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by Stephen Fourie – Photojournalist — November 27, 2015 at O2 Shepherds Bush Empire – London, England — Three cellists, a drummer and an occasional vocalist came and fed London’s Metal hearts. It’s fair to say the supporters of the Finnish cello Metal rockers were well [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Sr. Columnist — Once a counterculture and an expression of defiance against the social norms, now Rock music is re-appropriated even by the apparently fossilized academic environment. However, if there had been a university which offers a specific [...]
Norway has long been associated with great guitar players like John Norum, Ronni Le Tekro, Gunnar Westlie, Tore Moren, and now you can add LARS LIND to that list. Lars Lind is a guitarist/composer from Norway. His new instrumental record Soul Kicker is now ready for release on Shredguy Records, Dec [...]
by Justin Gaines – Sr. Columnist — For the 22nd installment in their Bootcamp series, which spotlights overlooked new and vintage Metal demos, the Divebomb label set its sights on Wichita Falls, Texas-based band Obscene Jester. The hard working band made a name for themselves in the [...]
by Christophe Pauly – Sr. Photojournalist — Dean Wells of Teramaze talks with Hardrock Haven about the groups new album Her Halo. Wells provide fans insight into the song-writing process, the addition of Nathan Peachy on vocals and joining Mascot Records. HRH: How did this band get [...]
by John Kindred – Publisher — Back in late 2009 English DJ Don Morter put forth a challenge to Simon Cowel’s X-Factor to push the current X-Factor winners #1 Christmas hit out of that spot on the U.K. singles chart. Nominating Rage Against the Machines’s “Killing In the Name,” [...]
by Anabel DFlux – Sr. Photojournalist — November 14, 2015 at The Roxy in Hollywood, CA. — With the fiend skull in full glory, the sold-out Roxy played host to one of the most famous bands in the world: The Misfits. No concert will ever be the same for the night’s audience [...]
by Anabel DFlux – Sr. Photojournalist — November 14, 2015 at The Roxy in Hollywood, CA. — Accompanying The Misfits, the She Demons are a female group straight out of the hell-fire gates of Rock and Roll. Masterminded by The Misfits themselves, these five ladies are making killer [...]
by Anabel DFlux – Sr. Photojournalist — November 11, 2015 at Whisky a Go Go in Las Angeles, CA. — Adrenaline-induced Metal act Combichrist absolutely stole the evening at the world famous Whisky a Go Go on Wednesday night. A band that is well-known for their energized stage [...]
by Anabel DFlux – Sr. Photojournalist — November 11, 2015 at Whisky a Go Go in Las Angeles, CA. — With haunting vocals and an infamous melody The Birthday Massacre are an absolute crowd favorite. Having been around for such a significant amount of time, this band as accrued quite [...]
by Anabel DFlux – Sr. Photojournalist — November 11, 2015 at Whisky a Go Go in Las Angeles, CA. — Hailing from New York, Echo Black found their way to Los Angeles supporting The Birthday Massacre and Combichrist. Technically formed in 2015, Echo Black is founded by front man Danny [...]
by Anabel DFlux – Sr. Photojournalist — Senior photojournalist Anabel DFlux caught up with Echo Black at the sold-out Whisky a Go Go on November 11. After finding their way backstage, the group sat down to talk to Anabel about the band’s conception, their debut single Burn Another [...]
by Joe Mis – Sr. Columnist — Melody & Madness is the new dynamic 6 song EP from the multi-talented duo of Phil Vincent and Vince O’Regan. Despite being only a duo, this pair continues to put out solid music that would shame most five piece acts. As is their prior releases, [...]
by Justin Gaines – Sr. Columnist — Now here’s something you don’t see every day. Swedish Hard Rock band Casablanca, which features former Alice Cooper/Electric Angels guitarist Ryan Roxie as well as members of bands like Sahara Hotnights and Melody Club, has a new album out, [...]
by Justin Gaines – Sr. Columnist — Originally released in 1991, For the Sake of Mankind was the second album from Norwegian Heavy/Power Metal band Artch. The band made quite an impression with their critically acclaimed debut Another Return a few years earlier, which put a European spin [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Sr. Columnist — What does an established act releasing a self-titled album suggest? The usual policy in the music industry is that the self-titled album is a debut one, therefore an introduction of an artist or a band to the audience. Among the older acts, [...]
by Justin Gaines – Sr. Columnist — America has a very vibrant underground Metal scene. Regardless of your preferred genre, you’re likely to find some extremely talented bands making great music. In the Power Metal scene, one of the most impressive young bands is Judicator, which was [...]
by Justin Gaines – Sr. Columnist — As the 1980s came to a close, Los Angeles-based Heavy Metal band Bitch thought it was time for a change. Bitch was one of the earliest bands signed to the Metal Blade label, but was struggling to reach the kind of wider audiences that the Hollywood [...]
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