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by Mark Allen – Senior Columnist– You know that scene in the ‘79 Lucio Fulci film Zombie where one of the living dead slowly pulls a woman into a jagged wood splinter until it punctures and pops her eyeball? It’s an excruciatingly brutal scene to watch, especially if you have [...]
by Chris A. – Senior Photojournalist – A “Classy Bitch” is what Lzzy Hale had in mind with the design of her new Gibson USA Signature Model Explorer guitar. Hardrock Haven’s Chris A. shoots the breeze with Lzzy Hale about winning a Grammy, the band’s upcoming [...]
by Alissa Ordabai – Senior Columnist – Space-rocking Lynch Mob oldies sound vividly intimate on this EP, managing to avoid the OTT pathos which usually infects most rock anthems when performed unplugged. Laid back but focused, the band projects a warm-hearted feel without [...]
by Mark Allen – Senior Columnist – With their powerful production, huge hooks, kick-ass attitude, air guitar-igniting licks, and bigger-is-better backing vocals, De La Cruz dance so close to delectable awesomeness that you almost want to overlook the one flaw that knocks them down a few [...]
by Joe Mis – Senior Columnist – Veteran vocalist John Lawton (Uriah Heep, Lucifer’s Friend) has joined forces with the respected Bulgarian rock band Diana Express to release a high concept classic rock opera album entitled The Power Of Mind. Written by musician Milen Vrabevski, The [...]
by Nikiforos Skoumas – Columnist – Cyanide 4 were arguably the first Greek sleaze band to give the audience the full package from the looks, to the songwriting, to the recordings, to the videos, to the artwork, they have it all. Cyanide 4 have opened shows for The Scorpions, W.A.S.P., [...]
by Alissa Ordabai – Senior Columnist – The big question with yet another posthumous Hendrix release is whether Jimi would have consented to it if he was still around. The brutal reality is that he isn’t around, and decisions are now in the hands of business people. Either way, parents [...]
by Chris A. – Senior Photojournalist – American guitarist, Ursin DeRoche, is endorsed by MusicMan guitars INTEX cable Ernie Ball strings and Eventide effects. Currently guitarist in the bands Jet Set Babylon and Daredevil Autopilot, DeRoche talks to Hardrock Haven about his career as a [...]
by Joe Mis – Senior Columnist – Eclectic Shred is the new release from guitar wizard James Williams. Don’t let the title fool you – Williams is no more a “shredder” than Yngwie Malmsteen or Joe Satriani. Like many of the great guitarists he is a true musician, and there is so [...]
by Alissa Ordabai – Senior Columnist – French guitar guru Christophe Godin continues on his cultural deconstruction mission with the trademark mixture of virtuosity and kooky humor. Most know Godin as the leader of the now legendary outfit Mörglbl – the most original, if not the [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist – March 22, 2013 at Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, NV For one night only the Las Vegas strip was turned into a Metal extravaganza with Bob Rocks at the Orleans Arena featuring Vince Neil, Night Ranger, Skid Row, Warrant, and Quiet Riot. The Strip may have its [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist – March 23, 2013 at Boulder Station in Las Vegas, NV Sevendust is currently on the road supporting their latest release Black Out The Sun. The band made a special stop in Las Vegas at Boulder Station in Las Vegas for a sold out show with special guests [...]
by Anabel Dflux – Photojournalist – March 25, 2013 at Troubadour in West Hollywood, CA – Returning exactly a month after their Roxy Theater show, Stitched Up Heart was shaking up West Hollywood again on March 25th, at Santa Monica Blvd’s very own Troubadour. This was the [...]
by Mark Allen – Senior Columnist – Sometimes giving old things a fresh twist can generate renewed excitement. That ’82 Camaro rusting in peace behind the shed suddenly seems fun to drive again when spruced up with some spiffy new paint. Jacking some jalapenos into your mother’s [...]
by Joe Mis – Senior Columnist – Italy is fast becoming a mainstay in the progressive metal and Gothic metal scene, and the upcoming release from Alessandria’s Odd Dimension only emphasizes that fact. Their second studio debut album, The Last Embrace To Humanity, is a fine follow up to [...]
by Chris A. – Senior Photojournalist – I play guitar and like most people who play guitar, I’m just an average player. I’m not a regular gigging musician or a performer but I am genuinely in love with the guitar. I’m a gear head. I love guitars and guitar gadgets and I [...]
by Mark Allen – Senior Columnist – There are no certainties in life, and that axiom holds true in the macrocosm of metal music where bands rise and fall on a daily basis. But even in the face of such uncertainty, you can bet the last penny in your pocket that this won’t be the last [...]
by Mark Allen – Senior Columnist – Banging Death’s Drums Dan Johnson is one of the hottest up-and-coming hard rock/metal drummers on the scene today. For proof, you need look no further than the fact that Brian “Head” Welch (ex-Korn) selected him to bang the skins for his band [...]
by Christophe Pauly – Photojournalist – March 17, 2013 at Magasin 4 in Brussels, Belgium – Long Distance Calling is on the road once again to promote the release of his newest studio album, The Flood Inside. Hardrock Haven’s Christophe Pauly caught up with the European tour in [...]
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