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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 [...]
by Joe Mis – Senior Columnist – Italy’s Netherfall has recently released a self-titled debut album. This Milan-based four piece metal act for some odd reason the band is labeled as “alternative metal,” but they are far from it, tending to sound more like straight up hard rock [...]
by Cameron Edney – Guest Columnist – Gallows Drummer Lee Barratt Talks On Tour Craziness, Recording and Soundwave Festivals Since forming in 2005 British Punk Rockers Gallows have certainly had their share of highs and lows, from being dropped from record labels and member changes to [...]
by John Kindred – Publisher – As Eagle Rock Entertainment wrapped up 2012 and moves forward into 2013, it continues to drop classic concerts on DVD and Blu-ray. This time around, the nostalgic Stray Cats get some time in the spotlight with the release of Live At Montreux 1981. Guitarist [...]
by John Kindred – Publisher – Torpedohead is a three-piece melodic-punk-rock outfit that hails from Hessen, Germany. The band features vocalist and guitarist Sven Spacebrain, bassist Hardy Wildheart and drummer Zasch Zasch. Touring throughout Germany and Europe for the last few years, [...]
by Justin Gaines – News Editor/Senior Columnist – When you think of the heavy metal scene in Poland, chances are death metal titans Behemoth and Vader are the first bands that come to mind. It’s probably not the kind of scene you’d expect to find a heavy/thrash hybrid band, but [...]
by Derric Miller – Managing Editor – The single greatest chorus in 2012 was written and released at the end of the year, and it’s from Miss Crazy’s song “Hail Bruce Lee.” Even the line before the chorus, “No one tells me what to do — not even me!” is addictive in its [...]
by Sherry Thomas – Columnist – Zak Stevens and Company are back with their sixth studio album, Seasons Will Fall, and it is well worth the wait. The highly anticipated album is set for release on Jan. 25, via earMUSIC/Edel. Seasons Will Fall offers 12 tracks that will please longtime [...]
by Sherry Thomas – Columnist – Dave Kilminster is no stranger to progressive music fans. He is best known as the touring guitarist for Roger Waters on The Wall – Live tour and with Keith Emerson. Recently, Kilminster performed with Waters at the Hurricane Sandy relief concert, [...]
by Sherry Thomas – Columnist – Scelerata is a Heavy Metal band that formed in Brazil more than 10 years ago. The band had a great history, including many shows, major tours and two albums released worldwide. However, the band is a relative newcomer to the North American Heavy Metal [...]
by Ron Higgins – Columnist – Legacy of Life is the debut album from drummer J.K. Impera’s self-titled band. Impera is a no-nonsense, no-keyboard, rock band with an impressive pedigree of musicians who have played with a veritable Who’s Who of rock. As would be expected from a group [...]
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