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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 [...]
by Deb Rao - Senior Columnist – Skid Row is gearing up for the release of one of its strongest EPs to date Rise Of The Damnation Army – United World Rebellion: Chapter Two on Aug. 5. Over the years, Skid Row has remained a great touring band. The strength of their live show reflects on [...]
by Jonna Ambur - Senior Photojournalist – July 14th, 2014 at The Outer Space in Hamden, CT. – Punk metal band from NOLA, EYEHATEGOD greeted several hundred fans at The Outer Space this week. Bringing their sludgy sound to CT in a small club was a treat for those that follow the band but [...]
by Craig Newman - Columnist – July 12th, 2014 at the Canyon Club in Agoura Hills, CA. – The Motor City Madman performed to a pack of the same age range audience at the Canyon Club in Agoura Hills, Calif. on July 12, 2014 to perform some songs from his new album Shut Up & Jam! He [...]
by Deb Rao - Senior Columnist – July 12th, 2014 at Vamp’d in Las Vegas, NV. – Faster Pussycat turned Las Vegas club Vamp’d into the Sunset Strip Glam-Rock haven for one night on July 12. The evening would not have been complete without the dancing girls on top of the VIP section [...]
by Chris A. - Senior Photojournalist – July 15th, 2014 at Riverbend Amphitheater in Cincinnati, OH. – Kiss and Def Leppard have teamed up this summer for a 42-city North American tour that will “deliver good news and excitement,” says Kiss guitarist Paul Stanley. It is the [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska - Columnist – Do you remember 91 Suite? They created quite a buzz among melodic rock fans with their self-titled debut back in 2002 and even topped it with its follow-up Times They Change three years later. And yes, the singer sounded as a cross of Jon Bon Jovi and [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska - Columnist – Corruption are no newbies to the Polish metal scene – founded in 1991, they’ve come a long way from their doom/death metal beginnings to their current stoner metal incarnation. Now, four years after the well-received Bourbon River Bank, they return [...]
by Deb Rao - Senior Columnist – Metal Church singer Ronny Munroe is back with his third solo CD Electric Wake. This could be his strongest release to date with shades of vocals that are reminiscent of Ronnie James Dio prevalent throughout the entire album. Electric Wake features many special [...]
by Justin Gaines - Senior Columnist/News Editor – German power/speed/traditional heavy metal band Stormwarrior is back with a new album, their fifth full-length release, titled Thunder & Steele. It’s the perfect title for a band equally obsessed with old school power/speed metal and [...]
by Joe Mis - Senior Columnist – The Answer Of Insanity marks the triumphant return of Faithsedge to the metal scene. This near super-group brings a harder and heavier approach music on their sophomore release – and to put it simply, they rock – without losing the strong sense of melody [...]
by Deb Rao - Senior Columnist – One of the hottest tours this summer is the Motley Crue Final Tour. Joining the bill is Alice Cooper and The Raskins. Hardrock Haven recently had the opportunity to talk with the up and coming act The Raskins on opening night of the tour. The Raskins are [...]
by Deb Rao - Senior Columnist – July 4th. 2014 at Fremont Street Experience in Las Vegas, NV. – The 4th of July weekend in Las Vegas proved once again to be one of the top hotspots for visitors to spend their Holiday weekend. As thousands rushed to the Vegas Valley to ring in UFC Fight [...]
by Matt Karp - Senior Columnist – After 2011s’ Top Heavy album, Pennsylvanian trio On Top follow up with a four track EP full of sleazy swagger. 80s’ influenced glam metal continues to be a revisited and revitalized genre, and with “No Shame,” Top To Bottom opens with a huge middle [...]
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