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by Joe Mis - Senior Columnist – The Answer Of Insanity marks the triumphant return of Faithsedge to the metal scene. This near super-group brings a harder and heavier approach music on their sophomore release – and to put it simply, they rock – without losing the strong sense of melody [...]
by Deb Rao - Senior Columnist – One of the hottest tours this summer is the Motley Crue Final Tour. Joining the bill is Alice Cooper and The Raskins. Hardrock Haven recently had the opportunity to talk with the up and coming act The Raskins on opening night of the tour. The Raskins are [...]
by Deb Rao - Senior Columnist – July 4th. 2014 at Fremont Street Experience in Las Vegas, NV. – The 4th of July weekend in Las Vegas proved once again to be one of the top hotspots for visitors to spend their Holiday weekend. As thousands rushed to the Vegas Valley to ring in UFC Fight [...]
by Matt Karp - Senior Columnist – After 2011s’ Top Heavy album, Pennsylvanian trio On Top follow up with a four track EP full of sleazy swagger. 80s’ influenced glam metal continues to be a revisited and revitalized genre, and with “No Shame,” Top To Bottom opens with a huge middle [...]
by Joe Mis - Senior Columnist – The busiest man in Rock and Roll strikes again. From the heavy metal hotbed of Rhode Island, vocalist-multi-instumetalist-songwriter Phil Vincent has recently released another solo album entitled Slave To Sin. A bit heavier and edgier than his last release, [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska - Columnist – Although France might not be the country you’d associate with traditional heavy metal – well, at least not the very first choice of yours – Existance might change the way you think! This young and very promising heavy metal band, fronted by the [...]
by Joe Mis - Senior Columnist – Leave Your Mark is a solid attempt by the LA-based band Stars In Stereo to do just that – and they succeed. Good riffs, flowing melodies, and superb vocals highlight the sophomore release by this female-fronted quartet. Pulling inspiration from real life, [...]
by Anabel DFlux - Senior Photojournalist – Senior photojournalist Anabel DFlux caught up with Gor of new Victory Record’s band Erimha. An enthusiastic and kind lad, the two discussed the band’s sound, music videos, latest album, and what’s to come. This is a band not worth [...]
by Anabel DFlux - Senior Photojournalist – Senior photojournalist Anabel DFlux sat down to chat with Ryan Neff of Miss May I, during the San Bernardino date of the 2014 Mayhem Festival. Braving the sweltering heat and chaos that was this absolutely fantastic metal shenanigans, Ryan and Anabel [...]
by Anabel Dflux - Senior Photojournalist – July 5th, 2014 at San Manuel Amphitheater in San Bernardino, CA. – The most anticipated metal extravaganza in North America hit California this past weekend- the opening date of the 2014 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. A festival [...]
by Justin Gaines - Senior Columnist/News Editor – Denver-based hard rockers Red Tide Rising delivered a new studio album – their third overall – earlier this year. The album is appropriately titled The Rising, and with it the band hopes to make the jump from regional act to the national [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska - Columnist – Have you, melodic rock aficionados, managed to cool off after the late 2013 release of Frédéric Slama’s AOR project, The Secrets Of LA…? The apparently restless French musician and producer doesn’t let his listeners for this, as just a few months [...]
by Christophe Pauly - Senior Photojournalist – July 2nd, 2014 at Rockhal in Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg – Soulfly are currently on tour Europe and the U.K. They recently opened for Rob Zombie at Rockhal in Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg. Hardrock Haven’s Christophe Pauly was on hand at [...]
by Christophe Pauly - Senior Photojournalist – July 2nd, 2014 at Rockhal in Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg – Rob Zombie tour itinerary as he tours through to Europe recently stopped at Rockhal in Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg. Hardrock Haven’s Christophe Pauly was on hand at the show [...]
by Chris A. - Senior Photojournalist – KISS 40: Retrospective Offers Cuts From Every Kiss Album Released Kiss is a lot like America. Flashy, brash, in-your-face, resilient, versatile, incredibly successful and when it comes right down to it, lots of fun. Kiss has made a living being the life [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska - Columnist – From Kerrang! and Metal Hammer to Classic Rock and Fireworks, Night By Night are gaining enthusiastic reviews from every rock-oriented media outlet. With their unique, ‘80s-AOR-meets-contemporary-rock sound, this UK-based melodic rock act is on their way [...]
The Hardrock Haven staff is taking a nostalgic trip back to the ’80s, taking aim at those Hard Rock and Metal albums that made us fans of the genre(s). Whether it was the angst-driven anthems or the overly decadent lifestyle, the ’80s defined a music era that was hammered into our [...]
by Mark Allen - Senior Columnist – In 2012, Norwegian melodic rockers Valerie (an all-male band, despite what the name would lead you to believe) released their eponymous debut with the stated goal of being “1987 in 2012” and they succeeded remarkably well. It is now two years later and [...]
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