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by Alissa Ordabai – Senior Columnist — Joe Duplantier: “We are not a rock’n’roll band. We don’t get on stage drunk and we are not here to party.” I am catching Gojira’s frontman Joe Duplantier in the middle of the band’s U.S. tour with Slayer which began last month and [...]
by Ron Higgins – Columnist — After taking a three year hiatus and losing founding member and band namesake Michael Eden, Eden’s Curse are back with an impressive melodic metal masterpiece for their 4th full-length album. For the uninitiated, Eden’s Curse began as a studio project [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor — Danish melodic/progressive metal band Royal Hunt is back with a new album, their 12th overall, titled A Life To Die For. The band has been busy of late. The last couple of years have seen the return of fan favorite vocalist DC Cooper, a [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor — Long running, Texas-based traditional heavy metal band Aska is back after a six-year absence with a new album, their sixth full-length, titled Fire Eater. The band may not have been very active in terms of new material over the past [...]
by Matt Karpe – Columnist — Now Or Never’s self-titled debut finds a group of musicians, already masters of their craft through various stints in other bands, joining forces to fuse hard rock and heavy metal together in storming fashion. “Reach Out For The Sky” is a sensational [...]
by Jonna Ambur – Senior Photojournalist — November 9th, 2013 at the Wolf Den in Uncasville, CT. — Every so often a band performs for a crowd and you can feel how much they enjoy being up on stage doing what they love, Sick Puppies is one of those bands. From the first note, they [...]
by Alissa Ordabai – Senior Columnist — Live footage of this recently hatched supergroup performing in Tilburg, Holland has been shot with unpretentious good taste. And it transparently shows that Steve Morse remains this outfit’s main draw. His jazz fusion erudition may be somewhat [...]
by Jenn Carbaugh – Columnist — Masters of Disguise is a newer band formed by ex-Savage Grace touring members, Nuedi, Kalli Coldsmith, Roger Dequis, and Mario Lang. The vocals are done by Alexx Stahl who is one of the most gifted vocalists on the German metal scene. They are slowly [...]
by Anabel Dflux – Senior Photojournalist — Anabel Dflux had the opportunity to sit down and chat with William Francis of William Control about his inspirations, literary opinions, and upcoming album. ::: Listen to the interview ::: Your browser does not support this audio [...]
by Anabel Dflux – Senior Photojournalist — Anabel Dflux had a moment to chat with Drew Willnough and Laurence Beveridge of British band Fearless Vampire Killers, and although pleasantly interested by their dapper accents, they got down to business and talked about the music, formation, [...]
by Anabel Dflux – Senior Photojournalist — November 7th, 2013 at the Roxy Theatre, Hollywood, CA. — Get ready and get set for a new kind of British incursion to hit the states. London locals Fearless Vampire Killers graced our country with their presence, opening for William [...]
by Anabel Dflux – Senior Photojournalist — November 7th, 2013 at the Roxy Theatre, Hollywood, CA. — The suave, dapper, and oh-so dark, William Control blew the minds of music enthusiasts on November 7th, at the Roxy Theatre in Hollywood. Originally the front man for infamous rock [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist — There is a new generation of female singers sweeping the nation. Benedictum featuring Veronica Freeman is gearing up for the release of Obey via Frontiers on Dec. 3 in North America. In this exclusive interview for Hardrock Haven, Veronica discusses the [...]
by Jenn Carbaugh – Columnist — Founded in 2006 by Adam Calderbank and Rob Urquhart, Element has released their forthcoming third album, WTF Happened to Journalism. The band has been working hard to produce the type of album that is the core of what they do best. This album shows off [...]
by Alissa Ordabai – Senior Columnist — The book which became an instant classic when first published in 2006 now comes out in a new edition with a global distribution deal. Fans of Debra Devi’s 176-page compilation of blues terms, catchphrases, and expressions include not only [...]
by Steve Patrick – Senior Columnist — New Jersey thrash pioneers Overkill are currently destroying North America with their German brothers-in-arms Kreator and Californian upstarts Warbringer as part of the Legends of Thrash tour. Never a band to rest on their laurels, Overkill have [...]
by Anabel Dflux – Senior Photojournalist — November 7th, 2013 at the Roxy Theatre, Hollywood, CA. — They’re back… Davey Suicide, hometown Hollywood heroes, are back to the Sunset Strip for yet another show. Taking the scene by storm and having a wildly successful year (minus a [...]
by Anabel Dflux – Senior Photojournalist — Anabel Dflux spent some time with Ash, Nikki, and Anthony of Hollywood band New Years Day, chatting about their Whisky a Go Go show, the formation of the band, and what’s to come. ::: Listen to the interview ::: Your browser does not [...]
by Derric Miller – Managing Editor — Metal Church is not one of those bands you’d call “political,” at least not outright. But if you go back to songs like “Deafening Hypocrisy,” “Ivory Towers,” “More Than Your Master,” and even existential songs like “Blinded by [...]
by Anabel Dflux – Senior Columnist — Forward: Anabel Dflux hung out backstage with Jill Janus of Huntress, talking about her past, her future, and the band itself. Touring in support of their second album Starbound Beast Huntress is currently out on the road with Lamb of God, Killswitch [...]
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