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by Ron Higgins – Columnist — “Are You Ready?… 1, 2, 3… VENOM!!! So starts the latest release from this legendary outfit. After a much too long six year absence, Impellitteri is back and they haven’t slowed down one bit! Venom is a full-throttle, full-frontal attack on your [...]
by Chris A. – Senior Photojournalist — Ricky Phillips has been a rockstar almost his entire adult life. He was in “The Babys”, he worked with Ted Nugent, he was a member of Bad English and now he’s a member of 80s rock icons “Styx.” Ricky Phillips is a bass guitarist who [...]
by Derric Miller – Managing Editor — Just the band name, Go Betty Go, sounds like this is going to be a fun trip, right? Once the music starts, and you hear this all-female band pour out a joyous, polished brand of commercial Punk, and the smooth, effortless vocals of Nicolette Vilar [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist — April 7, 2015 at Vamp’d in Las Vegas, NV. — Michael Schenker’s Temple of Rock made a special stop in Las Vegas at Vamp’d on April 7. The band is currently on tour in support of their latest release Spirit On A Mission. The band hit the [...]
by Christophe Pauly – Senior Photojournalist — April 12, 2015 at Muziekodroom in Hasselt, Belgium — Touring in support of their new album, Raise A Little Hell, The Answer continue their trip across Europe. Stopping in Hasselt, Belgium, the band brought their retro-rock vibe to [...]
by Don Higgins – Columnist — Europe, one of Sweden’s biggest rock groups, are back with their tenth hard-hitting album titled War of Kings. An aptly titled release because these guys are performing at their peak and taking no prisoners. This is a heavy, rocking album that continues [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor — Fans of the Kiske/Somerville project, which paired vocalists Michael Kiske (Unisonic, ex-Helloween) and Amanda Somerville, have something to celebrate this year. Their 2010 debut album was thought to be a one-off, but the duo is back [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Senior Columnist — When you catch up for a bit of interrogation with someone who still remains the untouchable master of songwriting and storytelling, you can be sure you’re going to get all things covered – including the smallest of details! That’s why [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor — American Melodic rockers Maxx Explosion are back with a new album, their second, titled Dirty Angels. Maxx Explosion is, of course, the band put together by House of Lords musicians Chris McCarvill (who also handles lead vocals here), [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor — For the latest installment in their Bootcamp series, which spotlights overlooked bands with only demo or self-released material, the Divebomb label has set its sights on Enertia, an overlooked American band that emerged in the mid 1990s [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor — (Mostly) UK-based symphonic/power metal band Damnation Angels is back with a new album, their second overall, titled The Valiant Fire. It’s the highly-anticipated follow-up to their breakthrough 2013 debut full-length Bringer of [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor — Multi-national melodic metal band Eden’s Curse delivered their first ever live album this year with the two-disc Live With the Curse. Live albums seem a bit passé in the DVD/Blu-ray age, but given the buzz this band has generated with [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Senior Columnist — Influenced with multitude of bands from Iron Maiden to Alter Bridge, their style is a compromise between heaviness and melody. The UK-based act Furyon has created quite a buzz with their debut album Gravitas five years ago and, having it [...]
by Mark Yesford – Photojournalist — April 17th, 2015 at Budweiser Gardens in London, On., Canada — Canadian music icons, The Hip, with their very animated frontman, Gordon Downie, made a tour stop at London’s Budweiser Gardens as part of their Fully and Completely 2015 North [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor — Finnish symphonic metal legends Nightwish are back with a new studio album titled Endless Forms Most Beautiful, and it’s kind of a big deal. Sure, every new album is a big deal when you’re one of the most prominent metal bands on the [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor — While the new super-group Level 10 is getting a fair bit of attention, there’s another “all-star” project featuring Primal Fear members that is worth noting. Blackwelder is the brainchild of American guitarist Andrew Szucs [...]
by Christophe Pauly – Senior Columnist — Damien and Jennifer of the band Dust in Mind Strasbourg in France, open up and discuss the bands beginnings as well as their new studio EP titled Never Look Back to be released in May. Hardrock Haven: Hi Damien and Jennifer. Thanks for this [...]
by Deb Raok – Senior Columnist — April 11, 2015 at The Joint in Las Vegas, NV. — One of the most anticipated tours of the Spring SIXX A.M hit Las Vegas at The Joint on April 11 with a vengeance. It has been a long time coming for the die-hard SIXX A.M. fans but tonight the band [...]
by Steve Patrick – Senior Columnist — Finnish symphonic metal legends Nightwish are currently bringing the music from their recently released album Endless Forms Most Beautiful to the live stage in North America along with support from Sabaton and Delain. The subject matter of [...]
by Matt Karpe – Senior Columnist — The enigmatic Scott Weiland has never played by the Rock n’ Roll rule book. A seemingly integral part of the early 90s’ Grunge scene with the legendary Stone Temple Pilots, Weiland hit the skids with drug addictions and jail time, but even so, [...]
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