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by Anabel DFlux – Senior Photojournalist — Senior photojournalist Anabel DFlux chatted with brand new Victory Records band Meridian, covering their upcoming release, what it means to be young in the industry, and what’s coming up next for these young lads. MERIDIAN consists of [...]
by Zane Cash – Photojournalist — August 7th, 2014 at the Downtown OKC Airpark in Oklahoma City, OK. — The hottest (literally) metal festival of the year was in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Aug. 7, 2014 and Hardrock Haven was there to cover the madness! The Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor — Back in 2011, Swedish AOR sensation Houston followed up their acclaimed self-titled debut with a collection of covers (and a few extras), titled Relaunch. Now with two full-length albums out, Houston is going back to that idea with [...]
by Matt Karpe – Senior Columnist — At the start of July, Seether released Isolate and Medicate, their sixth studio album. It is one of the strongest records the band have put out to date and is packed full of emotionally charged anthems that has become accustomed to the post-grunge [...]
by Christophe Pauly – Senior Photojournalist — Vinnie Paul former Pantera and current Hellyeah drummer talks about their new album Blood on Blood, the new lineup, a little bit about Dimebag and gets fans up to date with the band … Chris: My first question is about Blood for Blood [...]
by Mark Allen – Senior Columnist — Many rock ‘n’ roll enthusiasts believe that Bon Jovi’s albums strike the perfect synchronicity between rock and pop; others believe that the best thing to do with Bon Jovi albums is to pile them high, pour on some gasoline, and toss a match. But [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist — August 2st, 2014 at MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, NV. — Aerosmith with Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators From the East Coast to the West Coast Aerosmith made a special stop to the MGM Grand Arena for the Let Rock Rule Tour on Aug. [...]
by Matt Karpe – Senior Columnist — After a long four years since The Oracle, some began to wonder whether a new Godsmack album would ever be released, and now over half way through 2014, 1000hp has arrived and all seems right with the world once again … just about. The album title [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist — August 1st, 2014 at Vamp’d in Las Vegas, NV. — Rock and Roll gypsies LA Guns invaded Vamp’d on Aug. 1. LA Guns featuring Phil Lewis is one of the hardest working bands in the industry today. It has been 27 years since the band debut on [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Senior Columnist — This year saw the release of a unique album Love Is Magic – the compilation of selected ballad-esque highlights of Michael Bormann’s career so far. And yet, it’s much more to him than this. Fans of this talented and very busy German [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Senior Columnist — Although most of us are familiar with the Teutonic thrash metal term describing the particularity of the German thrash metal scene, its counterpart related to heavy metal genre should be in equal use. There is, and always was, something [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Senior Columnist — What can be say about this – or actually, any – book on ZZ Top…? Well, one certain thing is that it’s neither The Dirt nor a story about The Rolling Stones and you won’t find many shocking vignettes about notorious sexual stunts, [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist — Singer Ronny Munroe of Metal Church recently released his third solo album entitled Electric Wake. It is one of his strongest albums to date, as the singer keeps metal alive with his amazingly strong vocals and strong lyrical content. Ronny Munroe [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor — Swedish traditional heavy metal band Portrait is back with a new album, their third overall and second for Metal Blade, titled Crossroads. Portrait’s previous album (2011’s Crimen Laesae Majestatis Divinae) was a big breakthrough for [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor — Over the years there have been a handful of Dio tribute albums, but it’s always fun to hear new ones. Between the late, great heavy metal icon’s work with Black Sabbath, Rainbow and his solo band, there are so many great and [...]
by Joe Dolan – Guest Columnist — August 2, 2014 at at the Canyon Club in Agoura Hills, CA. — On a muggy Aug. 2, 2014, packed venue saw and listened to Bay Area rockers Tesla perform their 90-minute show of their headline 2014 Simplicity tour. The show started at 9 p.m. with no [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Columnist — The departures of band members often end up shaking the foundations of the group, but can also result in some fruitful additions to the line-up further on. One of the bands apparently strengthened with the significant personal changes within the [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Columnist — A long, long time ago… that’s how a fairy tale about the Swedish band which never joined the first league of fame dominated by their peers Mötley Crüe and Bon Jovi, but which certainly had their share of success back in the ‘80s, should [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Columnist — With their 2009 debut Time Elevation and 2011 Idolizer, Grand Design made quite a buzz among melodic rock fans, having crafted what is perhaps the best Def Leppard albums that Joe Eliott and his gang never really recorded. And although this year saw [...]
by Anabel DFlux – Senior Photojournalist — Photographer Anabel DFlux spent the day at a beautiful photo studio in California with the lovely Grog of Die So Fluid. Afterwards, the two sat down to talk about Grog’s move to Los Angeles from England, the upcoming US release of The [...]
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