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Every year, Hardrock Haven staffers compile their Top 10 best releases. Here’s the writers’ favorites from 2012: Alex’s Top Ten for 2012 01. Van Halen – A Different Kind of Truth 01. Dokken – Broken Bones 02. Rick Springfield – Songs for the End of the World 03. Katy Perry – The [...]
by Trevor Portz – Columnist – Offering up a solution to something most wouldn’t deem a problem, Croatian depressive-metallers Ashes You Leave have apparently discovered The Cure for Happiness. Certainly bearing some resemblance to now-extinct Finish rockers Sentenced (and the offshoot [...]
by Christophe Pauly – Photojournalist – After 20 years of band history, the original band members Thom Blunier (guitar), Thomas Muster (guitar), and Roger Tanner (drums), but also the band’s two young guns, Dominik Pfister (bass) and most particularly singer John Prakesh, have [...]
by Christophe Pauly – Photojournalist – Hardrock Haven’s Christophe Pauly recently caught up The Pineapple Thief’s Bruce Soord. Soord talked with Pauly the history of the band as well as his inlfuences and the their latest album All the Wars. Hardrock Haven: First, The Pineapple [...]
by Christophe Pauly – Photojournalist – Hardrock Haven’s Christophe Pauly recently caught up with prog-rocker Neal Morse. Morse was kind enough to talk with Pauly about his current and past projects. Hardrock Haven: My first question is about your creativity. I listened to your [...]
by Joe Mis – Senior Columnist – Sonja Perenda probably is not a familiar name to many outside of her native Austria, but this operatic singer is out to change that. Sonja has released her debut album entitled Time Has Come, and it should do wonders. Not purely operatic or symphonic [...]
by Marija Brettle – Columnist – At the Musician, Leicester, November 27, 2012 Back in the late 80’s, Danish singer and songwriter Mike Tramp, was one of the most recognizable figures in the world of rock music. He was best known for his work with hard rock bands White Lion and later [...]
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by Mark Allen – Senior Columnist – Well, what have we here? Metal-core that actually dares to crack—if not outright break—the mold? A metal-core band that boldly challenges what is acceptable within the genre and seeks to expand the boundaries? And we’re not just talking about [...]
by Justin Gaines – News Editor/Senior Columnist – Originally released in 1989, Control and Resistance was the second album from Texas-based Watchtower, one of the true underground legends of the progressive metal genre. The four years between this album and the band’s 1985 debut [...]
by John Kindred – Publisher – John Corabi’s most notable claim to fame was replacing Vince Neil in Motley Crue from 1992 to ’96, recording one album with the band, the self-titled Motley Crue. His first exposure to the world came with the band The Scream, which featured guitarist [...]
by Derric Miller – Managing Editor – An album called Payback Time would seem to be one rife with anger, frustration, darkness and hopefully violence. But Swiss band Silver Dirt almost takes the expression in a new direction on their third album release, with music so professional, [...]
by John Kindred – Publisher – It’s a fact that AC/DC won’t be around forever, and that means the band’s infectious brand of raw rock ‘n’ roll will live on in the music, but it eventually will be lost to the live venues. Now, it seems that every country has its own version of [...]
by Joe Mis – Senior Columnist – Looking for a rocking way to celebrate the season? Look no further than the instrumental release by Intuition entitled A Season To Rock. Intuition is a group of musicians fronted by well-respected guitarist Mike Bidwell and standout drummer Gaetano [...]
by Justin Gaines – News Editor/Senior Columnist – Washington, DC-based metal band Fallen Martyr released their full-length debut (after a pair of prior EPs), titled Shadows, this year on the Siegen label. The band has a sound that’s tough to classify, as they can swing from the most [...]
by Mark Allen – Senior Columnist – Texas Hippie Coalition refer to their loud, oversized, and utterly infectious brand of heavy rock as “red dirt metal,” a tip of their Stetsons to the Red River Valley where they originated, but most hard rocking hell-raisers will probably just call [...]
by Joe Mis – Senior Columnist – Candlelight Red is a hard rocking quartet hailing from that hotbed of metal – central Pennsylvania. They’ve just released Demons, a four track follow up EP to their well-received debut album, The Wreckage. These guys are a young band, and have [...]
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