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by Christophe Pauly – Senior Photojournalist — July 2nd, 2014 at Rockhal in Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg — Rob Zombie tour itinerary as he tours through to Europe recently stopped at Rockhal in Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg. Hardrock Haven’s Christophe Pauly was on hand at [...]
by Chris A. – Senior Photojournalist — KISS 40: Retrospective Offers Cuts From Every Kiss Album Released Kiss is a lot like America. Flashy, brash, in-your-face, resilient, versatile, incredibly successful and when it comes right down to it, lots of fun. Kiss has made a living being the [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Columnist — From Kerrang! and Metal Hammer to Classic Rock and Fireworks, Night By Night are gaining enthusiastic reviews from every rock-oriented media outlet. With their unique, ‘80s-AOR-meets-contemporary-rock sound, this UK-based melodic rock act is on [...]
The Hardrock Haven staff is taking a nostalgic trip back to the ’80s, taking aim at those Hard Rock and Metal albums that made us fans of the genre(s). Whether it was the angst-driven anthems or the overly decadent lifestyle, the ’80s defined a music era that was hammered into our [...]
by Mark Allen – Senior Columnist — In 2012, Norwegian melodic rockers Valerie (an all-male band, despite what the name would lead you to believe) released their eponymous debut with the stated goal of being “1987 in 2012” and they succeeded remarkably well. It is now two years later [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Columnist — Is progressive rock long gone, or can we talk now about the genre returning to its glory? While it’s maybe a bit too early to nod for the latter, we have no other way than to deny the former – especially with bands such as Perfect Beings on [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Columnist — With his newest book Let It Rock: The Making of Bon Jovi’s Slippery When Wet hitting the shelves just recently, Neil Daniels doesn’t have any intention of putting his pen down and resting on his laurels. Although busy working on his next [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor — Swedish power metal battalion Sabaton is back with a new album, their seventh overall, titled Heroes. It’s the band’s first studio release since the lineup change that brought guitarists Chris Rorland and Thobbe Englund and drummer [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor — German heavy metal icon Udo Dirkschneider and his band U.D.O. are back with a new live offering, titled Steelhammer – Live From Moscow. Long time U.D.O. fans can be forgiven if their initial reaction to this set is “again?” or [...]
by Mark Allen – Senior Columnist — Should someone walk up to you and say, “If Laney’s Legion appears on any Top Ten lists at the end of the year, I’ll eat my shorts,” go ahead and take the bet, because when December rolls around, you’ll enjoy watching them chow down on their [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor — Finnish masters of melancholy Insomnium are back with a new studio album, their sixth overall, titled Shadows of the Dying Sun. The band, which initially emerged as the Finnish answer to Dark Tranquillity, has really come into their own [...]
by Matt Karpe – Senior Columnist — Two years after the release of the original album, The Veer Union have re-packaged their third record, fully remastering the 10 tracks that made the first cut, and adding three new numbers. The album is just as good as before, and with the [...]
To celebrate the company’s 120th anniversary, Gibson has unveiled a set of new guitar models. The new models include two new Les Pauls in the form of the Light Flame Top and the Traditional Flame Top, a pair of Flying Vs, an SG and an Explorer. In the sprit of Gibson’s philosophy, these [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Columnist — With enthusiastic reviews from the renowned UK music magazines – from Kerrang! and Classic Rock to Fireworks – and names such as Voodoo Six or Sisters of Mercy featured in résumé of the respective band members, Night By Night are a band you [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor — German power metal band Sinbreed is back after a four-year absence with their second album, titled Shadows. The band, of course, features a pair of Blind Guardian members (guitarist Marcus Siepen and drummer Frederik Ehmke) as well as [...]
by Steve Patrick – Senior Columnist — Nowadays it seems that Ted Nugent gets more attention for what he does off the concert stage, whether it be hunting or debating politics. Thankfully, the Motor City Madman has returned with evidence of what he does best with the upcoming release of [...]
by Chris Baird – Photojournalist — June 25th, 2014 at Southland Ballroom in Raleigh N.C. — Connecticut’s Dead By Wednesday is currently out on tour supporting Shadows Fall. Hardrock Haven’s Chris Baird caught up with the band at Southland Ballroom in Raleigh N.C. LIVE! | [...]
by Anabel DFlux – Senior Photojournalist — Anabel DFlux caught with Alexx Calise, a Los Angeles transplant making a name for herself with music. They chatted about her amazing TV show opportunities, her infamous song “Cry,” and what’s coming up next for this talented [...]
by Chris Baird – Photojournalist — June 25th, 2014 at Southland Ballroom in Raleigh N.C. — Shadows Fall are currently on tour headlining dates from June through July. Supporting Shadows Fall are Connecticut’s own Dead By Wednesday. Hardrock Haven’s Chris Baird caught up [...]
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