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by Alissa Ordabai - Senior Columnist – October 12, 2012 at The Underworld Club, London, United Kingdom For many the choice this evening was between going to see Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, and John Paul Jones at the London premiere of Led Zeppelin’s new film “Celebration Day” or seeing [...]
by Alex Barbieri - Columnist – Don Dokken has said publicly that Dokken’s latest album, Broken Bones, will be their last. If the new album is Dokken’s swan song, then the band is finishing a 30-plus year career (Don Dokken founded the band in 1978) at a creative apex and musical [...]
by Gary Dean Ash - Columnist – October 06, 2012 at Uptown Theater in Kansas City, Missouri The lights lowered and a tapestry of Kansas first album with the image of the John Brown “Tragic Prelude” painting by John Steuart Curry was unveiled. The original mural is painted on a wall [...]
by Alissa Ordabai - Senior Columnist – October 11, 2012 Brixton Academy, London, United Kingdom It’s difficult to pinpoint what exactly made this show so special. One thing is for certain: this was undeniably the best – and the most puzzling – rock concert this writer went to in 2012 so [...]
by Joe Mis - Columnist – Soulspell is the Brazilian metal opera project created by drummer Heleno Vale, and the “cast” has recently released their third full length album entitled Hollow’s Gathering. Once again, Soulspell uses an number of well know vocalists as characters in the story, [...]
by Mark Allen - Senior Columnist – Becoming The Archetype (BTA) are in no danger of being pigeonholed; none of their albums have sounded alike. They dabbled with death metal on their debut (Terminate Damnation), moved to a more melodic shredding sound on their sophomore effort (The Physics of [...]
by Trevor Portz - Columnist – Ever since they followed up a black metal debut with an acoustic folk album, the members of Ulver have continually changed and metamorphosed, challenging fans—both old and new—with each album. They’ve tackled sparse electronic noise, symphonic bombast and [...]
by Justin Gaines - News Editor – It’s been three years since we’ve seen a new studio album from Green Day, and given the success of their ambitious 2009 concept album 21st Century Breakdown it’s safe to say that expectations were pretty damned high for the eventual follow-up. Well, the [...]
by Christophe Pauly - Photojournalist – October 6, 2012 at Biebob in Vosselaar, Belgium FIREWIND & LEAVES’ EYES – “Few Against Many” European Tour 2012. Firewind: Gus G. – lead guitar Petros Christodoulidis – bass Bob Katsionis – rhythm guitar, keyboards Apollo Papathanasio [...]
by Mark Allen - Senior Columnist – The Chimpz and Jesus have something in common: both possess the power of resurrection. Christ may have brought Lazarus—not to mention Himself—back from the grave, but with their high-velocity energy, heavy-hitting guitars, memorable rhymes, and sharp [...]
by John Kindred - Publisher – Youngblood originally signed a recording contract with Sony/Epic Records in 1989. At that time, the band included vocalist Bobby Sisk, guitarists Jeff Diehl and Eric Saylors, keyboardist Danny William, bassist Kyle Koker and drummer Kevin Kale. Youngblood spent [...]
by Justin Gaines - News Editor – It’s been a long time coming, but melodic rockers Bonrud are finally back with the follow-up to their 2004 self-titled debut album. The new album is titled Save Tomorrow and beneath the vivid super-heroine cover by Adriana Melo (of Star Wars: Empire and [...]
by Alex Barbieri & Jonna Ambur - Senior Columnist / Photojournalist – OCTOBER 4, 2012 AT WEBSTER THEATER, HARTFORD, CT On a Mission to Bring Back Old School Metal Some of Connecticut’s best and heaviest bands kicked off this much-anticipated thrash fest. Continuum from [...]
by Deb Rao - Senior Columnist – One band that helped define the metal genre is DOKKEN. The band has recently released their latest CD BROKEN BONES on Frontiers Records. In this Exclusive interview for Hardrock Haven, DOKKEN guitar virtuoso JON LEVIN has checked in with Hardrock Haven to [...]
by Mark Allen - Senior Columnist – Motel Six might leave the light on for you, but Hotel Diablo will rock your socks off and make you want to bang your head, not lay it on a pillow. For those who don’t know, Hotel Diablo is a sort-of supergroup featuring members of WASP, Quiet Riot, and [...]
by Ron Higgins - Columnist – Disclaimer: This record is being released as a CD/DVD combo (on Oct. 21 in Europe and Oct. 25 in the U.S.) but this review is just for the CD. It will also be released digitally with several bonus tracks. KIX have released their first live album in nearly 20 years [...]
by Eric Nikolaev - Guest Columnist – October 10, 2012 at the Majestic Ventura Theater in Ventura, CA Edge of Paradise live at the Majestic Ventura Theater was a great night for the band and its hungry metal fans. Edge Of Paradise is an upcoming heavy metal band with an industrial and [...]
by Christophe Pauly - Photojournalist – September 20, 2012 at Poppodium 013 in Tilburg, Netherlands Flying Colors is an American super-group composed of Mike Portnoy, Dave LaRue, Casey McPherson, Neal Morse and Steve Morse. Set List: Blue Ocean Shoulda Coulda Woulda Love Is What I’m [...]
by John Kindred - Publisher – Sept. 27, 2012 at the Beaumont Club in Kansas City, Mo. Nightwish’s Imaginaerum North American tour rolled through Kansas City on Sept. 27, with special guest Kamelot. Interestingly enough, only several days after the concert, vocalist Anette Olzon and [...]
by John Kindred - Publisher – There is no doubt that the legacy of Ronnie James Dio will burn forever in the heart of metal fans all over the world. With that said, Niji Entertainment has released The Very Beast of Vol. 2, which is the follow-up to The Very Beast Of Dio and covers the years [...]
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