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by John Kindredx – Publisher – Shredguy Records is back, making noise early in 2015 with the release of the labels 27th album. Game On!! heralds the return of Sean Baker Orchestra and offers 13 new songs, 11 instrumentals and two songs with guest vocalists. Sean Baker Orchestra is a [...]
by Anabel Dflux – Senior Photojournalist – March 11, 2015 at The Roxy in West Hollywood, CA – Candles, makeup, and Metal… Motionless in White are back, and they’re breaking down all of the barricades for the ‘Beyond the Barricade Tour’ 2015! One of the most infamous bands [...]
by Mark Yesford – Photojournalist – March 5, 2015 at FirstOntario Centre in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada – Rock & Roll Hall Of Famers, ZZ Top made a stop at the FirstOntario Centre March 5th as part of their current North American tour. With 15 studio albums and global album [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Senior Columnist – There’s hardly a subgenre of Rock that’s so easy to digest as Melodic Hard Rock/AOR – neat and catchy, relatively plain, with charming melodies and a certain degree of radio-friendliness that doesn’t require a trained ear to [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Senior Columnist – Apart from his songwriting brilliance and being the driving force behind Survivor and The Ides Of March, Jim Peterik also developed what could be called a “radar” for the first-league Rock vocalists. From Dave Bickler and Jimi Jamison [...]
by Lisa Billingham – Photojournalist – March 8, 2015 at Slade Rooms in Wolverhampton, U.K. – Chris Jericho’s Fozzy recently performed at the Wolvescivic Civic Center in the Slade Room in Wolverhampton, U.K. Fozzy is currently on tour with with Dirty Youth and Melrun. LIVE! | [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Senior Columnist – For the fans of ‘80s melodic hard rock – the aficionados of German band Bonfire in particular – 2015 started with a big surprise. It’s been only a few days into the new year when it was announced that Bonfire’s lead singer Claus [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Senior Columnist – Through the Eye of the Tiger: The Rock ‘n’ Roll Life of Survivor’s Founding Member Survivor’s “Eye Of The Tiger” and “Burning Heart”, 38. Special’s “Rockin’ Into The Night”, Sammy Hagar’s “Heavy Metal” [...]
by Justin DelPrince – Columnist – Over twenty years have passed since Melodic Death Metal pioneers Dark Tranquillity, from Gothenburg, Sweden, released their debut album, Skydancer. Fast forward to 2015 and the band is busier than ever, having visited six continents for in support of [...]
by Joe Mis – Senior Columnist – Fans of female fronted Melodic/AOR Rock rejoice! Norwegian singer Issa is back with her latest studio release entitled Crossfire, and it is packed with enough energy to please even the most jaded listener, and surprise even her most devoted fans. Cut from [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist – It’s been a good few years for fans of old school Heavy Metal, with new and exciting traditional Heavy Metal bands emerging from every corner of the globe. Australia has been a surprisingly strong source of these up-and-coming artists. One such [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist – The Divebomb label is back with a new wave in its Bootcamp series, which spotlights overlooked demo releases, both new and old. This time they’ve set their sights on Azrael, a short-lived thrash metal band from the Florida scene in the late [...]
ENTER HERE!!! Include your name and mailing address! The Kahless Clone, Clawhamemr PR and Hardrock Haven are giving away a copy of their EP release An Endless Loop. An Endless Loop is the debut EP from Chicago Instrumental Dark Music Band THE KAHLESS CLONE. Featuring NOVEMBERS DOOM guitarist Vito [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist – It’s been more than two decades since the release of Screams and Whispers, the final album from the criminally overlooked progressive thrash band Anacrusis. The band’s recent reunion gave fans hope for a new album, but that reunion [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist – Is there a band in the European Power Metal scene with more buzz than Germany’s Orden Ogan? Their 2012 album To The End was a major breakthrough for the band, and their stunning performance at last year’s ProgPower USA event made a huge [...]
by Steve Patrick – Senior Columnist – John 5 is so much more than just Rob Zombie’s guitar player for the last decade. The guitar wizard is also a prolific session player and songwriter that has worked with artists as varied as David Lee Roth, k.d. Lang, Rob Halford, Lynyrd [...]
by Justin DelPrince – Columnist – Joining Dark Tranquillity on their recent North American tour is fellow Melodic Death Metal band Insomnium, from Finland, whose sixth album, Shadows of a Dying Sun, was released in 2014. Hardrock Haven had the opportunity to speak with bassist/vocalist [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist – It’s been five years since the release of Thomsen’s debut album Let’s Get Ruthless, but guitarist/band leader Rene Thomsen finally returned late last year with a follow-up album, titled Unbroken. It’s an album – and a band [...]
by Alissa Ordabai – Senior Columnist – Here is a collection of ten home-made tracks which proves you don’t have to have virtuoso chops or a huge production budget to create your own universe. Johnston uses styles ranging from country to surf as launching pads for his extrapolations, [...]
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