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by Alexandra Mrozowska – Senior Columnist – Welcome to the wicked side, folks – let’s hope you will enjoy the ride! Having punched the heavy metal aficionados straight in the face with their EP Welcome To The Wicked Side three years ago, the Polish four-piece Wicked Side return with [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor – The new year is upon us, and we already have a contender for our “top ten of 2015” list wih As Daylight Breaks, the debut album from Serious Black. This is a new band – not just a one-off project – from some very familiar names [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor – Now here’s an album that caused many a melodic rock fan to do a double-take. It’s not that a collaboration between super-vocalist Jorn Lande and Wig Wam guitarist Trond Holter is unusual, but did anyone really expect that [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor – 2014 seems to have been a banner year for new projects and collaborations by veteran melodic rock artists. Here’s one of the better ones that didn’t get much notice (but probably should have). Skyscraper features vocalist Lee [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Senior Columnist – With Voices Of Rock, Wolfpakk or Frederic Slama’s AOR around and releasing one album after another, a studio-based project comprised of numerous big names of the scene is hardly a novelty in melodic rock. However, an idea behind Elements Of [...]
Post from the officials John Sykes Facebook page: Merry Christmas to all our fans & followers, thank you for your support, we hope you all have a wonderful Christmas Day and even better 2015. We are pleased to place up the audio track sampler with some of John’s latest tracks on, please [...]
Every year, Hardrock Haven staffers compile their Top 10 best releases. Our writers and photojournalists have diverse interests, allowing Hardrock Haven the ability to cover a broad spectrum of music. This is quite evident when you read through the varied selections for the year. Here are the [...]
by Jonna Ambur – Senior Photojournalist – December 5th, 2014 at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, CT. – A night of EPIC music is the best way to describe this show. King 810 started the night, followed by Korn. And if you haven’t seen Korn live, you can’t say that [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Senior Columnist – After three years of struggle with happenings way beyond their control, White Widdow regrouped and rejuvenated so as to strike back again. Good news is that the Aussie rockers come back this year with what turns out to be their third album – [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Senior Columnist – They’re young, loud and proud, their 2011 EP Welcome To The Wicked Side gained some rave reviews from all around the world, and now they strike with what is their self-titled debut album. A four-piece heavy metal band from Poland, Wicked [...]
by Joe Mis – Senior Columnist – Scars is a 3 track digital EP Copenhagen’s Forever Still. Building on the success of their debut EP Breaking Free, this Gothic/alternative rock quartet is planning to add two more digital EPs and then combine them all into a full length album for [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor – Virginia-based progressive metal trio Iris Divine returned late in 2014 with a new full-length album, their second to date, title Karma Sown. Iris Divine is one of a select few American progressive metal bands (The Deadstation and The [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist – It has been an amazing year for rock band Crobot. The band made an appearance at Rock On The Range and is currently on tour with Chevelle. Crobot is also gearing up for a massive tour with Volbeat in 2015. You rally have to experience Crobot live to [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor – One of the last highly successful melodic rock groups of the 1990’s, Damn Yankees was a supergroup featuring guitarist/vocalist Tommy Shaw (Styx), bassist/vocalist Jack Blades (Night Ranger), drummer Michael Cartelloni (Tommy [...]
by Anabel Dflux – Senior Photojournalist – December 14th, 2014 at the House of Blues in Hollywood, CA. – One of the most, if not the most, theatrical heavy metal band to hit the states is In This Moment. The band delivers a dark and twisted Broadway-style performance intermingled [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor – Swedish traditional heavy metal titans Wolf are back with another fierce studio album, titled Devil Seed. It’s the seventh album to date from the Wolf, who was one of the first (and is still one of the best) bands to emerge from what [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor – Seattle-based traditional heavy metal warriors Skelator are back with a new full-length release. King of Fear is the band’s fourth album overall, and first on the Swords and Chains label. The band has been kicking around the [...]
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