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by Alexandra Mrozowska - Columnist – Gone are the days when hard rock was exclusively a boys’ thing, women’s role within the genre limited only to rolling around on the hood of a Jaguar – at least, it seems so! Although the ‘80s saw the rise (and fall) of a few notable female-fronted [...]
by Justin Gaines - Senior Columnist/News Editor – It’s always good to see a band that has lost their way return to making great albums. After a pair of disappointing releases (2008’s Two Tragedy Poets and 2010’s Red Silent Tides), Italian power/folk metal band Elvenking turned things [...]
by Justin Gaines - Senior Columnist/News Editor – German hard rock group 21 Octayne makes their debut this year with Into the Open. While probably not quite a “supergroup,” the band is made up of some veterans of the hard rock and metal scenes, including vocalist Hagen Grohe (The Joe [...]
by Kathy Kindred - Editor in Chief – July 26th, 2014 at Harrah’s Voodoo Lounge in North Kansas City, MO. – The VooDoo Lounge, Harrah’s Casino, Kansas City, Mo. (July 26, 2014) — Slash with Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators brought their World on Fire tour to Kansas City, a [...]
by John Kindred - Publisher – Guitarist Michael Abdow continues to amaze fans with his virtuoso talent. After releasing his latest solo album Life Symbolic in 2013, his name resurfaced with the re-release of the album 3 by the progressive metal outfit Frozen. 3 originally was released in 2011 [...]
by Joe Mis - Senior Columnist – Breaking Free is the debut EP from Copenhagen’s Forever Still. While not groundbreaking or evolutionary, this four track release is a shining example of the female-fronted Gothic Rock genre. Forever Still has a history going back to 2009 when [...]
by Anabel Dflux - Senior Photojournalist – July 22nd, 2014 at the Whisky a Go Go in West Hollywood, CA. – Metal lords Society 1 played an incredible set at the Whisky a Go Go on Tuesday! Celebrating the vocalist’s 20 year anniversary at the Whisky, Society 1 put on a one-of-a-kind, [...]
by Christophe Pauly - Senior Photojournalist – Drummer Marco Minnemann, currently touring with Joe Satriani, checked in with Hardrock Haven and discussed his new solo album EEPS. Chris: Hi, Marco! Thanks for this interview about your new album. Marco: Thank YOU! Chris: First, could you [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska - Columnist – Year after year, it’s getting clearer and clearer it must be something in the air in Scandinavia (or maybe it’s the water that is to blame?). Just because it’s the residents of this cold peninsula who tend to deliver the most melodic and catchy… [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska - Columnist – UFO – who celebrate their 45th anniversary this year – remain a group as influential and important as their peers Deep Purple, Black Sabbath or Uriah Heep. However, it’s arguable that they enjoy the same deserved cult status as their above [...]
by John Kindred - Publisher – Guitarist Jeff Summers (Statetrooper) and vocalist Danny Hynes have revived their ‘80s NWOBHM band, Weapon. Officially known today as Weapon (UK), it seems another group had formed under the same name, and to stay away from any legal issues, UK was added to [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska - Columnist – Gregory Lynn Hall is a name that all hard rock and melodic rock fans should be familiar with – from his Sunset Strip days and his tenure in Rat Sally back in the ‘80s to the contemporary AOR act 101 South he fronts. This year, however, marks a very [...]
KROW was confirmed in one of the biggest Metal festivals in the world: Bloodstock Open Air The festival happens at Catton Hall, Walton-on-Trent, South Derbyshire, England, since 2005. This year, the festival takes place between the 7th and 10th of August and has in its cast: Megadeth, Down, [...]
by Christophe Pauly - Senior Photojournalist – Guitarist and entrepreneur Andy Alt recently talked with Hardrock Haven about his music career, working with Steve Vai and gives advice on the music business. CP: I’d like to talk first about your career. Could you tell our Readers how you [...]
by Deb Rao - Senior Columnist – It has been two decades since Kix has released any new music. This is all about to change, as the pride of Maryland gear up for the release of Rock Your Face Off on Aug. 5 via Loud And Proud Records. A lot has changed since the heyday of metal. But it is good [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska - Columnist – Generic and repetitive, being a third-league copy of the particular artist’s original band – or too drastically apart from the previously taken music direction, laden with unnecessary sound experiments. That’s how things usually end up for musicians [...]
Lithuanian prog rockers The Skys set to rock the Westport Coffeehouse Theatre in Kansas City, Mo. The show starts at 9 p.m., and tickets are $10 available at the door. If you’re a fan of prog rock with a Pink Floyd-esque sound, The Skys will not disappoint. Hailing from Lithuania, the prog [...]
by Joe Mis - Senior Columnist – The band name enkElination is a play on words and perhaps a bit of a gimmick, but that’s where the silliness ends. “Enkeli” means “angel” in Finnish, and the lead singer is named Elina – but this band needs no gimmicks to get by. Fans of [...]
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