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by Franco Cerchiari – Sr. Columnist — With a career now spanning an incredible 30 years, here on this his seventh solo outing, released on the Frontiers Records label, Soto continues the brand of music he does so well – hard driving, truthful, heavy, and melodic. Fans of Pink [...]
by Joe Mis – Sr. Columnist — Heroes In Time is the debut album from Stockholm-based Metalite, and this new high energy quintet makes music will appeal to fans of Amaranthe, Beyond the Black, and just about any other Female Fronted Modern Metal band. Metalite was founded in 2015 by lead [...]
by Franco Cerchiari – Sr. Columnist — With the history that Anette Olzon has with Nightwish, the similarities to this release and that band will of course be made. But, listen to this release on its own merit. This is a band that was put together to feature the angelic, gorgeous voice [...]
by Stephen Cerchiari – Guest Columnist — November 21, 2017 at Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah — Christmas Day came about a month early this year in Utah, even if it was for just a few hours. Two days before Thanksgiving, my dad, Hardrock Haven staff writer Franco [...]
by Steve Patrick – Sr. Columnist — Change has always been an integral part of the music of Prog pioneers King Crimson. In 2018 the band will have been in existence for 50 years, but that longevity doesn’t mean that there is anything stagnant or predictable about their sound. The [...]
by Elsie Roymans – Sr. Photojournalist — Novemeber 18, 2017 at Klokgebouw in Eindhoven, Netherlands — Helldorado is a brand new heavy Rock event combined with an awesome sideshow and packed with crazy, sexy, strange and bizarre entertainment, offering fans a very hospitable and [...]
by Anabel DFlux – Sr. Photojournalist — Crown Remnant is an exquisite metal act hailing from Los Angeles, California. Priding themselves on “mixing a background of various genres of metal, hard rock, and progressive styles of music, The Crown Remnant is a project striving for an [...]
by Joe Mis – Sr. Columnist — Fans of guitar rock and instrumental metal have a reason to rejoice – Australian guitar master Nick Miller has put together a new gem entitles Ocean And Earth. He’s also made it available at no cost from his website! For those not familiar with Nick, [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Sr. Columnist — November 10, 2017 at Rocker Club in Szczecin, Poland –- While Heraclitus’ famous quote “No man ever steps in the same river twice” doesn’t seem to be a part of a rocker’s creed, it could have been applicable to a certain extent when [...]
by Franco Cerchiari – Sr. Columnist — With their blend of Folk, Symphonic and Power Metal, Italy’s Elvenking was formed in 2007 with this being their ninth studio release and the follow up to 2014’s excellent Pagan Manifesto. Released on the AFM Records label, this is a [...]
Credited as the breakout rock band of 2017, today Greta Van Fleet – Josh Kiszka/ vocals, Jake Kiszka/guitars, Sam Kiszka/bass & keys, Danny Wagner/drums – celebrates the release of its double EP From The Fires (Lava/ Republic Records), available digitally and as a physical disc. [...]
by Arta Gailuma – Photojournalist — November 1, 2017 at Arena Riga, Riga, Latvia — In this cold November evening, Arena Riga was taken over by the Symphonic Metal sounds of Finnish cello rockers Apocalyptica who took us back to the bands beginnings of playing covers of Metallica. [...]
Guitarist Lars Lind is working on his follow up to his critically acclaimed release Soul Kicker (released late 2015 on Shredguy Records). The album is titled The River Flame, and it will be an all-instrumental effort. Joining Lars on this album once again is drummer John Macaluso (ex TNT, Yngwie [...]
The Kahless Clone, Clawhammer PR and Hardrock Haven are giving one lucky person the band’s latest CD release tilted Our Never-Ending Loneliness … Band: The Kahless Clone Album: Our Never-Ending Loneliness Purchase: [...]
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