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by Justin Gaines – Sr. Columnist — 2016 sees the debut of Phantom 5, a bonafide supergroup featuring some of the brightest stars in the German Melodic Rock scene. The band was formed by vocalist Claus Lessmann (until recently the voice of Bonfire) and guitarist/singer/producer Michael [...]
by Justin Gaines – Sr. Columnist — It was a pretty big deal when legendary Swedish Melodic Rock band Treat returned after a nearly two-decade absence in 2010. That they did so with arguably the strongest album of their career in Coup de Grace was just the icing on the cake. Then they [...]
by John Kindred – Publisher — If you wanted listen to a diverse mish-mash of rockers, then look no further than Project N-fidelikah. The band, self-described as “Funk Punk ghetto underground,” is built from parts of Fishbone, Dokken/Lynch Mob, Endangered Species and WAR. Fishbone [...]
by John Kindred – Publisher — Steve Vai is known for his time spent working with Frank Zappa, Alcatrazz, David Lee Roth, Whitesnake, Carvin amplifiers and Ibanez guitars. He also is a successful solo artist, an instrumental guitar wizard, producer and record label owner. As of today, [...]
by Justin Gaines – Sr. Columnist — Utah-based hard rockers Hard Knox made their debut in 1993 with the independently-released Psyco’s R Us. The band was a little too late for the Hair Metal party, but they rocked like that party was never going to end. Hard Knox played loud, [...]
by Justin Gaines – Sr. Columnist — It’s pretty well established at this point that Dan Swano is Heavy Metal’s true Renaissance Man, right? The Swedish singer/multi-instrumentalist/producer has been in bands as varied as Progressive/Melodic rocking Nightingale, Melodic Death [...]
by Joe Rocha – Photographer — July 21, 2016 at the Riot Room n Kansas City, Mo. — Prepare for a shred-tastic summer as the Los Angeles-based heavy metallists HOLY GRAIL and fellow SoCal shredders EXMORTUS are joined by Portland-based traditional metal act SPELLCASTER on the [...]
Lady Killer gets re-issue and unreleased album finally gets released Heaven and Hell Records continue to bring you re-issues U.S. metal cult classics, this time, New York’s Lady Killer’s self-titled debut from 1983. Lady Killer was formed in 1981 in New York, N.Y. with guitarists Joey [...]
by Justin Gaines – Sr. Columnist — German Hard Rock turned Melodic Metal band Jaded Heart is back with a new studio album, their twelfth overall, titled Guilty By Design. The band has some new blood this time around, with guitarist Masahiro Eto and drummer Bodo Strickler replacing long [...]
by Elsie Roymans – Sr. Photojournalist — July 23, 2016 at the Tattoo Convention Middelkerke in Middelkerke, Belgium Kory Clarks’s Warrior Soul performed live in Middelkerke, Belgium at the Tattoo Convention Middelkerke. Band: Kory Clarke Stevie Pearce Christian Kimmett Michael [...]
by Anabel DFlux – Sr. Photojournalist — Senior Photojournalist Anabel DFlux caught up with Andre of Blues Pills while the band tours in Salzburg, Rockhouse. The journalist inquired about the Lady In Gold album, Andre’s history as a drummer, his inspirations, and upcoming events! [...]
by Jonna Ambur – Sr. Photojournalist — Connecticut’s music community lost one of their own on Friday, July 15, 2016. Raymond Smith, vocalist of Metal band Tear Gas Union (TGU) passed away after injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident which also left his fiancé Allison in critical [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Sr. Columnist — Last year, the Phoenix-based band Razer released its 2nd album, surprisingly embroidered with an eponymous title. As Hardrock Haven caught up with the group’s bass player and co-producer of Razer, Chris Catero, the album sparked quite a [...]
by Justin Gaines – Sr. Columnist — Swedish melodic rockers Dynazty raised a lot of eyebrows when they reinvented themselves as a Heavy Metal band for their 2014 album Renatus. They went from playing Hardcore Superstar/Crashdiet-style Sleaze Rock to a much harder-hitting (yet still [...]
by Justin Gaines – Sr. Columnist — Sword Songs is a very appropriate title for the eighth full-length album from Swedish heavy/doom metal trio Grand Magus. The band’s evolution over the past few albums has found Grand Magus focused on shorter, catchier odes to Viking conquest and the [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Sr. Columnist — It seems to be only yesterday that the self-described “lady in a Rock n’Roll hell” – or the First Lady of the German Metal Doro Pesch debuted However, facts are that 2014 marked three decades since the world heard Warlock’s Burning The [...]
by Chris A. – Sr. Photojournalist — July 12, 2016 at Riverbend Amphitheater in Cincinnati, OH. — Corey Taylor and Slipknot traveled to the Queen City of Cincinnati, Ohio to put on an epic Metal show at Riverbend Amphitheater. Supported my California-based Of Mice and Men and the [...]
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