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by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor — For the latest installment in their Bootcamp series, which spotlights overlooked bands with only demo or self-released material, the Divebomb label has set its sights on Enertia, an overlooked American band that emerged in the mid 1990s [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor — (Mostly) UK-based symphonic/power metal band Damnation Angels is back with a new album, their second overall, titled The Valiant Fire. It’s the highly-anticipated follow-up to their breakthrough 2013 debut full-length Bringer of [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor — Multi-national melodic metal band Eden’s Curse delivered their first ever live album this year with the two-disc Live With the Curse. Live albums seem a bit passé in the DVD/Blu-ray age, but given the buzz this band has generated with [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Senior Columnist — Influenced with multitude of bands from Iron Maiden to Alter Bridge, their style is a compromise between heaviness and melody. The UK-based act Furyon has created quite a buzz with their debut album Gravitas five years ago and, having it [...]
by Mark Yesford – Photojournalist — April 17th, 2015 at Budweiser Gardens in London, On., Canada — Canadian music icons, The Hip, with their very animated frontman, Gordon Downie, made a tour stop at London’s Budweiser Gardens as part of their Fully and Completely 2015 North [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor — Finnish symphonic metal legends Nightwish are back with a new studio album titled Endless Forms Most Beautiful, and it’s kind of a big deal. Sure, every new album is a big deal when you’re one of the most prominent metal bands on the [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor — While the new super-group Level 10 is getting a fair bit of attention, there’s another “all-star” project featuring Primal Fear members that is worth noting. Blackwelder is the brainchild of American guitarist Andrew Szucs [...]
by Christophe Pauly – Senior Columnist — Damien and Jennifer of the band Dust in Mind Strasbourg in France, open up and discuss the bands beginnings as well as their new studio EP titled Never Look Back to be released in May. Hardrock Haven: Hi Damien and Jennifer. Thanks for this [...]
by Deb Raok – Senior Columnist — April 11, 2015 at The Joint in Las Vegas, NV. — One of the most anticipated tours of the Spring SIXX A.M hit Las Vegas at The Joint on April 11 with a vengeance. It has been a long time coming for the die-hard SIXX A.M. fans but tonight the band [...]
by Steve Patrick – Senior Columnist — Finnish symphonic metal legends Nightwish are currently bringing the music from their recently released album Endless Forms Most Beautiful to the live stage in North America along with support from Sabaton and Delain. The subject matter of [...]
by Matt Karpe – Senior Columnist — The enigmatic Scott Weiland has never played by the Rock n’ Roll rule book. A seemingly integral part of the early 90s’ Grunge scene with the legendary Stone Temple Pilots, Weiland hit the skids with drug addictions and jail time, but even so, [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Senior Columnist — They’re sensational, they’re talented, they’re fresh blood. And yes – they’re “hotter than a bullet”… The Melodic Hard Rock act Reload released their debut album, aptly entitled Hotter Than A Bullet, just a few months ago but [...]
by Kent McIntire – Photojournalist — “Cutting Edge Music Instruction Where Young Artists Grow” is one of the headlines of The Sound Foundation website. The Sound Foundation is a Dallas-based artist development and music instruction school which was started and currently owned by [...]
by Anabel Dflux – Senior Photojournalist — Anabel DFlux had the opportunity to prod the brain of The Sixxis singer, Vladdy Iskhakov, about their upcoming tour with Ministry, how the music has progressed, and their album Hollow Shrine. Hardrock Haven: Hey there! Thank you for answering [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Senior Columnist — With their debut effort Gravitas released independently in 2010 to the multitude of rave write-ups and Frontiers Records re-releasing it two years later, the U.K. outfit Furyon has become an overnight sensation of sorts. It’s quite a [...]
by Anabel Dflux – Senior Photojournalist — April 11, 2015 at Club Nokia in Los Angeles, CA — Known for their exquisitely unique sound, what started as a band of Metallica covers has become a world-wide phenomenon. Genuinely an eye-catching group, Finnish act Apocalyptica rocked [...]
by Steve Patrick – Senior Columnist — O’Sheckys Live Bar & Restaurant in Columbus, OH recently played host to legends of the Sunset Strip rock scene. Cap City Concerts LLC proudly presented L.A. Guns in all their sleazy glory to hundreds of their fans looking to have a good [...]
by John Kindred – Publisher — Guitarist Toby Knapp, alongside bassist Dean Sternberg (Ashes of Ares, ex-Into Eternity), returns with his latest studio project Where Evil Follows. Most recently, Knapp released his second solo album on Shredguy Records, Static Warfare, and released [...]
SnakeyeS, the project started by Jose Pineda, Justi Bala and Carlos Delgado (from the Spanish heavy metal band SPHINX) and Romanian singer Cosmin Aionita (9.7 RICHTER), after their debut E.P. in Nov. 2013 and got an awesome reception from all international reviews, just released the promotional [...]
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