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by Alissa Ordabai – Senior Columnist — June 17, 2013 at Shepherd’s Bush Empire in London, UK — Far from igniting the same furore as his groundbreaking albums did some 27 or even 15 years ago, Satriani’s new release Unstoppable Momentum has nevertheless done a brilliant thing [...]
by Steve Patrick – Columnist — Swedish heavy metal standard bearers Sister Sin will re-release their 2003 debut record Dance of the Wicked on Victory Records this week. The album represents an interesting time for the band when their Sunset Strip musical influences were far more [...]
by Chris A. – Senior Photojournalist — For 14 years Joel Stroetzel has played guitar as a member of the formative American heavy metal band Killswitch Engage. In this interview filmed on the back of the KSE tour bus, Joel talks about the longevity of the band, personnel changes, the [...]
by Joe Mis – Senior Columnist — Dangerously Addictive is the second release from Canadian punk/alternative rockers Neverfriend. Raw and aggressive, it manages to capture much of the genre’s base appeal and gives it a slightly more modern sound without altering its old school [...]
by Matt Karpe – Columnist — Californian quintet Huntress are back with the follow up to last year’s debut album Spell Eater. Starbound Beast fuses melodic heavy metal with elements of thrash and doom, and in front-woman Jill Janus, Huntress have a vocalist with such a diverse range in [...]
by Steve Patrick – Columnist — Canadian songstress Kobra Paige and her band Kobra and the Lotus are currently out on the road supporting their recently released debut eponymous album and also supporting Swedish/Danish outfit Amaranthe. KISS’ own Gene Simmons was instrumental in [...]
by Alissa Ordabai – Senior Columnist — Cutting-edge genres tend to freeze into a formula faster than you can say “kill em’ all.” It takes a special kind of touch to stick to your chosen style for decades without making it stale. Jeff Waters has always been among the rare few who [...]
Biography — Chris Baird Chris is a long time heavy metal enthusiast. Going to school in the 70’s and 80’s he had an opportunity to enjoy all the early days of British Metal and lived the Hair Metal experience. He is still very engaged in music by blending two great passions, [...]
by Joe Mis – Senior Columnist — Jade Hearts is the solid second release from France’s Chasing Violets – and it is a dynamic and upbeat radio-friendly album. Fronted by sisters Sarah & Mélissa Fontaine – and ably supported by AOR’s Frédéric Slama – Chasing Violets [...]
by Jenn Carbaugh – Columnist — This Texas “instruMETAL” trio has released their debut album. Mahogany Head Grenade may be a trio, but the power that they put out sounds so much larger than expected. They are an instrumental band, and a compelling vocalist would be promising for [...]
by Matt Karpe – Columnist — Rebirth is an apt title for Seven Witches ninth studio album. Founding member Jack Frost continues to show off his innovative guitar skills, and is joined by Ronnie Parkes on bass and Johnny Kelly on drums. The line-up is completed by new vocalist Anthony [...]
by Jenn Carbaugh – Columnist — Judicator has released their second full album titled Sleepy Plessow. John Yelland and Tony Cordisco are surprisingly the only ones to make up this band, but there are nine guest musicians on this album. This album is supposed to tell the story of Prussia. [...]
by Mark Allen – Senior Columnist — This Australian band is gunning for that big, loud, in-your-face sleaze-rock sound and while not every aspect is a perfect bulls-eye, they hit the mark more than enough to score a—wait for it—kill shot. The drums smack your ears like sonic bullets, [...]
by Elsie Roymans – Photojournalist — June 15, 2013 at Ancienne Belgique Club in Brussels, Belgium — Hardrock Haven’s Elsie Roymans caught up with 3 Doors Down in Brussels, Belgium and captured this spectacular photo gallery. Enjoy! 3 Doors Down with Prime Circle Photo Gallery [...]
by Chris A. – Senior Photojournalist — John 5 is one of metal’s best guitar players and as Rob Zombie’s shredder he’s of the busiest guys strumming six strings. In this interview with Hard Rock Haven writer/photographer, Chris A., the Telecaster wielding shredder talks [...]
by Joe Mis – Senior Columnist — Wow! Amazing! Awesome! There is not much more that can be said about Free Fall, the solo debut of Primal Fear / Last Tribe guitarist Magnus Karlsson. The Swede proves himself to be a complete musician – playing everything but drums, and singing lead on [...]
by Matt Karpe – Columnist — Ex-Manowar drummer Rhino returns with Angels Of Babylon’s follow-up to the 2010 release Kingdom Of Evil. As well as showing his class on the drum kit, Rhino contributes all the vocals to Thundergod, and he is joined by new recruits Alex Stephens on guitar [...]
Biography — Matt Karpe I live in the UK only 30 minutes from Cambridge and its world famous university. I work as a security officer by day and a music writer by night. I was introduced to the amazing world of rock ‘n’ roll as the nu-metal explosion began, with Limp Bizkit, Korn and Papa [...]
by Jenn Carbaugh – Columnist — Ugly Kid Joe are a distinguished hard rock band. They found fame with albums like America’s Least Wanted and Menace to Sobriety. “Neighbor” is a prominent hit of theirs. The band split up in 1997, but they made their way back together in 2010. With [...]
by Anabel Dflux – Photojournalist — Gemini Syndrome is a collective of 5 musicians originating from Los Angeles, CA in early 2010. Drummer Brian Steele Medina talks with Hardrock Haven’s Anabel Dflux about the band, touring, the bands influences and more … Hardrock Haven: Hello [...]
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