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by Steve Patrick – Columnist – Video Interview Interview with Carla Harvey & Heidi Shepherd from Butcher Babies Carla Harvey and Heidi Shepherd, AKA the Butcher Babies, have been making quite a name for themselves with their intense performances and risqué attire. Both Harvey and [...]
by Mark Allen – Senior Columnist – Pink Cream 69 is an undisputed member of the elite class of melodic hard rock, the kind of band that rarely disappoints. Yes, some releases are better than others, but that is to be expected over the course of eleven studio albums and the fact is that [...]
by Steve Patrick & Chris A. – Columnist / Senior Photojournalist – January 23, 2013, Newport Music Hall, Columbus, Ohio – Every once and a while, a show will come along that totally restores the audience’s faith in the power of rock music. For those in attendance, The [...]
by Alissa Ordabai – Senior Columnist – Exciting news is arriving this week from Tom Keifer’s camp announcing his first ever solo tour. In this interview I talk to Cinderella’s frontman about his influences and the notion of cultural succession in rock, but also about wider subjects [...]
by Sherry Thomas – Columnist – Enigma is Aeon Zen’s third offering. The British progressive metal band has two independent releases under their belts. A Mind’s Portrait and The Face of the Unknown are their first two releases, which garnered success among both fans and critics [...]
by Sherry Thomas – Columnist – South Africa’s Juggernaught has been making a name for themselves since their inception four years ago. Their debut album Act Of Goat was released in 2009 and the first pressing sold out in less than two months. In addition, they played over 300 [...]
by Sherry Thomas – Columnist – Tellus Requiem is the name of an upcoming band in Progressive music. The Norwegian band was formed in 2007 by guitarist Stig Nergård. In 2010, Tellus Requiem released their self-titled album digitally. This caught the attention of many and procured them a [...]
by Joe Mis – Senior Columnist – The self-proclaimed “eclectic rock trio” of Ivan Mihaljevic & Side Effects has recently released Counterclockwise, another gem that builds on the strong guitar rock foundation of their prior releases Destination Unknown and Sandcastle. Hailing [...]
by John Kindred – Publisher – The resurgence of hard rock and metal bands hailing from the old empire continues as Heaven’s Basement releases its debut album on Red Bull Records. Original members Chris Rivers on drums and guitarist Sid Glover are joined by bassist Rob Ellershaw and [...]
by Craig Newman – Columnist – DEEP FROM THE SOUTH ARRIVES A NEW BREED OF ROCK FROM STONEBREED. Their debut album has been released for the world of rock n’ roll to hear and delivers a unique blend of Hard Rock with a Southern taste. Los Angeles rock group STONEBREED was formed [...]
by John Kindred – Publisher – Steven Adler has been battling demons for quite some time, from his brief time in Guns N’ Roses to his more recent appearance on Dr. Drew’s “Celebrity Rehab.” Over the years, drugs have taken their toll but never completely dampened Adler’s [...]
by Justin Gaines – News Editor / Senior Columnist – To celebrate their 20th anniversary, Danish melodic progressive metal band Royal Hunt has released a massive 4-disc retrospective titled 20th Anniversary – Special Edition. This set features 34 songs spread across three CDs plus a [...]
by Justin Gaines – News Editor / Senior Columnist – Swedish traditional metal warriors Rocka Rollas returned late last year with a new EP titled Conquer. The 4-song offering is intended as a preview of what’s in store on the band’s upcoming full-length Metal Strikes Back. If you [...]
by Craig Newman – Columnist – Canada’s new metal band, Kobra and the Lotus strike metal venom with first International album. Canada music scene has given the world of rock bands such as Rush, Triumph, April Wine and Helix. Kobra and the Lotus was formed during 2008 with beautiful and [...]
by Sherry Thomas – Columnist – When some people hear the term “supergroup,” they assume it’s just a group of well-known musicians who are looking to make a quick buck. However, that is not the case with the power trio of dUg Pinnick (King’s X), Eric Gales (Eric Gales [...]
by Chris A. – Senior Photojournalist – Steven Adler’s been around the world and he’s lived an insane, self destructive existence. But a year ago, itching to return to the stage, Adler hooked up with some young musicians and “Adler” was born. Hardrock [...]
by Alex Barbieri – Columnist – Return of the Emperor: An Interview with Richie Scarlet One of the things Hardrock Haven prides itself on is letting you know about bands and artists you should know about, but who may not be on your radar. They may not be on the charts or [...]
by Sherry Thomas – Columnist – Edge Of Attack are newcomers to the metal scene, but they have already generated a lot of buzz. The five piece from Alberta, Canada recently released two singles from their forthcoming self-titled album. That opened the door to do pre-shows for giants such [...]
by Christophe Pauly – Columnist – Riverside is progressive rock band from Warsaw, Poland that was founded in 2001 by friends Mariusz Duda, Piotr Grudziński, Piotr Kozieradzki and Jacek Melnicki. The band is best described as a blend of atmospheric rock and metal elements. Christophe [...]
by Mark Allen – Senior Columnist – Ask anyone familiar with Static Fiction what the band sounds like and the answer will almost always be, “They sound like Green Day.” Fair enough, but the answer is as incomplete as an Oreo cookie with no cream in the middle. Because the answer [...]
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