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by John Kindred – Publisher — Duff McKagan’s documentary, It’s So Easy and Other Lies hit U.S. theaters for a limited theatrical run on June 3. The film is based on Duff McKagan New York Times best-selling memoir. The authorized documentary released by XLrator Media features [...]
by Grace Kindred – Columnist — Hailing from Los Angeles, hard rockin’ Sixx:A.M. comprises James Michael, lead vocals; DJ Ashba, lead guitar; Nikki Sixx, bass; and Dustin Steinke on drums. The band began its journey in 2007 when it released its first studio album The Heroin Diaries: [...]
AnderStein Music is proud to announce the signing of Room Experience for a special Japanese edition of its debut album, set for release on July 13. The limited edition of the album, initially released in 2015 by MelodicRock Records (feat. 3 bonus tracks), went sold out in less than two weeks after [...]
by Alex Barbieri – Sr. Columnist — Any connoisseur of late ’80s Los Angeles “Hair Metal” (for lack of a better term) is familiar with Silent Rage, who gained some notoriety with their Gene Simmons-produced album, Don’t Touch Me There, released in 1989 on Simmons [...]
by Alissa Ordabai – Sr. Columnist — Having realized that virtuosity on its own is rapidly declining in value, Paul Gilbert these days uses comicality and compositional simplicity to attract new listeners. Amusing song titles, jokey lyrics and the overall easy vibe of his new release [...]
by Gary Dean Ash – Sr. Photographer — May 31, 2016 at Knuckleheads Saloon in Kansas City, MO. — Sebastian Bach is currently out on the road wrapping up his U.S. Spring Tour. Dubbed ‘An Evening with Sebastian Bach’ by the man himself, Bach and his band offered up a short [...]
by Steve Patrick – Sr. Columnist — The legendary Megadeth recently released their return-to-form thrash-terpiece Dystopia to rave reviews. The album’s success is thanks in large part to the new blood in the band’s ranks in the form of drummer Chris Adler (Lamb of God) and [...]
British melodic hard rock giants TEN to release ‘Battlefield’ with all the TEN songs from their Rocktopia Records period – including all the Japanese bonus tracks and exclusive EP tracks – onto one Limited Edition double CD release (500 copies only) with an exclusive cover by [...]
by Tamara Igleheart – Photographer — May 25, 2016 at Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne, IN. — Rob Zombie wrapped up his co-headlining tour with Disturbed and opening band Pop Evil this evening. Touring in support of Zombie’s latest studio album called The Electric Warlock Acid [...]
by Justin Gaines – Sr. Columnist — You know it’s a good sign when a band name is taken from a classic New Wave of British Heavy Metal song title. That’s not the only nod to the NWOBHM we get from San Francisco-based heavy metal band Midnight Chaser, who delivered their second [...]
by Franco Cerchiari – Sr. Columnist — With Treat, The Defiants, Drive She Said, Jeff Scott Soto, Sunstrike, Ted Poley, First Signal and Vega all lately releasing a standout collection of music, 2016 is already panning out to be another grand year for fans of the kind of music that never [...]
by Justin Gaines – Sr. Columnist — These days, if you want some old school, super-melodic party rock like they used to make in the late ‘80s, you turn to the Scandinavian countries, and bands like Hardcore Superstar, Crashdiet, Reckless Love and Crazy Lixx. People tend to forget that [...]
by John Kindred – Publisher — Michael Schenker continues to enthrall music fans with his extraordinary guitar virtuoso skills. From his beginnings with the Scorpions to UFO, MSG, Schenker has provided fans an impressive body of recorded works. With studios albums, live releases on audio [...]
by John Kindred – Publisher — The Jelly Jam is set to release its fourth studio album titled Profit. The band is a power-house trio that comprises King’s X guitarist Ty Tabor, Dream Theater bassist John Myung and Winger drummer Rod Morgenstein. The group musically travels down many [...]
by Steve Patrick – Sr. Columnist — Hardrock Haven caught up with former Flyleaf vocalist Lacey Sturm at Rock on the Range after she opened up the day of music on Saturday. The author and mother of 2 chatted with us about her recently released debut solo album Life Screams, her next [...]
by Christophe Pauly – Sr. Photojournalist — The German band Mayze has released its debut studio album titled The Land Of Lucid Feathers. The group is known not only for its unique music but also for its live performances. Formed in 2012 by Marcel Schiborr (guitar) and Matt Bauer [...]
by Joe Rocha – Photographer — May 20, 2016 at Aftershock in Merriam, KS. — 3 Pill Morning, currently out on the road touring, made a recent stop at the Aftershock in Merriam, Kansas. 3 Pill Morning is… Jeff Stebbins – vocals Ryan ‘Riplee’ Lee – bass, vocals Trent [...]
by Justin Gaines – Sr. Columnist — German Power Metal band Orden Ogan, arguably the most exciting band in power metal at the moment, has officially raised the bar on what a live release can be. The Book of Ogan is the band’s first-ever live release, and it is, in a word, massive. [...]
by Christophe Pauly – Sr. Photojournalist — Sisters Of Suffocation, a Death Metal band coming from the Netherlands, have just released their first EP called Brutal Queen. The group is an all-female band but don’t judge them by their looks because when you take a look at the artwork of [...]
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