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by Chris A. Staff Writer – Interview with Andy Piller Organizer/Skipper 70000 Tons of Metal/Barge to Hell He’s the skipper and originator of the first and best of the music cruises, the now epic 70000 Tons of Metal. Andy Piller talks with Chris A., from Hardrock Haven about his dream of [...]
by John Kindred Publisher – Alcatrazz was formed by former Rainbow and MSG vocalist Graham Bonnet in the early ’80s. The band featured former members of the band New England, bassist Gary Shea and keyboardist Jimmy Waldo, as well drummer Jan Uvena of Iron Butterfly and a member of Alice [...]
by Steve Patrick Staff Writer – The latest supergroup on the block, Kill Devil Hill, is about to finally release their eponymous debut album on May 22nd. Due to some outstanding legal issues regarding the band’s name the album release was pushed back a couple months, but the long wait is [...]
by Robert Thompson Guest Writer – April 26, 2012 at at The Intrepid Fox in London, U.K. It was another rainy day in London and yet again I was soaked through by the torrential downfall which has been April and with no work tonight I was finally free again on a Thursday evening wondering what [...]
by Sara McCarthy Staff Writer – April 22, 2012 at Scranton Cultural Center in Scranton, PA The Avalanche tour made a stop in Scranton Sunday night, nearing the end of a month-long trek across the country. Shinedown, supporting their latest CD Amaryllis, which was released on March 27, [...]
by Justin Gaines Staff Writer – Formed in the early 1990s from the ashes of North Carolina-based progressive/thrash/doom metal innovators Confessor, Fly Machine was similar to Confessor in a lot of respects. Both bands embraced technicality and had an unusual approach to their music, pushing [...]
by Justin Gaines Staff Writer – Confessor. Just saying the name in the company of knowledgeable metal fans is enough to cause heads to turn and previous conversations to cease. The North Carolina-based band is one of those rare bands (Manilla Road is another) who are both legendary and [...]
by Ron Higgins Staff Writer – Rock N Roll Ride is the semi-biographical 2nd solo album by Night Ranger and Damn Yankees front-man, Jack Blades. Jack has been on quite an impressive ride for 30 years, beginning with Night Ranger’s classic 1982 debut Dawn Patrol, and if this release is any [...]
by Mark Allen Staff Writer – Juliet’s Vice might hail from Philadelphia, the City of Brotherly Love, but the only kind of love they seem to believe in is the kind that lurks in sin-shadowed back alleys and filth-strewn gutters. Nothing wrong with that; when you’re a sleaze metal band, [...]
by Deb Rao Staff Writer – Fast rising metallists Legacy Of Disorder is currently taking the U.S. by storm. The band has just wrapped up a very successful tour with Gwar and is currently on the road with Fear Factory. Legacy Of Disorder is comprised of members that hail from New Zealand with [...]
by Alissa Ordabai Staff Writer – Spectacular improvisation as spirited and as eloquent as Satriani’s studio material – if nothing else – makes this live release worth checking out. And not only by the guitar heads for whom this double CD is mandatory. This is also an album for those who [...]
by Alex Barbieri Staff Writer – Get On the Hess Xpress: An Interview with Igz Kincaid and Lariyah Daniels of HËSSLER Not long ago, a friend of Hardrock Haven let us know, “You have to check out this band HËSSLER from Chicago! They kick ass! And the singer is super hot!” Not ones to [...]
by Mark Allen Staff Writer – So great is the voice of Christian rock legend John Schlitt that he could sing a manual on how to recycle used toilet paper and make it sound good. When GospelMusicChannel.com named him the best rock singer in gospel music history, they exhibited the sagacity of [...]
by Steve Patrick Staff Writer – The members of Californian thrash outfit Warbringer are unabashed fans of the old-school. Their latest record, 2011’s Worlds Torn Asunder, is a relentless attack of 80’s thrash sound and sensibility. Even luminaries of the original Bay Area thrash scene [...]
by Joe Mis Staff Writer – The Italian groove-metal band Rhope released their debut album entitled Turning Maybes Into Reality on 27-February-2012 after signing a deal with Bakerteam Records. This up-and-coming quartet consists of Diego Minach (vocal growls, guitars), Giammi Giuliani (lead [...]
by Alissa Ordabai Staff Writer – The style of the late 80s – when instrumental guitar rock was at the peak of its popularity – to this day curiously dictates its methods to legions high-tech guitar aspirants all over the world. Seattle born and raised Brian Hunsaker is one such hopeful [...]
by Steve Patrick Staff Writer – Sometimes ignorance truly is bliss. If one did not know any other information about this release, Deep Purple’s new live disc Total Abandon: Australia ’99 would sound like a great idea. However, Purple fans out there should know that this release isn’t [...]
by Mark Allen Staff Writer – Fans who have been chomping at the bit to sink their teeth—well, ears, technically—into this comeback album from Trixter will find it to be a mixed bag. There are some sweet melodic hard rock treats to be savored, but there are some less-tasty tricks as well. [...]
by Scott Alisoglu Guest Writer – Jack Blades has been a name associated with numerous melodically potent, spirited rock albums over the past three decades, the best known being Night Ranger, Shaw/Blades, and Damn Yankees. Blades took a look back over his storied career and summarized the ups, [...]
by Mark Allen Staff Writer – Half a decade has passed since this German band released their last CD. In the world at large, much has changed since then. Obama is the President of the United States. Bin Laden bit a bullet. Miley Cyrus is now legal. But what has not changed in those five years [...]
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