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by Alexandra Mrozowska – Senior Columnist – Through the Eye of the Tiger: The Rock ‘n’ Roll Life of Survivor’s Founding Member Survivor’s “Eye Of The Tiger” and “Burning Heart”, 38. Special’s “Rockin’ Into The Night”, Sammy Hagar’s “Heavy Metal” [...]
by Justin DelPrince – Columnist – Over twenty years have passed since Melodic Death Metal pioneers Dark Tranquillity, from Gothenburg, Sweden, released their debut album, Skydancer. Fast forward to 2015 and the band is busier than ever, having visited six continents for in support of [...]
by Joe Mis – Senior Columnist – Fans of female fronted Melodic/AOR Rock rejoice! Norwegian singer Issa is back with her latest studio release entitled Crossfire, and it is packed with enough energy to please even the most jaded listener, and surprise even her most devoted fans. Cut from [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist – It’s been a good few years for fans of old school Heavy Metal, with new and exciting traditional Heavy Metal bands emerging from every corner of the globe. Australia has been a surprisingly strong source of these up-and-coming artists. One such [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist – The Divebomb label is back with a new wave in its Bootcamp series, which spotlights overlooked demo releases, both new and old. This time they’ve set their sights on Azrael, a short-lived thrash metal band from the Florida scene in the late [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist – It’s been more than two decades since the release of Screams and Whispers, the final album from the criminally overlooked progressive thrash band Anacrusis. The band’s recent reunion gave fans hope for a new album, but that reunion [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist – Is there a band in the European Power Metal scene with more buzz than Germany’s Orden Ogan? Their 2012 album To The End was a major breakthrough for the band, and their stunning performance at last year’s ProgPower USA event made a huge [...]
by Steve Patrick – Senior Columnist – John 5 is so much more than just Rob Zombie’s guitar player for the last decade. The guitar wizard is also a prolific session player and songwriter that has worked with artists as varied as David Lee Roth, k.d. Lang, Rob Halford, Lynyrd [...]
by Justin DelPrince – Columnist – Joining Dark Tranquillity on their recent North American tour is fellow Melodic Death Metal band Insomnium, from Finland, whose sixth album, Shadows of a Dying Sun, was released in 2014. Hardrock Haven had the opportunity to speak with bassist/vocalist [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist – It’s been five years since the release of Thomsen’s debut album Let’s Get Ruthless, but guitarist/band leader Rene Thomsen finally returned late last year with a follow-up album, titled Unbroken. It’s an album – and a band [...]
by Alissa Ordabai – Senior Columnist – Here is a collection of ten home-made tracks which proves you don’t have to have virtuoso chops or a huge production budget to create your own universe. Johnston uses styles ranging from country to surf as launching pads for his extrapolations, [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist – Swedish Melodic Hard Rockers Nubian Rose returned at the close of 2014 with their second album, titled Mental Revolution. It’s the follow-up to their 2012 debut Mountain, and once again features the vocal talents of powerhouse singer Sofia [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist – Released at the tail end of 2014, Free Nation is the debut album from Metal Machine, a new project masterminded by vocalist Csaba Zvekan (of Raven Lord and Exorcism). Zvekan also handles keys and some guitar work on this album. Csaba Zvekan’s [...]
by Steve Patrick – Senior Columnist – Feb. 24, 2015 at Ripper’s Rock House in Akron, OH. – It made complete sense when former Iron Maiden vocalist Blaze Bayley explained onstage that his heavy metal cover band The Foundry got their name simply because they “make metal” and [...]
New York Hardcore legends Sworn Enemy have announced the dates of the No Mercy No Surrender Tour 2015. Wretched (VIctory Records), Dark Sermon (Goodfight Music), and Hammer Fight will be joining them on the tour, kicking off April 7th in Charleston, South Carolina and working it’s way [...]
by Mark Allen – Senior Columnist – How do you know an album is a classic? When it still sounds as good thirty-five years after its release as it did the day it hit the streets. And make no mistake, Back in Black is a badass, bona fide classic. You can be nitpicky and point out that the [...]
by John Kindred – Publisher – Legendary hard rock guitarist Michael Schenker’s notoriety begins with the Scorpions before taking over as the axeslinger for UFO. In 1972, at the age of 16, Schenker recorded the studio album Lonesome Crow, alongside his brother, Rudolph, with the [...]
by Alissa Ordabai – Senior Columnist – The album opens on an upbeat note: We’re gonna live out the Hollywood dream All through the Eighties Everything’s gonna be just what it seems All through the Eighties Gonna find a better way to run our cars All through the Eighties And our feet [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Senior Columnist – Given the perspective of the last 36 years, Whitesnake is perhaps one of the most fascinating bands to look at from many different points of view. Even though the personal changes within the band’s line-up were more than frequent, the [...]
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