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Biography Brian Sims I’m Brian Sims and live Toledo, Ohio. I’ve been a music enthusiast all my life and have collected autographs, photos, guitar picks and drum sticks. I’m a chef by trade, but I’ve always dreamed of being a concert photographer one day. A wonderful woman I met in April [...]
by Brian Sims – Photographer – November 3rd, 2014 at Veterans Memorial Civic Center in Lima, Ohio – Alice Cooper performed live at the Lima Civic Center Monday, Nov. 3. Alice Cooper Band: Chuck Garric – Bass, Nita Strauss – Guitar, Ryan Roxie – Guitar, Tommy [...]
by Derric Miller – Managing Editor – Just in time for the cheerful holidays comes the new release Dead Winter Sun from the American metal band Born of Fire. Although they’ve been around since 1998, the band’s releases have been intermittent and far between. In fact, Dead Winter Sun [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist – It’s hard to believe that German power metal band Mob Rules has been around long enough to be celebrating their 20th anniversary. Their debut album was released 15 years ago, but apparently they’ve been active a full two decades now. The [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist – It’s been five years since Bulgarian melodic/progressive/power metal band Project Arcadia’s debut album From the Desert of Desire, but the band is finally back with a follow-up. Project Arcadia figured out a sure-fire way to get [...]
by John Kindred – Publisher – Chicago’s Hessler is back with a revamped lineup and a new studio release. Following the departure of vocalist Lariyah Daniels, who left the group and then joined the occult metal band Khaotika, Hessler recruited the 2012 X-Factor contestant Jessikill. [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Senior Columnist – Although it’s just their debut album that’s hit the shelves this summer, State Of Salazar are a group of experienced and versatile musicians, skilful in both progressive pop and ska – and also, having learned their chops in Malmö [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist – Richie Kotzen is embarking on a solo tour to promote his latest release The Essential Richie Kotzen on Loud And Proud Records. The iconic singer will return to Las Vegas for a special show at Vamp’d on November 20th. Richie Kotzen gives Hardrock Haven [...]
by Anabel Dflux – Senior Photojournalist – Anabel DFlux caught up with the twins backstage at the Halloweekend Black Mass Tour at the Wiltern Theater in Los Angeles. Opening for Black Veil Brides, Falling In Reverse, William Control, and Set It Off. Drama Club hyped up the crowd with [...]
by Christophe Pauly – Senior Photojournlaist – Brothers Max and Igor Cavalera latest project Cavalera Conspiracy released their recent studio album, Pandemonium, on Halloween. Max Cavalera talked with Hardrock Haven’s Christophe Pauly and discussed reuniting musically with his [...]
by John Kindred – Publisher – The Making of George A. Romero’s Day of the Dead: “Uncensored – unseen – undead … this is the complete, no-holds-barred history of George A. Romero’s Day of the Dead …” There isn’t anything heavier than Zombies, and Metal [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist – It’s been four years since melodic metal project Allen-Lande last released an album (2010’s The Showdown). Russell Allen has been active in Symphony X and Adrenaline Mob in the meantime, and Jorn Lande has released several solo albums [...]
by Matt Karpe – Senior Columnist – Swedish quintet Crazy Lixx have followed up 2012 release Riot Avenue with another record full of 80’s influenced glam tinged metal. Along with fellow countrymen Crashdiet and Finns Reckless Love, the popular sub-genre of the past continues to make a [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Senior Columnist – Starting out a musical career in your teens usually ends up with a highly-publicized nervous breakdown, a string of DUI accusations and, as a grand finale, the act of shaving your head off… unless you’re in a rock band and it’s a [...]
by Anabel Dflux – Senior Photojournalist – October 28th, 2014 at Loaded Hollywood in Los Angeles, CA. – Industrialized rock band The Dark performed at Loaded Hollywood this past Tuesday, during their theme night Toxic Tuesdays. Yes kids- A band has their own DJ night at a bar! [...]
The solid-body Les Paul Standard and semi-acoustic ES-335 are the two most influential electric guitars ever to hit their respective genres. Now Gibson brings them together in the ES-Les Paul, a stunning “meeting of minds” that blends the most important aspects of form and function from [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Senior Columnist – “You’re not my lover, is it wrong or right…? You’re not my lover, but you were last night…” Do you remember this tune? Maybe not as much an exact #1 chart favorite as a cult classic in Scandi melodic rock-oriented circles, the [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Senior Columnist – Imagine a melodic rock album that takes back you right into the heyday of the genre, the one that screams the late ‘80s with every single note and chord on it and rarely – if ever at all – wanders off this beaten track. With In Faith’s [...]
by Anabel Dflux – Senior Photojournalist – October 25th, 2014 at Bar Sinister in Los Angeles, CA. – Vaudevillian rock act Ginger V played at Bar Sinister’s annual Halloween Ball this past Saturday. One of, if not the most, notable Gothic clubs in Los Angeles, Bar Sinister was [...]
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