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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 [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor – British melodic rockers Vega are back with their third album, titled Stereo Messiah. When Vega debuted back in 2010 with Kiss of Life it was tempting to write the band – which features Tom and James Martin of Khymera – off as just [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Senior Columnist – It has to be clearly stated that there’s one slight hitch in exploring the musical spheres of what the reviewers usually dub Melodic Hard Rock. As there’s been many before those who carry the torch within this genre now, and perhaps twice [...]
by Joe Mis – Senior Columnist – Hailing from Northern Ireland, Selene is making a valid attempt to join the swelling ranks of female fronted metal. Paradise Over is their latest effort – a six-track EP. Symphonic and Gothic elements are blended well with near-operatic vocals, solid [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Senior Columnist – Never judge a book by its cover, the wise men say – and they couldn’t be all wrong, could they? Upon the first look at the album cover of Bulletrain’s Start Talking, you see a black-and-white photo that portrays a really strange case of [...]
by Derric Miller – Managing Editor – Making the best of a tragic situation is oftentimes impossible; why even bother reliving the moments of utter darkness when you can just walk away and hopefully put it behind you? That was the question guitarist Tom Jude and bassist Freddy Villano [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist – October 17th, 2014 at Vam[‘d in LAs Vegas, NV. – Rocktober is living up to its high expectations as Lynam and Gus G rolled into Vamp’d for an exciting high-energy night of rock and roll on Oct. 17. Lynam are on tour in support of their [...]
by Christophe Pauly – Senior Photojournalist – October 9th, 2014 at Poppodium 013 in Tilburg, Nethrlands – Flying Colors is currently out on the road and recently stopped in Tilburg, Nethrlands on October 9th. Hardrock Haven’s Christophe Pauly was on hand and captured the [...]
by Joe Dolan – Guest Columnist – Back on April 5th, the multi-instrumentalist Bihlman Brothers, Jeff Jabo (Guitar) and Scot Little (Drums) appeared on stage at the Guitar Center Music Expo in Long Beach, CA with Kings X front man and bassist dUg Pinnick to introduce their new project [...]
by John Kindred – Publisher – Shredguy Records’ latest studio release arrives from known shredders Toby Knapp and Markus Johansson. Using the moniker, Knapp/Johansson, the duo has joined efforts to deliver an eight-track shredfeast titled Unborn Spirits Immortal. The album is a [...]
by Joe Mis – Senior Columnist – The busiest man in metal music strikes again. Phil Vincent’s full band, Legion, returns with a very solid release – their sixth CD – entitled Tempest. Phil seems to have a truly bottomless pit of inspiration, as despite prodigious output as [...]
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