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by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist — Swedish Heavy/Power Metal band Bloodbound released their first-ever live offering this year. It’s called One Night of Blood – Live at Masters of Rock MMXV, and in keeping with the AFM label’s other live releases this is no ordinary live [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist — After unleashing their epic masterpiece Tales of the Sands in 2011, Tunisian Progressive/Power Metal band Myrath made fans wait nearly five long years for a follow-up. Myrath’s new album, their fourth overall, is titled Legacy, and needless to say [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist — New Jersey’s Hard Rock and Heavy Metal scene in the ‘80s was best known for bands like Cinderella, Skid Row and TT Quick. Working that same circuit, albeit without the same national attention, was Pierce, a band formed by guitar wizard (and [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist — It’s been eight years, but Indiana-based Heavy/Power Metal band Zephaniah is finally back with a follow-up to their 2008 debut Stories From the Book of Metal. Their new album is titled Reforged, and right away you can tell how much the band has [...]
by Franco Cerchiari – Columnist — Fans of Ride The Sky, Psychework, Nocturnal Rites, Armory, Masterplan, the excellent Silverlane and Sky of Rage are going to want to jump all over this one, for this is one damn fine slice of Power Metal. Determined to show the listener that the music [...]
Lullwater headed out with Candlebox this week for a coast to coast run. The confirmed appearances include: 4/9/16 – Tyler, TX – Click’s 4/10/16 – Lubbock, TX – Jake’s Backroom 4/12/16 – El Paso, TX – Speaking Rock Entertainment Center Spirit Garden 4/13/16 – Tucson, AZ – [...]
Gracepoint, Clawhammer PR, and Hardrock Haven are giving one lucky person Gracepoint’s Echoes latest studio album. Drawing on a wide array of influences from classic heavy rock and metal, thrash and death metal, and a variety of progressive bands from the 70’s through today, GRACEPOINT [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Sr. Columnist — Photo taken At Mates Rehearsal in North Hollywood on 09/01/15. Resurrection Kings interview part 1 Known from playing alongside Ronnie James Dio and also, from bands like Giuffria and Budgie, Craig Goldy returns under the Resurrection Kings [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Sr. Columnist — Resurrection Kings interview part 2 One of the busiest musicians and producers on Earth in one, Alessandro Del Vecchio’s had a lot to do with the recent self-titled album by the super-group Resurrection Kings. Hardrock Haven caught up with him [...]
The most anticipated music event of the millennium is set! Guns N’ Roses will play their FIRST live gig of 2016 on the hallowed ground where they started, The Troubadour, TONIGHT, Friday, April 1. Doors at 10pm! Limited tickets are available for purchase beginning at 12pm PT at Gibson Brands on [...]
by John Kindred – Publisher — For those who have yet to experience the instrumental sci-fi explorations of Voyag3r, the time is at hand. The group returns with its follow-up to last year’s release of Doom Fortress, this time asking the question Are You Synthetic? Paraphrasing a bit [...]
by John Kindred – Publisher — Instrumental composer Guy Elyahu has released his debut album Empire of Chaos. Elyahu, who is from Israel, features musical explorations that offer listeners what he has dubbed Middle-Eastern Rock, which combines elements from the Rock, Metal and Fusion [...]
by Steve Patrick – Sr. Columnist — Ever wonder what Jethro Tull might have sounded like if Tony Iommi had stayed in the band and if Ian Anderson was a woman? Well, you’re in luck because Blood Ceremony exists. The Canadian band may at first listen have a familiar sound, but this [...]
by Grace Kindred – Columnist — March 19, 2016 at the Uptown Theater in Kansas City, MO. — Killswitch Engage currently is on the road, touring in support of its new album Incarnate, which was released March 11. On this leg of its Northern American tour are guests Memphis May Fire, [...]
by Steve Patrick – Sr. Columnist — Blackened metal purveyors Skeletonwitch have recently returned to the world’s stage with a new face leading the charge. Just over a year after the band parted ways with lead singer Chance Garnette, Skeletonwitch declared that Adam Clemans [...]
by Marko Popovich – Guest Columnist — LEFT TO RIGHT: Paul Bostaph, Tom Araya, Gary Holt, Kerry King March 9, 2016 at the Orpheum in Madison, WI. — There are fans out there who say that Slayer died with Jeff Hanneman. There are also fans who say that Slayer without drummer Dave [...]
Pierce the Veil, one of the fastest-rising, most electrifying artists on the music scene today, will release its hotly-anticipated new album, Misadventures, on May 13 (Fearless Records). Misadventures is the follow up to the band’s 2012 breakthrough release, Collide with the Sky, that debuted [...]
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