go Go on April 18th, BlackBox13 played a rocking set for all of the night’s [...]
by Elsie Roymans - Photojournalist – April 9th, 2014 at Biebob in Vosselaar, Belgium – Promoting their upcoming studio album Bang!, Gotthard performed at Biebob in Vosselaar, Belgium. Enjoy the photos captured by Hardrock Haven photojournalist Elsie Roymans from that evening’s [...]
by Derric Miller - Managing Editor – Edguy vocalist Tobias Sammet checked in with Hardrock Haven to discuss their new album, Space Police: Defenders of the Crown; exactly what their Baba Yaga song is all about; upcoming world tour plans that don’t include the U.S. … yet; why they [...]
by Derric Miller - Managing Editor – Who else but Edguy could write a song about Baba Yaga, cover a Falco hit and make it flow with the other songs on the album, or turn a tiger more METAL, merely by adding in a “Y?” That’s right—no other band in the universe! Thankfully, Edguy [...]
by Elsie Roymans - Photojournalist – April 12th, 2014 at Trix in Antwerp, Belgium – Halestorm is currently out on the road on their European tour in support of their most recent studio album The Strange Case Of …. Band Members: Lzzy Hale – Vocals, Guitar Arejay – Drums [...]
by Steve Patrick - Senior Columnist – When the members of Thin Lizzy decided in late 2012 to not record a new album under the Lizzy name, Black Star Riders were born. May of 2013 saw the release of Black Star Riders’ debut album All Hell Breaks Loose on Nuclear Blast Records. All Hell [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska - Columnist – For the so-called European power metal, the motherland traditionally was nowhere else but Germany – think Helloween, Gamma Ray, Blind Guardian and other “pioneer fathers” of the genre (influenced by Scorpions and Accept, needless to say). In spite of [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska - Columnist – Captain Black Beard seems to “have it all,” a fancy band name, a team of solid musicians, the renowned producers to work with, a critically acclaimed debut album … The only task they have to face now with their sophomore effort entitled Before [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska - Columnist – If a regular member of a currently existing band goes solo, there are two possible explanations to such a move. As it often happens, there are some personal tensions within a band and most likely it’s going to split up faster than one can say its name. [...]
Anti-Mortem, Total Assault PR and Hardrock Haven are giving one lucky person a copy of the bands cd release New Southern and signed poster … What the American hard rock and metal scene needs right now is an infusion of youth and some new blood coursing through its veins. Enter ANTI-MORTEM and [...]
by Elsie Roymans - Photojournalist – April 17th, 2014 at Trix in Antwerp, Belgium – FOREIGNER, one of the biggest rock bands of all time, are internationally renowned for creating some of the most iconic songs in rock music. Responsible for some of rock’s and roll’s most enduring [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska - Columnist – Two years after the album Firebirth marked the start of a new chapter in Gotthard’s history after the tragic death of the band’s lead singer Steve Lee in 2010, the Swiss hard rock act is back with its follow-up, Bang. The album — preceded by a catchy [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska - Columnist – Gone are the thrashier days of Teramaze? Yes and no. The Australian act, labeled not-so-precisely as “melodic thrash,” returns with their new release Esoteric Symbolism. Two years after their previous, critically acclaimed Anhedonia album saw the light [...]
by Deb Rao - Senior Columnist – L.A. rock band Steel Panther return to the mix with their latest release All You Can Eat. The ‘80s were a time of excessive partying and groupies. Steel Panther have the tongue in cheek humorous lyrics down to a science. The band is currently on tour in the [...]
by Deb Rao - Senior Columnist – April 12th, 2014 at Vinyl in Las Vegas, NV. – Sevendust made a special Las Vegas appearance at Vinyl on April 12th. The band is currently on an acoustic tour in support of their latest release Time Travelers & Bonfires. When I first heard about the [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska - Columnist – Think catchy melodies, fine songwriting, polished production, big hooks, massive keyboard sound and power-chord-heavy guitar riffs. Call it AOR, AOR/Westcoast, Melodic Rock or lite metal — whatever the name is, within this particular (and often [...]
by Anabel DFlux - Senior Photojournalist – HRH photojournalist Anabel DFlux chatted with Diminished 7 frontman Alex Crescioni in his studio the other day, picking his brain about their upcoming album The Regal Chapters, the Bar Sinister show on May 31st, and the band’s touring plans. [...]
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